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The State of Rock Art in North America 3 - Q & A

National Museum of the American Indian
In this session, Carolyn McClellan invites the audience to ask questions regarding the topic of rock art and paintings in North America. She and Lawrence Loendorf provided some fascinating responses. This talk was webcast live and recorded in the Rasmuson Theater of the National Museum of the American Indian on May 18, 2017.

Global Positioning System: A Generation of Service to the World

National Air and Space Museum
In this presentation, Maj. Ben Calhoon, Chief of the Positioning, Navigation and Timing Branch within the Space Operations Division of Headquarters Air Force, will discuss the importance of GPS. This program is made possible through the generous support of Boeing.

Fort McHenry Flip Cocktail Recipe: Raise a Glass to History

Smithsonian Channel
Mix up a new classic American cocktail at home with this step-by-step guide to the Fort McHenry Flip, Sean Kenyon's original cocktail creation for Smithsonian's Raise a Glass to History.

Mary Jo Arnoldi Bamana Puppet Masquerade Video Project, 1978-1980

Human Studies Film Archives
Title supplied by archives staff (unpublished work)--archival collection

Cataloging supported by Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee

Donated by Mary Jo Arnoldi in 2007.

Full Video record of Bamana puppet masquerade performances taped in Markala, Segou Region of Mali.

These Palau Shipwrecks Are Ideal Underwater Homes for Coral

Smithsonian Channel
In the shallow waters of Palau, remarkably well-preserved shipwrecks like the Iro Maru provide an ideal breeding ground for coral to thrive – and a major draw for divers. From the Series: Great Blue Wild: Giants of Palau

The Twelve-Year Pig War

Smithsonian Channel
In 1859, when an American farmer shot a pig on an island that both Britain and America claimed, a twelve-year-long standoff known as the Pig War began. From: AERIAL AMERICA: Washington

Male Orchid Bees Mix Their Own Cologne Carefully

Smithsonian Channel
For the male orchid bee, mating begins with a smell: a mix of several fragrances that produce a signature perfume so that females can decide if they’re worthy. From: SECRETS OF THE HIVE

Business of Design 2013 - Designers embracing business

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
On October 16, 2013, leading business and design innovators were invited to Cooper-Hewitt's Business of Design Breakfast, an annual National Design Week event, for a discussion of the challenges and opportunities around design thinking. Cooper-Hewitt Director Caroline Baumann and Undercurrent CEO Aaron Dignan co-moderated the conversation, which was hosted by Design Within Reach at their SoHo retail studio. Themes included the role design thinking plays in corporate culture, how design thrives when embraced from the top down, and the challenges of fostering design in business. 2013 participants include: · Caroline Baumann, Director, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum · Aaron Dignan, CEO, Undercurrent · John Edelman, President & CEO, Design Within Reach · Robert Fabricant, Vice President of Creative, frog · Jon C. Iwata, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications, IBM Corporation · John Kilpatrick, CEO, Cabin (Funded by Samsung NYC Accelerator) · Yaron Kopel, Chief Innovation & Design Officer, SodaStream · Doreen Lorenzo, President, Quirky · John McPhee, Chief Operating Officer, Design Within Reach · Michael Phillips, Chief Operating Officer, Jamestown L.P. · Mauro Porcini, Chief Design Officer, PepsiCo · Marybeth Shaw, Chief Creative Officer, Wolf-Gordon · Alex Tepper, Global Director of Innovation, General Electric · Greg Van Bellinger, Hardlines Design Director, Target · Simone Vingerhoets-Zeismann, Executive Vice President, Artek USA

This Air Force Bomber Can Hold 70,000 Lbs. in Weapons

Smithsonian Channel
The legendary B-52 can carry smart bombs, laser-guided bombs, mines, even nuclear missiles--a total of 70,000 pounds of weaponry at a time. From: AIR WARRIORS: B-52

Was This U.S. Naval Captain Looking for a Fight?

Smithsonian Channel
When investigators dig deeper into the mistaken shooting of Iran Air Flight 655, they discover the U.S. Navy captain behind it might have been looking for trouble. From: AIR DISASTERS: Mistaken Identity

What Really Caused the Monkees to Split?

Smithsonian Channel
As The Monkees fought for creative control of their music, tensions began to mount and tempers raged out of control leading to a few "punch-ups". From: MAKING THE MONKEES

Film Studies of Traditional Indian Life in Brazil: Canela 1975

Human Studies Film Archives
Supplementary materials: 2,3,4,6

Cataloging supported by Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee

Full film record was created for the National Anthropological Film Center, Smithsonian Institution and was filmed among the Canela Indians, a Ge speaking tribe in northeastern Brazil. Research film project concentrates on socialization of children. Footage also contains daily life activities including food preparation, cultivation, hunting, grooming, and playing soccer. An initiation of boys with accompanying celebrations and log racing, Wild Boar day, and a funeral were also filmed.

Why Do Giraffes Have Patches?

Smithsonian Channel
The dark patches on a giraffe's body hide an intricate network of blood vessels and glands. These allow blood to flow through them, releasing heat and cooling the body. From: AFRICA'S WILD HAVENS: Camelthorn Tree

The Heartwarming Story Behind the First Thanksgiving

Smithsonian Channel
The first pilgrims who settled in Plymouth suffered a brutal winter, facing disease and exposure in a new land. But the following spring, members of the Wampanoag tribe paid them a visit that would result in an enduring American holiday. From: AERIAL AMERICA: New England

Was This Buried Viking Lord Close to a Legendary Danish King?

Smithsonian Channel
In Fregerslev, Denmark, a grave belonging to a 10th century Viking offers clues to its owner's high rank. Some believe he could be affiliated with one of Denmark's most legendary monarchs: Gorm the Old. From the Series: Secrets: Grave of the Vikings

CircumSolar Migration

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Circumsolar, Migration1 follows the migration of the arctic tern, a small sea bird that has the longest migration of all living beings on earth, flying from the Arctic to the Antarctic and back again each year. As such, it experiences two polar summers of 24-hour daylight each year, which makes it the one creature in the world that lives the most daylight. This video is on view as part of Rebeca Mendez Selects, at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Robin White Owen's Mobile Smithsonian Vision

Office of the Chief Information Officer
Robin White Owen, principal at MediaCombo, gives her vision for Smithsonian Mobile at the American Association of Museums Conference in LA in May, 2010.

Happy World Wetlands Day from SERC: Dr. John Devaney

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Dr. John Devaney, postdoc in the Terrestrial Ecology Lab, gives us a behind-the-scenes tour of the lab's mangrove and climate change experiments. He takes the time to show us one of the important instruments the lab uses to measure carbon dioxide uptake by mangroves in the experiment. With the infrared gas analyzer, they can gage the health of the plants under experimental conditions like temperature and humidity.

How Disease Plundered the German Army Ranks

Smithsonian Channel
In the winter of 1941, Hitler's Wehrmacht trudges towards Moscow. But before they can face Stalin's Red Army, they must first battle an early cold front and rampant disease. From the Series: Apocalypse: The Second World War: Crushing Defeat

Hidden Clues You May Have Missed in Washington's Portrait

Smithsonian Channel
Look closely at Gilbert Stuart's legendary Lansdowne portrait of George Washington and you'll find hidden symbols of unity, freedom, and American patriotism. From: PICTURING THE PRESIDENT: GEORGE WASHINGTON

Is the True Story of Marco Polo Buried Under Years of Lies?

Smithsonian Channel
With over 100 known versions written of Marco Polo's story, researchers struggle to find the original tale embedded in hundreds of years of elaboration. From the Series: Mystery Files: Marco Polo

A Chinese Grandmother Crosses a River by Zipline

Smithsonian Channel
If you're a Lisu resident in Southern China and you want to cross a local river, odds are you won't be using a bridge. The preferred mode of transportation here is zipline - and it's not for the faint of heart. From the Series: China From Above: Living Past

A Secret Love Letter From Frida Kahlo's Extramarital Affair

Smithsonian Channel
From Frida Kahlo's passionate love letters sealed with a kiss, to watercolor notes from famous artists, let the Smithsonian's love letter collection inspire your handmade valentines. From the Series: Stories From the Vaults: Sex 101

2011 Business of Design: Philip Duncan -Designers and business

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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