Museum of Science and Industry


Do you eat your fruits and vegetables? Well, you should. They’re good for you. And a recent study suggests that they may even make you more attractive!

What you eat can definitely change how you look. We already know that an excess of certain things in your diet can color your skin – for example,

Warm up your thumbs, gamers, because future video game controllers may provide even more ways to feel the world of the game. Engineers from the University of Utah have produced a prototype controller featuring thumb sticks with sections that can move independently of the gamer’s fingers. Sensations such as a nibble on a video game fishing line can now be communicated to the gamer through subtle, directional stretching of the thumb’s skin.

Controllers like these are examples of

Chicago doesn’t seem to have much use for seismographs, instruments used to capture current or past earthquake activity. We don’t see a lot of seismic activity here, and our main springtime concern is more windy and swirly than wiggly and shaky. Surprisingly, scientists at Indiana University have recently found a potential new use for the equipment – seismographs may be able to

It turns out that the reassuring “lub-dub” of our heart might not be completely necessary for us to live. Recent developments in artificial heart technologies have sought to explore the use of continuous flow devices such as ones used in left-ventricle assist devices. Instead of pulses of...

It may seem a little science fiction-esque, but growing crops in a nutrient-rich goo might just be the thing for farmers in rough terrains. Discovery News reports on some industrial design students in the Netherlands who have put forward this idea to protect food from damage by pests, sandstorms, etc. This could help feed a lot of people in locations where it's difficult to grow crops, like the...


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