Smart News Ideas & Innovations | Smithsonian feed for Smart News Ideas & InnovationsenWed, 18 Sep 2019 18:08:16 +0000The Longest Running Web Cam, Set to Go Offline, Has Been Saved camera has been recording San Francisco’s fog for 25 yearsWed, 21 Aug 2019 14:26:06 +0000There’s a New Blackest Black in Town researchers have discovered a substance that absorbs 99.995 percent of any incoming lightWed, 18 Sep 2019 18:08:16 +0000Inside the Brains of Artists Who Paint With Their Feet artists born without arms possess complex "toe maps" similar to more typical neural "hand maps"Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:06:13 +0000This London Gallery Is Working to Be One of the World's Most Accessible Museums Wellcome Collection's latest permanent exhibition focuses on design features and curatorial approaches suggested by individuals with disabilitiesWed, 11 Sep 2019 17:48:19 +0000Why Astronauts Are Mixing Cement Aboard the International Space Station show that cement will set in space, but moon colonists may have to tweak the mixture to make it work in low gravityWed, 11 Sep 2019 16:07:22 +0000How Antarctica’s Only Native Insect Survives the Freezing Temperatures midges rely on a process known as rapid cold hardening to protect against the southernmost continent’s harsh conditionsTue, 10 Sep 2019 18:21:04 +0000India Locates Lost Lunar Lander but Struggles to Reestablish Contact Vikram spacecraft went offline minutes before it was scheduled to touch down near the south pole of the moonMon, 09 Sep 2019 11:00:00 +0000'Robotic Worm' Could Be the Future of Stroke Care hydrogel-covered wire can be guided through the brain via magnets to bust up blood clotsFri, 30 Aug 2019 19:25:16 +0000Milestone Carbon-Nanotube Microchip Sends First Message: 'Hello World!' tiny tubes replace silicon transistors and may lead to much faster, energy efficient microchipsThu, 29 Aug 2019 20:11:47 +0000Graphene-Coated Fabric Causes Mosquitoes to Buzz Off found the insects can't penetrate thin layers of the wonder material, which also blocks the scent of human sweatWed, 28 Aug 2019 20:01:35 +0000Listen to the Sounds of Succulents at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden ongoing installation encourages visitors to interact with prickly cacti, palm plants and potted succulentsWed, 28 Aug 2019 16:59:56 +0000Eggs Successfully Collected from the Last Two Northern White Rhinos in fertility science will hopefully allow researchers to implant embryos of the species into surrogate southern white rhinosFri, 23 Aug 2019 17:19:27 +0000California Will Build the Largest Wildlife Crossing in the World overpass will provide safe passage for mountain lions, coyotes, deer, lizards, snakes and other wild animals crossing the 101 FreewayWed, 21 Aug 2019 16:15:32 +00003-D Map to Digitize Part of Carlsbad Caverns Down to the Millimeter National Parks Service is also compiling a modern cultural history of the cavernsMon, 19 Aug 2019 20:48:52 +0000Thanks to the Hopper Hotel Experience, You Can Now Spend a Night at the Museum Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will host guests in a 3-D recreation of Edward Hopper's 1957 painting, 'Western Motel'Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:10:02 +0000F.D.A. Approves New Treatment for Deadliest Strain of Tuberculosis drug regimen involves just five pills taken orally for a duration of six monthsThu, 15 Aug 2019 17:06:57 +0000Imaging Reveals Leonardo da Vinci Wrestled With the Composition of 'The Virgin of the Rocks' underdrawings detected using high-tech imaging techniques show he altered the figures twice before paintingThu, 15 Aug 2019 16:45:08 +0000At-Risk Indigenous Languages Spotlighted on New Google Earth Platform new initiative features recordings of native languages from around the globeThu, 15 Aug 2019 15:54:17 +0000Miami Museum Launches Exhibition Exclusively on Instagram eight weeks, 'Joyous Dystopia' is posting digital works by eight different artistsMon, 05 Aug 2019 14:15:13 +0000The Library of Congress Needs Your Help Transcribing Suffragist Papers 16,000 pages of diaries, letters, speeches and other documents are available on the library’s crowdsourcing platformTue, 30 Jul 2019 19:33:08 +0000Robotic Hand Restores Wearer’s Sense of Touch prosthetic enabled a test subject to pick up an egg without cracking it, send a text message, peel a banana and hold his wife's handFri, 26 Jul 2019 16:15:32 +0000London Signs Up as First 'National Park City' city has commited to upping its greenspace to 50 percent and making the urban landscape healthier, greener and more beautiful by 2050Mon, 22 Jul 2019 18:38:17 +0000