Videos | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/videos/RSS feed for the videosenFri, 28 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0000Watch a Determined Cheetah Mother Search for Her Lost Cubshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/watch-a-determined-cheetah-mother-search-for/When a female cheetah loses a cub to a lion attack, she can't afford to grieve for long. Her other cubs are missing, and there's a chance they might still be aliveFri, 28 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0000How 3D Printing Improved the Fit of This Robotic Suithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/how-3d-printing-improved-the-fit-of-this-rob/Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0000What You Never Knew About Tabasco Saucehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/what-you-never-knew-about-tabasco-sauce/Tabasco sauce got its start after the Civil War, when Edmund McIlhenny of Avery Island, Louisiana, began fermenting his red pepper plants in order to make a spicy sauceWed, 26 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0000This Prototype for a Robotic Flipper Was Inspired by Sea Lions http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/prototype-robotic-flipper-sea-lions/Megan Leftwich, an engineering professor at George Washington University, is building a robotic flipper based on her observations of sea lionsWed, 26 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0000The Soul of Louisianahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-soul-of-louisiana/Where the first American mafias, Louis Armstrong, and chef Emeril Lagasse started out, New Orleans remains the soul of LouisianaWed, 26 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0000When Do Pandas Get Their Eye Patches?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/at-the-smithsonian/when-do-pandas-get-their-eye-patches/A panda bear's defining features are not present at birth. Caretakers at Smithsonian's National Zoo explain when a panda's eye patches start to appearWed, 26 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0000Playing the Unplayable Recordshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/playing-the-unplayable-records/Researchers and scientists work together together to find a way to play recordings made by the studio of inventor Alexander Graham BellWed, 26 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0000Teen Inventor Alexis Lewis on Youth and the Innovative Spirithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/teen-inventor-alexis-lewis-innovation/With a patent to her name and more likely on the way, the 15-year-old has made it her mission to inspire young innovatorsWed, 26 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0000Ireland's Incredible Landscapes: From the Aran Islands to the Burrenhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/irelands-incredible-landscapes-from-the-ar/Ireland's high winds and strong weather deposit shipwrecks along the shores of the Aran Islands and carve amazing designs into the limestone of the BurrenTue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0000This Woman Invented Monopoly to Combat Greedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/this-woman-invented-monopoly-to-combat-greed/Monopoly, arguably the most-famous board game, was invented by Charles Darrow. But many attribute the original idea to Lizzie Magie, a Quaker and the creator of the Landlord's Game, which bears striking resemblance to its more-popular successorMon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Why Do Flamingos Stand on One Leg? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-why-do-flamingos-stand-on-one-leg/Have you ever wondered why these birds strike this peculiar pose? Find out in this one-minute video, where Ask Smithsonian host Eric Schulze walks us through the reasons behind the majestic bird’s one-legged stance.Wed, 19 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0000Sponsor Content: From World Heritage Sites to Vibrant Cities: Experience Irelandhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/sponsored/visit-ireland/Discover ancient tombs, engaging artistic traditions and some of the world’s friendliest people.Wed, 19 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0000Satellites Show Land Changes in Rondôniahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/satellites-show-land-changes-in-rondonia/Images of the Brazilian state show how farms spread into the rainforest between 1975 and 2011. (Video courtesy USGS)Tue, 18 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0000Mesmerizing: Pufferfish Twirling in Bubble Lassos http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/mesmerizing-pufferfish-twirling-in-bubble-l/In the Socorro Islands, the change of seasons is marked by a swirling vortex of bubbles which catches the local pufferfish by surprise. It's caused by a collision of cold and warm deep water currentsTue, 18 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0000These Spiders Glide From Tropical Treeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/these-spiders-glide-from-tropical-trees/New research shows that species from the <em>Selenops</em> genus navigate falls by gliding to the nearest tree trunk. (Video courtesy Stephen P. Yanoviak)Tue, 18 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0000Sponsor Content: Explore Ireland's Wild Atlantic Wayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/sponsored/explore-irelands-wild-atlantic-way/Experience one of the wildest, most enchanting and culturally rich coastal touring routes in the world.Tue, 18 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0000Mysterious Octopus Pranks Its Preyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/mysterious-octopus-pranks-its-prey/Rather than pouncing on its prey, the larger Pacific striped octopus extends a tentacle and taps its victim, startling it into the octopus's deadly embrace. (Video courtesy Roy Caldwell, UC Berkeley)Wed, 12 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0000The End of Time As We Know Ithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-scott-wing/Scott Wing speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalWed, 12 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Why Do We Get Prune Fingers? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-why-do-we-get-prune-fingers/Why are we equipped with this curious modification? Find out in this one-minute video, where Ask Smithsonian host Eric Schulze gives us the info on our wrinkled digits.Fri, 07 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0000Harrowing Accounts From Hiroshima Survivorshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/harrowing-account-from-hiroshima-survivors/After an American B-29 bomber dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the explosion instantly killed tens of thousands of people and left many wounded. These survivors recount the horrific aftermathThu, 06 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0000The Smiley Face Was Invented For Corporate Americahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/the-smiley-face-was-invented-for-corporate-a/A yellow circle with simply drawn eyes and a smile has become one of the most recognized American graphics. It was first created for an insurance company in the 1960s by artist Harvey BallWed, 05 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0000This Is the Only Color Photo of the First Atomic Explosionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/this-is-the-only-color-photo-of-the-first-at/With more than 405,000 American casualties and Japan rejecting unconditional surrender, the United States begins testing the atomic bomb in New Mexico. This is some of the only footage recorded of these powerful testsWed, 05 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0000How Lego Redefined Playhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-lego-redefined-play/Once a company of only 10 employees, Lego is now one of the most recognized brands on the planet-valued at over 14 billion dollars. But none of this could have been possible without Lego's revolutionary approach to play and commerceTue, 04 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0000Why Jack the Ripper's Identity May Soon Be Provenhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/why-jack-the-rippers-identity-may-soon-be-p/Despite the length of time that has passed since he first terrorized London, enthusiasm and interest in Jack the Ripper has never been stronger. Which is why we're closer than ever to unmasking himMon, 03 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0000Ice Cyclehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-matthew-burtner/Matthew Burtner speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalThu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000A Sampler of Apocalypseshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-laura-lanford/Laura Lanford speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalWed, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000Microalgae: Food Fertilizer and Fuel of the Futurehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-mike-jochum/Mike Jochum speaks at Smithsonian magazine's Future Is Here FestivalWed, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000Alice in Quantum Wonderlandhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-shohini-ghose/Shohini Ghose speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalWed, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000What Would Dr. McCoy Make With a Star Trek Replicator?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-julielynn-wong/Julielynn Wong speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalWed, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000Will the Zombie-Makers of Today Yield the Neuroscience and Drug Discoveries of Tomorrow? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-kelly-weinersmith/Kelly Weinersmith speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalWed, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000The Future of Food: Why We Need Urban Bee Geekshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-jocelyn-crocker/Jocelyn Crocker speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalWed, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000Should We Build Terminators?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-erik-schecter/Erik Schechter speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here Festival Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000Robot Intimacy: The Inevitable Leap to Love and Sex With Robotshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-beth-phillips/Beth Phillips speak at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalWed, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000Poster Child: How Ghana, Thailand, and Poland Interpreted Futuristic Worlds of Classic Movies through Postershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-ben-leach/Ben Leach speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalWed, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000Communicating With Brain Signalshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-mick-ebeling/Mick Ebeling speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalMon, 27 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000Is This the World's Best Preserved Mummy?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/is-this-the-worlds-best-preserved-mummy/At least 500 years old, the Inca maiden found at the top of the Andes is so well-preserved that visitors find themselves whispering, for fear of waking herFri, 24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000Virgins of the Sun and the Incan Human Sacrificehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/virgins-of-the-sun-and-the-incan-human-sacri/In Incan times, a select group of girls called "Virgins of the Sun" were taken from their families and prepared for what was believed to be the highest honor: a human sacrifice to the GodsFri, 24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000This Man Filmed the Inside of a Hurricane and Lived To Tellhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/this-man-filmed-the-inside-of-a-hurricane-an/Crewman Joseph Bussey filmed Hurricane Ike aboard The Odyssey in the Galveston, Texas, bay. Thankfully, both he and his incredible footage made it out in one pieceFri, 24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000Frog Dive: How To Fall With Stylehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/frog-dive-how-to-fall-with-style/This gliding tree frog uses its webbing as a parachute. It's a great escape mechanism, especially when being pursued by a deadly boaFri, 24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000The Future of Oceanshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/the-future-of-oceans/Nancy Knowlton speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalFri, 24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000What The Real Watson and Holmes Did for a Livinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/what-the-real-watson-and-holmes-did-for-a-li/Edwin Holmes, a burglar alarm pioneer, and Thomas Watson, an electrician who worked for Alexander Graham Bell, decided to join forces in 1878. Not to solve mysteries, but to form the Bell Telephone CompanyFri, 24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000Can 3D Printing Save Lives?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/can-3d-printing-save-lives/The applications of 3D printing are nearly endless - but it's in the medical world where they're making a huge difference. The story of this 12-year-old boy from South Sudan shows us howFri, 24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000Bumblebees Are Feeling the Heathttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/bumblebees-are-feeling-the-heat/While bumblebees are not expanding northward, some are retreating to higher elevations as the temperature warms. This animation shows the range compression for a hypothetical North American species forced to shift its elevation by more than 300 meters—a figure consistent with newly observed data. (Animation by Jeremy T. Kerr)Fri, 24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000The Strange History of the Jet Pack, and Where It's Headinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/the-strange-history-of-the-jet-pack-and-whe/When jet packs were first revealed in 1961, they quickly captured the public's imagination. Its design hasn't varied much since it debuted, but one man is looking to change thatFri, 24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000Who Was King Tut's Father?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/who-was-king-tuts-father/To untangle Tut's family tree, experts examined DNA from 10 royal mummies suspected to be related to the pharaoh. The results are inFri, 24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000Provoking Presidential Portraitshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/provoking-presidential-portraits/Pat Oliphant's searing sketches cross party lines. But the portraits are all in good clean fun...or are they?Fri, 24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000A Checklist That Might Tell If You're a Psychopathhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/a-checklist-that-might-tell-if-youre-a-psyc/While studying prisoners in 1980, psychologist Dr. Robert Hare developed the Psychopathy Checklist - a list that evaluates people based on twenty basic traits, including lying and lack of remorseFri, 24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000Museum Secrets Revealed: Pouncing on the Sistine Chapelhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/museum-secrets-revealed-pouncing-on-the-sis/When Michelangelo was asked by an aging Pope to rush his painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, he had to get creative with classic techniquesFri, 24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000How a Teenager From Idaho Invented TVhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/how-a-teenager-from-idaho-invented-tv/In 1921, radio ruled the airwaves and TV was a distant dream no one could turn into reality. Enter a scarily smart teenage sharecropper named Philo FarnsworthFri, 24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000These Artists Shaped Amy Winehouse's Careerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/these-artists-shaped-amy-winehouses-career/In 2006, Amy Winehouse headed to the town of Dingle, Ireland to sing at Other Voices music festival. In a candid interview, she opens up about her musical idols and inspirations.Fri, 24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Why Do We Use One Hand More Than the Other?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-why-do-we-use-one-hand-more/So what exactly factors into how we end up being right or left-handed? In this one-minute video, Ask Smithsonian host Eric Schulze breaks down the science of being a southpaw.Wed, 15 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000Live iPad Painting by Jeremy Suttonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/live-ipad-painting-by-jeremy-sutton/Digital artist Jeremy Sutton paints a real-time depiction of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's "America Now! Innovation in Art" eventMon, 06 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000How to Grow a Human Arm in a Labhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/how-to-grow-a-human-arm-in-a-lab/Nina Tandon speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalMon, 06 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000You're Surrounded! The Internet of Things meets Artificial Intelligencehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-kevin-ashton/Kevin Ashton speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalThu, 02 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000Geo-engineering the Earth's Atmospherehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-david-keith/David Keith speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalThu, 02 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000Architecture of the Futurehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-greg-henderson/Greg Henderson speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalThu, 02 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000The Future of the Amazonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/the-future-of-the-amazon/Céline S. Cousteau speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalThu, 02 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000The Future of Naturehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-w-john-kress/W. John Kress speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalWed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000Oliver Sacks and The Mind's Eyehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-ric-burns/Ric Burns speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalWed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000The $100 Million Brain Mapping Initiativehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-thomas-insel/Thomas Insel speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalWed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000IBM's Watson Predicts the Futurehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-marc-teerlink/Marc Teerlink speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalWed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000The Future Is in Your Geneshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-craig-venter/Craig Venter speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalWed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000Why We Sleephttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-matt-walker/Matt Walker speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalWed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000The Future of the Human Spirit in a World of Machineshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-walter-isaacson/Walter Isaacson speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalWed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000Building a Cognitive Exoskeletonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-william-casebeer/William Casebeer speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalWed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000Evolving Ourselves: How Humans Drive Evolutionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-juan-enriquez/Juan Enriquez speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalWed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000Future of Precision Medicinehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-eric-green/Eric Green speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here FestivalWed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000Seeing the Power of the Human Mindhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/future-is-here-festival-2015-rebecca-saxe/Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000Why Seahorses Have Square Tailshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/why-seahorses-have-square-tails/Used more for grasping than locomotion, seahorse tails are both flexible and uniquely strong. (Video courtesy Dominique Adriaens, UGent)Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: What Makes Skunk Spray Smell So Terrible?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-what-makes-skunk-spray-smel/Did you ever think you’d hear the words "skunk," "anti-aircraft weaponry" and "nipple squirters" in the same sentence? Brace yourself and watch this one-minute video, where Ask Smithsonian host Eric Schulze sticks his nose into the science of skunk spray.Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0000Why You Can Thank Arthritis for the Photocopierhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/why-you-can-thank-arthritis-for-the-photocopier/When patent attorney Chester Carlson starts to develop arthritis in his hands, he realizes he needs an easier way to copy documents. Little did he know it would transform the office environment foreverTue, 30 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0000