All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Smithsonian’

Treblinka Camp Secrets: More Proof Holocaust Existed

NBC News tells us of the grim secrets recently found by archaeologists at a Nazi death camp. The findings were also documented by filmmakers and shown Saturday on the Smithsonian television channel. Treblinka is an Eastern Poland Nazi camp that claimed thousands of Jewish citizens in the early 1940s. The camp was destroyed by the Germans in 1943. After the …

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Smithsonian 3D Prints Whale Fossils Because Science

It’s generally accepted that a lot of the earth was covered in water millions of years ago allowing all sorts of sea creatures to travel to places that are landlocked today. That’s why we can find fossils of sea creatures in the mid-West. Now scientists at the Smithsonian are trying to figure out how a bunch of whales ended up …

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Star-Spangled Banner To Be Displayed At Smithsonian

The Smithsonian in Washington D.C. is doing something that is believed to have never been done before – showcase the original, handwritten manuscript of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and the flag that inspired the lyrics. These pieces of history have been displayed separately for many years. The flag has been housed at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History since the …

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Smithsonian Opens Its Collection To 3D Printers Everywhere

The Smithsonian, like most museums, have a strict “Do Not Touch” policy. It goes without saying that many of the objects in the museum’s collection are very old and very fragile. Merely touching them could do immeasurable damage to the artifact. So, how do you get these objects into the hands of educators? The Smithsonian has recently opened a new …

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Fossilized Mosquito Found; Sadly Lacks Dino Blood

Smithsonian Magazine just put out a blog that chronicles the strange journey of a fossilized mosquito with ancient blood still contained in its stomach, reminiscent of Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster Jurassic Park. The ancient mosquito was unearthed in Montana’s Glacier National Park by a geology graduate student named Kurt Constenius, who picked it up during a fossil-hunting trip with his parents …

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Bionic Man Brought To Life With Artificial Parts

Bionic man, previously a term that was only associated with science fiction, has now become a reality. The term was made popular in the 1970s with the help of a popular television show called The Six Million Dollar Man. The series chronicled the adventures of Steve Austin, a former astronaut whose body was rebuilt using artificial parts, after he nearly …

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Space Spider Dies In D.C. After Traveling 42 Million Miles

The “space spider”, Nefertiti, has died of natural causes after spending 100 days outside Earth and traveling around 42 million miles. Also called “Spidernaut”, Nefertiti was launched into space as part of a YouTube Space Lab experiment which invited teenagers to share their ideas; this particular experiment was submitted by 18-year old Amr Mohamed from Alexandria, Egypt. During her 100 …

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Space Shuttle Enterprise Set For One Last Flight

The space shuttle “Enterprise”, which has been a museum display in the Smithsonian for the past 25 years, is about to take to the skies once again. The “Enterprise” was never flown in space, but rather served as NASA’s test shuttle for approaches and landings in the ’70s. If the weather cooperates, it will fly once again this Friday on …

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Titanoboa: Snake was 48 Feet Long and Weighed 2,500 Pounds

The Smithsonian has installed an exhibit in Grand Central Station called “Titanoboa” that showcases a 48 foot long replica of the world’s largest snake. The serpent grew longer than a bus. The replica of the 2,500-pound snake was unveiled Wednesday at the commuter hub to “stimulate public interest in science, and promote the Smithsonian’s more extensive titanoboa exhibit in D.C., …

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The Art Of Video Games Opening At The Smithsonian Friday

One of the most passionately discussed arguments of our time, especially to gamers, is the question of whether or not video games can be classified as art. Art, is of course, a completely subjective concept. There are some people, however, that strive to put an objective classification on what art is. Gamers feel the need to prove their hobby to …

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