Technology | Smithsonian feed for TechnologyenFri, 24 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000The Historic Innovation of Land Mines—And Why We've Struggled to Get Rid of Them number of researchers are developing tools to defuse or detonate land mines without harming civiliansFri, 24 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000The New IMAX Film "Dream Big" Roots for the Underdogs in the Engineering World Greg MacGillivray's latest documentary premieres at the National Air and Space MuseumThu, 23 Feb 2017 17:20:57 +0000What Will the Autonomous Ship of the Future Look Like? companies are experimenting with self-driving, remotely-operated and crewless vesselsTue, 21 Feb 2017 15:07:05 +0000Early Tech Adopters in Ancient Rome Had Portable Sundials little gadget could make you look smart, rich, and tech-savvy—all without necessarily fulfilling its real functionMon, 20 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000This Oven Could Change How We Cook using radio frequency technology, it can prepare all the components of a dinner, at the same time, just rightFri, 17 Feb 2017 15:00:00 +0000How Robots Could Help Chronically Ill Kids Attend School with chronic illness often get only a few hours of education a week. Telepresence robots could let them participate fullyFri, 17 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000Will This App Turn More Readers On to Serialized Fiction? a chapter at a time, Radish could have us binge reading romance and mystery novelsTue, 14 Feb 2017 17:11:11 +0000Could This Tiny Drone Covered in Sticky Goop Do the Work of Bees?, it may not replace bees. But it's a fun project nonethelessTue, 14 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000Turning Dragonflies Into Drones DragonflEye project equips the insects with solar-powered backpacks that control their flightFri, 10 Feb 2017 16:31:36 +0000These Four Black Women Inventors Reimagined the Technology of the Home designating the realm of technology as 'male,' we overlook key inventions that took place in the domestic sphereTue, 07 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000Australia Wants to Streamline Its Border Control Using Biometrics country envisions a system that would eliminate the need for paper passports or identity cards for a number of the 35 million who visit each yearMon, 06 Feb 2017 18:41:57 +0000How the Crash of Flight 4590 Destroyed Concorde's Mystique Concorde was once the peak of cutting-edge aircraft design and a status symbol for the world's elite travelersMon, 06 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000Can Eagle-Eyed Artificial Intelligence Help Prevent Children From Going Blind? learning pinpoints cataracts more accurately than humans, and could help prevent this form of vision loss in childrenWed, 01 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000This Spit-Powered Biobattery Is Made From a Single Sheet of Paper at Binghamton University are developing inexpensive paper biobatteries to power simple sensors that monitor things like blood sugarMon, 30 Jan 2017 18:59:12 +0000Using Your Heartbeat as a Password have developed a way of turning the unique rhythms of your heart into a form of identificationMon, 30 Jan 2017 14:43:36 +0000Can This Trash Can Turn Food Waste Into Garden Treasure? Zera Food Recycler may not transform scraps into ready-to-use soil, but it could still help take a bite out of landfill-bound wasteFri, 27 Jan 2017 17:44:57 +0000This Handheld Ultrasound Scanner Could Be the Next Stethoscope co-founder and CEO Laurent Pelissier believes the affordable, wireless device could revolutionize health careFri, 27 Jan 2017 15:27:38 +0000This Souped-Up Scuba Suit Made a Stratospheric Leap record-breaking Alan Eustace found just the right fit for his 25-mile free fall by marrying scuba technology with a space suitThu, 26 Jan 2017 18:02:47 +0000Earwax: Coming To a Home Air Filtration System Near You? clogged ear on a scuba trip led a Georgia Institute of Technology engineer to study the dust-filtering properties of the waxy substanceWed, 25 Jan 2017 18:34:19 +0000Scientists Can Turn This Gecko-Inspired Gripping Device On or Off With the Flick of a Light mighty lizard inspires yet another innovation that could prove a boon to robotics and manufacturingTue, 24 Jan 2017 18:27:13 +0000What If an App Could Tell You When You're Getting Sick? Stanford geneticist may be onto something. Body data collected by smartwatches and other sensors can tip us off to brewing colds or infectionsWed, 18 Jan 2017 19:30:16 +0000This Artificial Sixth Sense Helps Humans Orient Themselves in the World London-based company is selling North Sense, a body-anchored device that vibrates when it faces magnetic northWed, 18 Jan 2017 15:58:11 +0000How Mobile Technology Can Help Universities Combat Depression sensors on smartphones and smartwatches can shed light on patients' symptoms, even identifying ones they didn't notice or share with counselorsFri, 13 Jan 2017 15:24:26 +0000Seven Wild Gadgets Unveiled at CES 2017 a levitating speaker to vibrating jeans that help you navigate city streets, these innovations offer an interesting glimpse of the futureMon, 09 Jan 2017 21:00:47 +0000Happy 10th Birthday, iPhone! So What's Next? on patent documents, here are eight innovations that could become part of the iPhone of the futureMon, 09 Jan 2017 16:37:53 +0000Lyft and Uber Want To Give Old Folks a Ride adults miss doctor's appointments and risk social isolation because they lack transportation. Ride-hailing services are taking notice.Thu, 05 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0000When Robots Take All of Our Jobs, Remember the Luddites a 19th-century rebellion against automation can teach us about the coming war in the job marketTue, 03 Jan 2017 16:00:00 +0000Why Holograms Will Probably Never Be as Cool as They Were in "Star Wars" those that do exist must be preserved and archivedFri, 30 Dec 2016 13:57:21 +0000