Technology | Smithsonian feed for TechnologyenFri, 16 Nov 2018 21:16:09 +0000With AI Art, Process Is More Important Than the Product's just auctioned its first piece of AI art—a portrait created via machine learningTue, 16 Oct 2018 17:00:30 +0000Jose Gomez-Marquez Wants to Turn Doctors and Nurses into Makers Center president Deborah Rutter interviews the co-founder of MIT’s Little Devices Lab about democratizing health technologyFri, 16 Nov 2018 21:16:09 +0000The World's First Synthesizer Was a 200-Ton Behemoth Cahill's Telharmonium may not have been a huge success, but it was an important achievement in music historyFri, 16 Nov 2018 13:00:00 +0000This Apartment-Size Wind Turbine Makes Use of Gusts Coming From All Directions of this year's James Dyson Award, the O-Wind Turbine is designed for the chaotic wind patterns of urban environmentsThu, 15 Nov 2018 13:35:57 +0000Scientists Are About to Redefine the Kilogram and Shake Up Our System of Measures more than 100 years of defining the kilogram according to a metal artifact, humanity is preparing to change the unit based on a constant of natureWed, 14 Nov 2018 15:00:54 +0000The Future Is Bright If More Teens Could Think About High School the Way Kavya Kopparapu Does Yo-Yo Ma talks with the founder of the Girls Computing League about the promise of her generationMon, 12 Nov 2018 16:20:22 +0000Eno Umoh Is Getting Kids to Think About the Positive Powers of Drones American writer Gabby Rivera interviews the co-founder of Global Air Media about giving students access to the technologyThu, 08 Nov 2018 17:47:36 +0000Optical Tweezers Give Scientists a Tool to Test the Laws of Quantum Mechanics superposition is one of the great mysteries of physics—a mass existing in two states at once—and scientists hope to probe the phenomenonThu, 08 Nov 2018 13:00:00 +0000What Are the Economic Incentives to Invent? and patents may fulfill different needs, but together they fuel innovationThu, 08 Nov 2018 11:00:00 +0000Could 3-D Printing Save Music Education? chef Erik Bruner-Yang interviews Jill-of-all-trades Kaitlyn Hova about her plan to infuse STEM education with open source, 3-D printable instrumentsWed, 07 Nov 2018 14:32:50 +0000Restaurateur José Andrés Dreams of Milking the Clouds a conversation with architect David Rockwell, the philanthropic chef urges an invested effort in technology that could collect water from the cloudsTue, 06 Nov 2018 18:03:55 +0000Can Artificial Intelligence Detect Depression in a Person's Voice? scientists have trained an AI model to spot the condition through how people speak rather than what they tell a doctorMon, 05 Nov 2018 15:37:32 +0000Let's Build Cars Out of Batteries batteries could make up the very structure of our vehicles and electronics, those products would be far lighter and more efficientFri, 02 Nov 2018 16:34:20 +0000People Feared Being Buried Alive So Much They Invented These Special Safety Coffins centuries, inventors have been patenting technology to prevent such a nightmare from happeningFri, 26 Oct 2018 15:03:08 +0000This Game Is Moving People to Take Action Against Climate Change the 'World Climate' simulation, people play delegates to UN climate negotiations and work to strike an agreement that meets global climate goalsWed, 24 Oct 2018 14:38:12 +0000This 12-Year-Old Girl Built a Robot That Can Find Microplastics In the Ocean seventh grader Anna Du has developed an ROV that moves through water and detects microplastics on the seafloorTue, 23 Oct 2018 16:14:12 +0000How Cities Are Upgrading Infrastructure to Prepare for Climate Change threat of extreme weather and other climate-related events has city planners rethinking the stability of critical infrastructureMon, 22 Oct 2018 16:52:10 +0000Is Wireless Charging for Cars Finally Here? Massachusetts startup WiTricity has developed a mat that charges electric vehicles using magnetic resonanceMon, 22 Oct 2018 16:22:58 +0000This Robotic Farming System Could Be the Answer to Labor Shortages startup Iron Ox is automating indoor produce farmingThu, 18 Oct 2018 15:34:02 +0000The Woman Who Made a Device to Help Disabled Veterans Feed Themselves—and Gave It Away for Free War II nurse Bessie Blount went on to become an inventor and forensic handwriting expertWed, 17 Oct 2018 16:03:21 +0000The Innovative Spirit: Changing Our World For the Better partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, we look at the innovative spirit within the Smithsonian and beyondMon, 15 Oct 2018 14:31:07 +0000This New Needle Simulator Could Train Medical Students To Have a Steady Hand State researchers have developed a device that could help future doctors perfect their needle insertion technique—before they start on peopleMon, 15 Oct 2018 14:14:32 +0000Stanford Ovshinsky Might Be the Most Prolific Inventor You’ve Never Heard Of new book calls attention to the 20th-century genius with more than 400 patents to his nameMon, 15 Oct 2018 14:09:30 +0000This App Is Saving Thousands of Snakes (and Humans) in India Big Four Mapping Project's conservation tool helps prevent snakebites and the killing of common venomous speciesFri, 05 Oct 2018 14:59:17 +0000This New Coating Could Help Keep Buildings Cool porous polymer uses tiny air holes to reflect all wavelengths of sunlight, cooling buildings far better than white paintThu, 27 Sep 2018 18:05:00 +0000Are Spray-On Antennas the Future of Wearables? ultra-thin, flexible antennas can be applied to nearly any surface using an airbrushWed, 26 Sep 2018 12:43:52 +0000The Mathematical Madness of Möbius Strips and Other One-Sided Objects discovery of the Möbius strip in the mid-19th century launched a brand new field of mathematics: topologyTue, 25 Sep 2018 17:05:28 +0000What Can Satellite Imagery Tell Us About Obesity in Cities? new AI can figure out which elements of the built environment might influence a city's obesity rateFri, 21 Sep 2018 15:42:05 +0000Zooming In on Petra digital archaeologists are using drones and cutting-edge cameras to recreate the spectacular 2,000-year-old ruins in JordanThu, 20 Sep 2018 16:00:00 +0000These "Robotic Skins" Turn Everyday Objects Into Robots team at Yale University has developed flexible robotic sheets that can make just about anything moveWed, 19 Sep 2018 18:05:00 +0000