Technology | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/technology/RSS 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 Lighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/scientists-turn-gecko-inspired-gripping-device-on-off-flick-light-180961895/The 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?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/what-if-an-app-could-let-you-know-when-youre-getting-sick-180961847/A 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 Worldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/artificial-sixth-sense-helps-humans-orient-themselves-world-180961822/A 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 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-mobile-technology-can-help-universities-combat-depression-180961795/Using 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 2017http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/seven-wild-gadgets-unveiled-CES-2017-180961731/From 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?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/happy-10th-birthday-iphone-so-whats-next-180961724/Based 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 Ridehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/lyft-uber-want-to-give-old-folks-ride-180961688/Older 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 Ludditeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/when-robots-take-jobs-remember-luddites-180961423/What 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"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/holograms-are-no-longer-future-180961597/But those that do exist must be preserved and archivedFri, 30 Dec 2016 13:57:21 +0000Eight Innovators to Watch in 2017http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/eight-innovators-watch-2017-180961568/Meet 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 Mudhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/without-camera-emerald-city-would-have-been-color-mud-180961463/That 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 Containerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/san-francisco-startup-puts-everything-you-need-two-acre-farm-shipping-container-180961567/Brandi 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?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/can-science-produce-longer-lasting-christmas-tree-180961548/LED 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 Cornershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/camera-can-see-around-corners-180961502/How 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 Engineshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/how-the-nolinor-737-prevents-gravel-from-cra_1/A "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 Earhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/language-teaching-device-constantly-whispers-lessons-your-ear-180961470/A conceptual gadget called Mersiv immerses language-learners in their tongue of choiceFri, 16 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000Rise of the (Cow Milking) Robotshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/rise-cow-milking-robots-180961452/The 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 Youhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-chemicals-left-behind-your-phone-could-identify-you-180961421/Mass spectrometry is finding a new role in forensic scienceWed, 14 Dec 2016 15:04:09 +0000Step Inside a Virtual Building of the Futurehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/step-inside-virtual-building-future-180961312/Architects are embracing virtual reality and the complex designs they can create thereTue, 06 Dec 2016 14:40:57 +0000