Innovation | Smithsonian Magazine feed for InnovationenFri, 18 Sep 2020 15:20:55 +0000Could Tattoo Ink Be Used to Detect Cancer? new study on medical imaging agents shows common pigments and dyes could help with early diagnosisFri, 18 Sep 2020 15:20:55 +0000Innovative New Whale Detection System Aims to Prevent Ships From Striking Animals Safe launches in Southern California waters to help reduce deaths of the iconic marine mammalsThu, 17 Sep 2020 17:45:50 +0000The World’s First Entirely Virtual Art Museum Is Open for Visitors—the Virtual Online Museum of Art—is a free and fully immersive art experience Thu, 17 Sep 2020 15:54:09 +0000How Algorithms Discern Our Mood From What We Write Online sentiment analysis is far from perfect, it distills meaning from huge amounts of data—and could one day even monitor mental healthThu, 17 Sep 2020 15:48:47 +0000How Will Covid-19 Change the Way Museums Are Built? global pandemic will have long-lasting effects on the form and function of future museumsWed, 16 Sep 2020 13:00:00 +0000How to Make Clothing Dye With Excess Fruits and Vegetables From Your Garden are step-by-step instructions for giving your clothes and food scraps a second lifeThu, 03 Sep 2020 14:57:48 +0000The Paralyzed World War II Veterans Who Invented Wheelchair Basketball the late 1940s, paraplegics popularized the sport—and changed the game for the disability rights movementWed, 02 Sep 2020 17:19:36 +0000When Tuberculosis Struck the World, Schools Went Outside century ago, a deadly disease sparked a novel concept: teaching in the great outdoors to keep kids safeTue, 01 Sep 2020 15:22:01 +0000The Peculiar 100-Plus-Year History of Convalescent Plasma has been considered a viable treatment for infectious disease for over a century, but it has rarely proven to be the best solution. Tue, 01 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000Stanford University Students Flock to a Virtual Campus new digital platform allows students to explore campus and connect in Zoom rooms during the school's Covid-19 shutdownFri, 28 Aug 2020 16:04:33 +0000A Brief History of the Mason Jar since 1858, the home canning classic is a sought after item for pandemic gardeners this summerWed, 26 Aug 2020 13:00:00 +0000Scientists Are Racing to Develop Paper-Based Tests for Covid-19—and potentially at-home—tools could take only minutes to tell if someone is infectedTue, 25 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000Jacques Cousteau's Grandson Wants to Build the International Space Station of the Sea the coast of Curaçao, at a depth of 60 feet, aquanaut Fabien Cousteau is looking to create the world's largest underwater research habitatMon, 24 Aug 2020 18:10:41 +0000The History of the Asthma Inhaler a brilliant quip led to a treatment that helps millions every minuteThu, 20 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000How the Smithsonian Is Documenting and Preserving Video Games the Smithsonian American Art Museum, a researcher develops strategy for digital preservationWed, 19 Aug 2020 13:52:41 +0000How a Chemical Weapons Disaster in WWII Led to a U.S. Cover-Up—and a New Cancer Treatment physician who led the investigation into a deadly explosion in Italy found the truth, and some hopeTue, 18 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000A Brief History of the Cozy Coupe by a former auto designer, the foot-powered kids toy still outsells engine-powered carsThu, 13 Aug 2020 13:00:00 +0000Inspire Your Toddler’s STEM Career With This ‘Goodnight Moon’ Parody Kimberly Arcand releases her new children’s book ‘Goodnight Exomoon’Tue, 11 Aug 2020 13:25:20 +0000How to Identify Rocks and Other Questions From Our Readers't miss the season finale of the National Museum of Natural History's popular YouTube series, the "Doctor Is In"Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:40:50 +0000Seven Ideas for Do-It-Yourself Backyard Pools a personal oasis with everything from hay bales to scrap wood to a shipping containerThu, 06 Aug 2020 17:57:33 +0000Did Einstein Understand the Limitations of Testing? fellow Kimberly Probolus looks into the past and future of knowledge testsWed, 05 Aug 2020 15:27:52 +0000This Drone Made the First Home Delivery in the United States’s tether-toting drone delivered a winter vest to a retiree in Virginia and now its headed to the Air and Space MuseumTue, 04 Aug 2020 16:06:33 +0000Exploring Underwater Caves and 22 Other Smithsonian Programs Streaming in August Underwater Caves, Battle of Midway, Economics + Harry Potter. Don't miss outThu, 30 Jul 2020 15:42:51 +0000Why NASA Is Headed Back to Mars With the Rover Perseverance out why the next mission to Mars is so exciting on the National Air and Space Museum's podcast AirSpaceWed, 29 Jul 2020 15:47:47 +0000How to Build a Sandcastle sand sculptor Ted Siebert gives some tips for amateur builders looking to hone their skills this summerTue, 28 Jul 2020 12:00:00 +0000In Social Insects, Researchers Find Clues for Battling Pandemics the ability of some ants, termites, bees and wasps to contain pathogens may help human societies control diseases of their ownMon, 27 Jul 2020 12:00:00 +0000