Technology | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/technology/RSS feed for TechnologyenFri, 15 Jul 2016 16:09:02 +0000Mapping Rio's Favelas http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/mapping-rios-favelas-180959816/Ahead of the Olympics, Google and a Brazilian nonprofit have been recruiting locals to pinpoint businesses and other landmarks in the city's shantytownsFri, 15 Jul 2016 16:09:02 +0000The Fight for the "Right to Repair"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/fight-right-repair-180959764/Manufacturers have made it increasingly difficult for individuals or independent repair people to fix electronics. A growing movement is fighting backWed, 13 Jul 2016 17:40:07 +0000Six of History's Smartest, Weirdest and Most Interesting Inventions for Beating the Heathttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/six-historys-smartest-weirdest-most-interesting-inventions-beating-heat-180959608/From a bicycle mister to ice energy, here are a few innovative ways for cooling downFri, 08 Jul 2016 13:00:00 +0000<em>Wired</em> Founder Kevin Kelly On the Technologies That Will Dominate Our Futurehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/wired-founder-kevin-kelly-on-technologies-that-will-dominate-our-future-180959708/The optimistic futurist says we'll share more, own less and spend far more time on our devicesThu, 07 Jul 2016 18:10:46 +0000How Real-time Translation Apps and Online Tools Are Helping Refugees in Turkey Forge New Liveshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/refugees-and-technology-exile-180959606/Refugees and the technology of exileFri, 01 Jul 2016 13:15:00 +0000What Ultra High Speed Penguin Footage Reveals About Pliosaurushttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/ultra-high-speed-penguin-footage-pliosaurus/How did the pliosaurus, a 45-foot-long underwater prehistoric predator, keep up with its prey? A biomechanics expert finds answers by observing the penguinThu, 30 Jun 2016 19:43:14 +0000How Augmented Reality Will Change How You Buy Furniturehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-augmented-reality-will-change-how-you-buy-furniture-180959586/Thanks to a new Google 3D technology named Tango, mobile devices will be able to insert virtual images into a real placeTue, 28 Jun 2016 14:23:54 +0000Could This New Armband Prevent Thousands of Workplace Injuries and Fatalities Each Year?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/could-this-new-armband-prevent-thousands-workplace-injuries-fatalities-each-year-180959374/Proxxi CEO Campbell Macdonald describes his cloud-connected wearable that detects high-voltage areasFri, 10 Jun 2016 15:51:36 +0000Using Virtual Reality To Walk in the Shoes of Someone With Alzheimer's http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/using-virtual-reality-walk-shoes-someone-with-alzheimers-180959329/A British nonprofit has launched an app that simulates life with the neurodegenerative diseaseWed, 08 Jun 2016 13:54:30 +0000Scientists May Be Able To Pack All Your Medications Into One "Personalized" Pillhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/scientists-may-pack-all-your-medications-into-one-personalized-pill-180959315/And nine other things you never thought could be made on a 3D printerTue, 07 Jun 2016 15:29:22 +0000Is the Internet an Enormous Work of Realist Art?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/is-internet-enormous-work-realist-art-180959272/Journalist Virginia Heffernan makes a compelling case that it is in a new bookThu, 02 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000Scientists Explore Breathtaking Hydrothermal Vents in Virtual Realityhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/scientists-explore-breakthaking-hydrothermal-vents-virtual-reality-180959266/With a high-tech remotely operated vehicle, a team is able to map a dark, hot and toxic vent field on the ocean floorTue, 31 May 2016 15:44:38 +0000How Drunk Are You? Ask Your Bracelethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-drunk-are-you-ask-your-bracelet-180959255/The BACtrack Skyn, a wearable similar in style to a Fitbit, tracks your blood alcohol level in real timeFri, 27 May 2016 16:34:49 +0000This Edible Supercapacitor Could Transform Ingestible Electronicshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/this-edible-supercapacitor-could-transform-ingestible-electronics-180959243/The materials for a new electronic component that could power a tiny camera sound more like breakfast than scienceFri, 27 May 2016 13:28:15 +0000A Search Engine That Matches Your Drawings to Photographs Isn't Too Far Offhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/search-engine-that-matches-your-drawings-photographs-isnt-too-far-off-180959216/Computer scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new program that could let you Google your doodlesTue, 24 May 2016 17:21:28 +0000