Museum of Science and Industry


There's a growing trend in science in which the general public collects and interprets data for research projects led by universities and other institutions. Citizen science, as it's commonly called, can involve tracking wildlife, identifying stars, and even scanning the galaxy for extraterrestrial life. And now... reporting...


By issuing a driver’s license to Google’s robotic car, Nevada has inadvertently created a philosophical quandary: does a car need a license to operate itself? Great minds of the next century will no doubt ponder this question, but today's Nevada pedestrians may get to glimpse the first self-driving car legally allowed on public streets.

The Nevada Department of Motor...

Chicago drivers are all too familiar with the gut-wrenching sound of hitting a pothole while traveling 45 mph down Lake Shore Drive. Part of the problem in city pothole repair is the necessity to close down or narrow major commuting arteries for hours at a time while they are filled. That is, until the Python 5000 comes along.

The Python is a pothole-filling maestro that allows one person to perform the half-hour patch work of an entire road...


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  • Extended hours through Sept. 1:
    Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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