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How This Manmade River Turned Against Its Creators

Smithsonian Channel
A Medieval canal was built to bring water to the city during times of drought. But as the climate went from extremely dry to extremely wet, the man-made river took a tragic turn. From: ANGKOR REVEALED: Death of an Empire http://bit.ly/1yEPIDx

Astronaut Randy Bresnik's Path to Space - My Path

National Air and Space Museum
Astronaut Randy Bresnik talks on the importance of communication, teamwork, and the power of keeping after your dreams.

Zebras of the Arctic: 7 Questions and Answers

National Museum of the American Indian
When the Saint Louis Zoo began to develop the interpretation for the McDonnell Polar Bear Point exhibition, along came a new opportunity to discuss climate change with their audiences. "Zebras in the Arctic" presents the connections and results of the journey the zoo took in coming to a First Voices approach to understanding and interpreting the significance of polar bears in the Arctic, which includes their collaboration with Smithsonian’s Arctic Studies Center and the Alaska Nanuuq Commission. In this segment, the symposium presenters respond to questions from the audience. This program was webcast and recorded at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. on July 21, 2017.

MalcolmXDrummers

Anacostia Community Museums Collections and Research
The Drummers of Malcolm X Park, in Washington, D.C.

Women Were Some of the Fiercest Samurai Warriors Ever

Smithsonian Channel
In ancient Japan, battle was typically reserved for male samurai. That all changed when Takeko Nakano and her sister, Yūko, decided to fight for their clan’s independence after a deadly village invasion. From: SAMURAI WARRIOR QUEENS http://bit.ly/1PXjmyB

This Wild Pig Has Fangs That Can Pierce Its Own Skull

Smithsonian Channel
A male babirusa's canines are an evolutionary mystery: They never stop growing, they're too fragile to hunt or forage with, and, given time, they end up twisting and penetrating the animal's own skull! Watch the Full Episode with your FREE trial for Smithsonian Channel Plus by signing up today at https://watch.smithsonianchannel.com/ From: CRAZY MONSTER: Fangs http://bit.ly/2k4zlAP

Why Locating the Four Corners of a Plane Crash is Essential

Smithsonian Channel
Investigators looking into the January 7, 1994 crash of United Express Flight 6291 start by attempting to locate the four corners of the demolished plane. This helps determine if the plane broke up on impact, or mid-air. From the Series: Air Disasters: Slam Dunk http://bitly.com/2NnwFiX

U.S. Museums- Learning, Teaching, and Expanding

Smithsonian Education
A presentation about recent history in the relationship/intersection of the Smithsonian and the museum profession. Pamela M. Henson, Historian, Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives Doug Evelyn, former Deputy Director, National Museum of the American Indian Mary Alexander, Director, Museum Advancement Program, Maryland Historical Trust (recorded on: 12/13/2006)

Shifting Terrain: Mapping a Transnational American Art History (Saturday, October 17 - Session 4)

Smithsonian American Art Museum
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Networks Chair: Vanessa R. Schwartz, Professor of History, Art History, and Film and Director of the Visual Studies Research Institute, University of Southern California Estelle Blaschke, Researcher, Université de Lausanne “Creating Infrastructures: The Rise and Imaginary of Microfilm, 1920–1950” Nadya Bair, Ph.D. Candidate in Art History, University of Southern California “New York, Paris, and the World: American Sponsorship and Magnum Photos’ Global Network” Fred Turner, Professor of Communication, Stanford University “The Democratic Surround and the Politics of Multimedia”

Arrecife de Montastraea en Bastimentos

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Un video corto que muestra el arrecife de corales de género Montastraea cerca de Isla Bastimentos en Bocas del Toro. Este es un sitio popular entre los biologos marinos haciendo investigación en la Estación de Investigación de Bocas del Toro del Instituto Smithsonian. Video por: Guillermo Diaz-Pulido y Rachel Collin Para mayor información, visite: http://www.stri.si.edu/bocas https://www.facebook.com/BocasResearchStation

Tim Gunn with Designers from Project Runway and Top Design, Teen Design Fair 2011

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York City teens are invited to learn about careers from over thirty professionals working in the fields of fashion, industrial, multi-media and graphic design as well as architecture. Design colleges from the country will be on hand to provide admissions and scholarship information. Meet Tim Gunn, the cast of Project Runway and designers from IDEO, MSNBC, MTV and many more.

Elvis at 21, Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer at the NPG

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
Elvis at 21 opens at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, with a book signing and great interviews with fans and experts.

The Non-Invasive Analysis of Painted Surfaces - Bruno Brunetti (7 of 14)

Smithsonian American Art Museum
"The Non-Invasive Analysis of Painted Surfaces: Scientific Impact and Conservation Practice" is presented in partnership with the Lunder Conservation Center, ICOM-CC Paintings Working Group, ICOM-CC Scientific Research Working Group, and FAIC. Bruno Brunetti, Centro di Eccellenza SMAArt and Dipartimento di Chimica, Università di Perugia, Italy "In situ non-invasive studies of paintings: the example of the European mobile laboratory MOLAB"

Luce Unplugged Community Showcase with More Humans

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Video from a special Luce Unplugged Community Showcase on May 31, 2013. Visitors enjoyed sets by local bands America Hearts, Lyriciss, and More Humans, selected with the help of City Paper's managing editor, Jonathan L. Fischer. #LuceUnplugged || http://americanart.si.edu/luce/unplugged

Damage Control Symposium - Spectacle of Destruction

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
October 26, 2013 Moderated by Robert Rosen, former dean of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, artists and scholars—including artist Ori Gersht; anthropologist Joe Masco, University of Chicago and Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; and Kevin Rozario, Smith College—investigate the impetus and implications of society's fascination with destructive spectacle.

Tom Gallagher, "Probing Dipole-dipole Interactions by Microwave Spectroscopy"

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
"Probing Dipole-dipole Interactions by Microwave Spectroscopy ", a talk given by Tom Gallagher, (University of California, San Diego) at the Institute for Theoretical, Atomic and Molecular and Optical Physics, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge Massachusetts, September 22, 2009 ITAMP Engineering Rydberg Interactions in Atoms, Molecules and Plasmas: A Collaborative Workshop A partnership program with the Max-Planck Institut fur Physik Komplexer Systeme-Dresden (MPIPKS) September 21-23 , 2009 Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA Organized by Matthias Weidemüller, Georg Raithel, and Hossein Sadeghpour © Harvard University and Tom Gallagher. 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).

Gerald Gabrielse, "Antihydrogen Status Report"

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
"Antihydrogen Status Report", a talk given by Gerald Gabrielse, at the Institute for Theoretical, Atomic and Molecular and Optical Physics, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge Massachusetts, September 22, 2009 TAMP Engineering Rydberg Interactions in Atoms, Molecules and Plasmas: A Collaborative Workshop A partnership program with the Max-Planck Institut fur Physik Komplexer Systeme-Dresden (MPIPKS) September 21-23 , 2009 Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA Organized by Matthias Weidemüller, Georg Raithel, and Hossein Sadeghpour © Harvard University and Gerald Gabrielse. 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).

Going Home 02: W. Richard West Keynote Delivered by Kevin Gover

National Museum of the American Indian
The 1989 National Museum of the American Indian Act (NMAIA) opened a new era in relations between Native Americans and museums by giving legal weight to the spiritual and ethical concerns of tribes. To commemorate 25 years of repatriation, the National Museum of the American Indian has convened this symposium to discuss the history of the NMAIA, current repatriation practices at the Smithsonian Institution, and the future of repatriation beyond political and geographical boundaries. In this segment, the current Director of the National Museum of the American Indian delvers the symposium keynote address, authored by the first Director of the museum, W. Richard West, who was unable to give the speech due to illness. W. Richard West Jr., a citizen of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Nation of Oklahoma and a Peace Chief of the Southern Cheyenne, is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Autry National Center of the American West. West has devoted his professional life and much of his personal life to working in the national and international museum communities, and with American Indians on cultural, educational, legal, and governmental issues. West was the Founding Director and Director Emeritus of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, where he served as Director from 1990–2007. He was Interim Director of The Textile Museum in Washington, D.C., a specialty arts institution with internationally renowned textiles collections, during 2012. Before his museum career, West practiced law at the Indian-owned Albuquerque, New Mexico, law firm of Gover, Stetson, Williams & West, P.C. (1988–90). (see Kevin Gover's bio in segment 06 of the symposium) The symposium, "Going Home: 25 Years of Repatriation Under the NMAI Act," was webcast and recorded at the Rasmuson Theater of the National Museum of the American Indian on November 19, 2014

6. Panel: Our Role - (Re)Presenting America: The Evolution of Culturally Specific...

National Museum of the American Indian
The National Museum of the American Latino Commission's report recommending the establishment of a Smithsonian National Museum of the American Latino prompts debate concerning the value of "ethnic" or "culturally specific" museums. Thoughtful people ask whether the proliferation of museums dedicated to particular experiences or cultures contributes to the "balkanization" of the United States. Others observe that traditional museums have not represented our country's people and their achievements as fully as they should be. Ethnic/culturally specific museums, they note, provide different portals into what it means to be an American, and their programs provide depth and fullness of perspective, enriching our national narrative. These are serious questions that the Smithsonian seeks to address in a comprehensive, insightful way. By presenting various facets of the existence and practices of "ethnic/culturally specific" museums at the Smithsonian and elsewhere, this special symposium advances a vital discussion of a challenging subject. It provides an important step toward understanding the history of museums in matters of race, the development of "ethnic/culturally specific" museums, and the development of a cogent philosophy on these museums. #CulturalMuseums

How the British Cleverly Diverted Nazi Missiles

Smithsonian Channel
Operation Double Cross was the British response to the threat of Nazi V2 rockets. It involved relaying bogus information about British targets to decrease the accuracy of future attacks. From: V2: NAZI ROCKET http://bit.ly/2fJdFYv

Forests and Deer: Requirements for Conservation

Smithsonian Education
This session explores the question of how forests function under different "densities of deer." Presented by: Dr. Bill McShea Wildlife ecologist Smithsonian's Conservation Biology Institute Original Airdate: November 16, 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 With support from Microsoft Partners in Learning.

David and Michael Doucet and Mitchell Reed perform "Parlez nous à bois non parl du marriage"

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Catalog No. - CFV10126; Copyright - 2008 Smithsonian Institution

A Middle School Student's Guide to World War I

National Air and Space Museum
What happened during World War I? Check out this abbreviated version of the Great War. https://airandspace.si.edu/connect/stem-30

Pietro Massignan "The impurity problem at narrow s-wave and p-wave resonances"

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Pietro Massignan, Univesity of Camerinok, during the workshop of "Research Frontiers in Ultra-Cold Atoms and Molecules:Unequal Mass Mixtures and Dipolar Molecules", lecture titled "The impurity problem at narrow s-wave and p-wave resonances" at the Institute for Theoretical, Atomic and Molecular and Optical Physics, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 23-25, 2012. © Harvard University and Pietro Massignan. 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).
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