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Smithsonian’s CT scan man

The Washington Post has posted an interesting article about Bruno Frohlich, the man responsible for CT scan all sorts of amazing things at the Smithsonian Museum. “In the old days, 20 years ago, we would do an autopsy, cut the body open,” Frohlich says of studying mummies. No need for such

Smithsonian scans aerospace poster collection

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum has scanned much of their 1,300 flight-related posters, from ballooning to space travel, dating back to 1827. Click here to view the collection, and click here to read about the process of scanning them. This marks the first time the poster collection, which includes

Urban legends about the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian website has posted a great article in which they dispel some  of the urban legends surrounding the institution. Myth #4: The Smithsonian discovered Egyptian ruins in the Grand Canyon. Fact: It didn’t. Backstory: On April 5, 1909, the Arizona Gazette ran the following headline: “Explorations in Grand Canyon; Mysteries of Immense

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