Museum of Science and Industry


Scientists at Kiel University and Hamburg University of Technology have created the world’s lightest* material, a carbon-based network of nanotubes called “Aerographite.” Seventy-five times lighter* than Styrofoam, this material has some very interesting properties. It can be compressed up to 95% and spring back without damage, it handles tension loads better than similar materials, and it conducts...

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


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    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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