The Museum’s video featuring the exhibition Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies has been nominated for the 2012 Webby Awards, the coveted honors for Internet excellence, in the Technology category. Online voting for the Webby People’s Voice Award is open now through April 26.
Picturing Science, currently on view in the Akeley Gallery, tells the story of Museum research through spectacular large-format images. Photographs range from multicolored meteorite montages to CT scans of shark skulls, showcasing the importance of visual tools in each of the Museum’s research departments as well as the fusion of science and art.
Today’s re-release of James Cameron’s blockbuster film Titanic in 3D will feature just one altered shot: a corrected view of the stars in the early hours of April 15, 1912, the day the “unsinkable” British ocean liner went down in the Atlantic Ocean.
The adjustment was made in response to feedback that Cameron, who is known for his meticulous attention to detail, received from Hayden Planetarium Director Neil deGrasse Tyson, who noticed an inaccuracy in the film after it was first released in 1997.
This week, a producer with the Museum’s multimedia online and exhibition program Science Bulletins is heading to the North Sea to create a documentary film about a long-running experiment in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS): a process where high-pressure carbon dioxide, a byproduct of energy production that contributes to global warming, is buried underground until it incorporates into the rock.
An unforgettable trip from Earth to the edge of known space and back, the American Museum of Natural History’s The Known Universe has hit 10 million views on YouTube. Viewers from Australia to India to Alaska have tuned in to watch the video, which uses the Digital Universe Atlas, a scientifically accurate four-dimensional map of the cosmos maintained by Museum astrophysicists, to show the vastness of the universe. The Known Universe was created by the Museum in late 2009 as part of an exhibit for the Rubin Museum of Art in New York.