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2014-10-20 12:26:18

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grammy Award-winning musician Brian Setzer donated his signature orange Gretsch guitar to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History during a ceremony Oct. 17. The replica guitar is evocative of Setzer's original 1959 Gretsch 6120 "Stray Cat" guitar, for which he raided his Monopoly game for two dice drilled holes in them and attached them to take the place of the missing tone knobs. To help resemble a 1950s-era "hot...

2014-10-15 04:21:44

International Awards Exhibition Printed with Epson Printers and Papers Opens at Smithsonian on Oct. 24 LONG BEACH, Calif., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson today announced it is a global sponsor of the 2014 Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards Exhibition for the third consecutive year. As the official inkjet printer and paper partner for the ongoing print exhibition, Epson's professional printing technology allows visitors to celebrate the beauty and...

2014-10-10 16:23:59

Selected By Public Vote, Winning Design Announced Oct. 9 At Design Awards Gala In NYC NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spire, a wearable personal health-tracking device, took home the trophy for the 2014 People's Design Award at Cooper Hewitt's National Design Awards gala in New York Oct. 9. National Design Awards jury member Bruce Mau announced the winning design and presented the award to Spire CEO Jonathan Palley and designer Zhao Zhao. Spire analyzes an...

crown-of-thorns sea star
2014-10-02 03:00:06

Kathryn Sabella, Smithsonian Coral reefs face a suite of perilous threats in today’s ocean. From overfishing and pollution to coastal development and climate change, fragile coral ecosystems are disappearing at unprecedented rates around the world. Despite this trend, some species of corals surrounding the island of Moorea in French Polynesia have a natural protector in their tropical environment: coral guard-crabs. New research from the National Museum of Natural History’s Smithsonian...

2014-10-01 12:29:10

More Than 300 Design-Related Events in New York City and at Organizations Across the U.S. NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will host National Design Week from Oct. 4 through Oct. 12. Throughout the week, the museum will offer a series of public programs in New York for students, teachers, design professionals and the general public to celebrate the important role that design plays in all aspects of daily life. Organizations...

2014-09-03 12:23:09

Exhibit Opens Today at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson today announced it is a global sponsor of the new exhibition "Wilderness Forever: 50 Years of Protecting America's Wild Places," which opens today at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Marking 50 years since the passage of the Wilderness Act - one of America's most successful and enduring pieces of conservation...

2014-08-29 23:04:15

Other Notable Experts – from the Smithsonian to the International Space Station – Take Attendees to Deep Sea and Space Kansas City, Missouri (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 The Linda Hall Library Fall Lecture Series will transport attendees to the Panama Canal, tropical reefs and outer space, educating and entertaining along the way. As the world's foremost independent research library devoted to science, engineering and technology, the Library has secured such notable speakers as double...

supernova SN 2014J
2014-08-14 10:48:55

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 witnessed in decades. The data gathered on the Jan. 21 explosion, a Type Ia supernova, allowed scientists to rule out one possible cause. These supernovas may be triggered when a white dwarf takes on too much mass from its companion star,...

digitizing bees
2014-08-13 07:29:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Smithsonian Institution is recruiting volunteers willing to help them digitize documents like handwritten Civil War journals, letters written by famous artists and century-old botany specimen labels so that these nuggets of American history can educate and entertain Web surfers throughout the world. The Smithsonian’s Transcription Center website, launched to the public earlier this week, is an attempt to create an online...

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...


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