Videos | Smithsonian feed for the videosenTue, 24 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0000Simulating Bubbles in the Brain video shows a laser being fired into neurons grown in a gel, re-creating the shock wave-induced cavitation that may cause brain damage in blast victims. (Jon Estrada, Christian Franck/Brown University)Tue, 24 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0000How Army Ants Build Better Bridges Panama, researchers recorded army ants crafting living bridges to take the most efficient route along the forest floor. (Christopher R. Reid, Matthew J. Lutz, Simon Garnier, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology)Mon, 23 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0000Frank Sinatra: A Voice on Air, 20 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0000James Smithson and the Chemical Blowpipe: Conversion Test, 18 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0000James Smithson and the Chemical Blowpipe: Calamine Test, 18 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: What’s a Freckle? are freckles, and how do they form? In this one-minute video, our Ask Smithsonian host, Eric Schulze, shines a light on the subject.Tue, 17 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0000Watch This Piece of Paper Fold Itself Up and Walk Away create graphene-based paper that inches around Mon, 16 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0000Unearthed Eyewitness Reports of Hitler's Final Days WWII, Nuremberg judge Michael Musmanno set out to quash rumors that Hitler was secretly still alive. This footage is part of a series of fascinating, unearthed video interviews he conducted with the last people to see the Führer alive.Mon, 16 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0000EXCLUSIVE: Hitler and Eva Braun's Disturbing Wedding​ 14 years, Hitler refused to marry his mistress Eva Braun, fearing it would alienate his female fans. Toward the end of his reign, he changed his mind—but their wedding came with a sinister caveat.Mon, 16 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0000The Tragic Bad Axe Massacre of 1832 19th-century Illinois, tensions between settlers and local Native American tribes led to a series of escalating confrontations. The violent culmination of these conflicts drove Sauk leader Black Hawk and his tribe out of the stateMon, 16 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards 2015: Rudolph Tanzi and Doo Yeon Kim duo’s “Alzheimer’s in a dish” is a breakthrough for testing new treatmentsFri, 13 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards 2015: Françoise Mouly Toon Books, her comics for kids, she’s putting the fun back in literacy and learningFri, 13 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards 2015: Theaster Gates artist and activist is using art to revitalize Chicago’s beleaguered South SideFri, 13 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards 2015: Rana el Kaliouby long emoticons. The scientist is developing technology that can detect and read our expressionsFri, 13 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards 2015: Lin-Manuel Miranda playwright, composer and actor has created a Broadway musical like no other in history Fri, 13 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards 2015: Alan Stern New Horizons space mission is bringing us our first-ever close-up views of Pluto Fri, 13 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards 2015: Bill Hader and Fred Armisen “SNL” alums slay it with love in their sendups of nonfiction films in the TV series “Documentary Now!” Fri, 13 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards 2015: Lilianna Zyszkowski teenager has wowed Silicon Valley with a potentially life-saving invention, the PillMinderFri, 13 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards 2015: Zoe Crosher and Shamim Momin 2,400-mile-long “Manifest Destiny Billboard Project” conquers AmericaFri, 13 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0000CCRCVidFInal.mp4, 09 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0000Tennenbaum Family Films, November 1937-1938, 05 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0000Monson Collection: Vienna 1938, 05 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0000Amateur Shots in Vienna, Spring 1938, 05 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0000Baker Family Films: Austria, Family and Hitler, 05 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0000Wynton Marsalis Plays at the Installation of Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton, 03 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0000The Renwick Gallery Opens, 02 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: How Do You Mummify a Body? cultures have found ways to preserve the human body after death, but how? In this one-minute video, our Ask Smithsonian Host, Eric Schulze, wraps up the answer.Sat, 31 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: How Did the Plague Kill So Many? Could It Happen Again? plague’s deadliest outbreak was in the 1300s – but is it gone for good? In this one-minute video, our Ask Smithsonian Host, Eric Schulze, explains what causes the plague and what we are doing to make sure it doesn’t happen again.Wed, 28 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0000Electric Eels Curl Up to Boost Their Power these clips, an electric eel in the lab attacks a dead fish attached to wire, which is shaken to simulate a struggle. The sounds represent the change in voltage level the eel is producing. (Video courtesy Kenneth Catania)Wed, 28 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0000This Deceptive Vehicle Destroyed Hitler's Tanks played a special role during WWII. They were used to support infantry and packed quite the punch. This tank, however, is not your ordinary tank. In fact, it's not a tank at allTue, 27 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: How Does Night Vision Technology Work?’s afraid of the dark? Our Ask Smithsonian host Eric Schulze is here to explain the illuminating science behind night vision.Wed, 21 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0000FBI Cerberus Undercover Footage, 21 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0000In Wisconsin, Evidence of Human Sacrifice's Aztalan State Park is home a mysterious pyramidal mound built by the prehistoric Native Americans who once lived there. Excavations of the site have yielded intriguing, and grisly, findingsWed, 21 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0000François Morellet, "Wave Motion Thread," 1965 by Cathy CarverWed, 21 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0000Where Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse Defeated Colonel Custer's Last Stand took place at the Little Bighorn River, where he led over two hundred soldiers into battle against thousands of Lakota and Cheyenne warriorsFri, 16 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0000Why This Early Boy Band Was Unavoidable hair, loose plots and a style unique to television catapults four young actors to pop-star status.Fri, 16 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0000This State Produces 270 Million Pounds of Popcorn Per Year large portion of Indiana's economy relies on an invaluable crop: corn. Popcorn plants like Pop Weaver have perfected the production of our favorite movie snack down to a scienceTue, 13 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0000How Waves Could Have Created the Loch Ness Monster very little scientific evidence supporting the Loch Ness Monster's existence, people routinely report it surfacing from the water. Dr. Tom Davey believes waves may be responsible for this phenomenon. Watch him test this hypothesis with a state-of-the-art wave poolTue, 06 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0000You Do Not Want to Get Tased by This Eel electric eel generates electric shocks of up to 1,000 volts, 80 times the electric voltage of a car battery. Watch as a caiman learns this fact the hard wayMon, 05 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0000Where the Nazis Hid $3.5 Billion of Stolen Art the spring of 1945, with the Third Reich crumbling, the Nazis hid their stolen art in a sealed salt mine. But when U.S. troops arrived, they found that the opening to the mine had been destroyedFri, 02 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0000You've Never Seen This Many Sharks in One Place year, thousands of sharks pour in to the waters around the Socorros for a coordinated summer of feeding, and none of the other species are safeThu, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0000