Technology | Smithsonian feed for TechnologyenThu, 25 May 2017 12:00:00 +0000This Flying Gas Station Can Carry 200,000 Lbs. of Fuel KC-135 Stratotanker plays a crucial role in keeping U.S. fighter jets up in the air. That's because this 136-foot long aircraft is a flying gas tankThu, 25 May 2017 12:00:00 +0000A Visit to Seoul Brings Our Writer Face-to-Face With the Future of Robots the world’s most futuristic city, a tech-obsessed novelist confronts the invasion of mesmerizing machinesTue, 23 May 2017 15:00:00 +0000This Marine Compares Flying the Harrier to Riding a Dragon's unique takeoff style and agility owes a lot to its 47-foot frame and mere 15,000 pounds in weight--almost half the size of modern fighter jetsFri, 19 May 2017 12:00:00 +0000How the Military Helmet Evolved From a Hazard to a Bullet Shield the development of Kevlar and advanced industrial design, soldiers are now better protected from traumatic brain injury Tue, 16 May 2017 17:53:18 +0000A Rare Public Display of a 17th-Century Mayan Manuscript the book newly digitized, scholars are reinterpreting a story of native resistance from within its pagesFri, 12 May 2017 18:18:49 +0000Patents (Only) a Mother Could Love Mother's Day, we've pulled some of history's wackiest patented ideas for mothers and childrenWed, 10 May 2017 15:02:36 +0000This Device Translates Text To Braille in Real Time Tactile hopes to create an inexpensive and portable device that can raise text right off the pageMon, 08 May 2017 17:55:38 +0000A New Color Printing Technique Borrows From Bird Feathers coloration, like that in peacock plumage, holds promise for images that don't fade awayFri, 05 May 2017 18:05:16 +0000Could a Doodle Replace Your Password? your own unlock pattern on a touchscreen is faster and easier to remember than a password, and much harder to crackThu, 04 May 2017 15:29:40 +0000Lifting an Unwieldy 75-Ton Hovercraft Out of the Water you're crane-lifting a giant hovercraft into a ship's hold, plenty can go wrongTue, 02 May 2017 12:00:00 +0000Making Robots That Can Work With Their Hands robots to be most useful when working alongside humans, they'll have to literally lend us a hand when our own two are not enoughTue, 25 Apr 2017 15:05:13 +0000Dismantling a Huge Howitzer for a Precarious Move 200-ton howitzer artillery gun is too heavy to transport in one piece. The answer is to split it in twoTue, 25 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000A New Sensor That Looks and Acts Like Fruit Could Reduce In-Transit Produce Waste scientists have developed a temperature sensor that provides important data while packed with fruit in transport and storageThu, 20 Apr 2017 18:03:19 +0000Augmented Reality Could Change Health Care—Or Be a Faddish Dud and engineers at the University of Maryland team up to build a tool that projects images and vital information right above a patientThu, 20 Apr 2017 14:10:18 +0000You Can Now 3D Print Glass researchers have developed a technique for 3D printing strong, transparent glass products, such as jewelry, lenses and computer partsWed, 19 Apr 2017 17:15:51 +0000How Glowing Soil Can Help Find Land Mines genetically engineered bacteria and lasers, Israeli scientists have devised a unique way to detect buried explosivesTue, 18 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000New Electronic Labels Could Alert You When Your Milk Spoils 2D printed electronics made of the nanomaterial graphene could be used in newspapers, self-updating price tags and moreMon, 17 Apr 2017 15:26:59 +0000The First Step to Shipping a Chopper? Remove the Blades a high-tech helicopter like the Sikorsky S-92 needs to be transported on a cargo plane, it's crucial that every rotor blade is dismantledMon, 17 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000Threading an Oil Pipe 3,000 Feet Beneath the Ocean Floor brief is simple: Plunge a 22-inch-diameter casing pipe through a wider 36-inch conductor pipe 3,000 feet underneath the bottom of the oceanFri, 14 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000Scientists Can Tell What Fish Live Where Based On DNA in the Water new study of the Hudson River estuary tracked spring migration of ocean fish by collecting water samplesThu, 13 Apr 2017 15:31:46 +0000The Patents and Trademarks Behind Jelly Beans have been improving the techniques and technologies used to make jelly beans for more than 150 yearsThu, 13 Apr 2017 14:52:49 +0000This Alaskan Fishing Boat Does Not Answer to Storms the Northern Leader first set sail three years ago, it's never postponed a fishing trip due to bad weatherThu, 13 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000Melding Mind and Machine: How Close Are We? separate what's science from what's currently still fiction when it comes to brain-computer interfacingTue, 11 Apr 2017 15:25:15 +0000This App Puts a Science Lab in Your Pocket turns smartphones and tablets into scientific toolsFri, 07 Apr 2017 13:27:27 +0000Is Fungus the Material of the Future? in the Netherlands have found a way to make slippers and other household objects using fungiWed, 05 Apr 2017 13:35:47 +0000How Understanding Animals Can Help Us Make the Most of Artificial Intelligence former animal trainer explains how we might usefully think about the limitations of artificial intelligence systemsFri, 31 Mar 2017 14:35:20 +0000This Device Collects Water From the Clouds does exactly as its name implies—drawing water down from the skyWed, 29 Mar 2017 17:07:11 +0000The $15,000 Robotic Cleaning That Removes a Ship's Sludge remote-controlled robot that cleans the hull of a ship as big as Tonsberg costs $15,000 for its servicesWed, 29 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000How Will Artificial Intelligence Help the Aging? key, researchers say, is finding the right roles for machinesMon, 27 Mar 2017 18:48:54 +0000