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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

"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]

Director's Choice - The Sick Child by J. Bond Francisco

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Smithsonian American Art Museum Director Elizabeth Broun shares her thoughts about personal favorites from the museum collection. A few years ago when the museum considered buying this painting, called The Sick Child by J. Bond Francisco, some people thought the subject was just too sentimental, too Victorian and schmaltzy. We acquired it anyway because in the early 20th century, it was one of the most famous American paintings anywhere. The artist kept it in his studio until he died, in 1931, but thousands of reproductions had been made of it and displayed in doctors' offices all across the country. The Sick Child was familiar to every parent who ever had a desperately ill child.

Phillip L. Gould, "Probing Forbidden Transitions with Rydberg Excitation of Ultracold Atoms"

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Phillip Gould (University of Connecticut) during the workshop, "Engineering Rydberg Interactions in Atoms, Molecules and Plasmas", held September 21-23, 2009, in Cambridge Massachusetts. This workshop was sponsored in collaboration with a partnership program between Max-Planck Institut fur Physik Komplexer Systeme-Dresden (MPIPKS) and The Institute for Theoretical, Atomic and Molecular and Optical Physics (ITAMP), Organized by Matthias Weidemüller, Georg Raithel, and Hossein Sadeghpour ©Harvard University and Phillip Gould. 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).

Warthog on the Run

Smithsonian Channel
When the lions get hungry, they go after the only prey available, one unlucky warthog. From: WHEN LIONS ATTACK http://bit.ly/1p76sOD

Design Imitates Life - James Korris

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
James Korris' work is at the forefront of creative visualization in national defense technologies. He came to the defense industry following working Hollywood studio production, producing and writing.

Galactic Ridge in 60 Seconds (High Definition)

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
This sequence begins with an infrared view from the Spitzer Space Telescope of the central region of the Milky Way.

Civic Responsibility: An Ongoing Tradition in American Indian Communities

Smithsonian Education
Civic responsibility means protecting the things that a community considers important. Learn about civic responsibility for the environment as demonstrated by four contemporary American Indian communities. Presented by: Edwin Schupman, Educator, National Museum of American Indian Original Airdate: March 27, 2012 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.

Lincoln Schatz, artist interview

National Portrait Gallery
Lincoln Schatz's generative portraits of nineteen leading American innovators, known collectively as "Esquire's Portrait of the Twenty-First Century," were created in 2008 on commission from the magazine. The portraits are on view at the National Portrait Gallery, as part of the "Americans Now" exhibition, August 20, 2010 -- July 10, 2011. Each of theses sitters—representing leadership in the realms of business, medicine, science, technology, and the arts—sat for his or her portrait for one hour in the artist's ten-by-ten-foot "Cube," during which time they participated in activities of personal interest. The Cube is embedded with twenty-four cameras, each of which recorded the sitter from a different angle. The ever-changing "generative portrait" that results consists for the footage from each camera played back for different durations and in different sequences, creating a representation that is analogous to a personal encounter with these individuals. Interview by Jesse Rhodes, Smithsonian Magazine

Why Deception Valley's Deadly Heat is Good for Wildlife

Smithsonian Channel
The harsh climate of Deception Valley, a remote section of the Kalahari, deters people from living there. As a result, it's become one of the most pristine wildlife habitats in the world. From the Series: Aerial Africa: Botswana http://bit.ly/2IMeONw

SSEP Day 1 - Tim Livengood

National Air and Space Museum
The first Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP) National Conference was held at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on July 6 and 7, 2011. This student science symposium allowed student teams from all over the country to share their designs and preliminary results for experiments conducted during STS-134, Space Shuttle Endeavour's final mission. This video includes a presentation by Dr. Timothy Livengood, Senior Research Scientist at the National Center for Earth and Space Science: "The Acciental Observatory."

Vantage Point : Rosalie Favell - If only you could love me ...

National Museum of the American Indian
In her intimate portraits, Rosalie Favell (Cree Métis, b. 1958) confronts issues of gender, sexuality, and race through the use of imagery drawn from popular culture and family photo albums. Her work "If only you could love me..." (2003) refers to Frida Kahlo's 1940 painting "Self Portrait with Cropped Hair," complicating its questions of gender and sexuality and injecting issues of mixed-race identity and historical conflict. The image calls to mind both the cutting of hair in times of mourning and historic photographs of Native American children at boarding schools, where they were dressed in suits and their long hair was cut short. Favell's work is featured in "Vantage Point: The Contemporary Native Art Collection," on view through August 7, 2011 at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

Giancarlo Strinati "Bose Condensation and BCS Superconductivity"

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Giancarlo Strinati (Camerino)during FANO Memorial Symposium, "Resonances and Reflections: Profiles of Ugo Fano's Physics and Its Influences", held July 24, 2002 at The Institute for Theoretical, Atomic and Molecular and Optical Physics, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Massachusetts. © Harvard University and Giancarlo Strinati. 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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