Delaware daily roundup: Viral video greatest hits; Smithsonian x Salesforce; Hope Center gets $1.9M

Plus, the state is investing $160M in school construction projects.

Patio seating at Riverfront Events in Wilmington (Holly Quinn/

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The return of Delabear

With bear sightings in Newark over the weekend, it took us back to the viral #Delabears of 2016 and 2019 —  and  some of Delaware’s viral video greatest hits.

➡️ Check out my blast from the past here

Smithsonian makes its collections more accessible

Who doesn’t love exploring the Smithsonian museums when visiting DC? The 24 museums, gardens and one zoo make up the world’s largest research, museum and education network, and only 1% of its collection is on collection at any given time.

The institution’s Open Access initiative currently houses 2D and 3D renderings of collections across the museums. It launched in 2020, just weeks before the coronavirus pandemic, and currently has about 5 million renderings as well as different datasets.

➡️ Check out Kaela’s report

News Incubator: What else to know today

ChristianaCare is using MR to treat Parkinsons patients. [Delaware Business Times]

•  The Hope Center gets $1.9 million in federal funding. [Delaware Business Now]

• Controversial corporate law updates pass the Del. General Assembly.  [Delaware Public Media]

• The state is investing $160 million for school construction projects in the Smyrna, Red Clay, Colonial, New Castle County Vo-Tech, Polytech and Christina school districts. [Town Square Delaware]

🗓️ On the Calendar

• June 25-26 — Tech Ecosystem Conference [Details here]

• Tuesday, July 16 —  Networking mixer at Stitch House Brewery [Details here]

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