Smart News Ideas & Innovations | Smithsonian feed for Smart News Ideas & InnovationsenThu, 12 Jul 2018 14:22:51 +0000New Evidence Smashes Assumptions of Crushing Death for Pompeii Skeleton found the intact skull of the skeleton that made headlines for being pinned beneath a giant stone blockThu, 31 May 2018 15:27:10 +0000Take a VR Tour of an Egyptian Queen’s Elaborate Tomb resting place of Queen Nefertari, the favorite wife of Ramses II, is largely closed to visitors, but it can now be explored virtuallyThu, 12 Jul 2018 14:22:51 +0000Particle Accelerator Reveals Hidden Faces in Damaged 19th-Century Daguerreotype Portraits an experimental X-ray fluorescence process, researchers mapped contours of the plates and produced digital copies of images previously lost to timeTue, 10 Jul 2018 18:07:04 +0000With Hybrid Embryo, Scientists Are One Step Closer to Saving the Northern White Rhino embryos were created using northern rhinos’ frozen sperm, southern rhinos’ eggsThu, 05 Jul 2018 16:58:48 +0000Newly Mapped Koala Genome Unlocks Secrets of Marsupial’s Diet, Susceptibility to Chlamydia cuddly creatures can survive on a diet of high-toxin eucalyptus leaves thanks to detoxifying genesTue, 03 Jul 2018 17:33:02 +0000Automata History Comes Alive in the 'Marvellous Mechanical Museum' new exhibition at Compton Verney features a Fabergé elephant with swinging trunk and a gigantic kinetic sculpture by Rowland EmettMon, 02 Jul 2018 20:05:29 +0000'HALO' Makes Art Out of Subatomic Particle Collisions at Art Basel site-specific installation by British artist duo Semiconductor revisits the universe’s first momentsThu, 14 Jun 2018 15:57:16 +0000Why Artists Have so Much Trouble Painting Lightning new study compares painted versus photographed depictions of lightning bolts' offshooting branchesThu, 14 Jun 2018 14:46:57 +0000How to Hear the Met’s Historic Instruments' Singular Sounds audio recordings by the museum feature roughly 40 instruments, from Ming dynasty lute to the world’s oldest surviving pianoThu, 14 Jun 2018 14:09:18 +0000Space Nanodiamonds Found to Be Source of Some Cosmic Microwave Radiation diamond dust in protoplanetary discs may solve a decades-old astronomical mysteryTue, 12 Jun 2018 17:31:32 +0000Step Into Scotland With Immersive AR App AR allows users to traverse Britain’s highest peak, roam the halls of Edinburgh Castle and enjoy whiskey at Highlands distilleryMon, 11 Jun 2018 20:06:36 +0000High-Tech Scanning Shows Picasso's Blue Period Evolution new study of "La Soupe" reveals it underwent as many as 13 layers of revisionMon, 11 Jun 2018 17:12:30 +0000Netherlands Will Welcome Its First Community of 3D-Printed Homes concrete houses designed to look like “erratic blocks in a green landscape" will populate Eindhoven communityThu, 07 Jun 2018 18:42:47 +0000Explore Google's Sweeping Retrospective on Frida Kahlo’s Life and Legacy'Faces of Frida' lets visitors interact with paintings, letters, photographs and other artifacts connected to the iconic artistFri, 25 May 2018 16:15:06 +0000Seattle’s Iconic Space Needle Unveils New Look After $100 Million Renovation update allows visitors to experience 360-degree views of the city from the observation deckThu, 24 May 2018 17:34:49 +0000Tape-Removing Gel May Be a Game Changer for Art Restoration newly developed hydrogel helps dissolve tape adhesive, one of the stickiest challenges for art conservation and restoration expertsThu, 24 May 2018 10:00:00 +0000Brush up on Your Scuba Certification—This Florida Museum Is Entirely Underwater Underwater Museum of Art will permanently exhibit seven sculptures in the Gulf coastal waters off Walton County, FloridaTue, 22 May 2018 20:51:41 +0000