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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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Apple bans selfie sticks from its developer confab

Technically Incorrect: In its rules and regulations for this year's Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple insists that the world's latest annoying gadget is verboten.

By April 14, 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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Cards Against Humanity starts scholarship for women in science

The "party game for horrible people" will use proceeds from its latest expansion pack to do something not quite so horrible.

By March 31, 2015

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A planet like Star Wars' Tatooine just became more science than fiction

Rocky planets that orbit a binary star system, like the fictional home of Luke Skywalker, were thought to be impossible, until now.

By March 31, 2015

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Coachella, Lollapalooza ban selfie sticks

The upcoming Coachella and Lollapalooza music festivals have joined a growing number of events worldwide forbidding selfie sticks on the grounds.

By March 29, 2015

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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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Tomorrow Daily 139: Nvidia Shield, an online comic book class taught by Stan Lee and more

If you've been dying to put your comic book knowledge to good use, here's your chance. Stan Lee and producer Michael Uslan are teaming up with the Smithsonian to offer an online course on the history of the superhero. Excelsior!

By March 4, 2015

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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