Museum of Science and Industry


Hey, phone phriends! The new Android operating system (awesomely nicknamed "Ice Cream Sandwich") offers a facial-recognition feature called “Face Unlock.” It allows mobile device owners to gain access to their locked devices through a quick facial scan.

This is not new technology, but it still rare in home electronics. Will facial recognition grant us freedom from remembering passwords? Probably not, but I still think it’s cool. I just hope I don’t have to update my face every six months.

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If you created a robot, what would it be like? I would probably build a battery-powered android, because I think I would have the most fun with either a sassy maid-bot or a pretend-little-sister-bot. Scientists in Texas and Virginia were a little more creative, having built "Robojelly," a jellyfish robot that runs on hydrogen and oxygen!

This little swimmer currently gets its fuel from tubes connected...

While scientific discoveries can be exciting, big news about quantum physics or the expanding universe can seem light years away from our daily lives. That's why it's especially exciting to hear about creative inventions that have the potential to transform the way we do everyday things.

Researchers using carbon nanotubes—molecules of carbon cleverly arranged into cylinders just a...


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