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Smith`so´ni`an

    (~sō´nĭ`an)
a.1.Of or pertaining to the Englishman J. L. M. Smithson, or to the national institution of learning which he endowed at Washington, D. C.; as, the Smithsonian Institution; Smithsonian Reports.
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All the papers, pamphlets, reports-- all the journals published by the scientific, literary, and religious societies enlarged upon its advantages; and the Society of Natural History of Boston, the Society of Science and Art of Albany, the Geographical and Statistical Society of New York, the Philosophical Society of Philadelphia, and the Smithsonian of Washington sent innumerable letters of congratulation to the Gun Club, together with offers of immediate assistance and money.
Ah, if I had only known then that he was only a common mortal, and that his mission had nothing more overpowering about it than the collecting of seeds and uncommon yams and extraordinary cabbages and peculiar bullfrogs for that poor, useless, innocent, mildewed old fossil the Smithsonian Institute, I would have felt so much relieved.
Well, we could step back into time by looking at a fossil of a 16 million-year-old tree housed at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.
HONG KONG, June 12, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited ("NetDragon" or "the Company", Hong Kong Stock Code: 777), a global leader in building internet communities, is excited to announce that its subsidiary, JumpStart, a leader in learning-based games for children, won the first video gaming partnership with the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute ("Smithsonian") to build an unprecedented augmented reality app that will focus on encouraging and teaching conservation.
For the first time in 13 years, Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit will be back on view at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington in mid-July as part a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.
The Smithsonian Institution has handed over more than 60 Angkorian-era pottery artefacts to the Kingdom, according to the Apsara Authority.
KUWAIT, July 25 (KUNA) -- Director of the Smithsonian Institution's International Relations and Global Programs, Molly Fannon, said Tuesday Kuwaiti cultural institutions have achieved a unique quantum leap in the region.
Cleveland, OH, June 26, 2017 --(PR.com)-- The Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History has launched a multiyear collecting initiative, "Latinos and Baseball: In the Barrios and the Big Leagues" to identify artifacts that reflect the social and cultural influence of the game on Latino communities, and the Baseball Heritage Museum at League Park, 6601 Lexington Ave, is the site for the only Ohio collecting event.
Smithsonian Stories: Chronicle of a Golden Age, 1964-1984 provides a fine collection of insights of the 'golden age' at the Smithsonian and discusses the institution's knowledge base, growth, and why the Smithsonian's exploration of the arts, humanities and technology has resulted in so much expansion and interest.
Enhanced with the inclusion of five CDs featuring 94 of his song performances, "Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection" also presents his personal story and music career along with many superbly reproduced period photos.
While the idea is not new, one startup has covered a 12-space parking lot with fabric containing photovoltaics that generate 15 kilowatts per hour, reports Megan Gambino for Smithsonian Magazine.

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