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Smithsonian museum wants your help to preserve Neil Armstrong's spacesuit

On the 46th anniversary of humanity's first steps on the moon, Kickstarter and the Smithsonian team up to save -- and display -- a vital piece of space history.

By July 20, 2015

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Fright at the museum: Selfie sticks banned at the Smithsonian

Technically Incorrect: Citing safety concerns, the Smithsonian goes draconian on the world's latest essential gadget.

By March 3, 2015

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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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The very unexpected bat

In a series of events that sounds like an Edward Gorey tale, a new species of bat has been discovered by surprise and named accordingly.

By July 23, 2015

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Freaky Burgess Shale fossil finds its head

Researchers have found teeny tiny teeth in a creature half a billion years old so strange it was named Hallucigenia.

By June 24, 2015

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Hulu subscribers can now yada yada yada to all 9 seasons of 'Seinfeld'

The online video services hopes the iconic sitcom will bring in more subscribers, especially among the younger crowd.

By June 24, 2015

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75 million-year-old blood cells found in dino bones

Scientists have identified structures that appear to be red blood cells and collagen-like fibres in dinosaur bones dating back to the Cretaceous.

By June 9, 2015

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Watch two guys soar over Dubai with jetpacks (it's better than Hollywood)

There are no special effects in this video, which makes it all the more special.

By May 12, 2015

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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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Listen to the creepy voices of Thomas Edison's talking dolls

A new technique for salvaging recordings from delicate antiques has allowed Thomas Edison's talking dolls to find their lost voices.

By May 5, 2015