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The Top of Her Class

Smithsonian Channel
Meet the M.V. Solitaire, the world's biggest and fastest pipe-layer. Will she still be able to smoke the competition on her toughest assignment yet? From the Series: Mighty Ships: M.V. Solitaire http://bit.ly/2yRMR5T

Mystery of the Hope Diamond: Behind the Scenes

Smithsonian Channel
Our film crew recreates the glamorous life of socialite Evalyn Walsh McLean. The one-time owner of the Hope Diamond was rumored to occasionally display the Hope Diamond on the neck of her Great Dane. From: MYSTERY OF THE HOPE DIAMOND http://bit.ly/1jTQ1t4

CLEVELAND, OH: Hammering a Legacy in Iron | Places of Invention

Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History
Presented by the Western Reserve Historical Society and WVIZ/PBS & WCPN ideastream as part of the Smithsonian’s PLACES OF INVENTION Affiliates Project, made possible thanks to a generous grant from the National Science Foundation. Video 1 of 1.

SSEP 2012 - Jim Zimbelman

National Air and Space Museum
The second annual Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP) National Conference was held at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on July 2 and 3, 2012. This student science symposium allowed student teams from all over the country to share their designs and results for experiments conducted on the International Space Station. This video includes the presentation: "Artifacts of Planetary Robotic Exploration" by by Dr. James Zimbelman, Planetary Geologist, Center for Earth and Planetary Studies, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

SN1996cr in 60 Seconds

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
In 1995 or 1996 a supernova exploded in a nearby galaxy, but no one on Earth knew it at the time.

DEM L50 in 60 Seconds

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
DEM L50 is what astronomers call a superbubble. These objects are found in regions where massive stars have formed, raced through their evolution, and exploded as supernovas.

How (and why) do we count living things?

Smithsonian Education
Entomologist C. J. Geraci and colleague Michael Biondi explain the importance of this information and demonstrate a new way of precisely measuring biodiversity — a web-based application for mapping the distribution of beetles and canopy trees in two rainforest plots. They then show how to use basic spatial statistics to examine distribution patterns of species. Presented by: Christy Jo Geraci & Michael Biondi, entomology, National Museum of Natural History Original Airdate: April 29, 2010 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

Happy World Wetlands Day from SERC: Dr. John Parker

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Dr. John Parker of the Terrestrial Ecology Lab gives a behind-the-scenes look at his mangrove and climate change experiments. He talks about the importance of mangrove wetlands, and how climate change is contributing to fewer and fewer cold snaps. In the past cold snaps have limited the range expansion of mangroves. John Parker and his research team are performing experiments to address questions surrounding range expansion, fewer cold snaps and climate change.

Gordon Moore

National Museum of American History
A founder of Intel Corporation, Gordon Moore (1929–) is best remembered for “Moore’s Law,” which predicted in 1965 that the number of components that could be packed onto microchips would double every two years. This bullish prediction has proved remarkably accurate over five decades, due to aggressive innovation at Intel and other companies. This video is featured in the "Computer Pioneers" section of the American Enterprise exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. (The video does not have an audio track). Section link: americanhistory.si.edu/american-enterprise-exhibition/videos/computer-pioneers Exhibition link: americanhistory.si.edu/american-enterprise

Exit Interview: Luke Biondi

Smithsonian Institution
OFI intern Luke Biondi reflecting on his last day at Smithsonian.

This Train Hauls Fish Up a Mountain for a Living

Smithsonian Channel
The path of the North Rail Express from Norway to Sweden is a challenging one: starting at sea level, the train will have to climb 25 miles up into the mountains, weighed down with a heavy cargo of fresh fish. From the show Mighty Trains: http://bit.ly/2x9X8tT

Jason Ho: The Novel Properties and the Synthetic Gauge Fields of High Spin Particles

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Jason Ho, The Ohio State University, Dept. of Physics, during the workshop of "Finite temperature and low energy effects in cold atomic and molecular few-and many-body systems", lecture titled " The Novel Properties and the Synthetic Gauge Fields of High Spin Particles" at the Institute for Theoretical, Atomic and Molecular and Optical Physics, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Massachusetts on March 25-27. 2013 © Harvard University and Jason Ho. 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).

"When in doubt, just play the ukulele and dance!"

National Museum of Natural History
Recorded onsite at NMNH's Centennial exhibit. Learn more about NMNH and its 100-year history: http://www.mnh.si.edu/onehundredyears/

Svetlana Kotochigova - Properties of ultracold polar molecules ...

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Svetlana Kotochigova, Temple University, during the workshop of "Finite temperature and low energy effects in cold atomic and molecular few-and many-body systems", lecture titled "Properties of ultracold polar molecules and highly-magnetic atoms relevant for many-body physics", at the Institute for Theoretical, Atomic and Molecular and Optical Physics, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Massachusetts on March 25-27. 2013 © Harvard University and Svetlana Kotochigova. 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).

Nu Flava Ink

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Husband and wife Charles "Coco" Bayron and Yvonne Bayron share stories about their tattoo shop Nu Flava Ink, located in Southeast Washington, D.C. Recorded at the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival and at Nu Flava Ink. Videography by Marianne Hill, Becky Squire, Charlie Weber, Ariel Edem, and Marinna Guzy. Edited by Marianne Hill. [Catalog No. CFV10433; Copyright 2013 Smithsonian Institution]

Oriol Romero-Isart, MPI for Quantum Optics, Germany, Jan.8, 2013 Part I

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Oriol Romero-Isart, MPI for Quantum Optics, Germany, lecture during ITAMP/B2 Institute Winter Graduate School on AMO Physics held at the B2 campus in Arizona January 4-11,2013. Quantum mechanics at the limit -- -- Discussion of the motivation of testing quantum mechanics (including the measurement problem, collapse models, the role of gravity in quantum mechanics, side applications, etc.) -- Protocol to prepare large quantum superpositions of massive objects, based on freely expanding the ground-state cooled center-of-mass of a massive object (in a very general framework where the limits on the mass of the object and the superpositions size are only given by unavoidable sources of decoherence.) -- Bounds that this protocol poses to collapse models and comparison to other experiments and proposals. -- Implementation by either optical levitation of dielectric nanospheres in a high-finesse optical cavity or magnetic levitation of superconducting microspheres near a quantum circuit.

Weightlifting at the National Zoo Games

National Zoo
It's time to celebrate the world's finest animaletes in the National Zoo Games at the Smithsonian's National Zoo! Our next event is weightlifting, featuring the African Lion, the Giant Panda, and the Leafcutter Ant. Be sure to vote for your favorite animalete on the Smithsonian's National Zoo's facebook page. Follow along here, on Facebook and on Twitter for the next few weeks as the Zoo posts photos, videos and fun facts broadcasting the best of sport in the animal kingdom, from weightlifting ants to water polo playing lions. Each activity that the animals participate in is an important component of the Zoo's Animal Enrichment program, which provides physically and mentally stimulating activities and environments for the Zoo's residents. And as our animals go for gold, we'll be keeping a close eye on their human counterparts in a campaign to name our three-month-old cheetah cubs after the fastest American athletes in the 100-meter races.

Strategic Planning Institute 2013

Smithsonian Science Education Center
The 65+ Science Education Institutes held since 1985 guide school district leadership teams through the development of a five-year strategic plan. This plan incorporates research and best practices on implementing hands-on, inquiry-centered science programs in a systemic and sustainable way from kindergarten to twelfth grade.

Episode 7 - Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art - Sophie Rivera

Smithsonian American Art Museum
In this series, E. Carmen Ramos, curator of Latino art, discusses the exhibition "Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art" at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. This episode looks at two untitled photographs by Sophie Rivera http://www.americanart.si.edu/collections/search/artwork/?id=80106 http://www.americanart.si.edu/collections/search/artwork/?id=80107 "Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art" presents the rich and varied contributions of Latino artists in the United States since the mid-twentieth century, when the concept of a collective Latino identity began to emerge. The exhibition is drawn entirely from the Smithsonian American Art Museum's pioneering collection of Latino art. It explores how Latino artists shaped the artistic movements of their day and recalibrated key themes in American art and culture. http://www.americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/archive/2013/our_america/

Aerial America - California: Sneak Peek

Smithsonian Channel
The most beautiful drive in California is even more stunning from the air. Travel along the edge of American culture, down the Pacific Coast Highway and through the Golden State with Aerial America. From the Series: Aerial America: California http://bit.ly/2yrnkjB

2011 Business of Design: Melody Roberts - teaching design

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Barry Dunning, Rice University, "Engineering near-circular high-n states"

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Lecture II Part II Barry Dunning, Rice University, lecturing during ITAMP/B2 Institute Winter Graduate School on AMO Physics held at the B2 campus in Arizona January 4-12,2014

Alfombra de Aserrín: From Central America to Washington, D.C.

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
During the 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ubaldo Sánchez and Viajeros de la Americas created an "alfombra de aserrín" (sawdust carpet) with four panels: one celebrating the Festival’s 50th anniversary and three depicting scenes in Guatemala and the United States. Read more: http://festival.si.edu/blog/viajando-por-las-americas-from-guatemala-to-washington-d-c Producer: Sean Baker [Catalog No. CFV10941; Copyright 2017, Smithsonian Institution]
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