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We enjoy Rube Goldberg machines and the trial and error process of designing these to get amazing results. 3M recently made one using their own branded items (painter’s tape, reflective sheeting, Post-it Notes, etc.) Maybe this will inspire you to make your own Rube Goldberg machine out of items lying around your desk or room right now.
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"It is a seller’s market for those who can master new technology tools for lowering a business’s costs, reaching its customers and automating decision-making — notably, cloud computing, mobile apps and data analytics."
Schools that offer accelerated training in digital skills are drawing more and more “career changers,” and graduates can make six-figure base salaries.
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Congrats to the world Robocup Champs! Look at these soccer-playing robots go!
University of New South Wales beat German team B-Human 3-1 in robot football final.
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Google hosted a party at its DC headquarters this week to celebrate The Tech's National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Our President and CEO, Tim Ritchie, talked about the importance of our community partnerships in making sure every child has access to hands-on science education and the chance to discover their own problem-solving potential. We’re proud to represent Silicon Valley in the nation's capitol! We want to thank our supporters including Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Google's VP of Data Centers and Tech board member Joe Kava, Microsoft, IMLS, everyone who came out for the party, and all of you for cheering us on! 
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"Your vein pattern is established in the womb, and stable throughout your life, says Hitachi's Ravi Ahluwalia."

Are your blood vessels a more secure alternative to fingerprint sensors?
Fingerprints might be easy to copy - but what about finger veins, irises or your heartbeat? Welcome to the new world of biometric banking
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If you hate getting shots because of needles, this ‪#‎biotech‬ innovation could change your mind.
The worst part about getting vaccinated is the shot. I don’t care how much of a badass you are, it’s still painful and annoying. But now a group of researchers in Japan have tested a new “dissolving needle” that is basically a painless patch that you stick to your arm. And it works.
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Not all careers in #CyberSecurity involve catching criminals. Check out this impressive teenager's job. http://ow.ly/QxY8o
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This Week in the Tech Studio: Saturday, August 1 - Learn to Solder Workshop

Want to try your hand at soldering? Learn the basics as you solder a light-sensitive light-up circuit! Soldering experience not required! Strongly recommended for ages 12+

$22.50 members, $32.50 non-members (includes museum admission). Pre-registration required. Two sessions to choose from: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. OR 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. http://bit.ly/WorkshopsTech
$22.50 for members, $32.50 for non-members (includes museum admission). One chaperone reservation is included for each participant seat. All minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Please no siblings in the workshop; if siblings would like to participate they must purchase a separate ...
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A fantastic combination of functionality and creativity!
With their Lego robot arm, now disabled kids will be the envy of the classroom.
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We're helping you light up your art, sketches, and more in our workshop on 7/25. Tix: http://bit.ly/WorkshopsTech #DIY
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"My boys thought I was the coolest mom in the world when they learned I had spoken with two FBI agents." - Michelle Maranowski, Ph.D., Exhibit Developer at The Tech and The Curator of Cyber Detectives
Creating the Nation’s First Interactive Exhibit on Cyber Security
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Congrats to Gabby! The 5th grader's research made it into a medical journal. Inspiration can come from tons of places, in this case, a stuffed animal!
Not only did Gaby Zane's science project get her an A in fifth grade, her work ended up as the focus of a recently published report in a medical journal.
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201 S Market St San Jose, CA 95113
201 South Market StreetUSCaliforniaSan Jose95113
(408) 294-8324thetech.org
MuseumToday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmTuesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmWednesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmThursday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmFriday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmSunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Tech Museum of Innovation is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. Offering the unique Silicon Valley experience. Hands-on science & IMAX!
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Accessible, hands-on exhibits for all ages in a spacious facility, plus an attached IMAX theater.- Google
"The imax cinema at the Tech museum is awesome!"
"Exciting place to visit."
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Christy Kincaid
a month ago
It was extremely fun and we didn't even have any children with us! Some of the technology was out of date. But I loved all of the museum "helpers" wandering the museum to make sure we are understanding and interacting with us.
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Maksim Habets
in the last week
This is about museum itself, not about IMAX. Good for kids only, nothing interesting for adults. Price is high. Some stuff in museum didn't work during my visit. My suggestion - don't visit it unless you have absolutely nothing to do.
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Brian Gorzelic
7 months ago
I went to see Interstellar on the IMAX and it was ok. You have to keep your neck cocked the whole movie and it is uncomfortable for that long of a duration. My Oakley sunglasses fell at some point during the movie (I had them on when I went in cause we were taking pictures and I was wearing them) after wards I walked out of the theater and realized i did not have on my sunglasses. We sat in the back row and by the time I convinced the employee Josh to let me go look for them they were gone. The only person that could have found them was an employee, as we were the last ones out of the theater. Make sure you don't leave anything behind because they will take it. I even confronted Josh and he said he found nothing when cleaning. I suspect he lied right to my face about them. $200 sunglasses. Stolen.
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Amanda Martino
10 months ago
Fun place to hang out and spend a couple hours downtown. All the best exhibits are in the basement, so go there first. Head for the jetpack chair to go on a spacewalk, then over to the earthquake simulator to relive one of several different earthquakes from around the world. On the second floor, highlights include the wet lab (if it's open) where you can grow your own bacteria, reactable, which lets you mix and match music sounds from around the world, and the roller coaster simulator. Build your own coaster and, if it's not too deadly, hop in the simulator to experience your creation. Also, if you scan your ticket at each exhibit, you can go online to download photos and little extras from your visit!
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Vickie Foley
a month ago
I called IMAX to give me more info on Monday Movies. The lady over the phone was rude and said "What do you want to know about it...just come in on a Monday and watch a movie." Seriously?!! I just hung up on her. This is a state of the art theater and employees should be be professional. What a shame.
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Water Heaters Only, Inc.
4 months ago
Awesome place for a full day of fun and learning. We have been a few times, I think the Star Wars exhibit was the best so far (but we are big fans) being able to see the costumes and life size figures was just so cool. Each time we go we find something new we like and of course the Imax is always fun.
Alison Wentland
a month ago
Very fun and interactive! I highly recommend starting with the body metrics and then touring the museum while collecting your data :)
Allen Fehling
3 months ago
Very rude staff at the IMAX theater and the lady at the front desk other than that a good field trip with kids. They had fun