Museum of Science and Industry


On July 23rd, America's Space Sweetheart lost her battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 61. Sally Ride was known for being the first American female in space, but she was also the youngest American to travel in space (at 32).

While most people knew her as the astronaut, she also had a passion for education. In 2001, Dr. Ride (did I mention she had her Ph.D. in physics from Stanford?) launched Sally Ride Science, a company...

Summer has a lot of great things: fireworks, pools, barbecues and great weather. However, there is a bad part about spending all that time outside: sunburns.

One can imagine that there have been sunburns for as long as we've had skin. While we've learned a lot about how the sun's UV rays damage the skin, little has been known as to why overexposure turns it into a red painful mess. That is,

These past couple of weeks have been so super-duper hot! An extra shower can go a long way in making you feel more comfortable, but then you might start to feel bad about using so much water. Hopefully, there will be a solution available by the end of the year

Are you a high school artist, designer, maker or engineer? The Museum of Science and Industry is looking for you to participate in its first-ever Fab Lab Summer Challenge!

The Wanger Family Fab Lab at MSI is a place where youth of all experience levels can take a...

As you may remember from such films as Batman Begins, the Dark Knight uses his trademark cape to glide from rooftops down to street level, where he lands gently and commences bustin’ heads. A new paper, entitled “Trajectory of a falling Batman,” describes what would happen if Batman were to try this maneuver in real life.

According to the study, Batman would only be able to slow his velocity to somewhere...


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