Museum of Science and Industry


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

Good news! The energy crisis could soon be over! Yes, all of our energy problems may soon be… behind us. Because scientists from Nanyang Technological University have invented a toilet that turns human waste into electricity! Yes!

Manually separating waste for processing is time-consuming, expensive and gross, which is why waste-to-power technologies have so far failed to catch on. The main advantage to this...

You’ve probably heard parents joking that their kids need to burn off some energy. What if, instead, the adults told them to go outside and make some electricity? Here's a neat idea: using playtime to produce power!

Energy harnessing playgrounds can use the movement of play to generate electricity, which can then be used to light the area at night or be stored for later....

Sssssssave me!

While most in the southeastern United States might prefer to avoid an eastern diamondback rattlesnake, some herpetologists are becoming afraid of something else: not being able to find them. The world's largest rattlesnake seems to be disappearing from its natural habitat.

The US Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced a year-long study to determine if the rattlers' numbers have...

Those of us who spent our formative years as virtual mayors of towns such as “Keith-Ville” and “Awesome-Town” in the game SimCity know that solar energy beamed down from space is an efficient way to generate massive amounts of clean power. I’m guessing someone over at NASA may have had their own virtual village, because the agency has agreed to 


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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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    See 80 rarely displayed artifacts in an exhibit commemorating the Museum's 80th anniversary.

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