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The Future Of The Past: Museums Digitizing Collections

Museums have collected and preserved artifacts of the past for millennia. Now rapidly evolving technologies like 3-D scanners are presenting institutions with new tools for preserving, interpreting and sharing the past. Kojo talks with thought leaders at the Smithsonian Institution about the future of museums and the practical challenges of digitizing the past.

This is a special WAMU 88.5 broadcast in partnership with the Future of Information Alliance.

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We'll have full video shortly of a special broadcast from the Future of Information Alliance event at the National Geographic Auditorium.

What Is 3-D Digitization?

3-D Scanning At The Smithsonian

Smithsonian Collection Of 3-D Objects

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 9, 2015

Cuban dance, Spanish opera and Sephardic Jewish music provide Spanish-influenced entertainment this weekend in D.C.


Could A Mushroom Save The Honeybee?

The bees that pollinate crops are on the brink of collapse. One big reason why: a virus-carrying mite. Now, researchers think a rare fungi could boost bees' immune system and attack the mite itself.
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The Politics Hour - October 9, 2015

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.


California Approves A Sweeping Digital Privacy Law

The bill was signed into law on Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The law requires a warrant before any business turns over clients' metadata or digital communications to the government.

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