Museum of Science and Industry


The HIV pandemic has threatened the health of men and women across the globe for over 30 years. Why, in this age of advanced medical technology, has the HIV virus has thwarted traditional methods of vaccination? The AIDS Vaccine 2012 conference, which just wrapped in Boston yesterday, focused on bringing new minds and ideas to this very question.

Some of the reasons include HIV’s ability to...

The Physics of Cats

September 10, 2012

Ever wonder how cats always find a way to land on their feet? Well, Alabama engineer and web science host Destin (who withholds his surname for his children's privacy) decided he’d find out for himself, asking scientific questions that physicists, engineers, and biologists...

While real concerns about cyber-attacks on our water infrastructure continue to surface, here's a slightly more amusing scenario: what would happen if all the toilets in the United States were flushed at the same time?

Turns out, we don't really know. However, experts are assuming that things might gurgle a bit...

Catch any of the Mars rover Curiosity’s landing over the past few weeks? Did you wonder why there were jars of peanuts all over mission control? You may not believe it, but our very own NASA has a whole list of traditions that they like to follow when launching things into space. From peanuts to

Created in 1974 by Hungarian architecture professor Ernö Rubik, the rotating rainbow-colored puzzle known as Rubik's Cube took the world by storm in the 1980s. Scrambling the cube with different colored 3x3 grids on each side creates something like 43...


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