Technology | Smithsonian feed for TechnologyenMon, 16 Jul 2018 18:18:23 +0000Dubai Will Be Home To the World’s Biggest Vertical Farm indoor megafarm might be the best way for the United Arab Emirates—a country that imports an estimated 85 percent of its food—to attempt to feed itselfMon, 16 Jul 2018 18:18:23 +0000This Connecticut Farm Is Milking Cows for Data milkers, video cameras and even sensors hidden inside cows will help the facility get the most milk from a healthy herdWed, 11 Jul 2018 19:00:03 +0000How Tiny Trackers Could Help Humans Avoid Kissing Bugs' Deadly Smooch insects, which spread Chagas disease, can now be tracked with miniature radios to stop the spread of illnessMon, 09 Jul 2018 15:28:39 +0000The Pickup Truck's Transformation From Humble Workhorse to Fancy Toy 'rusty rattletraps' to 'big black jacked-up' rides, the vehicles symbolize blue-collar identity while flaunting bourgeois prosperityTue, 03 Jul 2018 15:17:11 +0000This Lighthouse Made Sailing Into San Francisco Bay Safer heavy fog and windy conditions, sailing into San Francisco Bay has long been a hazardous affair. Then, in 1870, things got a lot saferTue, 03 Jul 2018 12:00:00 +0000Personal Flying Machines of the Future Won't Look Much Like Jet Packs from the GoFly competition, they're much more likely to resemble flying motorbikesMon, 02 Jul 2018 15:16:41 +0000What Will It Take to Make Vegan Wool? team of Colombian students has created a wool-like material from coconut fibers, hemp and mushroom enzymesFri, 29 Jun 2018 16:34:06 +0000The Intricate Skill That Goes Into Landing a Fighter Jet on an aircraft carrier's 300-feet runway seems like an impossible taskFri, 29 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000This Free Virtual Reality App Drops Users in the Heart of Historic Armenia imaging of cultural heritage sites worldwide has the potential to usher in a new era of participatory preservation effortsThu, 28 Jun 2018 15:01:35 +0000This Aircraft Carrier Cannon Fires 4,500 Rounds a Minute Sea Wiz is the affectionate nickname given to a 20mm Vulcan Cannon on board the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier. It fires 4,500 rounds a minuteThu, 28 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000Engineering the Perfect Wave technology breakthrough allows surf legend Kelly Slater to manufacture the same wave over and over againWed, 27 Jun 2018 14:30:00 +0000"Time Banking" Is Catching On In the Digital World that allow users to pay for services in redeemable credits instead of cash are helping to build communitiesMon, 25 Jun 2018 13:12:50 +0000Can Artificial Intelligence Help Stop School Shootings? researchers believe it could help predict student violence. Others worry about unintended consequencesFri, 22 Jun 2018 14:05:22 +0000This Device Pulls Water Out of Desert Air new water harvester can extract water from extremely dry air, using only solar energyWed, 20 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000This NASA Satellite Can Map the Planet's Soil Moisture Content In Just Three Days speedy collection of this data will help with crop management and flood predictionWed, 13 Jun 2018 17:59:19 +0000How Guadalajara Reinvented Itself as a Technology Hub's second largest city has nimbly transformed into a R&D hotpsot, offering a model for the country's futureTue, 12 Jun 2018 15:48:42 +0000How Computer Scientists Model the Role of Religion in Society simulations attempt to show how faith influences human behavior in the face of terrorMon, 11 Jun 2018 15:49:28 +0000Artificial Intelligence May Be Able To Smell Illnesses in Human Breath in your breath could help AI detect illnesses, including different cancersMon, 11 Jun 2018 14:58:00 +0000How ‘Jurassic Park’ Made History 25 Years Ago, Propelling Computer-Generated Animation Forward was the first time that computer-generated characters interacted with human actors on screen. How has the technology improved since then?Fri, 08 Jun 2018 17:01:48 +0000This Handheld Device Could Print New Skin Onto Burn Victims machine prints sheets of a skin substitute directly onto burn wounds, potentially making skin grafting faster, cheaper and easierWed, 30 May 2018 15:21:30 +0000Seven Airplane Innovations That Could Change How We Travel virtual reality entertainment? Bunk beds in the cargo hold? These innovations may be the future of flight. Tue, 29 May 2018 14:19:16 +0000Window Cleaning One of Chicago's Tallest Buildings, home to some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world, throws some pretty unusual challenges at its daring window cleanersTue, 29 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000Teaching Refugees How To Map Their World Could Have Huge Benefits pilot project trained Syrian refugees at a Jordan camp to create maps—an invaluable tool in a natural disaster or humanitarian crisisMon, 21 May 2018 14:42:21 +0000