Innovation | Smithsonian Magazinehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/innovation/RSS feed for InnovationenThu, 22 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000We Won't Be the Only Ones Eating Lab-Grown Meat—Our Pets Will Toohttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/we-wont-be-only-ones-eating-lab-grown-meat-our-pets-will-too-180977559/Pet food companies are looking to the future with cell-cultured meatThu, 22 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000Secretary Lonnie Bunch on the Power of Research at the Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/power-research-lonnie-bunch-smithsonian-180977501/We can accomplish more when we unite our robust scientific capabilities with our educational reachThu, 22 Apr 2021 12:00:00 +0000What If Humans and Artificial Intelligence Teamed Up to Build Better Communities?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/what-if-humans-and-artificial-intelligence-teamed-build-better-communities-180977541/Smithsonian’s 'Futures' exhibition team and Autodesk announce groundbreaking interactive experience to showcase a bold new problem-solving philosophy Wed, 21 Apr 2021 16:00:00 +0000This Ultra-White Paint May Someday Replace Air Conditioninghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/ultra-white-paint-may-someday-replace-air-conditioning-180977560/Developed by researchers at Purdue University, the paint reflects 98.1 percent of sunlightWed, 21 Apr 2021 15:16:13 +0000How to Land on an Alien Worldhttps://www.smithsonianmag.comhttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/how-land-alien-world-180977309/Like explorers of old, planetary probes go where there may be dragonsMon, 19 Apr 2021 15:15:00 +0000Meet Water Advocate and Hero Shreya Ramachandranhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/conservation-commons/2021/04/16/meet-shreya-ramachandran/The Grey Water Project educates and provides resources to diverse audiences on water recycling at home and in the workplaceMon, 19 Apr 2021 14:48:47 +0000How Opera Singing Is Helping Long-Haul Covid-19 Patients Recoverhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-opera-singing-is-helping-long-haul-covid-19-patients-recover-180977497/Developed in the United Kingdom, ENO Breathe is a virtual program that rehabilitates patients through the art of song Mon, 19 Apr 2021 13:37:19 +0000How Microsoft Made Its Flight Simulator Seem So Realhttps://www.smithsonianmag.comhttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/flight-box-180977303/With the latest version of the popular software, players can recognize city streets and feel shifts in the windFri, 16 Apr 2021 15:15:00 +0000How to Germinate Seeds for Your Garden Using an Instant Pothttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-germinate-seeds-your-garden-using-instant-pot-180977488/Hack your way to planting success with the popular kitchen applianceMon, 12 Apr 2021 15:52:44 +0000Why Some Airports Are Hiring Beekeepershttps://www.smithsonianmag.comhttp://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/buzz-around-airports-180977301/Beehives create green spaces where you'd least expect themFri, 09 Apr 2021 15:00:00 +0000Drones Are Delivering Covid-19 Vaccines to Underserved Communitieshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/drones-are-delivering-covid-19-vaccines-to-underserved-communities-180977407/The company Zipline is using the technology to provide medical resources to rural areas in markets around the worldTue, 06 Apr 2021 13:17:52 +0000Time Travel Into Panama's Deep History With This Richly Illustrated New Graphic Novelhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-tropical-research-institute/2021/03/31/young-comic-book-heroine-travels-through-panamas-deep-history/'Martina and the Bridge of Time' tells the story of the Isthmus' formation and evolution through the adventures of a young Panamanian girlThu, 01 Apr 2021 14:26:17 +0000The Quarter-Century Reign of the All-Women Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeleshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-center-folklife-cultural-heritage/2021/03/30/reign-of-mariachi-reyna-de-los-angeles/Far from a “girl band” or pop novelty, the group’s success is a hard-earned triumph of gender justiceTue, 30 Mar 2021 17:24:20 +0000How Educators Can Boost and Activate Teen Voiceshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-education/2021/03/24/how-educators-can-boost-and-activate-teen-voices/Amplify the voices of teens, share their suggestions on how to support young leaders’ efforts without disrupting their individual agencyMon, 29 Mar 2021 16:00:00 +0000Meet Sophia Kianni, the Young Climate Change Changemakerhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/conservation-commons/2021/03/23/meet-sophia-kianni/The founder of Climate Cardinals assembled a team of global volunteers to breakdown language barriers by translating climate science and research Mon, 29 Mar 2021 13:00:00 +0000This High Schooler Invented Color-Changing Sutures to Detect Infectionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/high-schooler-invented-color-changing-sutures-detect-infection-180977345/After winning a state science fair and becoming a finalist in a national competition, Dasia Taylor now has her sights set on a patentThu, 25 Mar 2021 18:16:40 +0000How Isabella Aiukli Cornell Made Prom Politicalhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-american-history/2021/03/22/making-prom-political/As citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, a prom dress became the perfect vehicle to signal the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous womenThu, 25 Mar 2021 15:20:12 +0000Five Things to Know About Vaccine Passportshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/five-things-know-about-vaccine-passports-180977322/As travelers venture out, countries and states are experimenting with forms of documentation that show proof of Covid-19 vaccinationWed, 24 Mar 2021 15:04:37 +0000Understanding the Power of Primary Sources https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-education/2021/03/17/understanding-power-primary-sources-through-home-hand-and-heart/Artifacts and archives are silent until they come out from the attic, the shoebox, or a museum’s archive to find life again through shared discoveryFri, 19 Mar 2021 16:00:00 +0000How Mrs. Edge Saved the Birdshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-mrs-edge-saved-birds-180977167/Meet a forgotten hero of our natural world whose brave campaign to protect birds charted a new course for the environmental movementFri, 19 Mar 2021 14:15:57 +0000A Brief History of the Harmonicahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/history-harmonica-180977157/How the world’s handiest instrument took over American musicFri, 19 Mar 2021 11:00:00 +0000Biologist Marie Fish Catalogued the Sounds of the Ocean for the World to Hearhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/biologist-marie-fish-catalogued-sounds-ocean-world-hear-180977152/Scientists once thought marine life kept quiet. Then the Navy tapped an aptly named researcher with an open mindThu, 18 Mar 2021 15:48:44 +0000Can New Technologies Eliminate the Grim Practice of Chick Culling?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/can-new-technologies-eliminate-grim-practice-of-chick-culling-180977263/As the U.S. egg industry continues to kill male chicks, scientists are racing to develop accurate and affordable ways to sex a chick before it hatchesWed, 17 Mar 2021 17:23:03 +0000How to Build a Better Homemade Face Mask, According to Sciencehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/using-store-bought-microscopes-and-eye-detail-heres-what-smithsonian-scientists-have-learned-about-mask-effectiveness-180977216/When Covid-19 hit, Smithsonian researchers set up makeshift home laboratories to conduct groundbreaking studies on mask fabric materials Wed, 17 Mar 2021 13:00:00 +0000How Alicia D. Williams Is Reviving Storytelling for Black Childrenhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-center-folklife-cultural-heritage/2021/03/16/alicia-d-williams-reviving-storytelling/Williams wanted a different story for her daughter—and for herself. So, she set out to write itTue, 16 Mar 2021 17:09:59 +0000The World's First 3-D Printed School May Soon Be a Realityhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/worlds-first-3-d-printed-school-may-soon-be-reality-180977183/Thinking Huts, a nonprofit founded by a 15-year-old, plans to kick off construction in Madagascar this summerMon, 15 Mar 2021 17:24:59 +0000How Ida Holdgreve's Stitches Helped the Wright Brothers Get Off the Groundhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-ida-holdgreves-stitches-helped-wright-brothers-get-off-ground-180977195/In 1910, Orville and Wilbur Wright hired an Ohio seamstress, who is only now being recognized as the first female worker in the American aviation industryMon, 15 Mar 2021 16:09:33 +0000How to Take the Museum to Learners Who Can't Be Therehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-education/2021/03/10/bringing-smithsonian-learners-beyond-museum/Educators can make a big difference in the lives of young students who have never met a scientist, seen a microscope, or been to a museumFri, 12 Mar 2021 18:42:02 +0000Smithsonian Summer Virtual Adventures Offer Live Learning Experiences for Kidshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-associates/2021/03/11/smithsonian-summer-virtual-adventures-offer-live-learning-experiences-kids/These online experiences offer children opportunities to explore, discover, create and go behind the scenes at the museums—onlineFri, 12 Mar 2021 16:25:05 +0000Why Automakers Flock to This Small Swedish Town Every Winterhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/why-automakers-flock-small-swedish-town-every-winter-180977148/From January to April, the population of Arjeplog more than quadruples, as almost every brand test drives its vehicles on the region's frozen lakesFri, 12 Mar 2021 13:57:28 +0000How One Farmer Is Introducing Americans to Sea Beanshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-one-farmer-is-introducing-americans-to-sea-beans-180977215/In Charleston, South Carolina, Heron Farms is attempting to grow a gangly, salt-tolerant plant in the face of sea level riseThu, 11 Mar 2021 14:34:19 +0000Eight of Literature's Most Powerful Inventions—and the Neuroscience Behind How They Workhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/eight-literatures-most-powerful-inventions-and-neuroscience-behind-how-they-work-180977168/These reoccuring story elements have proven effects on our imagination, our emotions and other parts of our psycheWed, 10 Mar 2021 17:33:02 +0000How Scientist Jennifer Doudna Is Leading the Next Technological Revolutionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/walter-isaacson-180977196/A new book from Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson offers an incisive portrait of the gene editing field that is changing modern medicineTue, 09 Mar 2021 17:56:54 +0000First Vial Used in U.S. Covid-19 Vaccinations Joins the Smithsonian Collectionshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/first-vial-used-us-covid-19-vaccinations-joins-smithsonian-collections-180977194/The empty vial, a vaccination card and scrubs worn by nurse Sandra Lindsay, first to be injected, will go on view in a new exhibition in 2022Tue, 09 Mar 2021 15:00:00 +0000The Robots That Paved the Way for Apollohttps://www.smithsonianmag.comhttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/destination-moon-real-pioneers-180976726/Then as now, machines preceded the humansFri, 05 Mar 2021 14:00:00 +0000How Doctors Are Using Artificial Intelligence to Battle Covid-19https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-doctors-are-using-artificial-intelligence-battle-covid-19-180977124/Software is helping to shape treatment, but experts worry that some tools are approved too soon and others are biasedFri, 05 Mar 2021 13:00:00 +0000Anthony Fauci Donates His 3-D SARS-CoV-2 Model to the Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/anthony-fauci-donates-3d-sars-cov-2-model-smithsonian-180977140/The nation's doctor is awarded the Great Americans Medal by the National Museum of American History in virtual ceremony Wed, 03 Mar 2021 19:16:15 +0000Theodore Roosevelt's North Dakota and 27 Other Smithsonian Programs Streaming in Marchhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-associates/2021/02/23/theodore-roosevelts-north-dakota-and-27-other-smithsonian-programs-streaming-march/Multi-part courses, studio arts classes and virtual study tours produced by the world’s largest museum-based educational programTue, 02 Mar 2021 18:18:20 +0000These Frankenplanes Are Built From Parts of Other Planeshttps://www.smithsonianmag.comhttp://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/frankenplane-180976754/Some monster aircraft were not born. They were bolted together from whatever lay at handMon, 01 Mar 2021 14:15:00 +0000Part of Being a Domestic Goddess in 17th-Century Europe Was Making Medicineshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/part-being-domestic-goddess-17th-century-europe-was-making-medicines-180977080/Housewives' essential role in health care is coming to light as more recipe books from the pre-Industrial Revolution era are digitizedMon, 01 Mar 2021 12:00:00 +0000A Brief History of the Invention of the Home Security Alarmhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/history-home-security-alarm-180977002/A hardworking nurse envisioned a new way to know who was at the doorFri, 26 Feb 2021 13:00:00 +0000Could Flushing Cold Water Over the Great Barrier Reef Save Corals?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/could-flushing-cold-water-over-great-barrier-reef-save-corals-180977098/Lack of action on climate change is forcing scientists to devise ever more elaborate ways to stave off damageThu, 25 Feb 2021 13:00:00 +0000From Floating Cities to Biodegradable Burial Pods and Flying Cars, the Smithsonian Envisions a Multitude of Futureshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/floating-cities-biodegradable-burial-pods-and-flying-cars-smithsonian-envisions-multitude-futures-180977085/The Arts and Industries Building will reopen this November with a thought-provoking exploration of what lies ahead for humanityWed, 24 Feb 2021 15:02:35 +0000Why Cooper Hewitt Is Seeking Works by the Innovative Black Graphic Designer Laini Abernathyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/cooper-hewitt-smithsonian-design-museum/2021/02/22/laini-abernathy-black-graphic-designer/Cooper Hewitt is collecting album covers designed by this important designer, who contributed to the Black cultural scene in the late 1960sWed, 24 Feb 2021 14:00:00 +0000Could Astronauts Rear Fish on the Moon?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/could-astronauts-rear-fish-moon-180977077/Researchers in France aim to boldly farm fish where no one has farmed fish beforeTue, 23 Feb 2021 17:07:20 +0000Will We Ever Send Humans to Venus?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/will-we-ever-send-humans-venus-180977003/You’ve got questions. We’ve got expertsTue, 23 Feb 2021 14:00:00 +0000 Lost For Half a Century, This Apollo-Era Rocket Stage Turned Up in a Telescope Searchhttps://www.smithsonianmag.comhttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/prodigal-booster-returns-180976718/Found in a hunt for asteroids, an old pal checks in on its way around the sunMon, 22 Feb 2021 13:05:00 +0000