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A Traveling Exhibit Offering Behind-the-Scenes Looks at Some of the Most Iconic ‘Star Wars’ Costumes

9 hours agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume is an upcoming 12-city traveling exhibit presented by the Smithsonian, Lucas Museum, and Lucasfilm that offers behind-the-scenes looks at some of the most iconic costumes from the Star Wars films. The exhibit’s national tour will begin at the EMP Museum on Friday, January 31, […]

Smithsonian considers joining new cultural quarter in London

10 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The Smithsonian announced today that it is exploring the possibility of opening an exhibition space in London at the new cultural complex being developed at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, site of the 2012 Olympics. During its Jan....Show More Summary

Smithsonian Wants to Open Museum in London

Gallery planned for Olympic park would be institute's first international location

The Smithsonian Begins Talks to Create Its First International Venue in London

16 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

As part of a major reuse project of London's Olympic Park, the Smithsonian Institution may stake its first overseas longterm exhibition venue.

Smithsonian Eyeing New Outpost in London

It would be the cultural institution's first museum outside the U.S.

Weird Battery Still Runs 175 Years Later

Like scientific mysteries? Then check out the Oxford Electric Bell, a battery-powered device that's still ringing 175 years after it was made, the Smithsonian reports. Sitting in the Clarendon Laboratory at Oxford University, it makes a little metal ball move swiftly back and forth between two bells. How its early...

Smithsonian Brings Original Enterprise Model Back for One Day Only During Major Restoration Effort

The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum is overseeing the 4th and latest restoration of the original Enterprise model used to film The Original Series. For one day only they let the public in on the process, and TrekMovie’s Jared Whitley has the scoop and photos below. HERNDON, VA – A small piece of history beamed […]

Smithsonian Opens API Access to Design Museum Collection

The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum has released an API to grant developers programmatic access to its collection. Developers within the Smithsonian and third-party developers alike can utilize API access to collect data for a number of purposes. Show More Summary

Make Your Own Beard for Darwin Day

This is just cute. Veronica Gilmore‘s family is hosting a Darwin Day celebration in a couple of weeks that involves a scavenger hunt at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. (I’m very jealous that I can’t be a part of this.) But no celebration of Darwin’s life is complete without some long white beards for [Read More...]

'Orchids: Interlocking Science and Beauty' opens at the Smithsonian Gardens and the U.S. Botanic Garden

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

Smithsonian Gardens and the U.S. Botanic Garden opened the 20th annual orchid exhibition, ?Orchids: Interlocking Science and Beauty,? at the Smithsonian?s National Museum of Natural History Jan. 24. The exhibition explores the connections...Show More Summary

TV Jobs: NBCUniversal, Scripps

This week, NBCUniversal is hiring a senior political desk editor, as well as an evening executive producer for NECN. Meanwhile, Scripps is looking for a manager of communications for the Travel Channel, and Smithsonian Enterprises is seeking a senior vice president of programming. Show More Summary

Twitter Tension?

Although some research emphasizes the negative impacts of social media on well-being, a recent Smithsonian article highlights a specific benefit: social media platforms allow individuals to connect across thousands of miles. Further, despite anecdotal evidence, social media usage does not actually result in higher stress for users. Show More Summary

Monarch butterfly tourism locations

4 days agoOdd : TYWKIWDBI

Smithsonian offers a list of seven locations in North America where Monarch butterflies can be seen in large numbers.Point Pelee National Park, Ontario, Canada "Because the migration happens over such a considerable distance, butterflies...Show More Summary

You Can See The Spirit Of St. Louis On The Smithsonian Floor Now

5 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Usually suspended from the rafters of the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall at the National Air and Space Museum, safely away from the grubby hands of curious spectators, the trusty stead that delivered Lindberg across the Atlantic on his record breaking solo flight has been lowered for some much needed attention. Read more...

Smithsonian now able to digitize 400 numismatic objects per hour

An article by Max Kutner in Smithsonian Magazine discusses efforts to digitize 250,000 bank notes, tax stamps, and war bonds from the National Numismatic Collection. Twenty people are able to digitize 3500 items per day, suggesting the whole project will take 72 business days. Show More Summary

The heart of the Smithsonian's design museum is an API

The Smithsonian Institute's Cooper Hewitt design museum got a recent overhaul, and at its core is something app developers are likely pretty familiar with -- an application program interface. We know what you're thinking, "What does a museum need an...

Album covers of imaginary soul superstar "Mingering Mike" to be exhibited at Smithsonian

6 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

His brilliant work might never have been seen by anyone, let alone shown at a great museum, were it not for dedicated crate-digger and vinyl hoarder, Dori Hadar. Read the rest

Traveling exhibition of original Star Wars costumes

6 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

Later this month, the Smithsonian Institution's new exhibition “Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars and the Power of Costume" will open at Seattle’s EMP Museum. A collaboration with the Lucas Museum and Lucasfilm, the exhibit includes Jedi robes, Princess Leia’s slave bikini, Chewbacca's pelt, and many other costumes and related art and ephemera. Read the rest

Dragon vs. AH-64 APACHE War Helicopter: Who Would Win?

Oh come on. Everyone knows the Dragon would win this fight. Plus I thought Smithsonian was supposed to be a serious organization? Are they turning into another History channel? [Smithsonian Channel] The post Dragon vs. AH-64 APACHE War Helicopter: Who Would Win? appeared first on Geeks are Sexy Technology News.

Dragon vs. Apache Attack Helicopter: Who Would Win?

last weekOdd : Neatorama

(Video Link) There can be no doubt that the US Department of Defense has already conducted a thorough study of this scenario. But that's classified. Fortunately, experts at the Smithsonian Channel have weighed in, analyzing the strengths and vulnerabilities of both dragons and the Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopter. Show More Summary

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