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2013-10-23 23:04:18

Bionic Man Unveiled at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum and “The Incredible Bionic Man” Documentary Now Airing on Smithsonian Channel Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 NeoSpeech, a leader in text-to-speech (TTS) software and speech-enabled solutions, has announced that the NeoSpeech text-to-speech voice Paul is featured as a part of a bionic man named, “Frank,” and also in Smithsonian Channel documentary, “The Incredible Bionic Man.” A team of engineers...

2013-10-18 12:21:09

NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The PackH2O Water Backpack took home the 2013 People's Design Award at the National Design Awards gala in New York, Thursday, Oct. 17. Todd Oldham announced the winning design and presented the award to president and CEO of Greif Inc. David Fischer. PackH2O attempts to solve the global clean water crisis by giving people the power to easily transport their own water. "Cooper-Hewitt has long been a champion of socially responsible...

2013-10-15 08:30:33

Documentary States the SynCardia Heart is the Only Man-made Internal Organ That's Already Saving Lives TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A human-like bionic man envisioned in popular culture may be years away, but there's one man-made organ that already is saving lives: the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131015/LA97441) Scientists and roboticists researched and used the most advanced technology they could find to...

Blood-Filled Mosquito Fossil Discovered By Researchers
2013-10-15 04:22:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers report that they have found a fossilized mosquito specimen that was still blood-engorged from its last meal – a discovery that is detailed in the latest edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The mosquito had been preserved in shale rock for approximately 46 million years after it plummeted into a lake in what is now northwestern Montana, according to Joseph Stromberg of...

2013-09-27 20:21:27

Exhibition extended through Nov. 3, 2013 WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Whether in literature, art, song or speech, mankind has always made reverential reference to rivers and waterways, recognizing the essential value of water to life itself. Despite this basic understanding, the waterways of the Earth have often been abused and some of greatest offenses have occurred in cities. The Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum has extended through Nov. 3, 2013, its...

2013-09-24 08:26:59

Public Programs Celebrate the First Exhibition on the Art of Yoga, Including Opening Festival Oct. 26 and Yoga Classes in the Galleries WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Yoga: The Art of Transformation," the first exhibi­tion about the visual history of yoga, opens Oct. 19 at the Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and explores yoga's rich diversity and historical transformations during the past 2,000 years. On view through Jan. 26, 2014, "The Art of...

2013-09-02 16:20:15

Deal Includes Retransmission Consent for CBS Owned Stations and Carriage of Showtime, CBS Sports Network and Smithsonian Channel NEW YORK, Sept. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) and Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks have reached an agreement for carriage of CBS owned stations on Time Warner Cable systems across the country, as well as Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network and Smithsonian Channel, it was announced today by representatives for...

2013-08-28 23:20:05

Conferences Will Highlight Biodiversity and Urban Waterways Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access is hosting two online education conferences for teachers and students Sept. 11 and Oct. 9 that offer a look into how Smithsonian conservation biologists are helping save frog populations from extinction and ways to facilitate citizen scientist projects for students. The sessions bring together experts from the Smithsonian Conservation...

Apple TV Adds Disney, The Weather Channel And Vevo
2013-08-27 18:03:05

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online The Disney Channel, Disney Channel XD, The Weather Channel, the Smithsonian and Vevo are now available to Apple TV owners. Apple quietly released the update this morning, adding the five new channels alongside the new iTunes Festival channel. The iPhone maker has been steadily adding new features and content to their Apple TV offering amidst long-whispered rumors that they’ll one day release either a separate set-to box or...

2013-08-20 12:22:48

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art" presents the rich and varied contributions of Latino artists in the United States since the mid-20th century, when the concept of a collective Latino identity began to emerge. The exhibition is drawn entirely from the Smithsonian American Art Museum's pioneering collection of Latino art. It explores how Latino artists shaped the artistic movements of their day and recalibrated key...