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2013-03-19 08:29:01

WASHINGTON, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On National Agriculture Day, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is unveiling a new website where the public can upload stories about technologies and innovation that have changed their work lives in agriculture--stories about precision farming, food-borne illness tracking, environmental concerns, government practices, irrigation, biotechnology and hybrid seeds. This spring, the museum is launching the Agricultural...

Smithsonian Honors Team Behind Successful Mars Curiosity Landing
2013-03-14 09:15:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum announced that the team responsible for the successful landing of NASA´s Mars Curiosity rover will receive its 2013 Trophy for Current Achievement on April 24 in Washington DC. “The Current Achievement winner can be summarized in two words: sky crane,” said a museum press release describing the award. “This phrase embodied the audacious plan that the Entry, Descent,...

2013-03-06 12:24:44

WASHINGTON, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Smithsonian's National Museum of American History: WHAT: Barry Meyer, chairman of Warner Bros., will donate Hollywood movie artifacts to the Smithsonian's entertainment collections. WHEN: Friday, March 81 p.m.: Donation ceremony in Warner Bros. Theater1:45 p.m.: One-on-one interviews (by request) WHERE: Smithsonian's National Museum of American History14th Street and Constitution Avenue N.W. WHO: John...

2013-02-28 08:27:44

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. and WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, and the Smithsonian Institution today announced a licensing agreement to distribute Smithsonian assets into the library and academic space. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070724/NYTU125) "We're elated to be working with the Smithsonian Institution," said Frank Menchaca,...

2013-02-21 12:25:02

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 13(th) Annual Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA), the peer-awarded highest honors in video game development, have revealed the recipients of the remaining two of its Special Awards - the Pioneer Award, given to developers for creating breakthrough video game genres or concepts, and the Ambassador Award, given to those who have helped the game industry advance to a better place. The Pioneer Award will be given to Steve Russell for his...

2013-02-12 08:31:54

Smithsonian Video Provides Answers during Pediatric Dental Health Month Special Partnership with American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History unveils a YouTube video today that finally answers the age-old question, "What does the tooth fairy do with all of those teeth?" The Tooth Fairy File is a "mockumentary" aimed at parents and caregivers of young children to explain to believers...

2013-02-12 08:27:26

Iconic Object Referred to as "First Bill of Human Rights" on View March 9-April 28 WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cyrus Cylinder, sometimes referred to as the first "bill of human rights," traces its origins to the Persian king Cyrus the Great's conquest of Babylon in the sixth century B.C. Almost 2,600 years later, its remarkable legacy continues to shape contemporary political debates, cultural rhetoric and philosophy. (Photo:...

2013-02-05 12:24:59

Native American Mascot Controversy Takes Center Stage at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian presents "Racist Stereotypes and Cultural Appropriation in American Sports," a symposium and community conversation Thursday, Feb. 7, from 10:15 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. in the museum's Rasmuson Theater in Washington, D.C. (Photo:...

2013-01-29 16:22:44

NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) and CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) today announced the renewal of their content carriage agreements covering retransmission consent for CBS Owned Stations as well as continued carriage of Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network and Smithsonian Channel on Charter's cable television platform. The agreement also includes new online and on-demand availability of programming from CBS and SHOWTIME. Plans are...

US Domestic Cats Killing Birds And Mammals In Record Numbers, According To Smithsonian
2013-01-29 15:58:31

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Just a week ago we reported that a New Zealand economist was looking for a way to rid the island of its cat infestation, with claims that the curious critters were responsible for millions of bird kills annually, leaving the country with a big dent in its native bird population. While many were outraged by the seemingly unwarranted call out for residents to not replace their dying feline family members, it seems there may have...