Museum of Science and Industry


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

Fresh fruit is so delicious, especially when the piece is perfectly ripe! So how can you tell when something is ready to eat? Do you squish or sniff, searching for a subtle change in coloring? What if the fruit is trapped in a box, waiting to be put out onto grocery store shelves? An MIT professor and his students are developing inexpensive ethylene sensors to help monitor the freshness of produce!

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Do you eat your fruits and vegetables? Well, you should. They’re good for you. And a recent study suggests that they may even make you more attractive!

What you eat can definitely change how you look. We already know that an excess of certain things in your diet can color your skin – for example,


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    Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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