Museum of Science and Industry


How do you remove your bandage? Slow and steady? Fast, so the pain ends quickly? Some day in the future, you may not need to rip it off at all—your body would just absorb it!

Penn State's department of food science has been turning liquified starch into long fibers with charges from an electrospinning device. When woven together, these fibers can be used to make eco-friendly toiletries, including toilet paper and...


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  • Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 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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  • 80 at 80

    See 80 rarely displayed artifacts in an exhibit commemorating the Museum's 80th anniversary.

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