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Teaching the 57th U.S. Presidential Inauguration -- Photography: Inside and Out

Smithsonian Education
Photographs of the inauguration document this important American event, but they also tell us something about the participants. We will examine a number of photographs, including one from Lincoln's second inauguration and several from the 2008 inauguration, to better understand our roles as viewers, participants, and picture-takers. Presented by: Shannon Thomas Perich, National Museum of American History Original Airdate: January 10, 2013 You can stay connected with the Smithsonian's upcoming online events and view a full collection of past sessions on a variety of topics.: http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/events/online_events.html

Arms 5 4 2015

National Museum of Natural History

HangTime with Dr. LaFollette: Making way for Women in Science

Smithsonian Institution
Join us as we learn from Dr. Marcel Chotkowski LaFollette and the history of Women in Science, hosted by Smithsonian Institution Archives - 10:05 am, 27 March 2015. Part of "She Blinded Me with Science, Part III" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/Women_In_Science

Why Would a Flight Engineer Attack His Own Crew?

Smithsonian Channel
When flight engineer Auburn Calloway assaulted his crewmembers on FedEx Flight 705, investigators were baffled - until they found a revealing note he left behind. From: AIR DISASTERS: Fight for Your Life http://bit.ly/1M3vP3k

This 1923 Weather Phenomenon Killed Thousands in Minutes

Smithsonian Channel
650 feet tall, almost 1,000 feet across, and spinning at a velocity of 125 miles per hour-how did the devastating dragon twist of 1923 come to be?

Speed Kills: Desert (Full Episode)

Smithsonian Channel
In the scorching Namib Desert, the dunes are filled with predators and the only way to survive this is with speed and deadliness. Follow desert hunters like shovel-snouted lizards, sidewinders, even a stray cheetah, and witness their rapid attacks. From the Show: Speed Kills: Desert http://bit.ly/2zVxw0M Watch more of Smithsonian Channel's full episodes on http://tv.youtube.com

A Demonstration of Elite WWII Combat Techniques

Smithsonian Channel
Self-defense was one of the most important skills troops needed to survive battle in WWII. Pat O'Neill, combat instructor, taught elite troops hand-to-hand fighting techniques that are still used today by the U.S. military and local police forces. From: THE WEAPON HUNTER: Nazi Assault Rifle http://bit.ly/1LtZKBX

Q?rius - Make Some Noise - Discover More

National Museum of Natural History
UNLOCK YOUR WORLD. Introducing Q?rius from the Smithsonian. A new place where you can do more than you thought possible, and see more than you ever imagined. Explore real objects with actual scientific equipment. Rub elbows with museum experts. Find new interests. And be yourself -- in a place that gets what it means to be a teen. Only at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.

The Great Inka Road: Cultural Continuity Evident in Hawkaypata

National Museum of the American Indian
Crayla Alfaro, Architect, former manager of the Historic Center of Cusco, talks about the cultural continuity that can be seen in the central plaza of Cusco, known in Quecha as Hawkaypata. Produced for the exhibition "The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire" (http://americanindian.si.edu/inkaroad/), on view at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., through June 1, 2018.

Michael Mouw's Mobile Smithsonian Vision

Office of the Chief Information Officer
Michael Mouw, Director of Exhibits and Interpretation at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, gives his vision for Smithsonian Mobile at the American Association of Museums Conference in LA in May, 2010.

Native Peoples and Genetic Research 15: Abigail Echo Hawk

National Museum of the American Indian
Abigail Echo-Hawk (Kitkehanki Band of Pawnee Nation), University of Washington Partnerships for Native Health, addresses the third panel topic, "Insights from the Filed: Next Generation Native Researchers," by speaking on "Seven Generations of Native Health." "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.

Thomas Pohl, "Rydberg Atom Lattices"

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Lecture I Part 2 Jan. 6, 2014 Thomas Pohl, Max Planck Institute for Physics of Complex Systems, lecturing during ITAMP/B2 Institute Winter Graduate School on AMO Physics held at the B2 campus in Arizona

Behind the Scenes: Animating Titanoboa's World

Smithsonian Channel
Find out how scientists and animators worked together to turn fossils into creatures and bring titanoboa's world to life.

Luce Unplugged Community Showcase with Pleasure Curses

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Video from the Luce Unplugged Community Showcase on May 22, 2015. Visitors enjoyed sets by local bands Pleasure Curses and Young Rapids, which were selected with the help of the Washington City Paper. Presented with Washington City Paper. #LuceUnplugged || http://americanart.si.edu/luce/unplugged

Aplysia

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
The Bursatella leachi or ragged sea hares is a marine slug from the family Aplysiidae. Under threat they release an irritant purple ink that has been isolated as an anti-HIV protein, but is still under development. Check out the video for more information of this amazing slug.

Jewelry of Ideas Symposium Morning Session

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Keynote address with Iris Eichenberg, jeweler, artist, and educator, followed by a discussion with Bruce Metcalf, jeweler, author and educator, and Thomas Gentille, jeweler and educator, focusing on trends and developments in European and American contemporary jewelry. Explore the world of contemporary jewelry design with esteemed scholars and renowned jewelers during this day-long symposium highlighting the exhibition "Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from The Susan Grant Lewin Collection." For more information, visit https://www.cooperhewitt.org/event/jewelry-of-ideas-symposium-11-17-2017/

11 Minutes with Kim Schoenstadt

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Hirshhorn's ARTLAB+ Lead Audio/Visual Mentor Drew Doucette speaks with Kim Schoenstadt on September 26, 2013.

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Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Casey Anderson's Wild Tracks 104: Scavenger Showdown

Smithsonian Channel
Wildlife expert Casey Anderson has a golden rule for finding action in the Montana wilderness: Follow the scavengers. When an animal dies, it's often the ravens and magpies who are the first to find out--and on this occasion, they lead him to a gargantuan haul. From the Series: Casey Anderson's Wild Tracks: Scavenger Showdown

Tom N. Rescigno, "The dynamics of resonant electron collisions with carbon dioxide"

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Tom N. Rescigno, Lawrence Berkeley Natl. Laboratory, during the workshop of "Theory of Electron-Molecule Collisions for Astrophysics, Biophysics and Low-Temperature Plasmas: Opportunities and Challenges", lecture titled "The dynamics of resonant electron collisions with carbon dioxide", at the Institute for Theoretical, Atomic and Molecular and Optical Physics, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Massachusetts on December 3-5, 2012. © Harvard University and Tom N. Rescigno. The text and images on ITAMP's YouTube channel are intended for public access and educational use. This material is owned or held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is being provided solely for the purpose of teaching or individual research or enrichment. Any other use, including commercial reuse, mounting on other systems, or other forms of redistribution requires permission. ITAMP is supported through grants by the National Science Foundation Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s).

Jeff Peterson "Calibration of 21-cm global spectrum experiments"

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Jeff Peterson, Carnegie Mellon Univ., during the workshop, "Hydrogen Cosmology Workshop", held May 18-20, 2011 at The Institute for Theoretical, Atomic and Molecular and Optical Physics, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Massachusetts. This workshop was sponsored jointly with The Institute for Theory and Computation. © Harvard University and Jeff Peterson. The text and images on ITAMP's YouTube channel are intended for public access and educational use. This material is owned or held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is being provided solely for the purpose of teaching or individual research or enrichment. Any other use, including commercial reuse, mounting on other systems, or other forms of redistribution requires permission. ITAMP is supported through grants by the National Science Foundation Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s).

1972 Postojna

Human Studies Film Archives
SILENT FILM CLIP (2:07 minutes) 1972 Postojna, Slovenia (former Yugoslavia): Entrance to Postojna caves, descending by open train, interior of caves. This film clip is from Thayer Soule's 1972 travelogue, "Yugoslavia", archived in the Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution. For more information, view the catalog record: http://tinyurl.com/pnzse5t For information on Thayer Soule see SIRIS blog post http://tinyurl.com/qyn6fkd

This Escaped Prisoner Might've Inspired a Legendary Hero

Smithsonian Channel
Unjustly imprisoned by the Inquisition, William Lamport proved himself to be a real-world Zorro by staging a miraculous escape. From the Series: Mystery Files: Zorro http://bit.ly/2g7V7TZ

Living Light: The University of Tennesse Solar-Powered House

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
The University of Tennessee brought to the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival a prototype home powered entirely by solar energy called "Living Light." Through tours and demonstrations, faculty and students showed visitors that solar energy is a viable resource, not just for the future but also for today. Videography by Marinna Guzy and Becky Squire. Editing by Marinna Guzy. [Catalog No. - CFV10428; Copyright - 2012 Smithsonian Institution]
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