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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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NEXT: Biology Will be the Next Tech Revolution

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Biology Will be the Next Tech Revolution

Layla Richards had an incurable form of leukemia, and doctors informed her parents on her first birthday that she would soon be dead. With nothing else to lose, her parents agreed to an aggressive form of gene therapy used previously only on mice. Layla was given a vial of genetically-engineered immune cells that targeted her […]

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Art Makes Columbus: Ty Owen Puts Creativity to Work

Walker Evans Walker Evans Art Makes Columbus: Ty Owen Puts Creativity to Work

Art Makes Columbus. Columbus Makes Art. The Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) is launching a new five-year marketing campaign to highlight the innovation and connectedness in the local arts community. The new program will highlight both individual artists and organizations from a wide variety of visual and performing arts mediums, with a goal of increasing […]

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Human Bodies on Full Display at COSI

Walker Evans Walker Evans Human Bodies on Full Display at COSI

Interested in checking out some dead bodies, but don’t feel like making a trip to the morgue? Well, COSI has you covered. The traveling exhibition “Body Worlds & The Brain” opened at the science center last Wednesday and provides a glimpse into the inner workings of human anatomy like you’ve never seen before (that is, […]

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