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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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Museums tell visitors to leave their selfie sticks behind

Museums tell visitors to leave their selfie sticks behind

Selfie sticks are easy to mock and are an excellent way to embarrass your friends. To be fair, they're also a decent way to get a snapshot of yourself and your significant other in front of something without asking a stranger to handle your phone. That use is proving to be a problem in some museums, however, and now the banhammers are coming: a couple museums in New York have banned the use of selfie sticks on their premises, and they're not the only ones. The reason is due to safety.

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Neil Armstrong’s moon landing white bag contents explored

Neil Armstrong’s moon landing white bag contents explored

This month the estate of Neil Armstrong has revealed a white bag of items used by the Astronaut aboard Apollo 11 on his mission to the Moon. These items were collected by Armstrong at the end of his mission and have remained relatively dormant for decades - sitting amongst his personal belongings in his home. This year the Neil Armstrong Estate begins their loan of these items to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC, where they'll be explored, researched, and eventually displayed for all to see.

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Scientists “upload” a roundworm brain to a LEGO robot

Scientists “upload” a roundworm brain to a LEGO robot

It sounds like a scene from a sci-fi flick. Or a horror film. Take your pick. Scientists of the future have finally found a way to digitize our brains and store them in storage disks (or Dilithium crystals for more capacity). One day you're human and the next day you find yourself in the body of an android. OK, this experiment might not exactly be that sensational, unless you happen to be a roundworm whose suddenly finds itself with the body of a LEGO robot.

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