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MIT hosts events for Cambridge Science Festival

Selections from a computer graphics animation festival and a Charles River demonstration of an autonomous underwater vehicle are among the MIT-hosted events during the first-of-its-kind Cambridge Science Festival, April 21-29.

Presented by the MIT Museum, the festival features more than 150 events throughout the city geared toward highlighting the excitement of science. Events from April 21-23 include:

April 21, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Professional Development Workshop
A workshop for teachers on the latest genome research.

April 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

MIT's Environmental Health and Safety Office Open House
Bring in water samples for lead testing.

April 21-22, 28-29, 12-6 p.m.

An experimental art show involving kinetic sculptures, light art, interactive videos, robots and more in the Stata Center.

April 21, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3:30 p.m.

Augmented Reality
Adult-child teams will be assigned a role in a game simulating a mysterious environmental problem on the MIT -campus.

April 22, 1 p.m.

Rocks from Mars! Rocks from the Moon!
Can we learn from Mars and moon rocks?

April 22, 6-8 p.m.

Cold Enough for You?
Find out how the Antarctic ice sheet has behaved for 10 million years and see a model for how it will behave in the future.

April 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Robots on the River
MIT Sea Grant program demonstrates autonomous underwater vehicles in the Charles River.

April 24, 6-9 p.m.

The Science of Wine
Find out what's behind the new findings about the anti-aging properties of red wine derivatives while sipping carefully chosen vintages.

For more information on the Cambridge Science Festival and a complete listing of events and locations, visit

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on April 11, 2007 (download PDF).

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