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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

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

A Big Helping of Beer and Chicken

Smithsonian Channel
What do a Garrison Keillor sketch, Bavarian beer-brewing immigrants and a place where chickens are right to be nervous have in common? Find out. From: AERIAL AMERICA: Best Small Towns http://bit.ly/1s4yuTn

Science Olympiad Reach for the Stars Event 2017 Part 7

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

The Secret Lives of Some Civil War Soldiers

Smithsonian Channel
Hundreds of women secretly joined the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. Some women were brazen enough to enlist as self-appointed officers, or double as female spies. From: CIVIL WAR 360: The Union http://bit.ly/1qDEoJA

The Dragons

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
An ARTLAB+ production by Malcolm, Brian, and Danny

Concert - The Blues: Roots, Branches and Beyond Part 1

National Museum of the American Indian

Aesthetics & Astronomy in 15 seconds

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
How do people interact with science content on mobile devices? We're trying to find out. Aesthetics & Astronomy http://astroart.cfa.harvard.edu/

Investigating Circuit Design– Solar Cells

Smithsonian Science Education Center
"Quick Tips: Resources for Teachers” is a series of short videos providing down-to-earth advice and instructional tips to teachers of STC™, our signature science curriculum. Each “Quick Tip” offers practical suggestions by experienced teachers for handling materials or managing classrooms in science investigations.

Engaged by the Hope Diamond

National Museum of Natural History
45.52 carats - The Hope Diamond--the world's largest deep blue diamond--is more than a billion years old. It formed deep within the Earth and was carried by a volcanic eruption to the surface in what is now India. Since the Hope Diamond was found in the early 1600s, it has crossed oceans and continents and passed from kings to commoners. It has been stolen and recovered, sold and resold, cut and recut. Through it all, the diamond's value increased. In 1958, Harry Winston donated the Hope Diamond to the Museum, and it now belongs to the people of the United States. Visit the Museum to learn more about the dramatic interactions between people and this diamond, and about its natural history. Visit the Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems, and Minerals.

Francesco Minardi, "Dynamics of impurities in a one-dimensional Bose gas"

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Francesco Minardi, LENS, during the workshop of "Research Frontiers in Ultra-Cold Atoms and Molecules:Unequal Mass Mixtures and Dipolar Molecules", lecture titled ""Dynamics of impurities in a one-dimensional Bose gas", 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 Francesco Minardi. 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).

Sewing Machines, Balloons, and Rocket Fuel

National Air and Space Museum
We discuss the process and technologies used to land the Mars Science Laboratory, Curiosity, on Mars. Ian Clark, from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, provides historical context for the development of those technologies and talks about the need for improvements as Mars missions move to larger and larger payloads. This program is made possible through the generous support of Boeing.

This Mysterious Event Led to the Spanish-American War

Smithsonian Channel
In early 1898, the USS Maine sailed into Havana harbor as a show of support for the Cuban revolutionaries. Two weeks later, it would explode in inexplicable circumstances lighting the fuse for the Spanish-American War. From the Series: Combat Ships: Metal War Ships http://bit.ly/2AT7GL6

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Michal Tarana, "R-matrix and Vibrational Frame Transformation in Studies ...

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Michal Tarana, Purdue University, during the workshop of "Theory of Electron-Molecule Collisions for Astrophysics, Biophysics and Low-Temperature Plasmas: Opportunities and Challenges", lecture titled "R-matrix and Vibrational Frame Transformation in Studies of Molecular Photodetachment", at the Institute for Theoretical, Atomic and Molecular and Optical Physics, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Massachusetts on December 3-5, 2012. © Harvard University and Michal Tarana. 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).

Why Design Now? Solving Global Challenges Conference - part 9

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
How can we power the world with clean energy? How can we improve the quality of life through health-care innovations? Design has emerged as a powerful tool to help businesses offer ingenious and often disruptive solutions to the world's most complex problems. Join us as leading thinkers, scientists and designers share their expertise and discuss how design can accelerate innovation and provide efficient and scalable solutions to the most pressing global needs. This program was a collaboration with GE and Smithsonian, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.

Dominik Schneble: Probing (dis-)order in lattice-trapped bosonic mixtures

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Dominik Schneble, Dominik Schneble, during the workshop of "Finite temperature and low energy effects in cold atomic and molecular few-and many-body systems", lecture titled " Probing (dis-)order in lattice-trapped bosonic mixtures", 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 Dominik Schneble. 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).

Design Du Jour, the End of the Plate? - Panel Discussion

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Katsuya Fukushima (minibar, Washington, DC), Homaro Cantu (Moto, Chicago), and Grant Achatz and designer Martin Kastner (Alinea, Chicago) discuss experimentation and iconoclastic new ways of presenting food. Moderator: Darra Goldstein, co-curator, Feeding Desire Smithsonian, Cooper-Hewit National Design Museum

SIQ Where can you find an extinct flock?

Smithsonian Institution
Jonathan Kavalier, supervisory horticulturist for Smithsonian Gardens, answers: Where can you find an extinct flock?
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