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  1. Spark!Lab Activity: Create a Flying Gyroscope

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    Create and launch your own flying gyroscope invention! http://invention.smithsonian.org/downloads/sparklab-gyroscope.pdf

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    • "History of the Guitar" at the National Museum of American History

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      Curator emeritus Gary Sturm brings some of the Museum's most "rocking" objects out of storage for a unique up-close look at electric and acoustic guitars. Sturm discusses Prince's…

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      • Inventive Voices: Jason Bannister, from Sketch to Robot

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        Jason Bannister, chief artist and scientist of Mechanimal, a robotics company in Pittsburgh, designs, sketches and builds robots. In this episode he shows how inventors can start with a basic pencil…

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        • Warren Belasco: An Introduction to the Future of Food

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          Keynote address at the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation's "Food for Tomorrow" Symposium. Warren Belasco, professor of American Studies at University of Maryland,…

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          • Spark!Lab Activity: Create Your Own pH Indicator!

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            Katherine from Spark!Lab will show you how to create your own pH indicator using red cabbage juice. Test out your favorite liquids and see what is an acid and a base with this easy to do at-home experiment.

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            • Spark!Lab Activity: Make a Sound Sandwich

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              Chris demonstrates how to invent your very own musical instrument--the Sound Sandwich! Entertain your family for hours with this fun and easy to make invention.

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              • Food for Tomorrow Symposium: Cesar Vega

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                Second Course: In the Kitchen - Preparing Food for Tomorrow. Cesar Vega is a food applications scientist for Mars Botanical, a division of Mars Inc., and is working on incorporating cocoa flavanols…

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                • Spark!Lab: Invent Your Own Hydroponic Garden

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                  Building your very own hydroponic garden isn't hard, in fact, it's easier than gardening in soil! Watch Spark!Lab's Steve Madewell demonstrate the simple steps to growing fruits and…

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                  • Bluebrain Performs "Music for the World of Tomorrow"

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                    Bluebrain performance of "Music for the World of Tomorrow," held at the National Museum of American History during the August 7-8, 2010, National Inventors' Month festival organized…

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                    • Food for Tomorrow Symposium: Molly O'Neill

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                      Second Course: In the Kitchen - Preparing Food for Tomorrow. Molly O’Neill is a noted food writer, cookbook author, and reporter whose new book, One Big Table, was released in November, 2010.

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                      • Food for Tomorrow Symposium: Amy Bentley

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                        Third Course: At the Table - Eating Meals Tomorrow. Amy Bentley is an associate professor and a founding member in food studies in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New…

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                        • Food for Tomorrow Symposium: Jane Silverthorne

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                          First Course: In the Field - Producing Food for Tomorrow. Jane Silverthorne is manager of the National Science Foundation Plant Genome Research Project.

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