Smart News Ideas & Innovations | Smithsonian Magazine feed for Smart News Ideas & InnovationsenMon, 03 May 2021 13:30:00 +0000World's Widest Airplane Completes Successful Second Test Flight's "Roc" aircraft has two fuselages and a wingspan of 385 feet Mon, 03 May 2021 13:30:00 +0000Inflatable Origami Structures Could Someday Offer Emergency Shelter applied mathematics team created origami-inspired tents that can collapse to the size of a twin mattress with ease Thu, 29 Apr 2021 11:30:00 +0000New Chemical Process Turns Single-Use Plastics Into Fuels say their method can break down hard-to-recycle plastics using half the energy of existing techniquesMon, 26 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0000This Biodegradable Plastic Will Actually Break Down in Your Compost and heat activate plastic-munching enzymes that reduce the material to harmless chemical building blocksFri, 23 Apr 2021 14:00:00 +0000Seaweed-Fed Cows Burp Less Planet-Warming Methane report an 82 percent reduction in methane emissions in cows fed 1.5 to 3 ounces of seaweed a day for 21 weeksTue, 23 Mar 2021 11:30:00 +0000Don't Just Look at These Paintings—Smell Them Too, Says New Dutch Exhibition"Scent dispensers" will emit odors fragrant and foul to evoke 17th-century EuropeThu, 18 Mar 2021 11:00:00 +0000