Innovation | Smithsonian Magazinehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/innovation/RSS feed for InnovationenFri, 18 Sep 2020 15:20:55 +0000Could Tattoo Ink Be Used to Detect Cancer?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/could-tattoo-ink-be-used-detect-cancer-180975848/A 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 Animalshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/innovative-new-whale-detection-system-aims-prevent-ships-striking-animals-180975839/Whale 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 Visitorshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/worlds-first-entirely-virtual-art-museum-is-open-for-visitors-180975759/VOMA—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 Onlinehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-algorithms-discern-our-mood-what-we-write-online-180975840/While 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?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/how-will-covid-19-change-way-future-museums-are-built-180975022/The 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 Gardenhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-make-clothing-dye-with-excess-fruits-vegetables-from-your-garden-180975720/Here 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 Basketballhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-paralyzed-world-war-ii-veterans-invented-wheelchair-basketball-180975710/In 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 https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/history-outdoor-schooling-180975696/A 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 Plasmahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/peculiar-100-plus-year-history-convalescent-plasma-180975683/Blood 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 Campushttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/stanford-university-students-flock-to-virtual-campus-180975675/A 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 Jarhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/brief-history-mason-jar-180975546/Around 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-19https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/scientists-are-racing-to-develop-paper-based-tests-for-covid-19-180975640/Inexpensive—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 Seahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/jacques-cousteaus-grandson-wants-to-build-international-space-station-of-the-sea-180975635/Off 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 Inhalerhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/history-asthma-inhaler-180975511/How 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 Gameshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-american-art-museum/2020/08/17/level-playing-document-and-preserve-video-games/At 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 Treatmenthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/bombing-and-breakthrough-180975505/The 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 Coupehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/brief-history-cozy-coupe-180975545/Invented 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 https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/inspire-your-toddlers-stem-career-goodnight-moon-parody-180975520/Astronomer 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 Readershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-of-natural-history/2020/08/06/how-identify-rocks-and-other-questions-our-readers/Don'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 Poolshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/seven-ideas-for-do-it-yourself-backyard-pools-180975483/Build 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?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-institution-office-fellowships-and-int/2020/07/28/einsteins-relatively-surprising-test-results/Smithsonian 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 Stateshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/this-drone-made-first-home-delivery-united-states-180975463/Wing’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 https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-associates/2020/07/26/exploring-underwater-caves-and-22-other-smithsonian-associates-programs-streaming-august/Exploring 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 Perseverancehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/air-space-museum/2020/07/28/mars-rover-perseverance/Find 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 Sandcastlehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/how-build-sandcastle-180975406/World-record-holding 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 Pandemicshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/in-social-insects-researchers-find-clues-battling-pandemics-180975402/Studying 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