Technology | Smithsonian feed for TechnologyenTue, 24 Jan 2017 18:27:13 +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 +0000Eight Innovators to Watch in 2017 original thinkers who are breaking ground in medicine, art, drone design, fighting climate change and moreTue, 27 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000Without This Camera, the Emerald City Would Have Been the Color of Mud dramatic Dorothy in Oz moment was brought to you in living color by the DF-24 Beam SplitterTue, 27 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000A San Francisco Startup Puts Everything You Need for a Two-Acre Farm in a Shipping Container DeCarli, cofounder of Farm From a Box, wants to deploy farm kits to governments, NGOs, schools and individualsMon, 26 Dec 2016 15:00:00 +0000Can Science Produce a Longer Lasting Christmas Tree? Christmas lights make the needles hold on longer, and other discoveries from the world’s only Christmas tree research centerThu, 22 Dec 2016 19:03:19 +0000This Camera Can See Around Corners a superfast, supersensitive camera could shake up automotive and exploration industries, as well as photography as we know itWed, 21 Dec 2016 19:33:16 +0000How the Nolinor 737 Prevents Gravel From Crashing Its Engines "vortex dissipator" sounds like something from a sci-fi movie. It's a sophisticated gravel protection device that protects the engineWed, 21 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000This Language-Teaching Device Constantly Whispers Lessons In Your Ear conceptual gadget called Mersiv immerses language-learners in their tongue of choiceFri, 16 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000Rise of the (Cow Milking) Robots largest robotic dairy farm in the United States will be up and running in Michigan next yearThu, 15 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000How Chemicals Left Behind on Your Phone Could Identify You spectrometry is finding a new role in forensic scienceWed, 14 Dec 2016 15:04:09 +0000Step Inside a Virtual Building of the Future are embracing virtual reality and the complex designs they can create thereTue, 06 Dec 2016 14:40:57 +0000