Technology | Smithsonian feed for TechnologyenFri, 27 Nov 2015 18:27:24 +0000Nine Gifts for Gadget Lovers a connected kitchen scale to a "Coolbox," these products make perfect presents for the technophiles in your lifeFri, 27 Nov 2015 18:27:24 +0000What Is Li-Fi, and Will It Replace Wi-Fi? communications professor Harald Haas has theorized about using LED bulbs to transmit data for years. Now, the technology is a reality. Thu, 19 Nov 2015 19:50:51 +0000RoboBees Can Fly and Swim. What's Next? Laser Vision of robotic bees, capable of seeing, may soon be able to monitor pollution and traffic, or scan the struts of bridgesTue, 17 Nov 2015 14:00:00 +0000Smile, Frown, Grimace and Grin — Your Facial Expression Is the Next Frontier in Big Data Rana el Kaliouby is set to change the way we interact with our devices—and each otherThu, 12 Nov 2015 16:00:00 +0000The Young Inventor Who Is a "Minder" of a Business of Her Own age 11, Lilianna Zyszkowski designed a new life-saving device to help people track their medication. That was just the beginningThu, 12 Nov 2015 16:00:00 +0000Watch This Piece of Paper Fold Itself Up and Walk Away created a piece of graphene-based paper that can fold itself into a box, pick up objects and even inch around cornersTue, 10 Nov 2015 18:14:22 +0000This Year's James Dyson Award Goes to a Circuit Board Printer engineering students in Canada win the prestigious international award with their invention, which they hope will speed up electronics manufacturingTue, 10 Nov 2015 16:59:29 +0000When You Sweat, Vents in These Clothes Automatically Open the power of bacteria, MIT researchers and New Balance have created breathable workout gearMon, 09 Nov 2015 14:00:00 +0000Will Driverless Cars Mean Less Roadkill? wildlife could be a tough task for these super-smart carsMon, 02 Nov 2015 14:00:00 +0000How Seattle is Using a "Frankenbike" to Improve its Bike Trails Colin Dietrich built it, and now the city's department of transportation has come to use the tricked-out bike to assess its bike pathsThu, 29 Oct 2015 18:54:22 +000017 Inventions That Will Put You in the Halloween Mood are some bizarre costume ideas, decorations and supplies culled from the U.S. patent archivesWed, 28 Oct 2015 13:00:00 +0000This Camera Sees What Your Eyes Can't, an affordable hyperspectral imaging camera, can tell if your food's gone bad, among other thingsMon, 26 Oct 2015 15:14:28 +0000How Technology May Help Save the Rhino From Extinction grown in a laboratory and hidden cameras could be the key to tackling this conservation challengeWed, 21 Oct 2015 15:00:00 +0000Can an App Help Detect Autism? University researchers are using facial expression-tracking technology to screen for autism spectrum disordersWed, 21 Oct 2015 14:07:16 +0000New Software Makes Cyberbullies Think Twice programmer Trisha Prabhu created a program called ReThink to make cyberbullies reconsider before posting cruel messagesThu, 15 Oct 2015 17:39:02 +0000This "Psychic Robot" Can Read Your Mind have created an algorithm that understands what movement you meant to make, even if you're interruptedWed, 14 Oct 2015 16:33:06 +0000These Soccer Balls and Jump Ropes Can Generate Power Play, a New York City-based startup, enables children in developing countries to build reserves of energy through playWed, 07 Oct 2015 14:48:49 +0000How Waves Could Have Created the Loch Ness Monster Tom Davey test his hypothesis with a state-of-the-art wave poolTue, 06 Oct 2015 19:42:32 +0000This Giant Contraption Can Print a House by wasps' nests, an Italian company is printing inexpensive houses for the developing worldTue, 06 Oct 2015 14:00:00 +0000Ask Smithsonian: How Does Night Vision Work? ability to see in the dark is becoming more accurate and more portable Tue, 06 Oct 2015 13:00:00 +0000This Wearable Device Translates Sign Language To English prototype detects hand and finger movements and turns them into words on a screenTue, 06 Oct 2015 13:00:00 +0000This Concrete Can Absorb a Flood UK company has developed a permeable pavement that can drink 1,000 liters of water per square meter in a minuteMon, 05 Oct 2015 17:05:35 +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 +0000