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Watch a jetpack pilot fly around Smithsonian 'future' festival

The big demo at the "Future is Here Festival" over the weekend came courtesy of a hydrogen-peroxide-powered jetpack.

By May 19, 2014

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Smithsonian now lets you view artifacts in 3D

The museum's new online 3D viewer lets you examine such objects as the life mask of Abraham Lincoln, the Wright brothers' first plane, and Amelia Earhart's flight suit.

By November 13, 2013

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Bragging rights for iPad app: First code in Smithsonian design museum

The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum adds an iPad app to its collection. But how do you exhibit and preserve software? Apparently, the same way you run a panda-breeding program.

By August 28, 2013

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Was 2014 the geekiest year yet? Join the CraveCast discussion

What were the big stories of the year for geeks and nerds in 2014? Was this the year we all became geeks? Join the conversation.

By December 15, 2014

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Winning 3D-printed ornaments deck White House tree

A few talented artists get to have their 3D-printed ornaments hung on the White House Christmas tree, and they'll be on display at Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

By December 16, 2014

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Ralph Baer, father of home video game console, dies at 92

Engineer invented the predecessor to today's home video game consoles while working at a defense contractor in the late '60s and early '70s.

By December 7, 2014

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CBS returns to Dish after 12-hour blackout

Dish Network customers can watch CBS stations again after an overnight outage -- but they'll have to say goodbye to Dish's AutoHop ad-skipping feature for new episodes of the broadcaster's shows.

By December 6, 2014

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Deck the White House halls with 3D-printed ornaments

Trim the tree for the president this Christmas with the 3D Printed Ornament Design Challenge. No 3D printer needed. Hurry, submissions due November 10.

By November 9, 2014

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Digital reconstruction restores rare dino skull

A combination of high-resolution X-ray CT scanning and digital visualisation has been used to restore a rare dinosaur fossil.

By November 6, 2014

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With this thing strapped on, even you could run a 4-minute mile

An Arizona State University engineering student has revved up a jetpack that helps runners move faster while expending less energy.

By September 17, 2014