Museum of Science and Industry


Last month, the Obama Administration announced the launch of a new institute in Youngstown, Ohio that will be dedicated to revitalization of American manufacturing through the emerging technology of 3-D printing.

The Department of Defense chose Youngstown to be the site of the pilot National Additive Manufacturing Institute (NAMII) and...

Heads up, science lovers: after decades of struggle, the world’s first practical maser has been built! What’s a maser, you ask? It’s like a laser, except instead of light, it produces a coherent beam of microwaves! Aaaah!

Masers have been around for over 50 years, but they needed special conditions (such as extreme cold) to work. Even then, the old masers still did not produce much...

One problem we may face as we get older is the problem of remembering to take our pills. There have been many strides in creating technology-based programs to help patients (such as elderly patients) remember to get their medication. However, a new idea takes the reminder into the realm of sci-fi movies: pills that actually text your healthcare provider.

The...

I think the idea of the “uncanny valley” is so fascinating! (It's when realism in robots goes from cute to kinda creepy. Watch this and you'll know what I mean.) With hopes of bridging this valley of creepiness,...

With the 2012 Summer Olympic Games soon coming to a close in London, science and tech-minded sports fans around the world are wondering what new innovations could become part of competition by the time the 2020 Olympics arrive.

Recently Popular Science pondered new technologies that could make the Olympic Games safer and fairer for the competitors, and even more exciting...


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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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