Technology | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/technology/RSS feed for TechnologyenMon, 18 Sep 2017 15:19:48 +0000The Intrepid Teachers Bringing Internet Access To Women In Rural Indiahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/intrepid-teachers-bringing-internet-access-to-women-in-rural-india-180964894/The gender disparity among internet users in the country's small villages is staggering. A program called Internet Saathi aims to helpMon, 18 Sep 2017 15:19:48 +0000See the Sounds of the Amazon in This Mesmerizing Videohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/see-sounds-amazon-mesmerizing-video-180964877/Artist Andy Thomas helps people experience nature in a new wayWed, 13 Sep 2017 16:52:16 +0000This Device Uses Radio Waves To Track How You're Sleepinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/device-uses-radio-waves-track-how-youre-sleeping-180964713/Scientists think it could help them better understand progression of chronic diseases like Parkinson'sWed, 13 Sep 2017 14:42:49 +0000A Smart Recycling Bin Could Sort Your Waste for You http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/smart-recycling-bin-could-sort-your-waste-you-180964848/It's sometimes difficult to know where to put different types of plastic, but computer vision could remove any confusionTue, 12 Sep 2017 14:34:54 +0000New Startup WildKale Lets Farmers Sell Directly to Customers Through an Apphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/new-startup-wildkale-lets-farmers-sell-directly-customers-through-app-180964843/Yes, it's like "Uber for farmer's markets." Mon, 11 Sep 2017 17:57:30 +0000This Robotic Exoskeleton Helps Kids With Cerebral Palsy Walk Upright http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/this-robotic-exoskeleton-helps-kids-cerebral-palsy-walk-upright-180964750/Children with cerebral palsy often walk in a crouched position, which is difficult to maintain over long distances. A robot suit can help. Thu, 07 Sep 2017 15:31:37 +0000Nine Tasks Robots Can Do That May Surprise Youhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/nine-tasks-robots-can-do-that-may-surprise-you-180964729/Machines can cook your dinner, fill your prescriptions, make your shoes and much, much moreTue, 05 Sep 2017 14:55:38 +0000Flexible Batteries May Soon Be Printed Right On Your Clotheshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/flexible-batteries-may-soon-be-printed-right-your-clothes-180964683/Graphene supercapacitors, printed directly on textiles, could power medical devices, wearable computers, even phone-charging shirtsThu, 31 Aug 2017 15:14:57 +0000Milk and Sugar Pods That Dissolve in Coffee Could Replace Single-Serve Containershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/milk-and-sugar-pods-dissolve-coffee-could-replace-single-serve-containers-180964663/Why use plastic when you can use sugar?Tue, 29 Aug 2017 19:47:17 +0000How Robots Could Help the Elderly Age in Their Homeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-robots-could-help-elderly-age-in-their-homes-180964650/But these helpful machines won't be the humanoid butlers of science fictionTue, 29 Aug 2017 14:10:19 +000011 Cool, Funny or Just Plain Strange Patents for Back to Schoolhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/11-cool-funny-or-just-plain-strange-patents-back-school-180964642/From alarm clocks that pummel you in the head to ingenious devices to save your crayon nubs, a peek into the patent archives for back to school seasonTue, 29 Aug 2017 13:00:00 +0000Apps Can Help You Get Pregnant. But Should You Use Them as a Contraceptive?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/apps-can-help-you-get-pregnant-but-should-you-use-them-as-contraceptive-180964557/An increasing number of women are relying on apps to track their menstrual cycles. Now, there's even an app approved as birth control.Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:02:22 +0000Blink Once For Yes: You Can ‘Talk’ to This New Computer Interface With Your Eyeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/blink-once-yes-you-can-talk-new-computer-interface-your-eyes-180964482/A tiny sensor mounted to eyeglasses can track eye blinks, allowing communication from locked-in patientsTue, 15 Aug 2017 18:25:22 +0000How Colorized Historical Footage Is Painstakingly Madehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/how-colorized-historical-footage-is-painstak/Composite Films conducted 5,800 hours of research and poured over 27 miles of film to create our series America in ColorWed, 02 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000The Complicated Growth of 4-Hhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/complicated-growth-4-h-180964191/4-H boasts a far more complicated backstory than those blue ribbons would have you believeWed, 26 Jul 2017 13:06:43 +0000