Innovation | Smithsonian feed for InnovationenWed, 20 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000This Device Pulls Water Out of Desert Air new water harvester can extract water from extremely dry air, using only solar energyWed, 20 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000The Original 'Space Invaders' Is a Meditation on 1970s America's Deepest Fears One of the first digital shooting games reflected a fear of, well, invaders—a fear that still resonates todayTue, 19 Jun 2018 15:38:39 +0000The Neuroscientist in the Art Museum Massachusetts's Peabody Essex Museum, Tedi Asher is using neuroscience research to create impactful art experiencesTue, 19 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000How Daguerreotype Photography Reflected a Changing America National Portrait Gallery brings the eerie power of a historic medium into focusMon, 18 Jun 2018 19:13:51 +0000Three Ways Bats Could Bounce Back From Devastating White Nose Syndrome are testing light therapy, a fungus-killing fungus—and maybe, doing nothingMon, 18 Jun 2018 17:30:00 +0000Jurassic Park's Unlikely Symbiosis With Real-World Science 1993 film showed both the promise and misconceptions that surround ancient DNAFri, 15 Jun 2018 12:33:21 +0000This NASA Satellite Can Map the Planet's Soil Moisture Content In Just Three Days speedy collection of this data will help with crop management and flood predictionWed, 13 Jun 2018 17:59:19 +0000Nearly Half the Patents on Marine Genes Belong to Just One Company owns biodiversity? No one and everyone—or maybe, a German chemical companyWed, 13 Jun 2018 12:30:00 +0000How Guadalajara Reinvented Itself as a Technology Hub's second largest city has nimbly transformed into a R&D hotpsot, offering a model for the country's futureTue, 12 Jun 2018 15:48:42 +0000How Computer Scientists Model the Role of Religion in Society simulations attempt to show how faith influences human behavior in the face of terrorMon, 11 Jun 2018 15:49:28 +0000Artificial Intelligence May Be Able To Smell Illnesses in Human Breath in your breath could help AI detect illnesses, including different cancersMon, 11 Jun 2018 14:58:00 +0000How Newton, Goethe, an Ornithologist and a Board Game Designer Helped Us Understand Color new exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum explores the kaleidoscope of figures who shaped color theoryMon, 11 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000How ‘Jurassic Park’ Made History 25 Years Ago, Propelling Computer-Generated Animation Forward was the first time that computer-generated characters interacted with human actors on screen. How has the technology improved since then?Fri, 08 Jun 2018 17:01:48 +0000Can AI Tell if a Child Is Malnourished? new program may be able to spot malnutrition in a simple photo, making it easier to assess nutrition problems in volatile regionsFri, 08 Jun 2018 14:46:09 +0000NASA's New Exoplanet Travel Bureau Lets You "Tour" Far-Distant Planets In 360 Degrees space tourists can now visit sunny Kepler-186f, a moon of Kepler-16b or the Earth-like TRAPPIST-1e virtuallyWed, 06 Jun 2018 16:43:33 +0000How Ketchup Revolutionized How Food Is Grown, Processed and Regulated condiment really is the perfect complement to the American dietMon, 04 Jun 2018 14:24:06 +0000How Native Civilizations Innovated to Conquer the Wilderness new activity center at the American Indian Museum in NYC sheds light on the original know-how of the AmericasFri, 01 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000How Putting Organs on Chips Could Revolutionize Medicine Scientists are now working to connect these ersatz "organs" together into systemsWed, 30 May 2018 16:00:00 +0000This Handheld Device Could Print New Skin Onto Burn Victims machine prints sheets of a skin substitute directly onto burn wounds, potentially making skin grafting faster, cheaper and easierWed, 30 May 2018 15:21:30 +0000Seven Airplane Innovations That Could Change How We Travel virtual reality entertainment? Bunk beds in the cargo hold? These innovations may be the future of flight. Tue, 29 May 2018 14:19:16 +0000Window Cleaning One of Chicago's Tallest Buildings, home to some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world, throws some pretty unusual challenges at its daring window cleanersTue, 29 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000Mark Segal, LGBTQ Iconoclast, Activist and Disruptor, Donates Lifetime of Papers and Artifacts the 1969 Stonewall Raid, Segal built a life around protest and the quest for equal rights for minority groups Fri, 25 May 2018 17:45:45 +0000Most Parents Want to Test Their Unborn Kids' Genes For Disease Risk the fact that they might not like what they learnFri, 25 May 2018 15:47:23 +0000Dolphins Have a Mysterious Network of Veins That Could Be Key to Preventing the Bends might be possible to make an external device that protects divers from the deadly conditionFri, 25 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000Amelia Bloomer Didn’t Mean to Start a Fashion Revolution, But Her Name Became Synonymous With Trousers the 1850s, women’s rights activists briefly adopted a new style in an effort to liberate themselves from heavy dressesThu, 24 May 2018 14:33:16 +0000Are These Baked Mushroom Sandals the Future of Fashion? sustainable fashion goes mainstream, multiple designers are turning to fungi for compostable attireWed, 23 May 2018 16:39:15 +0000Hamilton's David Korins Explains What Makes the Smash Hit's Design So Versatile renowned designer dishes about the new Hamilton exhibition, precision and metaphor on stage and how the turntables almost didn’t happenWed, 23 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000The East Coast May Be On the Brink of a Hop Renaissance a farmer and a brewer come together to bring hops back to the eastern United States?Mon, 21 May 2018 16:14:39 +0000Teaching Refugees How To Map Their World Could Have Huge Benefits pilot project trained Syrian refugees at a Jordan camp to create maps—an invaluable tool in a natural disaster or humanitarian crisisMon, 21 May 2018 14:42:21 +0000Polaroid Inventor Edwin Land Gave Us More Than Just Instant Photos years after the game-changing camera was invented, a vision scientist calls attention to Land's other technological breakthroughsFri, 18 May 2018 17:07:55 +0000A Brief History of America’s Obsession With Sneakers for athletics, sneakers eventually became status symbols and an integral part of street styleFri, 18 May 2018 15:16:53 +0000How to Protect Your Local Pollinators in Ten Easy Ways the first annual World Bee Day looms, insect and garden lovers are abuzz with excitementThu, 17 May 2018 18:08:01 +0000Could This Low-Cost Device Provide Clean Drinking Water To Those In Need? have created an upgraded solar still that uses carbon paper and the sun to purify water at an unprecedented rateThu, 17 May 2018 15:03:21 +0000America’s Top Designers Are Both Embracing and Breaking With Tradition Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt announces ten National Design Award winnersMon, 14 May 2018 14:59:05 +0000A Hangover Pill Is Working on Drunk Mice new antidote may lower blood alcohol levels, helping a hangover and preventing alcohol overdose deathsThu, 10 May 2018 14:55:19 +0000Could a Pill Help Detect Breast Cancer? of Michigan researchers are developing a pill that when ingested causes tumors to glow under infrared lightWed, 09 May 2018 16:08:38 +0000Designing "Adaptive Clothing" For Those With Special Needs are releasing new inclusive lines that solve some of the dressing challenges that people with physical and mental disabilities faceTue, 08 May 2018 16:08:50 +0000How Was Red Rock Canyon Formed? of the most important byproducts of the Hoover Dam is an artificial body of water known as Lake MeadMon, 07 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000Scientists Have a New Way of Knowing How Many Sharks Are in the Sea predators are elusive, but marine ecologists are finding more of them by analyzing the "environmental DNA" in ocean water samplesFri, 04 May 2018 16:40:59 +0000How Accurately Can Scientists Reconstruct A Person's Face From DNA? physical features from genetic data certainly has its limitations, but it is advancing. What does this mean for our privacy?Fri, 04 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000Artificial Intelligence Could Help Generate the Next Big Fashion Trends a tool called Cognitive Prints, designers will be able to riff off of past styles and incorporate outside inspiration like never beforeThu, 03 May 2018 16:42:34 +0000These Strange Ocean Creatures Trap Their Food In a Net of Mucus are finding that these invertebrate grazers can actually be picky eaters—and their choices might influence ocean food websThu, 03 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000Could Our Housewares Keep Us Healthier? designers are harnessing sound, color, smell and touch in products that promote well-being and independence for allThu, 03 May 2018 12:07:17 +0000Where Clean Drinking Water Is Hard To Find, Bats Could Lead the Way wildlife biologist argues that tracking bats, which cover wide areas and need clean water, could be useful in locating potable sourcesWed, 02 May 2018 14:55:44 +0000Could This New Tactile Font Help People Who Lose Their Sight Late In Life? Frames may serve some blind readers better than braille, but the new system has its skepticsTue, 01 May 2018 16:03:08 +0000The Story Behind Rube Goldberg’s Complicated Contraptions his time he was a world-famous cartoonist, but today he’s best known for these wacky inventionsTue, 01 May 2018 15:25:19 +0000This Conductive Paint Turns Walls Into Giant Touchscreens interactive surfaces could make "smart" home features much more subtle and affordableMon, 30 Apr 2018 19:22:33 +0000Future of Art new generation of artists is merging innovation with tradition to tell the important stories of our timeMon, 30 Apr 2018 17:08:40 +0000Elevators Are Going Green are becoming more sustainable, as the percentage of the world's population living in cities growsFri, 27 Apr 2018 15:45:44 +0000This New Virtual Reality Experience Drops You In Hiroshima Right After It's Been Bombed creators tread the line between empathy and trauma carefully, immersive technology can be a powerful tool for educating the public about historyFri, 27 Apr 2018 13:42:18 +0000How Poetry and Math Intersect require economy and precision—and each perspective can enhance the otherTue, 24 Apr 2018 13:42:48 +0000Just Like Faces, Buildings Have Features That Algorithms Can Recognize art historian explains how he uses 'facial recognition' to unlock architectural secretsTue, 24 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000This Is How MINI JCW Turbo Engines Are Built John Cooper Works edition is the fastest machine MINI has ever built. With a 228 two-liter twin turbo motor, it can hit 0 to 60 in six seconds flatTue, 24 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000