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The Smithsonian Works to Digitize Millions of Documents

To digitize 137 million objects and specimens, the museum has signed up thousands of citizen volunteers<p>During the past six months, retired pharmaceutical researcher Irv Cantor helped transcribe a 641-page field book written by an archaeologist traveling through 1920s China. Mr. Cantor has also …

Museums

3-D imaging takes Smithsonian into your home

The Smithsonian is going 3-D for virtually all of its 169-year history.<p>It used to be if you wanted to see some of the 138 million items in the …

The Glass Plate Garden: Early Photographs of Central Park

In thousands of recently digitized glass plate negatives, the natural and landscaped grandeur of gardens past is revealed in freshly sharp detail. …

The Smithsonian turned to conveyor belts, cameras to digitize its many artifacts

The Smithsonian Institution has the world’s largest collection of historic artifacts. Large paintings. Ceramic vases. Fossilized plants. Animal remains. Photos. The museum set out to digitize its archives so the material could be preserved indefinitely and made available online. There was just one …

Volunteers Transcribe Material For Smithsonian's Digital Project

The Smithsonian Institution has asked volunteers to transcribe handwritten material from its vast collection. We meet a couple of the transcribers and hear what they've been working on.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>The Smithsonian is getting help from a special kind of volunteer - volunteers like …

Now's Your Chance to Help Transcribe the Smithsonian's Hidden Treasures

Bumblebees and Arctic adventures abound in the Smithsonian's Transcription Center collection.<p>Rejoice, lovers of arcane documents and curated specimens, for today the Smithsonian Institution opened its Transcription Center to the public. Thousands of digitized images of the Institution's collection …

Natural History Museum

Bringing the Smithsonian into your home and your hands

Print Your Own Revolutionary War Boat, In 3-D

Have you ever wanted to see a woolly mammoth skeleton? How about Amelia Earhart's flight suit (one worn <i>before</i> her fateful last flight, mind you)?<p>To see them in person, you can visit the Smithsonian's Natural History and Postal museums, respectively, in Washington, D.C. But now you can take a closer …

The Smithsonian is now sharing 3D scans of artifacts with the public

The Smithsonian is taking the next step in sharing its massive collection with the public. Today marks the release of the Smithsonian X 3D Explorer, a tool that will eventually allow students, educators, and laypeople to interact with 3D models of the museum's 137 million artifacts. The tool will …

You Can Now 3D Print Your Own Wooly Mammoth

This is incredible. The Smithsonian has released a new 3D modeling tool, complete with scans of some of its most famous objects. The scans themselves …

The 11 Million-Year-Old Whale Fossils You Can 3D-Print at Home

The Pan-American Highway stretches from Alaska all the way down to Argentina.<p>More than 30,000 miles of roads, save for a brief break for the …

Laser Cowboys and the Fossils of the Future

3D-scanning technology is changing the way researchers investigate and conserve precious artifacts and major scientific finds.<p><b>One morning in November 2011</b>, trucks were roaring down the Pan-American Highway, carrying loads of ore from mines in the Atacama Desert to the port town of Caldera, Chile. …

Check it Out: Technology changes how we see historic objects

Print Your Own Dinosaur!

Last November, the Smithsonian announced the opening of a new exhibit that would allow people to explore fossils and artifacts online in 3D …

Hold a T-Rex Bone in Your Bare Hands, Invites Smithsonian

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The flashing lights illuminate the T-Rex skull like a lightning storm. Its curved teeth, tiny stalactites hanging inside the …

With Obama, the Smithsonian creates the first 3D image of a sitting president

Would someone please give the president some pupils?<p>The Smithsonian has created a bust of the president from plastic resin using a 3D printer. Which is very cool and 21st century and completely fit for an era where the president is declaring that we’re going to do things like map the human …

Damn, President Obama's 3D Portrait Is Realistic

The Smithsonian recently documented the creation of a 3D portrait of President Obama, and the results are remarkably authentic. The USC Institute for …

Obama Becomes First President to Get a 3-D Portrait

In what is being described as a first for a sitting head of state, President Barack Obama has been digitally scanned and 3-D printed into a bust.

This Is How The Historic 3D-printed Portrait Of Barack Obama Was Created

The White House has released a behind-the-scenes video.

13 Thoughts Obama Had While He Was Probably Being Brainwashed

Pretty clever of them to disguise this reprogramming session as a taped historical event.<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement

President Obama, now in 3D thanks to printer - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Tomorrow Transformed explores innovative approaches and opportunities in business and society through technology.</i><p><b>Washington (CNN)</b> -- Tourists flocking to Washington, D.C., hoping to get a glimpse of President Barack Obama might not get the chance to see him in person -- but they can …

Printing presidents: How the 3D magic is done

The Smithsonian Institution is using 3D technology to print scientifically accurate presidential busts. Jake Tapper explores.

The President, in 3D

10 Priceless Smithsonian Artifacts You Can Print Out At Home

If you have a 3D printer, the Smithsonian has a surprise for you. The institution has scanned more than 20 artifacts (with more to come), creating 3D …

Smithsonian Brings Historic Artifacts to Life Through 3D Printing

The Smithsonian Institution is leading the way for major museums going digital with the 3D archive of historic artifacts available for viewing and …

Smithsonian creating 3D models of historical artifacts

WASHINGTON — With most of its 137 million objects kept behind the scenes or in a faraway museum, the Smithsonian Institution is launching a new 3D …

Apollo 11 graffiti reveals insights on life in space

Imagine sitting in a cramped capsule packed with wires, buttons and switches, about to embark on a historic journey with legendary Apollo 11 …