👋Join us this Wednesday, June 24, for the global premiere of “12 Game Changing Stadiums in History.” 🤝Our collaborators @sporttechie will be screening the full video as part of their popular “Way Back” series, followed by an expert panel of historians, architects, and sports media professionals to break down the innovations that make these stadiums truly game changing, and answer audience questions! 👉Visit the link in @sporttechie’s bio to register for this free online screening and panel discussion!
History is a guide to a better future and demonstrates that we can become a better society—but only if we collectively demand it from each other and from the institutions responsible for administering justice. To read the full statement from Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch, visit •newsdesk.si.edu• in your browser.
🌊 If you could invent something to clean up our oceans, what would your invention look like? How would it work? 💻 We teamed up with @autodesk to bring you Spark!Lab Instructables, a virtual invention experience supplemented by historical 3D content connections from the @amhistorymuseum. Explore all seven steps of the invention process, from concept to sharing your invention with us! ➡️ Visit instructables.com in your browser and search for SparkLab_si to get started on your next invention. #WhatWillYouInvent #invention #innovation #tinkercad #autodesk #instructables #sparklab #stem #smithsonianedu #digitallearning #onlineeducation #digitaleducation #virtuallearning #smithsonian #stem #stemeducation
🩺 “𝘐 𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘥 𝘯𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘢 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳. 𝘐𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘪𝘧𝘺 𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘭𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘥𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘮𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘦𝘴. 𝘐𝘵 𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘪𝘧𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘳 𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘧𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘩 𝘢𝘪𝘳, 𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵, 𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘮𝘵𝘩, 𝘤𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴, 𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘦𝘵, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘥𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘵—𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘷𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵.” (𝘕𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘢𝘭𝘦, 𝟸𝟶𝟷𝟽, 𝘱𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝟾). 🗓 Today, May 12, is the 200th celebration of Florence Nightingale’s birth. Known as the founder of modern-day nursing, Nightingale’s influence and impact on the world still inspires the four million nurses in the United States and over 20 million worldwide (ANA, 2020; WHO, 2000). Happy Birthday #FlorenceNightingale 🎉 and thank you to nurses everywhere. Today we celebrate you and your innate innovative behaviors that ultimately lead to solutions for patients. 📲Visit invention.si.edu in your browser to read our newest blog post, “Nurse Innovations Crucial to Pandemic Response,” by guest writer @tiffanyfkelley. 📷Photo 1: Florence Nightingale was often called “The Lady with the Lamp” for her nighttime rounds, checking on soldiers injured on the battlefront during the Crimean War. On the left, a print of Nightingale with her lamp, by Salvatore Lascari, JUL J0035766, Smithsonian American Art Museum. A photograph of Nightingale is on the right, PG.71.26.009.02, National Museum of American History. 📷Photo 2: Walter Reed Hospital flu ward during the Spanish flu epidemic, Washington, DC, around 1918. Harris & Ewing, photographers, LC-H25- 2719. Courtesy of Library of Congress #WhatWillYouInvent #Nurses #nurseweek2020 #nursesweek #stem #innovation #becauseofherstory #invention #medicalcare #covid19 #dcmuseums #thankyouhealthcareworkers
👩🚀“April 24, 1990, found us right back where we had been fourteen days earlier: suited up, strapped in, and ready to go, with the countdown clock stopped at T-31 seconds. Again.” 🚀That quote is from the opening of Kathryn D. Sullivan’s book, “Handprints on Hubble: An Astronaut’s Story of Invention.” Today is the anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope mission - Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-31) launched 30 years ago today and Hubble was deployed on April 25, 1990. 📚Sullivan’s book is a fascinating window into what it’s like to be an astronaut beyond the ultimate goal of reaching the launch deck. Her recount of being the first American woman to walk in space and her experiences as part of the team that launched, rescued, repaired, and maintained the Hubble Space Telescope is a must read. Visit •Invention.si.edu/handprints-hubble-astronauts-story-Invention• for a full summary and links to purchase. #WhatWillYouInvent #invention #innovation #space #spacetravel #nasa #hubbletelescope #astronaut #astronauts #kathryndsullivan #handprintsonhubble #inventionstories #inventor #sts31 #HST #anniversary
🔍Did you know that strawberries have DNA? And did you know that you can extract strawberry DNA using materials you might already have at home? 🍓Visit •invention.si.edu/extract-dna-home• in your browser for detailed instructions! #WhatWillYouInvent #strawberry #science #dothisathome #experiment #STEM #smithsonian #learninglab #sparklab #thingstodoathome #thingstodoathomewithkids #invention #innovation
💡Looking for ways to keep your young inventors inventive while at home? Our new DO Try This At Home page on invention.si.edu has you covered! ✏️The D.I.Y. Victorian Virtual Reality activity shows you what materials you'll need and gives step-by-step illustrated instructions on how to make your own stereoscope and experience the nineteenth-century predecessor to today’s virtual reality technology. 💻That's just one of the many activities you'll find when you visit https://invention.si.edu/try/do-try-home in your browser. Happy inventing! Share with us by tagging your Invention with #SparkLab. #WhatWillYouInvent #STEM #invention #innovation #sparklab #diy #inventionathome #dcmuseums #smithsonian #smithsonianedu
💡While we take some time to reorganize ourselves and the ways we work in response to the novel #coronavirus outbreak, we’d like to check in and hear from you about any #invention or #innovation stories you have encountered or experienced while social distancing. Have you created something, thought of an idea, or read an interesting article about an inventor or invention? Let us know in the comments!⬇️ 📷: US Patent 3,220,424 was issued to Warren W. Nelson in 1965 for a “Hand Sanitizer.” Courtesy of USPTO #WhatWillYouInvent #inventionstories #handsanitizer #patents #creativity #smithsonian
As a public health precaution due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), all Smithsonian museums in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and in New York City, including the National Zoo, will temporarily close to the public starting Saturday, March 14. Our hands-on spaces, including Wegmans Wonderplace and Draper Spark!Lab, are closed starting today, Thursday, March 12. The health and safety of Smithsonian visitors, staff and volunteers is a top priority. We are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation and maintain ongoing communication with local health officials and the Centers for Disease Controland Prevention. Due to the rapidly changing nature of the situation, we are not announcing a reopening date at this time. We will provide updates on social media and on si.edu. 💡