@ Discovery: Everbright
In March 2016, we installed Everbright in the center gallery on our main floor. The grid of 464 adjustable dials allows guests to manipulate the individual pods to any color in the spectrum. We encourage open, collaborative play in this exhibit which explores light, shapes, and colors. Museum guests have created patterns, pictures, video game characters, words and messages, and even a collection of Christmas trees one Saturday during the holiday season. What will you create on EverBright?
Global Science News: March 2016
- Hungry Bacteria: Japanese researchers identify the first species of bacteria capable of breaking down and metabolizing #1 plastic a.k.a. polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
- Pregnant T-rex: Paleontologists discover fossilized bones from a pregnant Tyrannosaurus Rex in Montana.
- A Galaxy Far, Far Away: The Hubble Space Telescope has identified the most distant galaxy ever detected.
- Biosensor Tech: An optical sensor one million times more sensitive than other current technologies is announced by Case Western Reserve University.
- Stronger Bones: University of Toronto and The Ottawa Hospital researchers have found early evidence that stem cell therapy could cure osteoporosis.
Thanks to Wikipedia’s 2016 in Science for the our Global Science headlines.