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NASA's Chandra Observatory Searches For Trigger Of Nearby Supernova

NASA/Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics New data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory offer a glimpse into the environment of a star before it exploded earlier this year, and insight into what triggered one of the closest supernovas...

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2014-08-12 23:12:36

The first life-saving Public Safety operated small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) in the world joins the permanent collection at the National Air and Space Museum for all to see. Saskatoon, SK (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 On May 9th, 2013 at 00:20 hours the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) investigated a single roll-over accident in a rural area of Saskatchewan, Canada. Ground units and a manned helicopter searched for the seriously injured driver for two hours until the RCMP called in...

107-year Journey Of The Beetle Rhipidocyrtus Muiri
2014-07-14 03:24:21

Pensoft Publishers Serendipity leads University of Kansas scientists to the discovery and description of Rhipidocyrtus muiri - a 107 year old beetle, lost in collections specimen, which turned out to represent a new genus and species. The long and tortuous history of the enigmatic ripidiine wedge beetle from Borneo is discussed in a recent paper published in the open access journal ZooKeys. The holotype male, and only known specimen of Rhipidocyrtus muiri, was collected 107 years ago...

2014-07-10 16:21:51

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian will present the symposium "Energy for Change: Green Leaders Building a Sustainable Future" during its annual Living Earth Festival Friday, July 18, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the museum's Rasmuson Theater. The event is free and open to the public. The program flyer with participant biographies is available here. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140710/126124 Influential...

Long-Term Climate Factors Led Early Humans To Patchwork Evolution
2014-07-04 11:14:48

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the past, scientists concluded many of man’s defining qualities, such as legs made for walking upright and a large brain, evolved all at once. But according to a new study in the journal Science, shifts in climate caused these qualities to evolve separately. Based on analyses of fossil evidence, the study researchers said the shrinking of forests and expansion of savannas in East Africa led to walking upright, which freed our...

2014-06-26 16:23:11

Grows Its Digital Collections Program with New Archives and the Next Installments of Smithsonian Collections Online and Nineteenth Century Collections Online FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gale, part of Cengage Learning, has added millions of pages of content to its Gale Digital Collections program with the launch of 10 resources, including new periodical collections and the next installments of Smithsonian Collections Online, Nineteenth Century Collections Online,...

2014-06-18 23:09:36

Digital Badges Motivate Students Through Personal Exploration and Online Conferences Reveal the Work of Experts Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access is helping students avoid the summer learning slide with a collection of self-directed, project-based learning activities through its Smithsonian Quests program. Smithsonian Quests motivate young people with personal coaching from the Smithsonian and reward their achievements with digital...

2014-06-17 12:25:08

NEW YORK, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Caroline Baumann, director of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (formerly Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum), today announced plans for the opening of the renovated and restored Carnegie Mansion and the 10 exhibitions that will inaugurate the revamped and expanded gallery spaces. The nation's only museum devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design, Cooper Hewitt will open its doors to the public on Friday,...

2014-06-12 12:31:01

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will host a special naturalization ceremony and presentation of the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal to Ralph Lauren with keynote remarks by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140212/MM64287LOGO WHEN: Tuesday, June 1710:30 a.m. WHERE: Flag HallNational Museum of American History14th Street and Constitution...

Panama Protects World Trade And Saves Whales
2014-05-28 03:44:07

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Smithsonian research informs marine conservation The Republic of Panama's proposal to implement four Traffic Separation Schemes for commercial vessels entering and exiting the Panama Canal and ports was approved unanimously by the International Maritime Organization in London, May 23. Based on studies by Smithsonian marine ecologist Hector Guzman, the new shipping lanes are positioned to minimize overlap between shipping routes and humpback whale...

2014-05-15 23:05:34

Sponsored by Disney and Target, IMMERSION 2014 features Disney Animation Studios, the Smithsonian, Google, Microsoft, Stratasys, Oculus, Oracle, Bitcoin and more. Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 The Immersive Education Initiative today announced that Melissa Carrillo, Director of New Media and Technology at the Smithsonian Latino Center, will keynote the IMMERSION 2014 Arts & Culture reception at the J. Paul Getty Museum (The Getty Center) in Los Angeles, California, this June. During...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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