Technology | Smithsonian feed for TechnologyenTue, 24 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000Just Like Faces, Buildings Have Features That Algorithms Can Recognize art historian explains how he uses 'facial recognition' to unlock architectural secretsTue, 24 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000This Is How MINI JCW Turbo Engines Are Built John Cooper Works edition is the fastest machine MINI has ever built. With a 228 two-liter twin turbo motor, it can hit 0 to 60 in six seconds flatTue, 24 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000Could This Futuristic Vest Give Us a Sixth Sense? starters, the new technology—appearing on 'Westworld' before hitting the market—could help the deaf parse speech and ambient noiseFri, 20 Apr 2018 17:04:16 +0000Why Are We Always Searching For "A Quiet Place?" the real monster is not noise, but instead our own intolerance of unwanted soundsThu, 19 Apr 2018 16:51:07 +0000This Tiny Tooth Sensor Could Keep Track of the Food You Eat tooth-mounted device can recognize glucose, salt and alcohol, and researchers hope it can one day detect much moreThu, 19 Apr 2018 15:20:17 +0000Would You Trust Drone Software to Pilot Your Flight? Drones have already flown more hours than humans have. Now companies are looking to apply that data to commercial flightThu, 19 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000Here's How a Turbo-Charged Porsche 911 Engine is Built over half a century, the Porsche 911 has been the poster child for high-performance sports carsWed, 11 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000What Will the Automated City of the Future Look Like?, Singapore and Dubai are becoming prototype 'robot cities,' as governments start to see automation as the key to urban livingTue, 10 Apr 2018 18:50:08 +0000The Story of Brownie Wise, the Ingenious Marketer Behind the Tupperware Party Tupper invented the container's seal, but it was a savvy, convention-defying entrepreneur who got the product line into the homes of housewivesTue, 10 Apr 2018 17:47:47 +0000This New System Can See Through Fog Far Better Than Humans by MIT researchers, the technology could be a boon for drivers and driverless carsFri, 06 Apr 2018 15:57:07 +0000How Engineers Remove Unwanted Sounds from Camaros the Camaro, the sound engineers at Chevrolet have to satisfy two opposing teams: officials concerned about noise levels, and the diehard fansThu, 05 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000Can Biomusic Offer Kids With Autism a New Way to Communicate? engineers are using the sound of biological rhythms to describe emotional statesMon, 02 Apr 2018 14:47:13 +0000This Car Factory Assembles Camaros Every 35 Minutes the Lansing Grand River plant, where the Camaro is assembled, speed is the name of the game: it takes just 35 minutes for one vehicle to be fittedMon, 02 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000How a $10 Billion Experimental City Nearly Got Built in Rural Minnesota new documentary explores the “city of the future” that was meant to provide a blueprint for urban centers across AmericaThu, 29 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000These Underwater Robots Offer a New Way to Sample Microbes From the Ocean health of forests of underwater plankton have a big impact on the environment, and oceanographers are just starting to understand itWed, 28 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000Why Jaguar Uses Aerospace Aluminum to Build Its Cars big challenge facing Jaguar in its switch from steel to aluminum was how to utilize this lighter, less flexible alloyWed, 28 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000The Ethical Challenges Self-Driving Cars Will Face Every Day biggest ethical quandaries for self-driving cars arise in mundane situations, not when crashes are unavoidableTue, 27 Mar 2018 16:01:22 +0000Ten Female Innovators to Watch In 2018 inventors, startup founders and businesswomen have exciting things happening this year. Stay tuned! Tue, 27 Mar 2018 15:44:17 +0000Why We Should Test Heart Drugs On a 'Virtual Human' Instead of Animals of animals are used for heart drug tests each year—but research shows that computer-simulated trials are more accurateMon, 26 Mar 2018 19:14:33 +0000This Texas Company Is Fighting Hollywood's Gender Inequality With Hard Data From Movie Scripts uses artificial intelligence to analyze film scripts for how characters are portrayed by genderFri, 23 Mar 2018 14:12:14 +0000What Will Our Society Look Like When Artificial Intelligence Is Everywhere? robots become self-aware? Will they have rights? Will they be in charge? Here are five scenarios from our future dominated by AIWed, 21 Mar 2018 14:00:00 +0000What the Founding Fathers' Money Problems Can Teach Us About Bitcoin challenges faced by the likes of Ben Franklin have a number of parallels to today’s cryptocurrency boomTue, 20 Mar 2018 15:03:10 +0000Dozens of U.S. Cities Have ‘Transit Deserts’ Where People Get Stranded in these zones makes it hard to access good jobs, health care and other services Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000Meet the Female Inventor Behind Mass-Market Paper Bags self-taught engineer, Margaret Knight bagged a valuable patent, at a time when few women held intellectual propertyThu, 15 Mar 2018 15:12:29 +0000Can a Computer Model Predict the First Round of This Year's March Madness? mathematicians at Ohio State University are using machine learning to forecast tournament upsetsWed, 14 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000Embroidering Electronics Into the Next Generation of 'Smart' Fabrics an archaic sewing skill a key to connected, sensing, communicating fabrics of the future?Mon, 12 Mar 2018 15:23:23 +0000The Sightless Visionary Who Invented Cruise Control cars were far from Ralph Teetor's mind when he patented his speed control deviceThu, 08 Mar 2018 14:00:00 +0000A New Study Brings Scientists One Step Closer To Mind Reading have developed a technique that uses the brainwaves captured by EEG machines to reconstruct the images you see Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:36:37 +0000Artificial Intelligence Is Now Used to Predict Crime. But Is It Biased? software is supposed to make policing more fair and accountable. But critics say it still has a way to go.Mon, 05 Mar 2018 16:54:59 +0000Only 18 Alfa Romeo 4Cs Are Created Per Day. Here's Why. the Alfa Romeo 4C supercar is a process that the automaker refuses to rushMon, 05 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000Smell-O-Vision, Astrocolor and Other Film Industry Inventions That Proved To Be Flops, color and special effects transformed the moviegoing experience. These innovations decidedly did not.Wed, 28 Feb 2018 16:35:42 +0000Will a New Mosquito Emoji Create Some Buzz About Insect-borne Diseases? in mid-2018, the emoji could provide a new means for communicating the science and health implications of mosquitoesWed, 28 Feb 2018 14:00:00 +0000Does Pyeongchang Have a Future As a Winter Sports Destination? Korea may fall short of its lofty goal to transform the region into an Asian hub for snow and ice sportsMon, 26 Feb 2018 16:37:20 +0000