Museum of Science and Industry


"Bring it."  "Oh, I'll bring it, bird."

Some of my friends argue that birds are super-smart – maybe even smarter than human children! So far, I haven’t been convinced. And now, depending on how you look at it, one of us has some new evidence on their side! Scientists at the University of Cambridge have completed a study comparing how kids and birds behave when trying to solve a certain birdbrained...

One problem we may face as we get older is the problem of remembering to take our pills. There have been many strides in creating technology-based programs to help patients (such as elderly patients) remember to get their medication. However, a new idea takes the reminder into the realm of sci-fi movies: pills that actually text your healthcare provider.

The...

I think the idea of the “uncanny valley” is so fascinating! (It's when realism in robots goes from cute to kinda creepy. Watch this and you'll know what I mean.) With hopes of bridging this valley of creepiness,...

With the 2012 Summer Olympic Games soon coming to a close in London, science and tech-minded sports fans around the world are wondering what new innovations could become part of competition by the time the 2020 Olympics arrive.

Recently Popular Science pondered new technologies that could make the Olympic Games safer and fairer for the competitors, and even more exciting...

As in much of the U.S. this summer, the heat in the Midwest has been hard to handle. Days after days of 100+ degree heat have zapped our air conditioners and have made daily living just a little bit harder.

However, the temperatures we're having here are nothing compared to those in


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Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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