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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


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 Nov. 13, 2013


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 Aug. 28, 2013


Smithsonian turns to 3D to bring collection to the world

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.

By Feb. 24, 2012


Thomas Jefferson: The Smithsonian's 3D printing pioneer

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.

10 Images Feb. 24, 2012


Super Mario, Doom II, WoW in Smithsonian show

The public voted to include many predictable titles in the 2012 exhibition of 40 years of gaming, but sports and simulators were left out.

By May. 5, 2011


Help Smithsonian curate video game exhibit

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.

By Mar. 2, 2011


The Smithsonian welcomes Microsoft's Surface

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.

By Nov. 9, 2010


GM donates crash test dummy to Smithsonian

General Motors donates 50H-1, a 15-year-old crash test dummy, to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

By Jul. 14, 2010


Smithsonian adds photos to Flickr Commons

A Flickr project to house publicly held images is getting hundreds of photos from the Smithsonian Institution.

By Jun. 19, 2008