Smithsonian

  • Smithsonian’s Giant Leap Into Kickstarter Pays Off

    Smithsonian’s Giant Leap Into Kickstarter Pays Off

    Millions of Americans gathered around small black and white television sets in the hot July of 1969 to watch Neil Armstrong step off the Apollo 11 spacecraft and set his left boot onto untouched moon dust. Armstrong would go down in history as the first man to ever walk on the moon. Armstrong’s suit is now much older and in bad need of repair. So the Smithsonian launched a… Read More

  • Robots Have Invaded The Smithsonian

    The Smithsonian Museum of American History will now feature the exciting world of robots! The main event— the John Cena vs. The Rock, if you will—is a tiny robot by the name of Marv, which stands for mini autonomous robot vehicle. It was developed in 1996-97 by the Department of Energy’s Sandia National Lab. Read More

  • The Smithsonian sends ad to your mobile


    The Smithsonian Institute is trying to encourage people to visit its galleries by sending messages to passersby’s mobile phones. The Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are testing a system that sends a message from the Smithsonian to Bluetooth-enabled phones, messages will be sent from bus stops in D.C.’s most pedestrian-trafficked areas. If… Read More