Technology | Smithsonian feed for TechnologyenFri, 21 Oct 2016 13:43:34 +0000This Startup Is Harvesting Wild Algae to Make Your Next Pair of Sneakers Rob Falken found a way to turn algae into a foam that can be used in sneaker soles and on surfboardsFri, 21 Oct 2016 13:43:34 +0000Face an Active Shooter in Virtual Reality, and You May Be Better Prepared to Survive a Real-Life Encounter new VR program called SurviVR aims to train employees how to deal with an active shooter situation in the workplaceThu, 20 Oct 2016 13:00:00 +0000Beneath a Mountain in Switzerland Lies the World’s Longest Shortcut massive structure, running 35.4 miles through the Alps, begins full operations this DecemberTue, 18 Oct 2016 15:00:00 +0000Big Data Just Got Bigger as IBM's Watson Meets the Encyclopedia of Life NSF grant marries one of the world's largest online biological archives with IBM's cognitive computing and Georgia Tech's moduling and simulationTue, 18 Oct 2016 14:15:07 +0000With This Smartphone Microscope, You Can Play Soccer and Pac-Man With Microbes engineer Ingmar Riedel-Kruse built a 3D-printed microscope that allows students to not only observe but also interact with tiny creaturesMon, 17 Oct 2016 13:55:24 +0000Here's What You Missed At the White House's First-Ever South By South Lawn Festival Monday, artists, musicians, tech enthusiasts and other innovators gathered in the president's backyard to celebrate a bright futureWed, 05 Oct 2016 15:22:37 +0000How Drones in the Sky Unlock Secrets of the Sea are using aerial technology to track coastal erosion, map coral reefs and even give whales a breathalyzerWed, 05 Oct 2016 13:00:00 +0000The Mobile Factory Turns Earthquake Rubble Into Bricks For Permanent Homes Netherlands-based company makes Lego-like blocks from debris using portable equipment that fits in two shipping containersMon, 03 Oct 2016 15:25:25 +0000Jacques Cousteau's Grandson Is 3D Printing Coral Reefs Cousteau, descendant of the famous sea explorer, is working on a project to bring 3D printed coral reefs to the Caribbean island of BonaireTue, 27 Sep 2016 14:37:34 +0000The $10 Million Race to Invent Star Trek's Tricorder Trek's fictional tricorder is far from becoming a reality. But a $10 million prize from the XPRIZE Foundation is hoping to motivate inventorsFri, 23 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000Can This App Cure Your Fear of Flying?, you're not plummeting from the sky. But the SkyGuru app can help explain why it might feel that way, using real-time flight dataThu, 15 Sep 2016 15:07:12 +0000Google Is Redefining 3D Tech at the New African American History Museum spring, visitors will interact with artifacts beyond those in the physical exhibitions Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:03:00 +0000Will AI Revolutionize Wall Street? handful of new hedge funds promise to beat human traders by using artificial intelligenceTue, 13 Sep 2016 13:54:06 +0000The Biggest Mass-Production Submarine of WWII into service just five months after Pearl Harbor, the USS Wahoo was built for sizeTue, 13 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000How a Deep-Sea Offshore Drilling Rig Works 22 hours, the crew of the Maersk Interceptor have assembled and lowered 551 feet of pipes into the waterMon, 12 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000This NASA-Developed AI Could Help Save Firefighters' Lives, an artificial intelligence system created by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, helps firefighters navigate through blazesFri, 09 Sep 2016 14:21:48 +0000These Photos of Deconstructed Devices Reveal Their Hidden Beauty Todd McLellan finds marvel in blowing out the mundaneThu, 08 Sep 2016 14:23:57 +0000Laser Scientists Are Developing Star Trek's Phaser of the technology from Star Trek is already coming to life in the Lockheed Martin labSun, 04 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000The Story of the Weber Grill Begins With a Buoy metalworker George Stephen, Sr. put two halves of a buoy together, he didn't know he was making a charcoal grill that would stand the test of timeFri, 02 Sep 2016 14:56:20 +0000Is Plastic the Secret to Clothes That Will Keep You Cool? it allows infrared radiation to escape your body, polyethylene could become key to what we wear in a warming worldThu, 01 Sep 2016 18:10:00 +0000Inspired by Squid, Scientists Create New Materials That Change Color and Texture technology has a number of potential uses, from anti-glare screens to color-changing clothingWed, 31 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000Here's a Food Wrapper You Can Eat from milk protein, it not only keeps food from spoiling, but it also could keep a lot of plastic out of landfillsTue, 30 Aug 2016 14:30:51 +0000IBM’s Watson Takes On Yet Another Job, as a Weather Forecaster integration of the supercomputer and weather stations around the world could have a huge impact on global industryFri, 26 Aug 2016 14:46:15 +0000