Videos | Smithsonian feed for the videosenTue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0000Olympus BioScapes 2014 Competition: Keller Amat and Ahrens Zebrafish Brain Calcium, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0000Olympus BioScapes 2014 Competition: William Lemon, Fernando Amat and Philipp Keller Drosophila Morphogenesis, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0000Carbon in Earth: Quantities, Movements, Forms and Origins video highlights the Midterm Scientific Report of the Deep Carbon Observatory, a 10-year (2009-2019) program of exploration and experimentation, involving a network of scientists from more than 40 countries. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: What’s Up With Willpower and Why Don’t I Have It? better willpower? Learn how to just say no with this step-by-step guide on boosting your self-control. In this one-minute video, Ask Smithsonian host Eric Schulze dishes on the science behind willpower – what saps it and what makes it strongerFri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0000Sponsored Video: See How Titan International Is Creating American Manufacturing Jobs Titan International set out to become the #1 manufacturer of specialty tires in the world, it turned to Goldman Sachs to help find the funding it needed.<br /><br /> Now, from its six factories throughout the U.S., Titan designs, tests and manufactures wheel and tire products that drive industries at the heart of the American economy – farming, mining and construction – fueling job growth and helping its customers get materials and manpower to where they are needed.Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0000Sponsored Video: See How Hologic's Technology Is Helping Doctors Detect Diseases Earlier Hologic, a healthcare technology company, wanted to strengthen its leadership position in early detection solutions, it needed expert advice on how to grow.<br /><br /> For many years, Goldman Sachs has worked closely with Hologic, helping them grow through strategic acquisition from a two device company to become a leader in women’s healthcare and beyond. Today, Hologic is helping doctors diagnose and treat diseases earlier and with more accuracy, leading to longer, healthier lives for patients.Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0000Sponsored Video: See How the Brooklyn Navy Yard Is Creating a New Model for Urban Revitalization the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC) wanted to further revitalize its 300 acres and continue to create local jobs, it needed additional funding and expert advice.<br /><br /> Goldman Sachs helped BNYDC identify previously untapped sources of funding, invested its own capital, and helped manage the complexity of many different parties working together. The result: the renovation of Building 128, which will house innovative and growing businesses and create jobs for Brooklyn residents.Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0000Why Engineering Will Be Vital in a Changing Climate Secretary Wayne Clough offers personal insights on the realities of climate change and the best ways for society to adaptThu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Secretary on Institution's First Official Climate Change Statement October 2014, the Smithsonian Institution released its first official statement on climate change. The bold statement acknowledges that the global climate is warming because of human activities. Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough lends perspective to this landmark statement, and explains the valuable role that the Institution can play in research and education around this important issue.Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0000Which State Looks Most Like Mars? over Utah, it's easy to imagine that you've left Earth and have stepped onto another planetThu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0000A Cycle Opera Rehearsal students in Scunthorpe, England, rehearse for their performance celebrating the life of homegrown cyclist Lal WhiteMon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0000Unlocking the Spear of Destiny's True Power's no secret that Charles IV, king of Bohemia, possessed the Spear of Destiny. But the way he brandished it in public reveals his savvy understanding of mythology and powerFri, 05 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: How Do Vaccines Work? you ever wondered how a simple shot can keep you from dying a horrible death? In this one-minute video, Ask Smithsonian’s host, Eric Schulze, unravels how vaccines boot-camp our bodies into shape, getting us ready to fight off deadly diseasesThu, 04 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0000Capturing Changes in an Argentine Farming Village Human Studies Film Archives recently preserved Jorge Preloran's 1972 documentary, <em>Valle Fértil</em>Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0000A Mongoose and Black Mamba Fight to Death mongoose is lightning fast and has razor-sharp teeth. A black mamba can kill 15 grown men with just one bite. Which of these two mortal enemies will win?Tue, 02 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0000How to Achieve Flawless Beauty bust of Nefertiti contains one of the most beautiful faces in the world. So beautiful, a mathematical formula was used to sculpt itTue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Does Chicken Soup Really Help With a Cold?'t suffer through one more miserable cold-and-flu-season without getting an answer to the burning question: can chicken soup cure your cold? In this one-minute video, Ask Smithsonian's host Eric Schulze reveals the secrets and the science behind the classic remedy offered up since the time of the ancient Greeks. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0000The Surprising Culprit Threatening Yellowstone’s Grizzly Bears National Park is one of the world's most protected ecosystems. But that's still not enough to keep its grizzly bears completely safeTue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0000How Were Easter Island's Gigantic Statues Actually Carved? of massive stone monuments, known as Moai, preside over Easter Island. The way they were carved, using only stone tools, seems unfathomableFri, 14 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Is It True That Your Hair and Nails Keep Growing After You Die? find out, we need to get down to the basics. Eric Schulze explainsWed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0000Sponsored Video: See How MRC Global Grew to Become a Leading Supplier to the Energy Industry Global, now one of the largest suppliers of pipes, valves and fittings, began as a family-owned business that turned to Goldman Sachs for capital and advice.</br></br> Goldman Sachs has worked closely with MRC Global since 2007, helping identify opportunities to grow their business. Today MRC Global is a vital link in the production chain for the entire energy industry, with over 400 service locations, and over 5,000 employees, worldwide.Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: How Do Noise-Canceling Headphones Work? host, Eric Schulze explains how 1 + 1 = 0 when it comes to soundWed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0000How a Single Asteroid Wiped Dinosaurs Off This Planet's commonly known that a single asteroid set off the dinosaurs' extinction. Even more destructive than its impact was the chain of events it set into motionWed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0000A Look Inside This See-Through Frog vessels, intestines, the heart - all of the reed frog's organs are visible through its translucent skin. It's a great adaptation for camouflage...and just plain grossTue, 11 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0000Who Decided to Put 60 Seconds in a Minute? highly influential ancient Middle Eastern civilization established some of the essential systems we still use today. Think you know which it is?Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Why Don’t People Smile in Old Photographs? saying cheese just didn’t happen in the early days of photographyThu, 06 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0000America's First Multimillionaire 1828, John Jacob Astor built a trading post on the Missouri River. Business was so profitable that it only took four decades for Astor to become America's first multimillionaireTue, 04 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: How Does Daylight Savings Affect the Body? answer depends on how you feel about cluster headachesFri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Do Cannibals Still Exist? for an answer? Host, Eric Schulze, dishes one up in less than a minuteFri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0000The Devil on the Inside spine-chilling events made famous by the film The Exorcist were based on the real-life accounts of Father Albert HughesThu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0000The Inspiration Behind Scream's Ghostface's iconic villain Ghostface was inspired by a real serial killer who preyed on young students in the college town of Gainesville, FloridaWed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Can Cats Really Make Rats Into Zombies? science behind rat zombiesFri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0000Night in Review: The 2014 American Ingenuity Awards highlights from Smithsonian magazine's annual celebration of ingenuity Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0000