Technology | Smithsonian feed for TechnologyenWed, 29 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +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 +0000Where Should You Live? This App Will Tell You your budget and a number of your preferences and Teleport will match you with some fitting citiesMon, 20 Mar 2017 14:51:12 +0000How Researchers Are Beginning to Gently Probe the Science Behind ASMR a mysterious Internet phenomenon, "tingleheads" are starting to get real scientific attentionThu, 16 Mar 2017 16:21:05 +0000Hot Food, Fast: The Home Microwave Oven Turns 50 serendipitous discovery helped engineers harness radar to create the now ubiquitous timesaving applianceThu, 16 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000How Daily Images of the Entire Earth Will Change the Way We Look At It more satellites than any other company, Planet Labs gives environmental researchers daily dataMon, 13 Mar 2017 14:46:44 +0000Could This Chatbot Prevent Some Deportations? helps immigrants and visitors to the United States obtain and keep visasFri, 10 Mar 2017 15:19:38 +0000Can Social Media Give Sharks a Better Reputation? nonprofit called Ocearch is naming tagged sharks and giving them Twitter and Instagram accounts to ease fears and aid in conservationWed, 08 Mar 2017 17:59:14 +0000In Smart Cities of the Future, Posters and Street Signs Can Talk of Washington engineers show how "smart" posters can send a message via FM radio waves to smartphone or car radioWed, 08 Mar 2017 14:00:00 +0000Charging Ahead: The Future of Batteries research is at a tipping point, and it’s never been more importantTue, 07 Mar 2017 19:11:05 +0000Installing Massive Machinery on the Seafloor Is Incredibly Dicey a massive compressor 984 feet down onto the seafloor isn't easy, even for a ship the size of North Sea GiantTue, 07 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000Scientists Track, For the First Time, One of the Rarest Songbirds on Its Yearlong Migration journey of the Kirtland’s warbler is discovered thanks to a combination of the latest tiny technology and centuries-old solar location methodsMon, 06 Mar 2017 21:02:22 +0000Reprintable Paper Becomes a Reality paper with an inexpensive thin film can allow users to print and erase a physical page as many as 80 timesWed, 01 Mar 2017 19:52:56 +0000Fighting Illegal Fishing With Big Data Fishing Watch is using satellite data to monitor suspicious ship activity on the high seasTue, 28 Feb 2017 18:51:16 +0000If We Can Get Past the Ickiness, Hagfish Slime May Actually Be Useful to Us gelatinous glop could be the key to everything from bio-inspired kevlar to shark defense for diversMon, 27 Feb 2017 16:15:09 +0000The Historic Innovation of Land Mines—And Why We've Struggled to Get Rid of Them number of researchers are developing tools to defuse or detonate land mines without harming civiliansFri, 24 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000The New IMAX Film "Dream Big" Roots for the Underdogs in the Engineering World Greg MacGillivray's latest documentary premieres at the National Air and Space MuseumThu, 23 Feb 2017 17:20:57 +0000What Will the Autonomous Ship of the Future Look Like? companies are experimenting with self-driving, remotely-operated and crewless vesselsTue, 21 Feb 2017 15:07:05 +0000Early Tech Adopters in Ancient Rome Had Portable Sundials little gadget could make you look smart, rich, and tech-savvy—all without necessarily fulfilling its real functionMon, 20 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000This Oven Could Change How We Cook using radio frequency technology, it can prepare all the components of a dinner, at the same time, just rightFri, 17 Feb 2017 15:00:00 +0000How Robots Could Help Chronically Ill Kids Attend School with chronic illness often get only a few hours of education a week. Telepresence robots could let them participate fullyFri, 17 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000Will This App Turn More Readers On to Serialized Fiction? a chapter at a time, Radish could have us binge reading romance and mystery novelsTue, 14 Feb 2017 17:11:11 +0000Could This Tiny Drone Covered in Sticky Goop Do the Work of Bees?, it may not replace bees. But it's a fun project nonethelessTue, 14 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000Turning Dragonflies Into Drones DragonflEye project equips the insects with solar-powered backpacks that control their flightFri, 10 Feb 2017 16:31:36 +0000These Four Black Women Inventors Reimagined the Technology of the Home designating the realm of technology as 'male,' we overlook key inventions that took place in the domestic sphereTue, 07 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000Australia Wants to Streamline Its Border Control Using Biometrics country envisions a system that would eliminate the need for paper passports or identity cards for a number of the 35 million who visit each yearMon, 06 Feb 2017 18:41:57 +0000How the Crash of Flight 4590 Destroyed Concorde's Mystique Concorde was once the peak of cutting-edge aircraft design and a status symbol for the world's elite travelersMon, 06 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000Can Eagle-Eyed Artificial Intelligence Help Prevent Children From Going Blind? learning pinpoints cataracts more accurately than humans, and could help prevent this form of vision loss in childrenWed, 01 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000This Spit-Powered Biobattery Is Made From a Single Sheet of Paper at Binghamton University are developing inexpensive paper biobatteries to power simple sensors that monitor things like blood sugarMon, 30 Jan 2017 18:59:12 +0000Using Your Heartbeat as a Password have developed a way of turning the unique rhythms of your heart into a form of identificationMon, 30 Jan 2017 14:43:36 +0000