126 Results for

smithsonian

Article

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

Article

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

Article

Flying the dream: Martin Aircraft puts jetpack joyrides within reach

From the James Bond jet belt to a "Jetsons"-inspired "motorbike in the sky," one New Zealand company is bringing the dream of jetpack travel to reality -- and thanks to a significant new investment, it could be here sooner than you think.

By February 23, 2015

Article

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

Video

The things ​you ​find in Neil Armstrong's closet

Astronaut ​Neil Armstrong's widow uncovers long-​lost space gear that went to the ​moon and back, ​and now it'​s on display at the Smithsonian.​

By February 10, 2015

Article

Forgotten Apollo moon artifacts found in Neil Armstrong's closet

A hidden treasure trove of gear flown on the Apollo 11 mission to the moon sees the light of day after Neil Armstrong's widow shares the find with the Smithsonian.

By February 9, 2015

Article

Dark matter guides growth of supermassive black holes

A winner has been declared in the debate about stars, dark matter and black holes, and it can help us understand how elliptical galaxies grow.

By February 19, 2015

Article

Two newly discovered planets look promising for extraterrestrial life

Among eight new Kepler planets found are the two most Earth-like to date, with possible conditions for the propagation of life.

By January 7, 2015

Article

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

Article

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