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The Ill-Fated History Of The Jet Pack

18 hours agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

image credit Smithsonian First we tried feathers and wax. Then Leonardo specified linen and wood. No matter the mythology or the machinery, the dream has always been the same: We're flying.By the late 1950s, Wendell F. Moore of BellShow More Summary

Zookeepers Jedi Mind Tricked This Adorable Baby Tortoise to Get It to Hatch

Giving birth is never an easy feat, but it’s an especially tricky process for the critically endangered spider tortoise. That’s why herpetologists at Smithsonian's National Zoo were so excited when a tiny spider tortoise hatched from its shell earlier this month. Show More Summary

American Indians Serve in the U.S. Military in Greater Numbers Than Any Ethnic Group and Have Since the Revolution

Kevin Gover (Pawnee), Director, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian On this Memorial Day holiday, as we remember those who have given their lives in service to our country while protecting the freedoms and ideals we hold...Show More Summary

Exhibition at National Portrait Gallery highlights 54 masterful portraits of influential figures

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

In a world consumed by personal and celebrity image making, the Smithsonian?s National Portrait Gallery considers how personalities are constructed with ?Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze.? The exhibition features 54 portraits and will be open at the Portrait Gallery May 22 through July 10, 2016. Show More Summary

Where is my damned jetpack?

6 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

This is the the Small Rocket Lift Device (SRLD), developed by engineer Wendell F. Moore of Bell Aerosystems in the late 1950s. Unfortunately, the SRLD isn't in my garage ready for my commute but rather at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Read the rest

Picture This: Time-lapse of Yuri's Office

6 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

As summer approaches, we know you're making plans for your summer getaway. If your destination is DC, we’d like to invite you to the Smithsonian American Art Museum as part of your visit. Our museum, its building, and most importantly, its art conveys the story of our country. But, just in case your children or grandchildren are reading this, it's also a fun place to visit.

Cryptologic Radio: Ken Walker and Dan Wayne – Big Fur Documentary

Join us this week as we talk to Ken Walker and Dan Wayne. Ken is a world champion taxidermist, his team creates displays for the Smithsonian Museum, he’s has had a Bigfoot encounter, and is the star of the upcoming documentary Big Fur. Show More Summary

Darren Waterston recreates Peacock Room as a magnificent ruin at the Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery

last weekArts : Artdaily

?Filthy Lucre,? an immersive interior by painter Darren Waterston, reimagines James McNeill Whistler?s famed Peacock Room, a sumptuous 19th-century dining room and icon of American art, as a magnificent ruin, literally overburdened with its own materials, creativity and tortured history. Show More Summary

The Museum of Unnatural History

One recent morning on the Upper East Side, a troupe of two-year-olds, strapped into their strollers, sat around the grand entrance to the newly renovated Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Their nannies chatted in many languages—Spanish, Urdu, English. Show More Summary

‘Back to the Future’ time machine lands on The National Mall

Great Scott! A replica of the Back to the Future time machine visited The National Mall as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s Future is Here Festival. The “time machine” DeLorean, built by Oliver and Terry Holler, traveled all the way from 1955 South Carolina. The festival runs through Sunday, May 17 and will feature presentations on […]

Remembering B.B. King at the National Portrait Gallery

Early Friday morning, when Ann Shumard’s radio delivered the news that B.B. King had died the night before, the senior curator of photographs at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery swung into action. “I dropped everything, got on the computer and said, ‘Can we get an in memoriam label up?'” she recalls. Call it breaking-news museum […]

New Series 'Mummies Alive' Narrated by Jason Priestly to Premiere Sunday, June 7 on Smithsonian Channel

A new Smithsonian Channel series narrated by two-time Golden Globe nominee Jason Priestley (Beverly Hills 90210) traverses four continents to reveal the extraordinary stories behind the world's most enigmatic mummies. MUMMIES ALIVE

Ozersky Tribute on Smithsonian Channel; Star-Studded Lineup Benefits Citymeals-on-Wheels

Also: Music City Food and Wine Festival announces its lineup. TRIBUTES — Smithsonian Channel will honor the late food writer Josh Ozersky by re-airing United States of Drinking, a show that explores the history of alcoholic drinks in the America. Show More Summary

Cryptologic Radio: Ken Walker and Dan Wayne – Big Fur Documentary

Tonight, Wednesday, May 13th-5pm PST/8pm EST Join us this week as we talk to Ken Walker and Dan Wayne. Ken is a world champion taxidermist, his team creates displays for the Smithsonian Museum, he’s has had a Bigfoot encounter, and is the star of the upcoming documentary Big Fur. Show More Summary

‘Back to the Future’ DeLorean to Appear on National Mall Tomorrow

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

(Visual Approximation) The “Back to the Future” DeLorean car is making a special appearance at the National Mall tomorrow from 6:30am-6pm as a part of Smithsonian Magazine’s third annual Future is Here Festival. The four-day festival,...Show More Summary

Smithsonian Museum Hosts a Panel on Tech Innovation -- Watch It Live!

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Today at 10:30 eastern, watch this livestream of a fascinating discussion at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History called “Innovation Echo: Tomorrow’s Brightest Days.” A panel of experts will be talking about how we can encourage more tech innovation in America, using education and community organizing. Read more...

Bach bass-baritone has died, aged 57.

James Frederick Weaver, who made recordings with American Bach Soloists on Koch International, Smithsonian, Channel Classics and other labels, has died at 57. He was director of music and director of the Chancel and Youth choirs at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church.

Smithsonian's "Jurassic Park" research island

2 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Sitting in the middle of one of the modern wonders of the world, Barro Island has attracted scientists from all over since 1923

Smithsonian’s mystery of the black-crowned night herons solved by satellites

Think your freeloading kid is bad? Black-crowned night herons have crashed at the Smithsonian National Zoo each summer for over a century. Continue reading ? The post Smithsonian’s mystery of the black-crowned night herons solved by satellites appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Deconstructing Whistler’s Peacock Room

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