Smart News Ideas & Innovations | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smartnews-ideas-innovations/RSS feed for Smart News Ideas & InnovationsenThu, 08 Nov 2018 18:05:11 +0000British Doctors May Soon Prescribe Art, Music, Dance, Singing Lessonshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/british-doctors-may-soon-prescribe-art-music-dance-singing-lessons-180970750/Campaign is expected to launch across the entire U.K. by 2023Thu, 08 Nov 2018 18:05:11 +0000This Remote Control Vest Trains Rescue Dogs Using Flashlightshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/vest-makes-search-and-rescue-dogs-remote-control-180970734/By aiming little spots of light, handlers can direct their fearless doggos through disaster areasTue, 06 Nov 2018 19:38:36 +0000Canadian Doctors Will Soon Be Able to Prescribe Museum Visits as Treatmenthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/canadian-doctors-will-soon-be-able-prescribe-museum-visits-180970599/ An afternoon of art may offer serotonin mood boost, welcome distraction from chronic painMon, 22 Oct 2018 15:21:40 +0000Chinese City Wants to Launch Fake Moon to Illuminate Its Streetshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/chinese-city-wants-launch-fake-moon-illuminate-its-streets-180970576/Proposed satellite would cover 6- to 50-mile wide stretch of Chengdu with light eight times brighter than that of the real moonThu, 18 Oct 2018 15:35:32 +0000How Fish Farms Can Use Facial Recognition to Survey Sick Salmonhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/facial-recognition-will-be-used-monitor-fish-faces-180970493/A Norwegian aquaculture company plans to combat sea lice and other problems by monitoring individual salmon in a high-tech fish farmsTue, 09 Oct 2018 18:42:16 +0000Sans Forgetica is the Typeface You Won't Forgethttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/sans-forgetica-trippy-new-typeface-could-help-readers-remember-what-they-read-180970485/This “memory-boosting” font is stylized with a left-leaning slant and gaps in each letter meant to encourage your eyes to linger longerMon, 08 Oct 2018 15:36:54 +0000Gene Drive Technology Eliminates Malaria-Transmitting Mosquito Populationhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/gene-drive-technology-eliminates-malaria-transmitting-mosquito-population-180970397/Researchers introduced a sterilization mutation that wiped out lab populations in seven to 11 generationsTue, 25 Sep 2018 15:51:31 +0000Scientists Create Immature Human Eggs Out of Blood Cells For the First Timehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-create-immature-human-eggs-out-blood-cells-first-time-180970388/The lab-grown eggs were not advanced enough for fertilization, but researchers say this next step in the future of reproduction could arrive soonMon, 24 Sep 2018 17:38:26 +0000