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...

What do Canada and Jupiter's moon Europa have in common? More than you'd probably think. Europa is believed to have a sulfurous and icy environment, and the Borup Fiord Pass in the Canadian Arctic is the only known place on Earth where sulfur from spring water is deposited onto ice, creating an appearance similar to that seen on...

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

Last year, in the grand tradition of families around the globe, NASA was given two spy satellite hand-me-downs from the National Reconnaissance Office. Never launched into orbit, these satellites' Hubble-rivaling optics had been peering into nothing but the dark recesses of their upstate New York storage facility. In the year since NRO offered them up,...


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5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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