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 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 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.
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.
General Motors donates 50H-1, a 15-year-old crash test dummy, to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
A Flickr project to house publicly held images is getting hundreds of photos from the Smithsonian Institution.
Michael Dell donates one of his company's original computers to the National Air and Space Museum.