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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

Island Scrub-Jay

Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center
Island Scrub-Jay nest being predated by a Cooper's Hawk.

Meet the Kids at the Zoo

Smithsonian Channel
They're young, curious and feisty - meet the wild animal babies of the National Zoo. From the Show: Baby New at the Zoo http://bit.ly/2g7KGjn

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).

Chinese Paper Folding: Jennifer Bohlinger (Interview)

Smithsonian Education
Jennifer Bohlinger offers ideas for support problem solving and imagination through teaching origami to children. Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Family Day 2009 May 8, 2009 National Museum of Natural History

Barry Dunning, Rice University, "Engineering very-high-n wave packets"

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Lecture I Part I 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

John Grade Interview for WONDER at the Renwick Gallery

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Find a tree the same age as the Renwick Gallery was no easy feat but John Grade embraced the challenge with gusto. Hear the process of how Middle Fork was created for the Renwick Gallery.

No New Water

Smithsonian Education
Water, especially urban waterways, will be discussed in terms of systems, human impact, and civic responsibility. Using the Anacostia River as a case study, the session makes learning about global water systems easy to comprehend by all ages in any locale. Presented by: Gail Lowe, Senior Historian, Anacostia Community Museum and Tony Thomas, Education Program Coordinator, Anacostia Community Museum Original Airdate: May 17, 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.

Tigers Use Urine to Figure Out If They Have Chemistry

Smithsonian Channel
Young tiger Kumal is spellbound by a female tiger he encounters in a local stretch of forest. If she's interested, she'll signal her intent by way of the chemicals she releases in her urine. From the Show: Tiger On the Run http://bit.ly/2zsIui3

The Dawn Flight Team - 2014 National Air and Space Museum Trophy Winner

National Air and Space Museum
The National Air and Space Museum's 2014 Trophy Award Winner for Current Achievement goes to the Dawn Flight Team. The Dawn team has successfully performed the challenging feat of orbiting and exploring Vesta, the second most massive asteroid of the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, unlocking the secrets of this mysterious, alien world, and shedding important new light on the early solar system. Dawn's ambitious mission to explore Vesta and Ceres would be impossible without the use of ion propulsion. This technology made the project affordable within NASA's Discovery Program with conventional chemical propulsion. It also helped Dawn to eclipse the record for the largest propulsive velocity change by any spacecraft.

Ages of Time

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Corporate documentary film chronicling the history of timekeeping, edited by African American film editor Hortense Beveridge. "Ages of Time" was produced in 1959 by the Hamilton Watch Company of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and is narrated by renowned actor Burgess Meredith.

2012.79.1.3.1a: 16mm color film.

U.S. Troops in the Pacific Treat Themselves to a Little R&R

Smithsonian Channel
A brief respite from the frontlines of the Pacific War sees American troops trying to inject a little comfort into their lives: from more habitable living quarters to enjoying the enemy's hidden supply of liquor. From the Series: Pacific War in Color: Striking Distance http://bit.ly/2M9mmM2
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