Technology | Smithsonian feed for TechnologyenFri, 16 Aug 2019 12:00:00 +000014 Fun Facts About Roller Coasters starters, one of the oldest coasters in America carried coal before it carried passengersFri, 16 Aug 2019 12:00:00 +0000These Lenses Zoom With a Couple Blinks of Your Eyes have developed a soft polymer lens that changes shape based on electrical inputTue, 13 Aug 2019 14:45:20 +0000For 100 Years, KitchenAid Has Been the Stand-Up Brand of Stand Mixers celebrity chef Julia Child said that the sleek appliance made mixing 'marvelous'Wed, 07 Aug 2019 17:34:06 +0000This Device Can Hear You Talking to Yourself could help people with communication or memory problems by broadcasting internal monologuesMon, 05 Aug 2019 15:49:58 +0000Will Artificial Intelligence Improve Health Care for Everyone? medical tools could democratize health care, but some worry they could also worsen inequalitiesWed, 31 Jul 2019 14:21:34 +0000Thirty Years Ago, Game Boy Changed the Way America Played Video Games's handheld gaming system proved to be a huge success, thanks to its durability and battery lifeMon, 29 Jul 2019 14:42:05 +0000Why Lie Detector Tests Can't Be Trusted agencies embraced the polygraph in the 1950s to reassure the public that they could unmask spies Thu, 25 Jul 2019 17:01:35 +0000The Most Irish Town in America Was Built on Seaweed discovering 'Irish moss' in coastal waters, Irish immigrants launched a booming mossing industry in Scituate, MassachusettsMon, 22 Jul 2019 17:17:38 +0000This Artist Imagines How Nature Evolves Following an Environmental Apocalypse Ruffner’s “Reforestation of the Imagination” at the Renwick uses augmented reality to show the plants that might grow after environment devastationFri, 19 Jul 2019 15:46:09 +0000The Scientist Behind Some of Our Favorite Junk Foods A. Mitchell invented Cool Whip, Pop Rocks, Tang and other 20th-century treatsFri, 19 Jul 2019 14:49:57 +0000Neil Armstrong’s Restored Spacesuit Put Back on Display at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum spacesuit, which Armstrong wore when he walked on the moon during Apollo 11, is available for public viewing and as a 3-D model onlineTue, 16 Jul 2019 14:13:55 +0000The Best Books About the Apollo Program and Landing on the Moon astronaut autobiographies to definitive accounts from leading historians, these are the must reads about the landmark missionTue, 16 Jul 2019 13:09:43 +0000Will Cities of the Future Have Floating Farms? the Netherlands, an experimental floating dairy farm promises to reduce emissions and increase food securityFri, 12 Jul 2019 13:45:51 +0000Five Scientific Findings That Could Lead to New Inventions cat tongues to dandelions seeds, engineers often look in peculiar places for inspirationFri, 12 Jul 2019 12:00:00 +0000Apollo Engineers Discuss What It Took to Land on the Moon people who bent metal and built spaceships recall the culture and leadership that made it possible to send humans to the lunar surfaceFri, 12 Jul 2019 11:00:00 +0000In Battles of Man Versus Machine, James Bond Always Wins love the suave character because he soothes our anxieties about the power of humans in an increasingly technological worldThu, 11 Jul 2019 19:43:49 +0000Danny Thompson's Blazing Nitromethane-Fueled Pursuit of Racing Glory American tale of speed demons, murder and a son's attempt to complete his father's unfinished legacyWed, 10 Jul 2019 11:00:00 +0000A Wind Storm in Australia Nearly Interrupted the Moon Landing Broadcast Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon, radio telescope operators in New South Wales scrambled to receive the live videoTue, 09 Jul 2019 18:00:00 +0000From the Family Station Wagon to the Apollo Lunar Rover, My Dad's Engineering Talent Had No Limits with polio as an adult, he retired from the military and joined NASA's ingenious design teamTue, 09 Jul 2019 16:33:58 +0000The Walkman's Invention 40 Years Ago Launched a Cultural Revolution 1979, the new device forever changed the way we listened to musicTue, 09 Jul 2019 14:00:00 +0000Seven Inventions for a Safer Fourth of July fireworks shields to seat belts, these inventions throughout history have made summer fun less riskyWed, 03 Jul 2019 11:00:00 +0000How Xerox's Intellectual Property Prevented Anyone From Copying Its Copiers company used patents and trademarks to develop a line of machines based on inventor Chester Carlson's 'electrophotography'Tue, 02 Jul 2019 17:29:37 +0000A Translator for Baby Cries? Yes, Please have developed an algorithm to identify cries that signal pain or sicknessMon, 01 Jul 2019 17:25:58 +0000How the Escalator Forever Changed Our Sense of Space, the 19th-century invention transformed shopping. But it also revolutionized how we think about the built environmentThu, 27 Jun 2019 12:00:00 +0000The Voting Machine That Displayed Different Ballots Based on Your Sex an era of partial suffrage, these inventions helped women cast their votesWed, 26 Jun 2019 12:00:00 +0000LightSail 2 Launches to Space to Soar on the Power of Sunshine Planetary Society's second solar sail will attempt to use sunlight to fly through spaceTue, 25 Jun 2019 12:34:00 +0000The Augmented Reality App That Lets You Experience the Moon Landing to a new series from the Smithsonian Channel, the app is the closest you can get to being on the moon without time-traveling to 1969Mon, 24 Jun 2019 13:00:00 +0000The Accidental Invention of the Super Soaker leak in a heat pump gave rocket scientist Lonnie Johnson the idea for his powerful squirt gunFri, 21 Jun 2019 11:00:00 +0000How the Invention of Scotch Tape Led to a Revolution in How Companies Managed Employees dropout Richard Drew became an icon of 20th century innovation, inventing cellophane tape, masking tape and moreThu, 20 Jun 2019 15:29:31 +0000'Vis-O-Matic' Was the 1950s Version of Online Shopping Canadian department store tried to revolutionize buying when it opened a shop with booths and screens for ordering merchandiseThu, 20 Jun 2019 15:12:32 +0000Engineers Built a Robotic Lionfish With an Energetic Bloodstream robo-fish pumps energy-packed liquid through vein-like tubes to move its fins and swim for hoursWed, 19 Jun 2019 17:01:00 +0000