Videos | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/videos/RSS feed for the videosenThu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Does Acupuncture Work?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-does-acupuncture-work/Our host, Eric Schulze, looks into the ancient medical techniqueThu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0000Behind The Scenes at the United States Patent and Trademark Officehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/around-the-web/behind-the-scenes-at-the-united-states-paten/Every day, thousands of inventors and businesses all over the world turn to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to protect their intellectual property. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0000March on Washington - Eleanor Holmes Nortonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/march-on-washington-eleanor-holmes-norton/Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0000March on Washington - John Lewishttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/march-on-washington-john-lewis/Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0000March on Washington - Julian Bondhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/march-on-washington-julian-bond/Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0000What Stonehenge's Mass Grave Meanshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/what-stonehenges-mass-grave-means/Using cutting-edge digital mapping technology, scientists of the Stonehenge Hidden Landscape Project find signs of a "long barrow," a sophisticated mass grave that reveals strange burial rituals and the arrival of a new era.Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0000Great Riffs, Ex-Boyfriends, Hit Singleshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/great-riffs-ex-boyfriends-hit-singles/With lyrics inspired by conversations Debbie Harry had with her ex-boyfriend, and the musical collaboration of Nigel Harrison and Jimmy Destri, "One Way or Another" rocketed up the charts.Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0000Why Was This Man Sacrificed at Stonehenge?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/why-was-this-man-sacrificed-at-stonehenge/Discovered in a ditch at Stonehenge, a skeleton reveals signs of human sacrifice. Scientists puzzle over how and, more importantly, why it happened.Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0000Stonehenge Scientists Find Evidence of Britain’s First Civil Warhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/stonehenge-scientists-find-evidence-of-brita/Hundreds of arrow heads and several skeletons discovered at Crickley Hill give scientists the first signs of large-scale warfare in prehistoric Britain.Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: How Do Taste Buds Work?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-how-do-taste-buds-work/The sweet science behind our sense of tasteThu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0000Sponsored Video: Papua New Guinea — A Million Different Journeyshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/sponsored/papua-new-guinea-a-million-different-journeys/Papua New Guinea is one of the last frontiers of adventure travel, providing an unparalleled array of natural beauty, exotic wildlife and cultural tradition. Located 100 miles north of Australia, PNG is the second largest island in the world – slightly larger than the state of California. With over eight hundred known languages and a population of seven million, travelers can immerse themselves in a vibrant collection of cultural possibilities. </br></br> Papua New Guinea offers a range of vacation activities from hiking remote jungle trails, cruising the mighty Sepik river, surfing the waves of New Ireland, fishing some 8,000 miles of coastline and experiencing some of the world’s best scuba diving amongst coral reefs, wrecks, walls and caves. Travel to Papua New Guinea is best with a PNG Specialist Tour Company. Browse our <a href="http://bit.ly/PNGSmithsonianCultures">custom travel packages</a> and our <a href="http://bit.ly/PNGSmithsonianCultures"> dive packages</a> to start your journey today!</a>Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0000Sponsored Video: Louisiana — Pick Your Passion http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/sponsored/sponsored-video-louisiana-pick-your-passion/Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: What’s a Stone Baby?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-whats-a-stone-baby/Prepare to be amazedThu, 04 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0000Germany's Black Forest and Cologne - Rick Steves’ Europehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/around-the-web/germanys-black-forest-and-cologne-rick-stev/After a stop at historic Cologne, ride the train to the resort spa of Baden Baden, then hop south through the highlights of Germany’s Black ForestMon, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0000Florida Everglades: Restoring the Wetlandshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/around-the-web/florida-everglades-restoring-the-wetlands/With an 80-acre scale model of the 1.6 million-acre Everglades wetland system, scientists study how to restore the flow of water that was interrupted years agoSun, 31 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000Watch the SpaceX Rocket Liftoffhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/watch-the-spacex-rocket-liftoff/The Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX, the company founded by Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award winner Elon Musk, takes off from Cape Canaveral, Florida in May 2012Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000A City's Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Building by Buildinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/around-the-web/a-citys-greenhouse-gas-emissions-building/The Hestia project paints a detailed picture of a city's greenhouse gas metabolismSat, 30 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000Stunning Timelapse of the Pacific Northwesthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/stunning-timelapse-of-the-pacific-northwest/From the stars moving across the night sky to clouds moving over snow-capped mountains, photographer John Eklund captures the beauty of the regionSat, 30 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000My Three-Hour Tour of Eight Smithsonian Museumshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/at-the-smithsonian/my-three-hour-tour-of-eight-smithsonian-museums/How to build a museum tours app? Send the intern out to see if she can see it all in just three hoursSat, 30 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000Apollo 11 Moonwalk Montagehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/apollo-11-moonwalk-montage/On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moonSat, 30 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000Is Pluto a Planet?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/around-the-web/is-pluto-a-planet/Demoted from its planetary status, Pluto is now relegated to the Kuiper Belt. Is the word "planet" to blame?Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000The History of English in 10 Minuteshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/around-the-web/the-history-of-english-in-10-minutes/A compilation of ten videos on the history of the English language. I compiled the videos into a film to make it a little easier to watch them all. While I do not own the originals. They originals are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Licence agreement. The origin webpage can be found here http://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/culture/english-language/the-history-english-ten-minutes?track=378501f80bSat, 30 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000The Devastating Decline of the Tasmanian Devilhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/around-the-web/the-devastating-decline-of-the-tasmanian-devil/An infectious cancer is wiping out this iconic marsupial. Is there hope to stop the infection before it's too late?Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000The Lost Map of the Hindenburghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-lost-map-of-the-hindenburg/Seventy-five years after the tragedy, a curator at the National Postal Museum made a discovery that shed new light on what happened to the doomed dirigible Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000Why Can Contemporary Art Be Made of Anything?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/why-can-contemporary-art-be-made-of-anything/Evelyn Hankins, curator at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, explains how artists from the last century have used almost anything to create masterpiecesSat, 30 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000Behind the Scenes: Making the Monster Snakehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/behind-the-scenes-making-the-monster-snake/See Titanoboa coming to life! The life-size replica is as big and bad as the real boaSat, 30 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000How Many Beads Can You Glue to the Outside of a VW Beetle?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/how-many-beads-can-you-glue-to-the-outside-o/The Huichol people of west-central Mexico have designed the Vochol—a car turned work of artSat, 30 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000The Cherry Blossoms in Under a Minute (Timelapse)http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/around-the-web/the-cherry-blossoms-in-under-a-minute-timel/In celebration of the 100 year anniversary of Japan's gift to Washington, D.C., we set out to capture the scenes surrounding the Tidal BasinSat, 30 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000Adam Steltzner of the Mars Rover Teamhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/adam-steltzner-of-the-mars-rover-team/Meet the winner of the 2013 American Ingenuity Award for TechnologyFri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000A Daring Deep-Sea Divehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/a-daring-deep-sea-dive/Two of the Navy's top trained divers attempt to reach the bottom of the North SeaFri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000Washington's Wily Womenhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/washingtons-wily-women/As flirtatious and cunning as they were respected and refined, many doyennes of Washington society operated as spies for the ConfederacyFri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000MACHINE: A Profile of Artist Aaron Murphyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/machine-a-profile-of-artist-aaron-murphy/A sculptor gives his answer to the question, "Why should anyone care?" - produced by Refah Seyed MahmoudFri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000Archival Footage of D-Dayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/archival-footage-of-d-day/On June 6, 1944, allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, France to fight Nazi GermanyFri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000How to Cook in a Space Kitchenhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/how-to-cook-in-a-space-kitchen/Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield prepares a 0-g treatFri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000In Motion Video Contest Highlightshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/in-motion-video-contest-highlights/Feeling inspired? Check out Smithsonian.com/inmotion to submit your video for a chance to win our grand prizeFri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000A Tour of the Alpshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/a-tour-of-the-alps/The mountain range system that stretches across eight countries in Europe captured in this stunning high definition timelapseFri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000What's a Kolache Doing in Brooklyn?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/whats-a-kolache-doing-in-brooklyn/Czech immigrants brought the pastry to Texas; Autumn Stanford brought them to New YorkFri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000The Personality of a Wardrobehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/the-personality-of-a-wardrobe/A woman's aunt passes away and she invites Doris to search through the vintage treasures hidden away inside her late aunt's closetFri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000The Largest Bat Collection in the Worldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/the-largest-bat-collection-in-the-world/The collection of 140,000 bat specimen at Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History is providing a key resource for tracking the epidemic that is wiping out the world's bat population.Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000Tracking Bat Colonies With High-Speed Camerashttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/tracking-bat-colonies-with-high-speed-cameras/Scientists place high-speed cameras at the mouth of a cave and catch thousands of bats in action as they fly off to feed.Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000A Comet Zooms Close to Earth This Monthhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/a-comet-zooms-close-to-earth-this-month/Viewable to the unaided eye, the comet PanSTARRS will speed past our planet for the first and only timeFri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000The Art and Science of Taxidermyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3play_1/the-art-and-science-of-taxidermy/"Immortalized," a new show on AMC, pits taxidermists against each other in a high-stakes competitionFri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards - Dave Eggers and Mimi Lokhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/no-ad/05_voice-of-witness_eggers_lok_smithmov/Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards - Caroline Hoxbyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/03_hoxby_caroline_smithmov/Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards - Caroline Wintererhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/06_winterer_caroline_smithmov/Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Does Lightning Ever Strike Twice?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-does-lightning-ever-strike/Here’s why old sayings shouldn’t always be trustedThu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000The Nazi General Who Turned on Hitlerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-nazi-general-who-turned-on-hitler/Erwin Rommel was the toast of the Nazi Party and a German national treasure. That all changed when he tried to assassinate Hitler.Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards - John Rogershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/smithsonian-ingenuity-awards-john-rogers/Ingenuity Award winner John Rogers discusses the future of biosensors—bendy, rubber-band like electronics that can melt in your body.Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000Lighting the Darknesshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/lighting-the-darkness/Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000Para Fumarhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/para-fumar/Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000To the Moon and Back: Apollo 11 Celebrates its 40th Anniversaryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/to-the-moon-and-back-apollo-11-celebrates-i/Sending a man to the moon required an overhaul of the entire space program, involving more powerful rockets and new spacecraftWed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000Wild Inside The National Zoo: Bao Bao's First Yearhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/at-the-smithsonian/wild-inside-the-national-zoo-bao-baos-firs/Bao Bao, the baby panda at Smithsonian's National Zoo, is celebrating her first birthday. Giant pandas are endangered and fewer than 2,000 remain on Earth, making Bao Bao's very existence special and the act of raising her all the more critical. Track her evolution with her caretakers, from a scrawny 4.5 oz. cub to a playful 40 lb. bear who spends her days scaling trees and devouring sweet potatoes. And learn about the bittersweet transition that Bao Bao will undergo when she leaves her mother's care and grows into independent adulthood.Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000Surfs Up At The Naval Surface Warfare Centerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/surfs-up-at-the-naval-surface-warfare-center/Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: What Is the Origin of Applause?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-what-is-the-origin-of-appla/Put your hands together for our host, Eric Schulze, as he dives into history to answer your questionThu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000A Lifestoryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/video-contest/a-lifestory/Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: How Do Dolphins Sleep Without Drowning?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-how-do-dolphins-sleep-witho/Not to worry—shut-eye comes easily to these aquatic mammalsThu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: What Would Happen If a Solar Flare Hit the Earth?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/what-would-happen-if-a-solar-flare-hit-the-e/"Be prepared” might not cover it when it comes to super stormsWed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000Theodore 'Dutch' Van Kirk, on the Aftermath of the Atomic Bombhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/theodore-dutch-van-kirk-on-the-aftermath/The navigator of the Enola Gay describes the experience of dropping the atomic bomb and his crew's reception back at the U.S. base.Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Why Were Prehistoric Animals So Big?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-why-were-prehistoric-animal/Our giant of a host, Eric Schulze, explains why size mattered in prehistoryFri, 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000This is the Rover of the Futurehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/this-is-the-rover-of-the-future/NASA's new space exploration vehicle features a pressurized cocoon, omni-drive, and a suit port that allows astronauts to easily get in and out of the roverFri, 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0000The History of the Electric Guitarhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-history-of-the-electric-guitar/G.E. Smith performs the history of the electric guitar, from steel to squeal, in just one songWed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Why Do Songs Get Stuck in My Head?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-why-do-songs-get-stuck-in-m/The science behind earworms and why they won’t leave us aloneMon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0000Walk with Dinosaurs at the National Museum of Natural History http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/walk-with-dinosaurs-at-the-national-museum-o_1/Look out! Dinosaurs on the loose!Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0000A Pit Viper's Sixth Sensehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/pit-vipers-sixth-sense/Green tree vipers can kill in the dark. With special heat-sensing abilities, they can find prey that's all but invisibleMon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: What Are the Weirdest Things Pregnant Women Crave?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-what-are-the-weirdest-thing/Our host explains why you should never say ‘no’ to a hungry pregnant womanMon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0000The Origin Story of Wonder Womanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-real-life-lady-who-inspired-wonder-woman/The superhero’s creator, William Moulton Marston, was a Harvard-trained psychologist and inventor and infused his daily life into the comic bookMon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0000What Happened to Chris McCandlesshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/what-happened-to-chris-mccandless/In 1992, Christopher McCandless set off to test if he could survive alone in the wilds of Alaska. It didn't go as plannedMon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0000Did Halley's Comet Convert the Irish to Christianity?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/did-halleys-comet-convert-the-irish-to-chri/Many attribute the spread of Christianity in Ireland to St. Patrick. But Medieval history and scientific evidence dating back to 540 A.D. hint at a more cosmic reasonMon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0000Air Travel Was a Party, and They Were the Hostshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/air-travel-was-a-party-and-they-were-the-hosts/With the development of better flight technology, commercial air travel received an unprecedented boom in the 1960s. But to fully sell the glamor of flying, the airlines needed these women on boardMon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: How Much Stuff is in Orbit Around the Earth?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-how-much-stuff-is-in-orbit/Much more than you’d think – and it’s whirling around at dangerously high speedsMon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Are Humans the Only Animals to Use the Stars to Navigate? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-are-humans-the-only-animals/Yet another reason to fight light pollutionMon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0000Ask Smithsonian: Does Stress Turn Your Hair Gray?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/ask-smithsonian/ask-smithsonian-does-stress-turn-your-hair/Take a calming breath, then watch this video to find out.Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0000The Secret of a Shark's Eyeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-secret-of-sharks-eyes/Did you know that great white sharks have an almost identical eye structure to humans? Or that they have a layer of reflective crystals behind them? This is the fascinating science behind sharks' killer visionFri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0000Titanoboa vs T-Rexhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/titanoboa-vs-t-rex/It's the ultimate battle of the predators - the monster snake's unbelievable power against the tyrannosaurus' giant bite. They lived in different times and places, but if they ever met, who would win?Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0000Are You Ready for Your Own Drone?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/are-you-ready-for-your-own-drone/Christopher Vo is a roboticist at George Mason University and drone technology educator who develops motion planning algorithms for autonomous swarms of drones to fly safely, quickly, and robustly. As the Director of Education for the DC Area Drone User Group, he has taught hundreds of everyday users how to build and fly a drone of their own.Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0000