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“Bird-Airplane” Collisions and Forensic Ornithology
June 22, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

The New York Times recently published an article, Trafficking in Contraband that Sings, on birds from Guyana that were being smuggled into the US for singing competitions. Strangely enough, these competitions are judged by humans and not by female birds. The part of the article that intrigued me the most, however, also aired on NPR, about the Forensic Ornithologist […]

Night at the Museum 2 wages war on IMAX – opening today!
May 22, 2009 · 1 Comment

One of the many duties of the Chief Projectionist is to assemble films.  Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian, like the first film, is 32 separate reels.  Each reel is carefully wound to the projection system reel unit, which can take 8 – 10 minutes at a time.  Every reel is numbered to indicate […]

Science Doesn’t Sleep (7.14.08)
July 14, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

They miss you, too. photo credit: jenlight So here’s what went down after you logged off. Miss the Muppets? Check out Jim Henson’s Fantastic World – a new exhibit at the Smithsonian.   A Japanese team is developing a device that could enable you to hold a 3D image in the palm of your hand. If […]


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