1. The Legend of Cool “Disco” Dan trailer (by JosephPattisall)

    In the 1980s and 1990s, the words Cool “Disco” Dan were tagged on walls, overpasses, buses — and pretty much everything else — all over Washington, D.C. His tag was ubiquitous. But who was he? A new documentary tells the story and how he fits into DC’s history. It’s narrated by Henry Rollins and premieres later next month. — Heidi

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  1. Posted on 10 May, 2012

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London 2012 mascots Wenlock and Mandeville visit the Washington Monument in DC (Taken with instagram)
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    London 2012 mascots Wenlock and Mandeville visit the Washington Monument in DC (Taken with instagram)

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  1. Posted on 7 October, 2011

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Image description: This painting, the Apotheosis of Washington, is in the center of the U.S. Capitol dome. It was painted in the true fresco technique by Constantino Brumidi in 1865.
Image courtesy of the Architect of the Capitol
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    Image description: This painting, the Apotheosis of Washington, is in the center of the U.S. Capitol dome. It was painted in the true fresco technique by Constantino Brumidi in 1865.

    Image courtesy of the Architect of the Capitol

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  1. Posted on 3 October, 2011

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The Solar Decathlon, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy, challenges 20 teams from universities to design, build and operate solar-powered houses. These teams work for two years on houses showcased on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
This year for the first time, cost was a key consideration in the competition.

I went to the Solar Decathlon over the weekend. Neat stuff! I really liked the entry from Appalachian State University called The Solar Homestead. It didn’t place highly in the competition, though. —Wright View in High-Res

    newshour:

    The Solar Decathlon, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy, challenges 20 teams from universities to design, build and operate solar-powered houses. These teams work for two years on houses showcased on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

    This year for the first time, cost was a key consideration in the competition.

    I went to the Solar Decathlon over the weekend. Neat stuff! I really liked the entry from Appalachian State University called The Solar Homestead. It didn’t place highly in the competition, though. —Wright

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  1. Posted on 20 September, 2011

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Image description: This photograph of the U.S. Capitol is among the earliest known. It was taken in 1846 by John Plumbe and shows the building’s first dome, which was made of brick, wood, and copper.
Image courtesy of the Architect of the Capitol
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    usagov:

    Image description: This photograph of the U.S. Capitol is among the earliest known. It was taken in 1846 by John Plumbe and shows the building’s first dome, which was made of brick, wood, and copper.

    Image courtesy of the Architect of the Capitol

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