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Landsat 8 Satellite Begins Watch

WASHINGTON — NASA transferred operational control Thursday of the Landsat 8 satellite to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in a ceremony in Sioux Falls, S.D. The event marks the beginning of the satellite’s mission to extend an unparalleled four-decade record of monitoring Earth’s landscape from space. Landsat 8 is the latest in the Landsat series […]

Zinc: The Perfect Material for Stents?

Houghton, Michigan – Stents can be life-savers, holding open coronary arteries to allow a healthy supply of blood to flow to the heart. But they can also cause problems, because they stay in the body for a lifetime. Researchers have been trying to solve the problem by designing a stent that will hold an artery […]

Michigan Engineers Honored with the MAB’s Carl E. Lee Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award

Lansing, Michigan – The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) presented its most prestigious engineering award to a pair of Michigan broadcasters who, combined, have served in the industry for nearly seven decades. The Carl E. Lee Broadcast Engineering Excellence Awards were presented during the Engineering Luncheon at the MAB’s annual Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and […]

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Bill Drayton Receives the 2013 Benjamin Franklin Creativity Laureate Award

Social Entrepreneur and Ashoka Founder Will Give Talk at Smithsonian Associates’ Event March 14, 2013 The Smithsonian Associates and the Creativity Foundation have named Bill Drayton the recipient of the 13th annual Benjamin Franklin Creativity Laureate Award in honor of his pioneering work in social entrepreneurship and public service. Drayton will discuss how his work […]

Hirshhorn Museum Offers March/April Public Programs

March 14, 2013 This spring, the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden offers a range of educational programs that invite audiences to engage with artists, curators and works on view on a deeper level. All programs are free and in the Ring Auditorium, unless otherwise noted. Meet the Artist: Flatform Thursday, March 14; 7 p.m. […]

The National Museum of American History will demonstrate a new Agricultural Innovation and Heritage Archive website and host a donation ceremony to accept new objects into the national collections.

What:  The National Museum of American History will demonstrate a new Agricultural Innovation and Heritage Archive website and host a donation ceremony to accept new objects into the national collections. When:  Tuesday, March 19, 2013 – 10:00am Where:  Presidential Reception Suite Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Between 12th and 14th streets N.W. (use Constitution […]

“Over, Under, Next” Explores the Radical Use of Diverse Materials at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum

March 13, 2013 “Over, Under, Next: Experiments in Mixed Media, 1913–Present,” an exhibition of approximately 100 works drawn largely from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s collection, runs April 18 through Sept. 8. The first in a series of permanent collection-related exhibitions leading up to the museum’s 40th anniversary in 2014, “Over, Under, Next” surveys […]

National Air and Space Museum’s Trophy Awarded to Joseph Sutter and the Mars Science Laboratory EDL Team

March 13, 2013 The 2013 Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Trophy will be awarded in the Lifetime Achievement category to Joseph Sutter and in the Current Achievement category to the Mars Science Laboratory Entry, Descent, and Landing Team. They will be presented their awards April 24 at a black-tie dinner in Washington, D.C. Established […]

Press tour for the new exhibition “Hand-Held: Gerhard Pulverer’s Japanese Illustrated Books”

What:  Press tour for the new exhibition “Hand-Held: Gerhard Pulverer’s Japanese Illustrated Books” When:  Wednesday, April 3, 2013 – 9:30am – 11:00am Where:  Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery 1050 Independence Ave. S.W. Enter through the Enid A. Haupt Garden Edo-period Japan (1615–1868) was an age of great social and political change—and of epic book consumption—that […]

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