Museum of Science and Industry


Created in 1974 by Hungarian architecture professor Ernö Rubik, the rotating rainbow-colored puzzle known as Rubik's Cube took the world by storm in the 1980s. Scrambling the cube with different colored 3x3 grids on each side creates something like 43...

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,...

Who would have thought it? These robots have rhythm. In order to get a group of NAO robots to dance in sync, a group of scientists have programmed them to use techniques based on quorum sensing (the way bacteria and

Finally! It’s about time you started pulling your weight around here, bubbles. Researchers at the University of Hawaii have created microscopic “bubble robots” to manipulate very small objects. By using an infrared laser to heat areas of the fluid surrounding the bubble, researchers were able to steer the...


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...


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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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