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Educator How-To: We’re batty for ornithopters
January 10, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Bats have frightened, awed, and inspired for millennia. Leonardo da Vinci used the bat’s amazing wing structure as inspiration for his version of the ornithopter — a machine which flies using flapping bird-like wings. No one knows for sure if he ever built or tested his invention, but Cardanus, a contemporary of Leonardo wrote that […]

LEGO: The building blocks of science
October 8, 2008 · 5 Comments

Our guest blogger today is Ian Wilkinson, one of the museum’s IT geniuses. Besides being a computer guru, he is an avid science fan and a LEGO enthusiast. Put the two together, and…  As a life-long fan of both Lego bricks and science, I was thrilled when the announcement for the “Brick Science” contest was posted […]

Draw Dinos Right!
September 29, 2008 · 6 Comments

Someone asked me: What are you?  Science Guy or Artist? Both. Leonardo da Vinci said: “I don’t understand a thing ‘till I draw it.” When you draw, your finger tips teach your brain what’s important. Cleaning Bones & Feeling Dinosaur Muscles Most fossil-cleaners are good artists.  As they chip away the rock, their finger tips […]

Science Doesn’t Sleep (5.14.08)
May 14, 2008 · 1 Comment

  Marching into Houston…in 2009. photo credit: mandiberg So here’s what went down after you logged off. It sounds psychedelic – but it’s probably even cooler-looking than that. Scientists have discovered that shrimp can see “a world invisible to all other animals.” The world’s smallest helicopter – it literally looks like a set of propellers […]


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