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Preview thumbnail for video'The $10 Million Race to Invent Star Trek's Tricorder
The $10 Million Race to Invent Star Trek's Tricorder (4:15)
Preview thumbnail for video'Griffon Vultures Depend on the Sun to Fly. Why?
Griffon Vultures Depend on the Sun to Fly. Why? (1:41)
Preview thumbnail for video'This Puerto Rican Telescope Was Built in a Massive Sinkhole
This Puerto Rican Telescope Was Built in a Massive Sinkhole (1:55)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: How Long Can a Person Hold Their Breath?
Ask Smithsonian: How Long Can a Person Hold Their Breath? (1:31)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: Can Animals Predict Earthquakes and Other Natural Disasters?
Ask Smithsonian: Can Animals Predict Earthquakes and Other Natural Disasters? (1:27)
Preview thumbnail for video'Yes, Spiders Eat Spiders
Yes, Spiders Eat Spiders (4:41)
Preview thumbnail for video'Wild Inside the National Zoo: The Future of Maned Wolves
Wild Inside the National Zoo: The Future of Maned Wolves (5:50)
Preview thumbnail for video'The Pagani Huayra Is Faster Than a Jumbo Jet at Takeoff
The Pagani Huayra Is Faster Than a Jumbo Jet at Takeoff (2:00)
Preview thumbnail for video'Puerto Rico's #1 Crop Isn't Sugar, But It's Still Sweet
Puerto Rico's #1 Crop Isn't Sugar, But It's Still Sweet (1:25)
Preview thumbnail for video'The Incredible Reptiles That Flew 200 Million Years Ago
The Incredible Reptiles That Flew 200 Million Years Ago (2:41)
Preview thumbnail for video'Watch a Bombardier Beetle Mace a Praying Mantis
Watch a Bombardier Beetle Mace a Praying Mantis (1:09)
Preview thumbnail for video'The Surprising Reason Birds First Grew Feathers
The Surprising Reason Birds First Grew Feathers (2:31)
Preview thumbnail for video'ALMA Reveals Planets Born Earlier Than We Thought
ALMA Reveals Planets Born Earlier Than We Thought (2:06)
Preview thumbnail for video'Reptiles Can't Fly. But This One Glides Like a Pro
Reptiles Can't Fly. But This One Glides Like a Pro (1:43)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why Was King Tut's Tomb Prepared in Such a Rush?
Why Was King Tut's Tomb Prepared in Such a Rush? (3:31)
Preview thumbnail for video'Behold: The World's Largest Radio Telescope
Behold: The World's Largest Radio Telescope (2:43)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why Do Insects Hate the Smell of Peppermint?
Why Do Insects Hate the Smell of Peppermint? (1:30)
Preview thumbnail for video'The Expensive Material Behind the Huayra's Incredible Speed
The Expensive Material Behind the Huayra's Incredible Speed (1:47)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: What's the Point of Earwax?
Ask Smithsonian: What's the Point of Earwax? (1:05)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: Why Does My Nose Run When It’s Cold Outside?
Ask Smithsonian: Why Does My Nose Run When It’s Cold Outside? (1:01)