Innovation | smithsonianmag.com feed for InnovationenThu, 16 Sep 2021 19:02:02 +0000When a Natural Disaster Hits, Structural Engineers Learn From the Destruction engineers assess why some buildings survive hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and tsunamis, and why others do notThu, 16 Sep 2021 19:02:02 +0000This Calculator Estimates Your Risk of Getting Covid-19 online tool draws on recent data to approximate your chances of contracting the virus in different scenariosTue, 14 Sep 2021 14:32:00 +0000Is This Weed-Spotting, Yield-Predicting Rover the Future of Farming? robot, developed by Alphabet Inc.'s X, will make its public debut at the SmithsonianFri, 10 Sep 2021 15:52:45 +00009/11 Changed How Doctors Treat PTSD research in the 20 years since the September 11th attacks has led to better therapies for those diagnosed with trauma disordersThu, 09 Sep 2021 14:51:13 +0000A Marine Bacteria Species Shows Promise for Curing an Aggressive Brain Cancer new glioblastoma drug is derived from a microbe found in the ocean at depths of up to 6,500 feetWed, 01 Sep 2021 14:30:22 +0000At 40, MTV Is Officially Over the Hill in 1981, the network soon grew to include reality TV and the VMAs. But nothing compares to its glory days of 24/7 music videosTue, 31 Aug 2021 13:00:00 +0000This Teenager Is Developing a Video Game That Assesses Your Mental Health Alqahtani, an 18-year-old from Saudi Arabia, is determined to help her peers learn about their anxiety—in the wildly popular setting of 'Minecraft'Thu, 26 Aug 2021 11:00:00 +0000From Supercomputers to Fire-Starting Drones, These Tools Help Fight Wildfires climate change worsens wildfires in the West, agencies are tapping into new technologies to keep up with the flamesFri, 20 Aug 2021 15:04:43 +0000The Lost Art of Molding Ice Cream Into Eagles, Tugboats and Pineapples the late 19th and early 20th centuries, ice cream makers used metal casts to create fanciful dessertsWed, 18 Aug 2021 18:08:37 +0000Researchers Transfer a Human Protein Into Plants to Supersize Them a promising route to boosting crop yields, experts say more work needs to be done to understand why the tweak worksTue, 17 Aug 2021 14:12:25 +0000The Rugged History of the Pickup Truck first, it was all about hauling things we needed. Then the vehicle itself became the thing we wantedTue, 17 Aug 2021 12:00:00 +0000In the Face of Rising Seas, Are Floating Cities a Real Possibility? scale model of Oceanix City, a concept capable of supporting more than 10,000 residents, will be featured in the Smithsonian's upcoming 'Futures' exhibitThu, 12 Aug 2021 15:16:54 +0000How the Adirondack Chair Became the Feel-Good Recliner That Cures What Ails You furniture piece has gone through countless permutations, but it all started at a time when resting outdoors was thought to be a matter of life or deathWed, 04 Aug 2021 11:00:00 +0000The Quest to Build a Functional, Energy-Efficient Refrigerator That Works in Space and tested by Purdue University engineers, this new appliance would lengthen the shelf life of food on long missionsTue, 27 Jul 2021 14:38:13 +0000How Wheaties Became the 'Breakfast of Champions' of Olympians and other athletes on boxes helped the cereal maintain a competitive edgeMon, 26 Jul 2021 14:10:10 +0000This Graphic Artist's Olympic Pictograms Changed Urban Design Forever lived through Germany's Nazi regime, Otl Aicher went on to pioneer democratic designFri, 23 Jul 2021 13:09:14 +0000