Technology | Smithsonian feed for TechnologyenTue, 23 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000With Fungi In the Mix, Concrete Can Fill Its Own Cracks fungus might be one way to endow concrete with the ability to repair any damage, without the need for human interventionTue, 23 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000Could AI One Day Detect the Flu...Before You Even Feel Sick? research into the subtle facial signs of illness could one day help train artificial intelligence systems to scan for infectionsThu, 18 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000Here's My Problem With the Google Arts & Culture Face-Matching App Sajet, the director of the National Portrait Gallery, offers ideas to make it betterTue, 16 Jan 2018 22:08:01 +0000Yes, Putting an Emergency Oxygen Mask on First Is Vital looking into the crash of Learjet 35 were faced with a question: If the supplemental oxygen was working, why didn't the crew use their masks?Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0000Will Traditional Colleges and Universities Become Obsolete? intelligence and automation are bringing changes to higher education that will challenge, and may even threaten, in-person learningWed, 10 Jan 2018 15:30:56 +0000This New Zealand Farmer Revolutionized Modern Planes the early 1900s, a New Zealand farmer named Richard Pearse built what looked like a flying bicycle. Some of the ideas he developed are now standardWed, 10 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0000The Extraordinary Life of Nikola Tesla eccentric inventor and modern Prometheus died 75 years ago, after a rags-to-riches to rags lifeFri, 05 Jan 2018 17:27:30 +0000How Augmented Reality Is Helping Raise Awareness About One of Armenia's Most Endangered Species Fri, 29 Dec 2017 21:16:38 +0000Nine Innovators to Watch in 2018 a group of trailblazers in medicine, education, art, transportation, artificial intelligence and moreFri, 29 Dec 2017 14:00:00 +0000The Rise of Indoor Navigation may never get lost in a mall again with these new technologies, designed to help you navigate inside places traditional GPS-based mapping apps can'tFri, 22 Dec 2017 17:04:30 +0000Inventing the Jet Engine Came With a Few Disasters invention of the jet engine was the crowning achievement of engineer Frank Whittle. But the path to glory was littered with countless obstaclesWed, 20 Dec 2017 13:00:00 +0000Could Fiber Optics Detect Earthquakes? monitoring every grumble, shiver and burp our planet makes, researchers hope to be more prepared to take action when things go awryTue, 19 Dec 2017 14:00:00 +0000How Other Countries Deal With Net Neutrality the U.S. weakens its protections for internet users, it risks falling behind the rest of the worldFri, 15 Dec 2017 15:38:06 +0000What the Robots of Star Wars Tell Us About the Future of Human Work films' much-loved robots exist mostly to assist rather than replace humans—and like us, they are prone to errorsThu, 14 Dec 2017 15:49:05 +0000Virtual Reality Is Allowing Us To See Some of the World’s Most Inaccessible Archaeological Sites Native American tribe in California got a chance to reconnect with its past through virtual reality models of sacred sitesThu, 14 Dec 2017 15:18:02 +0000Footage of the First Martin-Baker Ejection Seat Test Lynch was an engineer fitter at British aviation firm Martin-Baker. But his main claim to fame was as the fearless test subjectTue, 12 Dec 2017 13:00:00 +0000AOL Instant Messenger Taught Us How To Communicate in the Modern World AIM sunsets, let's reflect on its role in preparing people for today's digital messaging methodsMon, 11 Dec 2017 20:13:31 +0000Amazon Now Has a Patent For a “Garden Service” massive online retailer might recommend recipes and tools based on pictures of your plot Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:14:39 +0000Experts Assess Why This Plane Fell Off a Cliff October 10, 2006, Atlantic Airways Flight 670 overran the runway at Stord Airport in Norway, and careened off a nearby cliffThu, 07 Dec 2017 13:00:00 +0000Turning Hurricane Data Into Music listening to storms help us understand them better? A meteorologist and a music technologist think soWed, 06 Dec 2017 15:00:00 +0000How a Wii Handset Inspired a Low-Cost 3D Ultrasound playing games with his son, a Duke physician invented a medical tool that could put ultrasound imaging in the hands of more doctorsWed, 06 Dec 2017 14:00:00 +0000This App Can Diagnose Your Car Trouble engineers have developed an app that uses smartphone sensors to determine why your car's making that funny noiseTue, 05 Dec 2017 15:29:50 +0000A Routine Landing Turns Into Every Pilot's Nightmare April 5, 1991, Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 2311 was making a routine landing. Suddenly, the plane tilts dangerously to the leftTue, 05 Dec 2017 13:00:00 +0000Five Questions You Should Have About Google's Plan to Reinvent Cities waterfront neighborhood in Toronto will be a test bed for technological innovations. It also raises concerns about privacy. Mon, 04 Dec 2017 19:02:44 +0000The Science Behind the First Nuclear Chain Reaction, Which Ushered in the Atomic Age 75 Years Ago fateful discovery helped give us nuclear power reactors and the atomic bombFri, 01 Dec 2017 17:52:05 +0000Why Jony Ive Is Apple's Design Genius work has become the seeds of a tech revolution that is rapidly changing our livesTue, 28 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0000Can an Algorithm Diagnose Pneumonia? researchers claim they can detect the lung infection more accurately than an experienced radiologist. Some radiologists aren't so sure. Tue, 28 Nov 2017 15:30:59 +0000