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National Zoo's panda cam falls victim to government shutdown

Panda watchers around the world are faced this morning with the bleak reality of the US government shutdown also shutting down the popular panda cam.

By October 1, 2013

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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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What happens when an otter plays a keyboard?

Keyboard cat, schmeyboard cat. These otters at the Smithsonian's National Zoo play a mean tune for zoo attendees.

By May 28, 2014

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Orangutans monkey around with iPads at zoo

A program called Apps for Apes has swung its way into the Smithsonian's National Zoo in the U.S. capital.

By January 23, 2013

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Google Street View hits Taronga Zoo, Luna Park

Google Street View is expanding its off-road locations in Australia, opening up Taronga Zoo and Luna Park.

By November 25, 2012

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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 February 24, 2012

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Poop-powered zoo cart a dung deal in Denver

A gasification system is set to convert more than 90 percent of the Denver Zoo's waste into energy that can, among other things, fuel a rickshaw.

By March 27, 2012

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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 July 14, 2010

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Dell on display in Smithsonian

Michael Dell donates one of his company's original computers to the National Air and Space Museum.

By May 10, 2007