Smart News Ideas & Innovations | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smartnews-ideas-innovations/RSS feed for Smart News Ideas & InnovationsenFri, 20 Apr 2018 17:04:34 +0000Cache of Benjamin Franklin's Original Manuscripts—Doodles and All—Gets Digitizedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/benjamin-franklins-paper-go-digital-180968848/The Library of Congress recently released approximately 8,000 letters, drafts and documents from the founding fatherFri, 20 Apr 2018 17:04:34 +0000Pocket-Sized Exhibition Shows Museum Experience Is Not One Size Fits Allhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-photographer-created-portable-pocket-sized-museum-180968778/Dayanita Singh's 'Museum Bhavan' won the coveted Infinity Award this month for offering the public a way to intimately and innovatively interact with artThu, 19 Apr 2018 17:06:32 +0000Check Out the World’s Largest Archive Digitally Preserving At-Risk Heritage Siteshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/project-launches-digitally-preserve-risk-heritage-sites-around-world-180968799/Open Heritage features 27 sites in 18 countries with more locations to be added in the futureMon, 16 Apr 2018 16:20:02 +0000The Hottest Place to Play Retro Handheld Computer Games? Try the Internet Archive https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/internet-archive-preserving-playable-versions-retro-handheld-games-180968762/A new project hopes to save vintage technology before it is gone forever by preserving playable versions of your favorite old-school gamesThu, 12 Apr 2018 16:51:51 +0000Looking Back at Curiosity’s 2,000 Martian Days on the Red Planethttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/looking-back-curiositys-2000-days-mars-180968565/The rover has taken incredible images and made wild discoveries since landing in 2012Thu, 22 Mar 2018 21:04:13 +0000Graphene Hair Dye Is Gentle on Your Locks. But Is It Safe?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/graphene-works-hair-dye-doesnt-chemically-damage-hair-according-new-study-180968547/Unlike traditional hair dyes, graphene coats the hair surface without chemically altering itWed, 21 Mar 2018 15:37:34 +0000Why Some People "Hear" Silent GIFshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-some-people-hear-silent-gifs-180968537/This week, researchers published their findings on the largest study to date on the phenomenon, which is called visually evoked auditory response or vEARWed, 21 Mar 2018 10:00:00 +0000Kids Are Drawing Women Scientists More Often Than They Did Decades Ago https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/kids-are-drawing-female-scientists-more-often-they-did-decades-ago-180968548/But analysis of studies over the past 50 years show that sketches of male scientists still dominateTue, 20 Mar 2018 20:54:21 +0000High-Powered X-Rays Reveal What's Beneath 11th-Century Religious Texthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-use-high-powered-x-rays-reveal-scan-text-beneath-11th-century-religious-text-180968492/The hidden text is a translation of ancient Greek medical philosopher Galen's writingThu, 15 Mar 2018 18:38:23 +0000NASA Plans to Send High-Definition Video of Mars to Earth With Lasershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/youll-soon-be-able-see-high-definition-video-mars-180968498/In 2022, NASA will launch the Psyche mission, carrying sophisticated communication technologyThu, 15 Mar 2018 17:47:25 +0000This Swiss Town Is Protecting Its Glacier With a Blankethttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/swiss-town-glacier-blanket-180968451/But a high-tech solution might be on the wayMon, 12 Mar 2018 18:30:09 +0000Get a "Hot Ticket" to Send Your Name to the Sunhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nasa-will-touch-sun-and-now-you-can-go-along-ride-180968423/Sign up to have your name placed on a microchip that will travel on board the Parker Solar ProbeFri, 09 Mar 2018 16:09:33 +0000Dubai Wants to DNA Test Its Millions of Residents to Prevent Genetic Diseasehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dubai-wants-dna-test-all-its-residents-prevent-diseases-they-happen-180968314/The ambitious plan is part of its Dubai 10X Initiative to improve health in the cityFri, 02 Mar 2018 13:49:39 +0000A Space Hotel Could Be Coming Soon to Skies Near Youhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/space-hotel-it-could-happen-near-future-180968248/Bigelow Aerospace wants to launch two inflatable modules for a space habit as early as 2021Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:00:00 +0000Construction Underway on Clock That Will Keep Time for 10,000 Yearshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/funded-jeff-bezos-construction-underway-clock-will-keep-time-10000-years-180968253/Funded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the $42 million mechanical timekeeper will be located inside a mountain in west TexasTue, 27 Feb 2018 20:42:45 +0000This Account is Reclaiming the Indigenous Names for Mountains One Geotag at a Timehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/social-media-can-let-people-know-about-mountains-indigenous-names-180968186/A Navajo climber is leading a social media campaign to spread awareness of the indigenous names of peaksThu, 22 Feb 2018 16:55:59 +0000