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Jason Hanasik, Artist, Portrait Competition 2013

National Portrait Gallery
Interview with artist Jason Hanasik, Portrait Competition 2013

How Wallis Simpson Infiltrated British Royalty

Smithsonian Channel
There aren't many rumors that American socialite Wallis Simpson hasn't been subjected to. So here's how she actually infiltrated the British monarchy. From the Series: Million Dollar American Princesses: Movers and Shakers http://bit.ly/2ydrU4j

Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols on Uhura's Radical Impact

Smithsonian Channel
Star Trek’s decision to cast Nichelle Nichols, an African American woman, as major character on the show was an almost unheard-of move in 1968. But for black women all over the country, it redefined the notions of what was possible. From: BUILDING STAR TREK http://bit.ly/2bnQnJF

Casey Anderson's Wild Tracks 101: Battle of the Bighorns

Smithsonian Channel
Gunshots in the hills of Montana? Turns out it's just bighorn sheep rams, bashing their 30-pound weapons of war together to determine who gets to mate with the waiting females. Join filmmaker Casey Anderson for a close-up look at nature's true battering rams. From the Series: Casey Anderson's Wild Tracks: Battle of the Bighorns

Carriers at War: Strike Force Arabian Gulf (Full Episode)

Smithsonian Channel
Join aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush on deployment in the Arabian Gulf. Witness life aboard the carrier and the rigorous preparation pilots and crew undergo before risking their lives to give air support to allied forces fighting on the ground. From the Series: Carrier at War: Strike Force Arabian Gulf https://bit.ly/2Kq8a1p Watch more of Smithsonian Channel's full episodes on http://tv.youtube.com

How to Spot a Wolf's Tracks Like a Pro

Smithsonian Channel
Throughout the brutally cold winter, Gudrun has searched for signs of life within the wild wolf population - finally, she finds evidence. From the Show: Running With Wolves http://bit.ly/2yK6z3G

Crocodile Snatches a Wildebeest Out of the Herd

Smithsonian Channel
The crocodiles in the Grumeti River know exactly when wildebeest herds are due to cross. It's their best chance for a meal and they don't plan to waste it. From: AFRICA'S PREDATOR ZONES: Trenches http://bit.ly/1CDZZso

How They Caught the Craigslist Killer

Smithsonian Channel
When a masseuse posts an ad on Craigslist and is brutally murdered by her client, it's up to investigators to track down her killer using cutting-edge cyber forensics. From: CATCHING KILLERS: Cyber Forensics http://bit.ly/1NTz7pb

Claiming and Wielding Political Power | NYS 2019

National Museum of American History
Are the tactics used by suffragists to fight for political power still effective? Together, we will examine the strategies used in the woman suffrage movement and explore how this history can inform our actions in the present and future. For more information on the National Youth Summit visit: https://americanhistory.si.edu/nys

Smithsonian Learning Lab Online Office Hours

Smithsonian Education
Have a burning question for the Learning Lab team? Need help finding a resource or using one of the Lab’s tools and features? Just want to say “hello”? Take a minute to tune in to our live Q&A. Drop by anytime between 4 PM and 5 PM, ET!

Why Airflow Matters So Much to Your Sports Car

Smithsonian Channel
In the world of extreme super cars, powerful engines always get the glory. But the real key to their awesome performance is managing airflow to prevent overheating. From: SUPERCAR SUPERBUILD: Aston Martin http://bit.ly/1LgjhrP

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center
Recorded by Donald Mullaney in Valle Crucis, NC.

Smithsonian Learning Lab Online Office Hours

Smithsonian Education
Have a burning question for the Learning Lab team? Need help finding a resource or using one of the Lab’s tools and features? Just want to say “hello”? Take a minute to tune in to our live Q&A. Drop by anytime between 4 PM and 5 PM, ET!

Margaret Murnane, "Science at the Timescale of the Electron" Part2 of 3

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Margaret Murnane, University of Colorado at Boulder, lecture on "Science at the Timescale of the Electron: Applications of Coherent Ultrafast X-Rays in the Materials, Molecular and Nanoscience" during the ITAMP/B2 Institute Winter Graduate School on AMO Physics held at the B2 Campus in Arizona, Jan 8-20, 2012

The Unusual Feature That Sets This Namibian River Apart

Smithsonian Channel
Standing in contrast to the barren Namib desert is the nearby Kunene River - a 652-mile lifeline that extends all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. Its defining feature is its unique shade of emerald green. From the Series: Aerial Africa: Namibia http://bit.ly/2HCJzFc

Richard Nixon, Portrait in a Minute

National Portrait Gallery
Warren Perry, writer at NPG, talks about a portrait of Richard Nixon by Norman Rockwell

How a U.S. Veteran Held off More Than 35 Enemy Soldiers

Smithsonian Channel
During the Vietnam War, veteran David Larson was helping transport a special ops team into a mission zone when his crew was ambushed. In the midst of a raging shootout, Larson courageously fired back until his companions were safe. From: THE WEAPON HUNTER: Monster Machine Gun http://bit.ly/1RHM4nK

Get Your Hands Dirty With This Classroom Demo!

National Air and Space Museum
Did you know that conservators from the National Air and Space Museum play in the dirt? Find out why in this classroom friendly demonstration that shows how lunar dirt was embedded in the spacesuits worn by the astronauts on the moon. For more FREE educational resources be sure to check out STEM in 30: https://airandspace.si.edu/connect/stem-30

3-D Fly-Through of Cassiopeia A

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
For the first time, a multiwavelength three-dimensional (3-D) reconstruction of a supernova remnant has been created.

Native Peoples and Genetic Research 03: Vence Bonham

National Museum of the American Indian
Vence Bonham, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, speaks on "Framing the Conversation." "A Spectrum of Perspectives: Native Peoples and Genetic Research" was recorded at the Rasmuson Theater of the National Museum of the American Indian on June 23, 2014.

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center
An immature sharp-shinned hawk preening.

Suma Qamaña 2014 Bolivian Festival 12: Tinkus

National Museum of the American Indian
Suma Qamaña celebrates the spirit of "Living Well" in this four day festival hosted by the Embassy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, highlighting the indigenous cultures of Bolivia through dance and song. In this segment, Tinkus de San Simon performs the Tinkus. The Tinkus (meaning "encounter" in Quechua) is a traditional ceremony from the northern Potosí during which the peasants of two neighboring communities challenge each other to a fight. Participants wear combat helmets made of leather (mot era), garments and robes generally predominating strong colors such has orange, green, blue, etc. The Tinkus dance stages two lines of men and women who measure their strength in this fight ritual. Recorded in the Potomac Atrium of the National Museum of the American Indian on June 6, 2014.
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