Technology | Smithsonian feed for TechnologyenWed, 30 Sep 2015 17:16:34 +0000Scientists Are Recording 24-Hour Soundtracks of Rainforests bioacoustic data gives Nature Conservancy researchers clues about the health of an ecosystemWed, 30 Sep 2015 17:16:34 +0000These X-rays Can See Exactly What's In Your Luggage new kind of X-ray machine, poised to improve airport security, can identify the material of an object passing through itTue, 29 Sep 2015 16:19:13 +0000Can a Video Game Teach You to Manage Stress?“Nevermind,” a video game controlled by a player's heart rate, aims to help people deal with traumaMon, 28 Sep 2015 20:00:30 +0000The Smithsonian’s Innovation Festival Demystifies the Invention Process of a number of new technologies shared their stories at a two-day event at the National Museum of American HistoryMon, 28 Sep 2015 17:43:19 +0000Can You Guess the Invention Based on These Patent Illustrations? They are all part of the National Museum of American History’s collectionFri, 25 Sep 2015 19:25:09 +0000The Smithsonian Spotlights American Invention at This Weekend’s Innovation Festival, federal agencies, companies and independent inventors will give visitors a glimpse of the futureThu, 24 Sep 2015 16:07:18 +0000The History of the Bar Code Joe Woodland drew the first bar code in sand in Miami Beach, decades before technology could bring his vision to lifeWed, 23 Sep 2015 17:28:19 +0000This Interactive Installation Rains a Poem Down on Viewers Camille Utterback and Romy Achituv wrote the software that drives an artwork, in which onlookers catch letters falling on a large screenWed, 23 Sep 2015 14:38:28 +0000This Digital Library Contains Every Phrase That Could Ever Be Uttered by an essay by Jorge Luis Borges, computer programmer Jonathan Basile has created a "Library" of BabelTue, 22 Sep 2015 15:00:00 +0000This Skateboard-Like Device Helps At-Risk Infants Learn to Crawl innovative physical therapy device boosts babies’ movement efforts and helps their brains make critical connectionsMon, 21 Sep 2015 15:48:08 +0000Meet the 13-Year-Old Who Invented a Low-Cost Braille Printer California teen has a vision to make Braille materials more widely available—and more affordableFri, 18 Sep 2015 13:00:00 +0000How Is Brain Surgery Like Flying? Put On a Headset to Find Out device made for gaming helps brain surgeons plan and execute delicate surgeries with extreme precisionTue, 15 Sep 2015 13:00:00 +0000A New Efficient Filter Helps Astronauts Drink Their Own Urine water is key to getting humans to MarsFri, 11 Sep 2015 14:40:47 +0000The Future of Concussions: How 5 New Advances Could Change Treatment and engineers are working on ways to diagnose, treat and prevent head injuriesThu, 10 Sep 2015 18:32:49 +0000Test Your Restaurant Meal for Allergens in Two Minutes, a handheld food analyzer, can test for gluten on the spotWed, 09 Sep 2015 13:00:00 +0000Can This App Predict Your Headache? Buddy is one of a growing number of apps that use big data to help consumers manage their health issuesTue, 08 Sep 2015 16:55:26 +0000This Plastic Heals Itself will it be used? For one, it could make space travel saferFri, 04 Sep 2015 17:39:14 +0000This Bionic Suit May Be the Future of Prosthetics Scott Summit is personalizing medical devices through 3D printingMon, 31 Aug 2015 17:07:21 +0000Laser Technology is Making Tattoo Removal Easier Than Ever to recent advances, the tattoo removal business has quadrupled in the last decadeFri, 28 Aug 2015 18:02:25 +0000Thirty Years Ago, an Artificial Heart Helped Save a Grocery Store Manager Smithsonian, home to the Jarvik 7 and a host of modern chest-pumping technologies, has a lot of (artificial) heartWed, 26 Aug 2015 14:00:53 +0000Coming Soon: Helmets Made From Carrots Scottish company has created a biodegradable material from carrot pulp that could be used in protective sports gearMon, 24 Aug 2015 14:24:10 +0000England Is Going to Test Roads That Actually Charge Electric Cars of the future may have special lanes that recharge the batteries of electric cars as they goThu, 20 Aug 2015 18:20:44 +0000Law and Order: Social Media Unit San Francisco Police Department may have an "Instagram officer," but other forces are trolling social media for criminal activity tooWed, 19 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0000This New Mapping Tool Shows City Planners Where to Plant Trees at Portland State University have created an app that looks at tree density in respect to neighborhood, population and pollutionTue, 18 Aug 2015 15:02:24 +0000Are Robot Umpires Coming to Baseball? that a computer has covered home plate at a minor league game, what's next?Fri, 14 Aug 2015 17:16:59 +0000Wasting Food? It'll Cost You a neighborhood in Seoul, the Korea Environment Corp. is doling out fines to people dumping more than their allotted food scrapsTue, 11 Aug 2015 16:44:29 +0000Thin Sensors on Our Skin or in Our Clothes May Warn Us of Environmental Hazards researchers are developing flexible sensors that track dangers that humans cannot detect with their own sensesTue, 11 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000You Might Actually Want a Layover at These Seven Airports nap pods to real-time flight tracking, these airports have features that will surely please passengersMon, 10 Aug 2015 19:47:57 +0000When a Trip to the Zoo Resulted in an Engineering Breakthrough Leftwich, an engineering professor at George Washington University, is building a robotic flipper based on her observations of sea lionsMon, 10 Aug 2015 15:20:00 +0000This Mock "City" Is a Testing Ground For Driverless Cars University of Michigan's Mcity is a 32-acre challenge course for connected and automated vehiclesFri, 07 Aug 2015 13:20:02 +0000IBM's Tone Analyzer Could Save You From Sending That Awkward Email new service, part of IBM's Watson artificial intelligence system, scans emails for emotions like cheerfulness or negativityThu, 06 Aug 2015 14:46:59 +0000