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Apple TV grows with Vevo, Weather Channel, Smithsonian, Disney

Apple TV grows with Vevo, Weather Channel, Smithsonian, Disney

This week the folks at Apple have pushed a new set of channels to their television companion device Apple TV. These channels include Vevo - a channel that works with massive amounts of music videos, and the Weather Channel for starters. Also up for grabs this week are Disney and the Smithsonian Channel. Disney comes in the form of two new apps, one for the Disney Channel, the other for Disney XD.

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Smithsonian National Zoo orangutans score iPads in Apps to Apes program

Smithsonian National Zoo orangutans score iPads in Apps to Apes program

Life in a zoo has its perks, but a multitude of ways to keep entertained probably isn't one of them. To ensure that its apes have enough "variety and enrichment" in their lives as possible, the Smithsonian's National Zoo turned to Orangutan Outreach and Apps for Apes, bringing iPads to the primates. You can check out a video of the apes playing digital instruments and other tablet fun after the jump.

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Smithsonian to display Steve Jobs patent collection in exhibit at National Mall

Smithsonian to display Steve Jobs patent collection in exhibit at National Mall

The Smithsonian Institution is getting an exhibit ready that will highlight some of the many patents and products that Steve Jobs is responsible for. The exhibition will be displayed on the National Mall in conjunction with the US Patent and Trademark Office. The exhibit is set to open on May 11 and is called “The Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs: Art and Technology that Changed the World."

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Space shuttle Discovery comes to rest at the Smithsonian

Space shuttle Discovery comes to rest at the Smithsonian

The space shuttle Discovery has finally come to rest in what may be the last location it ever travels to - the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum annex in northern Virginia. This shuttle has been covered by the news so many times in the past week that it's quite unlikely that you've not already seen it in one way or another - likely on the gigantic Boeing 747 that carried it on its back across the country. This shuttle is known as the world's most traveled spaceship and will essentially represent NASA's 30-year space shuttle program as it sits in its show space near the Dulles International Airport for the foreseeable future.

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Smithsonian to use 3D printers to replicate artifacts

Smithsonian to use 3D printers to replicate artifacts

Have you wanted to see pieces of American history in person, but never been able to take the time to visit Washington, DC? That may soon not be as big of an issue, as the Smithsonian has begun duplicating some of the items in its possession with the aid of 3D printers. This is the real deal, as the museum has already managed to recreate a sculpture of Thomas Jefferson from the National Museum of African American History.

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Space shuttle Discovery set for final voyage to Smithsonian

Space shuttle Discovery set for final voyage to Smithsonian

It's more than a little sad to see the space shuttle fleet retired and Americans having to hitch a ride aboard Russian spacecraft to reach the ISS. The space shuttle Discovery landed after its final space mission in March of last year. We knew when the discovery touched down after that final mission that it was bound for the Smithsonian museum to join the massive aerospace collection the museum owns.

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Big Bang breakthrough as Cosmic contractions spotted

Big Bang breakthrough as Cosmic contractions spotted

A "spectacular" discovery that could explain the Big Bang that created the universe and potentially lead to Nobel prizes for the researchers behind it is prompting excitement in the scientific community, concerning the sudden "inflation" rush in growth in the very first moments of cosmic expansion. Inflation as a theory concerns the initial growth of the universe - measured as a trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second - fourteen billion years ago, and an American team now says it has identified the lingering remnants of it.

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Chernobyl fall-out slammed brakes on nature says study

Chernobyl fall-out slammed brakes on nature says study

It's been around three decades since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster occurred and the meltdown caused massive evacuations. While effects on the human body and mind are still being contemplated, new studies suggest that the ecosystem around the failed facility may be more affected than believed, with the decaying plant matter left behind not decomposing optimally and indicating significant impact on the natural cycle.

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Star Wars Rebels: video and LEGO sets spill the beans

Star Wars Rebels: video and LEGO sets spill the beans

This week the first look we've had up close and personal with the creators and the artwork behind Star Wars Rebels is close at hand. What we're seeing here is a preview for the animated show that'll take place between the 3rd and 4th Star Wars movies. That is to say - making a bridge between the prequel trilogy and the classic, original trilogy with storyline.

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