The big demo at the "Future is Here Festival" over the weekend came courtesy of a hydrogen-peroxide-powered jetpack.
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.
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.
A new effort at the Smithsonian will create digital 3D models and physical 3D printed of many of the objects in its archives, a step that could help researchers and educators alike.
A new effort under way at the world's largest museum and research institution could eventually mean more of its 137 million objects will be publicly available, even if just via 3D digital models.
The public voted to include many predictable titles in the 2012 exhibition of 40 years of gaming, but sports and simulators were left out.
D.C. museum wants the public's input on which titles should make it into exhibit highlighting video games as art. Untangle yourself from the Kinect and go chime in.
The table-size computer can be found in its D.C. halls as part of an exhibit that makes, in part, use of the hardware to demonstrate science to museum visitors.
General Motors donates 50H-1, a 15-year-old crash test dummy, to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
Scientists from the Carnegie and Smithsonian museums, as well as the University of Utah, have unveiled a new dinosaur they have dubbed the "chicken from hell."