Museum of Science and Industry


As someone who tans rather than burns in the sun, I have always had a very laid-back attitude about sunscreen. I figured that if it didn’t hurt, there must not be any damage – but I was wrong! Take a look at the image above. Notice how different the two sides look? This is not due to an accident or a disorder. The difference is due to sun exposure while driving! After 28...

Who would have thought it? These robots have rhythm. In order to get a group of NAO robots to dance in sync, a group of scientists have programmed them to use techniques based on quorum sensing (the way bacteria and

By this time in June, we are in serious BBQ season! Potato salad, watermelon, grilled hot dogs and burgers – delicious! One of the most tedious parts of the meal has always been trying to get the last (or first!) bit of ketchup out of the bottle. But not for long.

A group of scientists recently took home an award in MIT’s

One: Animal lovers, brace yourself! MSI’s cute-o-meter needle is buried in the red with the opening of Born to Be Wild. This Omnimax movie follows the work of two women who work to raise, rehabilitate, and release orphaned elephants and orangutans back to the wild. This film is incredibly adorable, so don’t miss it!

Two: Speaking of rehabilitating elephants, have you ever thought about

Think human beings are the only ones that can calculate and create efficient road systems? Think again! It turns out that slime molds aren't half-bad at it. An international team of scientists recently analyzed slime mold "roads," created by putting bits of food representing major cities on fourteen countries' road maps and letting the...


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Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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