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A microgravity demo in the Willis Tower Skydeck elevator

The next time you ride an elevator down 103 floors, take a scale with you, because you might want to try this microgravity experiment: In collaboration with Willis Tower, Kevin from the Museum of Science and Industry,...

Colleen Moore’s Fairy Castle Restoration at MSI Chicago

This huge fairy castle, a doll house made from 200 exacting components that can be packaged into shipping crates for touring, has been at the Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry since 1949. In 2014, the structure...

An orphaned sea otter pup is adopted by Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium

Underweight and alone, an orphaned five-week-old southern sea otter pup was found on Coastways Beach in California, and was rushed to the Monterey Bay Aquarium for care and rehabilitation. Four weeks later, 'Pup 681' ...

Earth Observations: Astronauts search for cities from ISS’ Cupola

What do volcanoes, islands, dry lake beds, and big cities look like from space? Join International Space Station Expedition 38 crew members Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio as they chitchat about Earth's cities and c...

Two Triple Lightning Strikes in Chicago

On June 30, 2014, videographer Craig Shimala set up his cameras to capture a derecho, "a widespread, long-lived, straight-line wind storm," as it passed through Chicago. In the speedy time-lapse footage above, you can...

The tawny frogmouth at the Brookfield Zoo

What is a tawny frogmouth? The Brookfield Zoo in Chicago welcomed two tawny frogmouth chicks in early July, 2012. For reasons unknown, the parents, Eunice, who is on loan from Riverbanks Zoo in South Carolina, and...

Sarruga: Giant Insects in Chicago

The spectacular Catalan street theater company, Sarruga, transforms the Millennium Park in Chicago into a fantasy world, bringing their giant ants, spiders and praying mantises to interact with the public in a...

Baby Aardvark and Mom at Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo is happy to announce the birth of an aardvark on January 12, 2012. Because of the dedicated care provided by the Society’s zookeepers, veterinarians, veterinary technici...

Charles and Ray Eames’ Powers of Ten (1977)

Powers of Ten, written and directed by Charles and Ray Eames, was first released in 1968 and later re-released in 1977. From Powersof10.com: Powers of Ten takes us on an adventure in magnitudes. Starting at a picn...


 
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