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2015/01/25 18:43
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In the early 1950s, having secured degrees in engineering and math from the University of Minnesota, Seymour Cray experienced a young adult’s on-the-cusp moment. “It is fun to remember that point in...
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2015/01/25 15:39
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The 10-day tour includes visits to the Washington Monument, the White House, the U.S. House and Senate chambers, the Supreme Court, Washington National Cathedral, Arlington National Cemetery, the...
2015/01/25 15:31
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Jacquelyn Harris put to use her years of experience working in museums when she curated the recently completed Heritage Room at Jackson Street Baptist Church in West Scranton. As she sorted through...
2015/01/23 19:40
2015/01/23 19:40
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Ash from Russian Volcano Diverts Nightly Flight into Nome The Shiveluch volcano as seen from the International Space Station in July 2007. (Photo: NASA via public domain) Ash from a Russian volcano...
2015/01/22 13:49
2015/01/22 13:49
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January 22, 2015"Gone With the Mail?" Postal Museum Readies Mail Industry Saga Share this article: "It's a story almost to big to tell," says Allen Kane, director of the National Postal...
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2015/01/22 11:19
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The weather had been unusually cold that winter, and the two workers rearranging the paintings in the unheated gallery at the Smithsonian Institution had installed a temporary stove to keep warm. The...
2015/01/22 04:13
2015/01/22 04:13
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Boulder's UCAR accepted as affiliate of Smithsonian Institution The University Corp. for Atmospheric Research has been accepted to join a leading group of national museum and cultural organizations...
2015/01/22 00:25
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FOREST HILLS (AP) — A developer has knocked over the Westinghouse atom smasher east of Pittsburgh but plans to preserve the structure no matter what happens to the property it was on. The brick...
2015/01/21 02:49
2015/01/21 02:49
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MakersFactory President Dave Britton, right, shows computer pioneer Harry Huskey a tiny model of Huskey’s Bendix personal computer made with a 3-D printer. Britton jokingly added some memory chips to...
2015/01/20 23:39
2015/01/20 23:39
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Nearly two decades after the ancient skeleton called Kennewick Man was discovered on the banks of the Columbia River, the mystery of his origins appears to be nearing resolution. Genetic analysis is...
2015/01/20 23:17
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... want to show Google Conference attendees that they should not be afraid to try some things that may not be considered ‘best practices,’” Gardner said about his upcoming keynote presentation. “For...
2015/01/20 16:29
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ANN MARIE O’PHELAN The ag industry was drastically improved with inventions such as barbed wire, gasoline tractors and rotary tillers, many of which helped Florida farmers with their citrus, crops...
2015/01/19 09:22
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The interpretive staff from George Washington's Mount Vernon Estates and Gardens will be in Oklahoma City later this month to give Oklahomans a glimpse of what life was like at...
2015/01/19 00:19
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... Magazine, April 19, 1968,” by Alfredo Jaar. (Copyright Alfredo Jaar) Two years ago, the Smithsonian Institution acquired a conceptual work by Chilean artist Alfredo Jaar that reflects on the...
2015/01/18 17:05
2015/01/18 17:05
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The American people need to help preserve our shared cultural heritage in Syria These days there are unfortunately few discernible positive signs of putting an end to the ongoing destruction and...
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2015/01/18 06:16
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Sanchez is the author of 16 books, with her most recent work being "Morning Haiku" (Beacon Press, 2010). She is a contributing editor to Black Scholar and The Journal of African Studies and has...
2015/01/16 06:30
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Spa guests sailing the Caribbean aboard Norwegian Escape can do more than just cool off by a pool after a relaxing session in the steam room or a nap on a heated lounger. They’ll be able to plunge...
2015/01/15 17:27
2015/01/15 17:27
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Bethlehem's embattled National Museum of Industrial History must open within two years or find some help, according to legal documents filed by the Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's...
2015/01/15 14:51
2015/01/15 14:51
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Darrell Winfield, one of the most recognizable Marlboro Men who roamed the countryside of the western United States, appearing in ads for the cigarette brand, has died. He was 85. Winfield, whose...
2015/01/14 13:09
2015/01/14 13:09
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B.C. Views My Christmas reading included a fascinating new book called Kennewick Man, a study of skeletal remains discovered in 1996 on the bank of the Columbia River in eastern Washington. He was...
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