Smithsonian serves 169,675 registered teachers and 1,650,528 students

Man grows new nose

Technology
Cool car or dorkmobile?
Your next car could have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon. Elio Motors wants to revolutionize U.S. roads with its tiny car. It's the same length as a Honda Fit but half the weight. With a starting price of $6,800, it's also less than half the cost. ...
Your next car could have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon. Elio Motors wants to revolutionize U.S. roads with its tiny car. It's the same length as a Honda Fit but half the weight. With a starting price of $6,800, it's also less than half the cost. ...
Your next car could have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon. Elio Motors wants to revoluti...
- Posted on August 19, 2014
Lost your dog? Find with phone!
Any pet owner who has spent days hanging posters, making phone calls and knocking on neighbors' doors hopes there's a better way to find a lost dog. That became a reality when facial recognition technology reunited a pet at San Diego County Animal Services. Joanne Cox's fami...
Any pet owner who has spent days hanging posters, making phone calls and knocking on neighbors' doors hopes there's a better way to find a lost dog. That became a reality when facial recognition technology reunited a pet at San Diego County Animal Services. Joanne Cox's fami...
Any pet owner who has spent days hanging posters, making phone calls and knocking on neighbors' doors hopes there's a...
- Posted on August 14, 2014
What's wrong with this selfie?
Jacquie Whitt's island trip with a group of teenagers was memorable. Not just for the scenery and wildlife, but also for the way the kids preserved their memories. It was, said Whitt, a "selfie fest." For this generation, "digital devices are now part of the interpretive exp...
Jacquie Whitt's island trip with a group of teenagers was memorable. Not just for the scenery and wildlife, but also for the way the kids preserved their memories. It was, said Whitt, a "selfie fest." For this generation, "digital devices are now part of the interpretive exp...
Jacquie Whitt's island trip with a group of teenagers was memorable. Not just for the scenery and wildlife, but also ...
- Posted on August 5, 2014
He’s the most popular dog on Instagram
Tuna the hound peeks out from beneath his blanket. He bares his row of buck teeth for the camera. Courtney Dasher rescued the dog in 2010. The mixed-breed pooch has bug eyes, a big nose and infamous overbite. Four years later, the dog from California is dubbed a "Chiweenie" ...
Tuna the hound peeks out from beneath his blanket. He bares his row of buck teeth for the camera. Courtney Dasher rescued the dog in 2010. The mixed-breed pooch has bug eyes, a big nose and infamous overbite. Four years later, the dog from California is dubbed a "Chiweenie" ...
Tuna the hound peeks out from beneath his blanket. He bares his row of buck teeth for the camera. Courtney Das...
- Posted on June 16, 2014
New car has no steering wheel, brake or gas pedals
Google will build a car without a steering wheel. It doesn't need one because it drives itself. The two-seater won't be sold publicly, but Google said Tuesday it hopes by this time next year, 100 prototypes will be on public roads. Though not driving very quickly — the top...
Google will build a car without a steering wheel. It doesn't need one because it drives itself. The two-seater won't be sold publicly, but Google said Tuesday it hopes by this time next year, 100 prototypes will be on public roads. Though not driving very quickly — the top...
Google will build a car without a steering wheel. It doesn't need one because it drives itself. The two-seater...
- Posted on May 28, 2014
School’s secret tweeter uses social media for good
School’s secret tweeter uses social media for good Boyle County High School in Danville, Kentucky, has a mystery angel who is making it a point to focus on the good rather than the bad, and it seems to be making a difference. In January, a new Twitter account was started w...
School’s secret tweeter uses social media for good Boyle County High School in Danville, Kentucky, has a mystery angel who is making it a point to focus on the good rather than the bad, and it seems to be making a difference. In January, a new Twitter account was started w...
School’s secret tweeter uses social media for good Boyle County High School in Danville, Kentucky, has a mystery an...
- Posted on May 27, 2014
Drones descending on Washington!
Smithsonian magazine is hosting its second "The Future is Here" festival this weekend. It plans to test fly drones and a human jetpack near the National Mall. The festival runs from Friday night through Sunday with events showcasing new science, technology and engineering. E...
Smithsonian magazine is hosting its second "The Future is Here" festival this weekend. It plans to test fly drones and a human jetpack near the National Mall. The festival runs from Friday night through Sunday with events showcasing new science, technology and engineering. E...
Smithsonian magazine is hosting its second "The Future is Here" festival this weekend. It plans to test fly drones an...
- Posted on May 15, 2014
Wanna borrow a robot?
The Chicago Public Library has more than just books for borrowing. It now has a fleet of 500 robots that can be checked out. The idea is to give Chicago residents of all ages a chance to dabble in the basics of computer coding. The gadgets, known as Finch Robots, were donate...
The Chicago Public Library has more than just books for borrowing. It now has a fleet of 500 robots that can be checked out. The idea is to give Chicago residents of all ages a chance to dabble in the basics of computer coding. The gadgets, known as Finch Robots, were donate...
The Chicago Public Library has more than just books for borrowing. It now has a fleet of 500 robots that can be check...
- Posted on May 12, 2014
Would you ride in a car with no driver?
Google is trying to make a self-driving car. But despite progress over the past year, the cars have plenty of learning to do before 2017, when the tech giant hopes to get the technology to the public. Others believe it's more likely to take until 2025 to purchase one of the cars....
Google is trying to make a self-driving car. But despite progress over the past year, the cars have plenty of learning to do before 2017, when the tech giant hopes to get the technology to the public. Others believe it's more likely to take until 2025 to purchase one of the cars....
Google is trying to make a self-driving car. But despite progress over the past year, the cars have plenty of learnin...
- Posted on April 30, 2014
Man grows new nose
In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels. It is a bold attempt to make body parts in the laboratory. But it isn't the only lab in the world that is pursuing the futuristic idea of growing organs for transplant. Only a handful of patie...
In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels. It is a bold attempt to make body parts in the laboratory. But it isn't the only lab in the world that is pursuing the futuristic idea of growing organs for transplant. Only a handful of patie...
In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels. It is a bold attempt to make body p...
- Posted on April 23, 2014