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Maserati's Family Sedan Can Go 0-60 in Under 4.8 Seconds

Smithsonian Channel
Maserati takes their top-performing sedan and shrinks it into a smaller, faster, and more affordable car, the Ghibli. How did they accomplish this? Building it with less-expensive materials. From: SUPERCAR SUPERBUILD: Maserati

OFI Directives

Smithsonian Institution


Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center
Chimney swifts going to roost in a chimney in Washington, D.C. Recorded September 1, 2010, by Tina Gheen.

The Real Story - Surgery on the High Seas

Smithsonian Channel
Gruesome and painful surgery on board a 19th century warship was common. The medical historian who rehearsed actors from Master and Commander demonstrates the horrifying operations. From: THE REAL STORY: Master and Commander

This Third Officer Docks His First MSC Oscar in Harsh Conditions

Smithsonian Channel
It's a big day for the 23-year-old junior officer of the MSC Oscar: he's bringing in the giant vessel to port for the first time in his career - a tricky maneuver in a narrow waterway known for its strong currents. From the Series: Mighty Ships: MSC Oscar

How Drug-Sniffing Dogs Search Your Checked Luggage

Smithsonian Channel
Frankfurt Airport has 34 highly-trained sniffer dogs who can detect seven different types of illegal drugs. They work quickly before each flight, covering 40 pieces of luggage in just 100 seconds. From: X-RAY MEGA AIRPORT: Crossroads of the World

Willow Flycatcher

Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center
Willow Flycatcher recorded by George Jameson.

Tim Gunn Keynote Speech and Q&A, Teen Design Fair 2013

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Tim Gunn speaks about design and answers real questions from teens. Webcasting live from New York City.

Digital Directions in Learning: Designing Instructional Technology

Smithsonian Education
The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA) hosted "Digital Directions in Learning", an online discussion series with leaders and researchers in public education, after school programming, museum education, and educational technology on the last Wednesday of each month, in February-June 2014. Welcome: Stephanie Norby, Director Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access, Smithsonian Institution Moderator: Claudine Brown, Assistant Secretary for Education and Access, Smithsonian Institution Panelists: Chris Dede Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies Harvard Graduate School of Education Chris Dede’s fields of scholarship include emerging technologies, policy, and leadership. His funded research includes five grants from NSF and the Gates Foundation to design and study immersive simulations, transformed social interactions, and online professional development. Barry J. Fishman Associate Professor, School of Education, Associate Professor, School of Information University of Michigan Barry Fishman's research focuses on the use of technology to support teacher learning, video games as models for learning environments, and the role of educational leaders in fostering classroom-level reform involving technology. Fishman's research is concerned with the design and implementation of reform supported by technology. To this end, he is a co-developer of the Design-Based Implementation Research framework. Samuel Abramovich Assistant Professor of Education Informatics Department of Learning and Instruction / Department of Library and Information Studies State University of New York at Buffalo Samuel’s research centers on finding and understanding the learning opportunities presented by the intersection of education informatics and the learning sciences to help guide education improvement and reform. He also looks at educator interactions in large-scale online resource exchanges and how educational badges can increase motivation to learn. Kyle Peck Co-Director of Online Center for Innovation in Learning/ Professor of Education and Research Learning Design and Technology Program Penn State University Dr. Kyle L. Peck studies and applies innovations in education, his current interests include Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and digital badges in education. Kyle is Director for the DIY STEM program, an emerging national opportunity to enhance learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through hands on projects, online learning opportunities and digital badges.

You Can Find the Oak Tree From 'Shawshank Redemption' Here

Smithsonian Channel
In the 1940s and 50s, Hollywood's biggest stars considered Malabar Farm an ideal getaway. From: AERIAL AMERICA: Ohio

mit citycar

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Playing Pong in 2100: How to Preserve Old Video Games - Part Two

Smithsonian American Art Museum
This half-day program featured two panel conversations focused on how to conserve and preserve digital media, specifically video games, in a world of constantly evolving technologies. Industry leaders J. P. Dyson, Strong Museum of Play; Chris Grant, Vox Media; Jon Gibson, iam8bit; Dave Gibson, Library of Congress; and Rachel Donahue, University of Maryland join the museum's media specialist Michael Mansfield and chief conservator, Tiarna Doherty and guest curator Chris Melissinos for the discussion. This talk is relevant to conservators, collectors, and gamers alike.

How a Fire Opened Buckingham Palace Up to the Public

Smithsonian Channel
In 1992, a fierce backlash about the repair cost of a fire-damaged Windsor Castle led to a startling royal decision: For the first time ever, Buckingham Palace would be opened to the public, to raise money for the renovation. From: INSIDE BUCKINGHAM PALACE: Trials, Tragedy and Triumph

Frozen Dead Guy Fest: Spamarama

Smithsonian Channel
Fried, sauteed, flambeed or stuffed, SPAM is one processed food that many chefs believe worthy of a gourmet makeover. Travel to Austin, TX to ham it up at Spamarama! From: AMERICA WILD AND WACKY: Frozen Dead Guy Fest

This Man Betrayed Nazis by Stealing Looted Jewish Valuables

Smithsonian Channel
In April 1944, the Nazis began to systematically terrorize the Jews living in Hungary. Shortly afterwards, they forced them to hand over their valuables – worth an estimated $350 million. From the Series: Combat Trains: Critical Cargo

The PeaceWorx Series: Notes from Jerusalem

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
At the height of the Silent Intifada in 2014, three Jerusalem performance artists demonstrate how art can pick up where the conversation stops. Video: David Marshall, Blue Sky Project Read more: [Catalog No. NONSI00055; Copyright 2018, Smithsonian Institution]

What Ultra High Speed Penguin Footage Reveals About Pliosaurs

Smithsonian Channel
How did the pliosaurus, a 45-foot-long underwater prehistoric predator, keep up with its prey? A biomechanics expert finds answers by observing an unlikely present-day equivalent: the penguin. From: WORLD'S BIGGEST BEASTS

Gladiator School

Smithsonian Channel
Before the gladiators battled, they were sent to specialized schools where they were fed and groomed for success in the fight. From the Series: The Real Story: Gladiator

Becoming Spain's King

Smithsonian Channel
The fruits of loyalty and trust made Juan Carlos the right candidate to be the successor to the Spanish throne... although it came much later than most expected. From: MUSEUM SECRETS REVEALED: Madrid

Say Old Man Can You Play the Fiddle 1973

Human Studies Film Archives
title from credits (published work)--archival collection

Study guide

Bess Lomax Hawes was a folklorist in the Anthropology Department, California State University at Northridge, Los Angeles, California (formerly San Fernando Valley State College) when this film was made.

Donated by John Bishop in 1995.

Edited film contains the following fiddle tunes played by Earl Collins: Say Old Man Can You Play the Fiddle, Dry and Dusty (played in D tuning on a fiddle carved by his father out of cedar and inlaid with hearts), Sally Goodin, Bull at the Wagon, Black Mountain Ragand Billy in the Low Ground. The voiceovers are from interviews with Earl Collins conducted by Babara LaPan Rahm.

Festival Fundraiser - English

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Catalog No. - CFV10188; Copyright - 2002 Smithsonian Institution

The Gospel of Jesus's Wife: Sneak Peek

Smithsonian Channel
Controversial and incredibly fragile, a document stirs up debate surrounding more than 1,500 years of Christian beliefs. Catch the premiere of The Gospel of Jesus's Wife on Monday, May 5th at 8 PM ET, only on Smithsonian Channel. From: THE GOSPEL OF JESUS'S WIFE

Could You Survive This 77-Mile Triple Marathon?

Smithsonian Channel
Only one in three participating runners are able to finish this grueling, mountainous, 77-mile triple marathon without breaking down. From: THE PERFECT RUNNER

Design [R]evolutions: False Bottoms and Secret Compartments

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
A clean edit of this program can be found here: In the second of the Enid and Lester Morse Historic Design lecture series, Dr. Carolyn Sargentson will be lecturing on the theme of secrecy in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Paris, looking at the role of locksmiths in protecting the affairs of the heart, the home, and of politics, and revealing some of their strategies for developing the perfect high-performance lock.
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