Videos | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/video-2/RSS feed for VideosenMon, 23 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000Gladiators Didn't Die As Often As You Thinkhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/gladiators-didnt-die-as-often-as-you-think/Contrary to popular opinion, the chances of survival in gladiatorial games were higher than originally thought. In fact, only 1 in 9 fights ended in deathMon, 23 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000Inside Look at Elon Musk-Funded Mars Simulation Projecthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/inside-look-at-the-mars-simulation-project-i/Billionaire Elon Musk has donated money to the Mars Society in Utah. Its purpose is to help scientists prepare for the incredibly hostile conditionsFri, 20 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000Richard Branson Speaks on Plan for Space Tourismhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/richard-branson-speaks-on-plan-for-space-tou_1/Billionaire Richard Branson has set up Virgin Galactic as part of his dream to conquer the final frontierThu, 19 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000This Female Gladiator Captive Had to Fight for Her Lifehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/this-female-gladiator-captive-had-to-fight-f/In 2nd century AD, Celtic warrior Ardala is taken to Rome and tossed in a dark dungeon while her captors decide what to do with herWed, 18 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000Meet the Nomad Girl Who Hunts With a Golden Eaglehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/meet-the-nomad-girl-who-hunts-with-a-golden/Aisholpan Nurgaiv is a Kazakh girl trained by her father from childhood to be an eagle huntress and is the star of the award-winning documentaryTue, 17 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000The Significance Behind Ancient Scythian Tattooshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/the-significance-behind-ancient-scythian-tat/Scythian women adorned themselves with tattoos portraying the animals they hunted. It was believed that these tattoos offered magical protectionMon, 16 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000Cameras Catch Adorable Glimpse of Mountain Lion Familyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/cameras-catch-adorable-glimpse-of-mountain-l/Native Montanan Casey Anderson has stumbled across a family of mountain lions living in a nearby cave. He sets up cameras to get a closer lookFri, 13 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000This Mountain Lion Hides Her Kills in Abandoned Rancheshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/this-mountain-lion-hides-her-kills-in-abando/Adventurer Casey Anderson has tracked a female mountain lion to her unlikely den: an abandoned ranch close to his homeThu, 12 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000Here's How a Turbo-Charged Porsche 911 Engine is Builthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/heres-how-a-turbo-charged-porsche-911-engin/For over half a century, the Porsche 911 has been the poster child for high-performance sports carsWed, 11 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000Malcolm X's Explosive Comments About Elijah Muhammedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/malcolm-xs-explosive-comments-about-elijah/In 1964, the rift between Malcolm X and Elijah Muhammed, founder of the Nation of Islam, would reach a tense peakTue, 10 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000Photographer Witnesses Final Moments Before Plane Crashhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/photographer-witnesses-final-moments-before-_1/National Airlines Flight 102 took off from an airfield in northeastern Afghanistan. Minutes later, it would stall in midair before crashing to the groundMon, 09 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000AirAsia Flight 8501 Plummets into Java Sea Mid-Flighthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/airasia-flight-8501-plummets-into-java-sea-m/On December 28, 2014, 43 minutes into its flight, AirAsia Flight 8501 vanished from radar. With 162 people on board, it would go downFri, 06 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000How Engineers Remove Unwanted Sounds from Camaroshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/how-engineers-remove-unwanted-sounds-from-ca/With the Camaro, the sound engineers at Chevrolet have to satisfy two opposing teams: officials concerned about noise levels, and the diehard fansThu, 05 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000Malcolm X's Fiery Speech Addressing Police Brutalityhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/malcolm-xs-fiery-speech-addressing-police-b/In 1962, a confrontation with the LAPD outside a mosque resulted in the death of a Nation of Islam member. It was an event seized on by an outraged MalcolmWed, 04 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000Princess Diana Knew Exactly How to Be Photographedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/princess-diana-knew-exactly-how-to-be-photog/Princess Diana demonstrated a remarkable savviness for bending the press coverage in her favorTue, 03 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000This Car Factory Assembles Camaros Every 35 Minuteshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/this-car-factory-assembles-camaros-every-35/At the Lansing Grand River plant, where the Camaro is assembled, speed is the name of the game: it takes just 35 minutes for one vehicle to be fittedMon, 02 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000Watch a Man Snatch an Angry Cobra With His Bare Handshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/watch-a-man-snatch-an-angry-cobra-with-his-b/How do you deal with a king cobra that's holed up in a busy village in India? If you’re Gowri Shankar, it’s a simple matter of snake by the tailFri, 30 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000This Pilot Made an Emergency Landing in a Shallow Riverhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/this-pilot-made-an-emergency-landing-in-a-sh/It’s January 16, 2002 and Garuda Indonesia Flight 421 is struggling with a loss of power. The captain decides to perform a maneuverThu, 29 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000Why Jaguar Uses Aerospace Aluminum to Build Its Carshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/why-jaguar-uses-aerospace-aluminum-to-build-_1/One big challenge facing Jaguar in its switch from steel to aluminum was how to utilize this lighter, less flexible alloyWed, 28 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000Did This Co-Pilot Willfully Crash Into the French Alps?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/did-this-co-pilot-willfully-crash-into-the-f_1/On the morning of March 24, 2015, Germanwings Flight 9525 sets off from Barcelona, on its way to DusseldorfTue, 27 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000Runaway Slaves Built This Fort to Defend Their Freedomhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/runaway-slaves-built-this-fort-to-defend-the/An archaeological expedition into the wilderness of North Carolina uncovers evidence of a remarkable settlement once filled with runaway slavesMon, 26 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000Sir David Attenborough and His Crew Race to Film a Walking Sharkhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/sir-david-attenborough-and-his-crew-race-to/Step behind the scenes as Attenborough and his intrepid crew battle against the falling tide to capture footage of one of nature's most enigmatic creaturesFri, 23 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000These Minesweeping Boats Paved the Way for D-Dayhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/these-minesweeping-boats-paved-the-way-for-d/Harbor Defense Motor Launches, or HDMLs, were tiny wooden boats built to protect British ports against German submarinesThu, 22 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000This Inventor Made the Famed D-Day Swimming Tankshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/this-inventor-made-the-famed-d-day-swimming-_1/Without Nicholas Straussler, D-Day wouldn't have been possible. He came up with the design for the Duplex Drives tanks - a key part of the initial invasionWed, 21 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000This Videographer Strikes Gold with a Dwarf Minke Whalehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/this-videographer-strikes-gold-with-a-dwarf/An experienced cinematographer hoping to capture close-up footage of dwarf minke whales has to rely on a trick or two to lure them closeTue, 20 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000A Honey Badger Cracks Open a Thick Ostrich Egghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/a-honey-badger-cracks-open-a-thick-ostrich-egg/Ostrich eggs can weigh up to three pounds and have some of the hardest shells around. This honey badger, however, isn't about to let any of that get in theMon, 19 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000A Honey Badger and Mole Snake Fight to the Deathhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/a-honey-badger-cracks-open-a-thick-ostrich-egg/A hungry honey badger and a fearless mole snake are locked in a deadly battle, with survival at stakeFri, 16 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000A 1988 Flight From Denver Crashes in Bad Weatherhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/a-1988-flight-from-denver-crashes-in-bad-wea_1/It's January 19, 1988, and Trans-Colorado Flight 2286 is attempting to land at Durango La Plata AirportThu, 15 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000How the Battle of Jutland Pushed Britain to the Limithttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-the-battle-of-jutland-pushed-britain-to/Going into World War I, the British Navy tasted success for well over a century. By 1916, they finally had an adversary that would test their abilitiesWed, 14 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000Could Lab-Bred Super Coral Save Our Reefs?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/could-lab-bred-super-coral-save-our-reefs/Scientists are exploring a bold new plan that could help protect the world's coral reefs. Using selective breeding, they aim to produce a new strainTue, 13 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000Lioness Underestimates the Strength of an Impalahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/lioness-underestimates-the-strength-of-an-im/A solitary lioness in her new home of Akagera, Rwanda, is tracking a herd of impala. Two problems: The impala here are stronger than the ones back homeMon, 12 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000This Crab Doesn't Take Kindly to Home Intrudershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/this-crab-doesnt-take-kindly-to-home-intruders/The crown-of-thorns starfish eats coral reefs; coral reefs happen to be the home of the guard crabFri, 09 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000This Minor Detour Led to Disaster for Flight 706https://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/this-minor-detour-led-to-disaster-for-flight_1/On July 30, 1998, the pilot of Proteus Airlines Flight 706 made a slight detour so his passengers could watch a famous ocean linerThu, 08 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000An Up-Close Look at the Royal Regaliahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/an-up-close-look-at-the-royal-regalia/The Royal Regalia represent two millennia of a nation's sovereignty and symbolize numerous aspects of its powerWed, 07 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000Manta Rays Use Tiny Fish to Help Them Stay Cleanhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/manta-rays-use-tiny-fish-to-help-them-stay-c/Wrasse perform a vital cleaning function for other fish, by ridding their bodies of dead cells and parasitesTue, 06 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000Only 18 Alfa Romeo 4Cs Are Created Per Day. Here's Why.https://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/only-18-alfa-romeo-4cs-are-created-per-day/Producing the Alfa Romeo 4C supercar is a process that the automaker refuses to rushMon, 05 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000Raw Footage of the China Airlines Flight 120 Explosionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/raw-footage-of-the-china-airlines-flight-120_1/On the morning of August 20, 2007, a devastating fire broke out on China Airlines Flight 120 which had just landed in Naha airportFri, 02 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000The Heinous 1961 KKK Attack on the Freedom Ridershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-heinous-1961-kkk-attack-on-the-freedom-r/On May 4, 1961, a bus carrying black and white anti-segregation activists called the Freedom Riders rolled into Alabama and was immediately attackedThu, 01 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000The March That Led to MLK's Arrest and Famous Letterhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-march-that-led-to-mlks-arrest-and-famou/In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. and Ralph Abernathy led a march through the streets of Birmingham, AlabamaWed, 28 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000This Major Military Operation Ignited the Vietnam Warhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/this-major-military-operation-ignited-the-vi/By 1965, the U.S. initiated a military deployment, Operation Rolling Thunder, to help South Vietnam defend its independenceTue, 27 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000This Mysterious Event Led to the Spanish-American Warhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/this-mysterious-event-led-to-the-spanish-ame/In early 1898, the USS Maine sailed into Havana harbor as a show of support for the Cuban revolutionariesMon, 26 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000Turtle Hatchlings Face Death While Dashing to Oceanhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/turtle-hatchlings-face-death-while-dashing-t/On the beaches of the Great Barrier Reef, the first turtle hatchlings emerge from their shells and make a run for the oceanFri, 23 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000