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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

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

Cherokee Days 2016 - Tommy Wildcat Native American Flute 1

National Museum of the American Indian
Cherokee National Treasure, Tommy Wildcat, performs his compositions on the Native American flute. This it the first of three performances by him for the day. The performance was webcast and recorded in the Potomac Atrium of the National Museum of the American Indian on June 10, 2016.

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:

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.

How a Western Legend Put Utah on the Film Map

Smithsonian Channel
The Sundance Film Festival kicks off every January in Park City, Utah - it's now one of the largest independent film festivals in the world. From: AERIAL AMERICA: Utah

The Devastating Fire That Left Windsor Castle in Shambles

Smithsonian Channel
Windsor Castle, the scene of a disastrous fire in 1992, was badly in need of restoration. One problem: The bill was likely to be in the millions--and taxpayers were in no mood to foot the bill. From the Show: Inside Windsor Castle

Why These Lagoons Are Full of Giant Barracuda

Smithsonian Channel
The maze of lagoons in Loango National Park, in Gabon, isn't just a good place to hunt barracudas--it's also an ancient migratory route that leads to their ancestral breeding waters. From the Series: Fishing for Giants: Giant Barracuda

The Golden West 1957

Human Studies Film Archives
Supplementary materials: publicity materials, still photographs, sound recording of lecture

Donated by Thayer Soule in 1991

Edited film documenting travel by car through the American West. Scenes include: a tractor square dance in Early, Iowa; the Badlands of South Dakota; the Black Hills; Cody, Wyoming; Yellowstone National Park; wildlife; Mammoth Hot Springs; Old Faithful; the Grand Tetons; Cheyenne Frontier Days; Custer Battlefield; Virginia City; Glacier National Park; Blackfeet Indians; Waterton Lake; Grinnell Glacier; and Sun Valley.

The Terrifying Giant Scorpion That Roamed Prehistoric Oceans

Smithsonian Channel
The largest prehistoric sea scorpion, Eurypterids, was more than 7-feet long - and was almost 1,000 times the weight of the largest scorpion alive today. From the Series: Top Ten Deadliest Beasts

Design Behind the Scenes: Textile Storage

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Peek behind the scenes at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum to see how textiles are stored in carefully designed archival containers. Video on display at Cooper Hewitt in conjunction with the exhibition 'Design Behind the Scenes: Textiles Storage,' on view September 9 - December 4, 2016. THIS VIDEO HAS NO SOUND.

Henry Muñoz III - Summer Design Institute 2006 pt.4

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Henry Muñoz on the various cultural influences that make up the architecture and communities of Texas.

How a Young Couple Keeps Their Business Alive

Smithsonian Channel
Haley Mindt and Larysa Hurst are a young couple looking to get married and start a family. They're also business partners who've smartly capitalized on the Bakken oil boom. Here's how they make it all work. From: BOOMTOWNERS: The Brakken Drag Race

Star Stories: Itcohorucika and His Brothers

National Museum of the American Indian
This animation tells the Ho-Chunk story of jealous brothers and good brothers, who are really stars. It is one of nine traditional Native American stories that are part of the National Museum of the American Indian inaugural exhibition "Our Universes: Traditional Knowledge Shapes Our World," which is on view through April 20, 2019.

How the Massive Great White Shark Ambushes Its Prey

Smithsonian Channel
To reach the fatty prey sharks need to eat, they must venture into colder, more hostile waters where seals thrive. Their trick? The ability to raise their body temperature a full 18 degrees fahrenheit. From: GREAT WHITE CODE RED

Handi-Hour Crafting: Paper Beads

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Smithsonian American Art Museum's Public Programs Coordinator Katie Crooks demonstrates craft activities for the Renwick Gallery's Handi-Hour program currently being held at the Luce Foundation Center during the Renwick's two-year renovation.

These Antennas Weigh 100 Tons Each

Smithsonian Channel
Only two transport vehicles in the world can can carry ALMA's antennas. Because they weigh 100 tons each, these vehicles can only drive at a maximum of 7.5 mph. From: BUILDING THE ULTIMATE TELESCOPE
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