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COSI and AMNH Team Up To Bring Dinosaurs to Columbus

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea COSI and AMNH Team Up To Bring Dinosaurs to Columbus

On Friday morning, dinosaurs were loosed upon the city of Columbus. City, state and local business leaders helped the staff of the Center of Science and Industry and the American Museum of Natural History reveal two massive skeletons; one Stegosaurus and one Tyrannosaurus rex. Both skeletons are on loan from AMNH, and in a little […]

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Ohio Automotive Industry Moves Toward Lighter, Cleaner Cars

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio Automotive Industry Moves Toward Lighter, Cleaner Cars

Ohio’s composites industry is getting some investment in hopes that research will give domestic car makers the technology to build lightweight cars that take alternative, cleaner fuel. The investment comes from a partnership between JobsOhio, the state’s non-profit corporation aimed at wooing outside businesses to bring jobs and money to Ohio, and Tennessee’s Institute of […]

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Battelle’s Anti-Drone Gun Appears to be in use Against ISIS

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Battelle’s Anti-Drone Gun Appears to be in use Against ISIS

Less than a year ago, Battelle revealed the DroneDefender, a device designed to counter the growing number of small drones available for personal, and perhaps criminal, uses. The DroneDefender looks like a cross between an assault rifle and a radio antenna, and it should, because that’s more or less what it is. The “weapon,” which […]

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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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