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COTA Adding WiFi on All Buses by End of 2017

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA Adding WiFi on All Buses by End of 2017

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) wants to make your bus ride a little more pleasant of an experience. The organization announced yesterday that it has plans to add WiFi internet access to all of the buses in its fleet by the end of next year. “Right now there are eight buses operating with the […]

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NEXT: A Universal Translator?

David Staley David Staley NEXT: A Universal Translator?

A Facebook friend recently made this post: “Υπαρχουν κι αυτα στον αθλητισμο! Για οσους τα ξεχασαν λογω Φαταουλ, Κοκκαλη, Κοκκαλιαρη, Σαλονικη, Ιωαννιδη κλπ” Clicking on the “translate” link, this is what Facebook produced for me: “There are those in the athletics! For those who do because they forgot, kokkalē phataoul,’re skinny, salonikē iōannidē, etc” I […]

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NEXT: The Return of the Luddites

David Staley David Staley NEXT: The Return of the Luddites

It has been a while since we’ve seen any real Luddites. I know we often use the term a lot today, but I don’t think we use it properly. Anyone who professes not to like technology, or who doesn’t seem to have the latest upgrade, or who is an old timer and pines for the […]

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COSI Hosts Rube Goldberg College National Machine Competition

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea COSI Hosts Rube Goldberg College National Machine Competition

The Nature of Rube As many a physics teacher has explained, a Rube Goldberg machine is a device, or a series of devices, that accomplishes a simple task in the most difficult way imaginable. A typical Rube Goldberg machine will involve gears whirring and strings pulling, marbles rolling down tracks and balloons filling with air. […]

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With “Song of the Stars,” Dancers and Physicists Try to Humanize Science

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea With “Song of the Stars,” Dancers and Physicists Try to Humanize Science

How do you explain science to someone who isn’t a scientist? That’s the question Dr. Paul M. Sutter, the new chief scientist at COSI and self-styled “agent to the stars,” has dedicated his career to answering. The answer, it seems, is simple; just tell a story. Specifically, this story; two siblings are born together. One […]

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Meet Paul Sutter, COSI’s New Chief Scientist

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Meet Paul Sutter, COSI’s New Chief Scientist

Dr. Paul M. Sutter, Central Ohio’s resident spaceman, has a new job. Sutter, a visiting scholar at the Ohio State University, grew up devouring books about space, “but I never really realized that it could be an actual job. I don’t know why I never realized or made the connection that scientist was an actual […]

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COSI President David Chesebrough Announces Retirement

Walker Evans Walker Evans COSI President David Chesebrough Announces Retirement

After 10 years of service as President and CEO of Columbus’ Center of Science and Industry (COSI), David Chesebrough announced today that he plans to retire at the end of the year. Chesebrough was hired for the position in March 2006, and has lead the organization through a transformative period during its 52 year history. “It has been […]

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