Smart News Ideas & Innovations | Smithsonian feed for Smart News Ideas & InnovationsenMon, 24 Sep 2018 17:38:26 +0000Scientists Create Immature Human Eggs Out of Blood Cells For the First Time 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 +0000Military Invests in 'Molar Mic' That Can Route Calls Through Your Teeth lazy to pick up the phone? Open wide... this new device latches onto your chompers to transmit sound via the cranial bonesThu, 13 Sep 2018 19:15:57 +00002,000-Foot-Long Plastic Catcher Released to Aid Cleanup of Great Pacific Garbage Patch argue the device will endanger marine wildlife, exacerbate existing pollution problemsTue, 11 Sep 2018 15:30:23 +0000Artificial Intelligence Can Now Decipher Medieval Graffiti (Cat Sketches and All) sought to decipher the 11th-century graffiti adorning the walls of St. Sophia’s Cathedral in KievMon, 10 Sep 2018 14:42:51 +0000Helsinki's New Subterranean Art Museum Opens Its Doors Amos Rex Museum is located beneath Lasipalatsi, a 1930s shopping center known as the ‘Glass Palace’Thu, 30 Aug 2018 19:15:47 +0000The Wreck of a WWII Fighter Plane Will Be Unearthed from a Greenland Glacier P-38 fighter is a member of the famed Lost Squadron, which landed on ice caps after running afoul of poor weather in July 1942Tue, 28 Aug 2018 11:00:00 +0000 Genetic Testing Shows Animal Shelters Often Misidentify Dogs' Breeds staff correctly identified a pup's primary or secondary breed just 67 percent of the timeMon, 27 Aug 2018 18:35:30 +0000Astronomers Say This Reflective Space Sculpture Will Cause Unneeded Light Pollution. The Artist Argues Otherwise‘Orbital Reflector,’ a 100-foot long, diamond-shaped balloon, aims to inspire humans to gaze up at the night sky with a renewed sense of wonderFri, 24 Aug 2018 19:18:08 +0000Fall Down the Rabbit Hole With the New York Public Library's Instagram Version of Classic Tales texts include ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,’ ‘The Metamorphosis’ and ‘The Yellow Wallpaper'Thu, 23 Aug 2018 18:35:42 +0000New Nanotech Returns Henry VIII's Favorite Warship to Its Former Glory used tiny magnetic particles to remove the iron ions responsible for the wooden vessel’s decayWed, 22 Aug 2018 17:47:12 +0000Christie's Will Be the First Auction House to Sell Art Made by Artificial Intelligence's will sell the work from Paris-based art collective Obvious, which created ‘Portrait of Edmond Belamy’ with the machine-learning algorithm GANTue, 21 Aug 2018 19:54:06 +0000There’s a Scientific Explanation for Why Adults Are More Likely to Tolerate Leafy Greens eat your veggies: Salivary proteins adapt to bitter tastes, making them more palatable over timeTue, 21 Aug 2018 16:30:37 +0000What the Deaths of More Than 300 Reindeer Teach Us About the Circle of Life In an isolated corner of Norwegian plateau, carcasses of reindeer felled by lightning are spawning new plant lifeMon, 20 Aug 2018 16:27:55 +0000Light-Reactive Bacteria Create Miniature 'Mona Lisa' Replica transformed swimming bacteria into replica of the da Vinci masterpiece, morphing likenesses of Albert Einstein, Charles DarwinFri, 17 Aug 2018 16:19:37 +0000Children Are Susceptible to Robot Peer Pressure, Study Suggests robots provided incorrect answers in social conformity test, children tended to follow their leadThu, 16 Aug 2018 18:33:20 +0000View the Uffizi’s Ancient Treasures From Afar, in 3D new website has digitized 300 objects from the Florence gallery’s Greek and Roman collectionWed, 15 Aug 2018 14:56:33 +0000Popcorn-Powered Robots? Get 'Em While They’re Hot! an attempt to harness the power of pop, researchers went against the grain to push the boundaries of this staple starchMon, 06 Aug 2018 17:36:02 +0000