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"In a few years, the exterior of the International Space Station could be crawling with geckos. It’s not an alien invasion, or the plot of a low-budget sci-fi movie. The robotic geckos could follow from an experiment NASA launched to the International Space Station on Tuesday aboard an uncrewed Cygnus spacecraft."
Tuesday's Cygnus launch to the International Space Station carried material inspired by gecko feet. It could help robots crawl over the ISS's exterior
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All the glitter for this amazing young woman!
10-year-old Jordan Reeves has invented her own prosthetic arm that shoots glitter that she calls “Project Unicorn.” Reeves was a participant in Superhero Cyborgs 2.0, an event where chi…
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Did you know? The Tech is the only museum in the country with a dedicated BioTinkering Lab and open-ended bioengineering experience. Visit our brand new exhibit, BioDesign Studio, and make your own discoveries!

More info: thetech.org/biodesignstudio #biotech #biotechnology #BioDesignStudio 
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“Dick helped set The Tech on a course that matters. Because of him, people associate The Tech with highlighting how technology improves lives. We intend to keep his legacy going by putting even more effort into programs and exhibits that focus on the human capacity to use technology to do good in the world.”
Legendary Silicon Valley fundraiser leaves rich legacy at The Tech
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Star Wars and teaching kids (of all ages) how to code? Join Code.org's Hour of Code event on Dec. 7 and build a galaxy!
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We definitely support a future where women are the inventors, scientists, researchers... and heroes everyone looks up to. 
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"With just an iPhone and a microscope, Warring explores the impossibly vast and incredibly tiny world of single-celled organisms, filling her feed with algae, cyanobacteria, diatoms, and other examples of what she calls 'urban phycology.'"
An account called Pondlife offers a visually stunning account of the microscopic organisms that live in urban bodies of water.
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“The people who need to solve these huge problems we face with global food and health 15 years down the road are the same people who will be visiting this exhibit right now.” #BioDesignStudio 
BioDesign Studio explores intersection of engineering and biology
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We love when kids care about cyber security. Check out this clever girl's trick to creating strong passwords.
The most common password in the world is "123456." She can build you a better one.
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We love to see technology being used in innovative ways. Can't wait to see the great storytelling @NYT accomplishes with Virtual Reality. 
Today, The New York Times takes a step into virtual reality. Here’s what you need to know to use it.
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We must do more to make sure every child, no matter what their socioeconomic background, is getting a solid STEM education. This is vital to our mission at The Tech and we hope more schools will utilize us as an important community resource.
President Obama talks a lot about the importance of STEM, but advocates worry Congress will set back science education with its rewrite of the federal No Child Left Behind law.
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Accessible, hands-on exhibits for all ages in a spacious facility, plus an attached IMAX theater.- Google
"Great place for young children to get hands on experience with technology."
"Staff were really nice and the gift shop had a lot of nifty stuff."
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Braja BP
3 weeks ago
Good for children. Even adults can enjoy. The imax theatre is really good. The ticket is really costly, $24 per adult. And each imax show costs $10 per adult.
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Kaushal Upadhyaya
2 months ago
Kids love it. Don't try to see too much in a day... Let kids taje their time. Come back. Consider membership se I can come ba j anytime for a short visit...
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John R Perry
a month ago
It's not too bad. If you love tech, you probably already know about everything that this place has to offer. It's good place for little kids.
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imtiaz chowdhury
2 months ago
The museum offers a number of activities for children and adults like. My 5 year old twins absolutely love this place. The projects for pre schoolers include from building models with 3D printers to building robots.
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Patrick Healy
a week ago
I used to go to the museum back when I had a membership (1998-99), and I loved it. When I found out I could volunteer, I signed up, and it's been such a great experience! I would recommend it to all my friends! The best part is that they're going to be upgrading the imax to Laser (AMC Metreon has it currently), and, they'll be adding over 50000 square feet of space once the Parkside Hall gets demolished! If you ever need community service hours, work a summer here! Best job ever!
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Andrew Wagner
a month ago
Super crowded, kids everywhere, and too much going on. If you came here to actually learning about tech instead of screwing around you're better off with a book then spending close to 100$ here for your family to get lost in a children's playhouse. Unsupervised and loud, they learn nothing because they try to make the things fun and enjoyable, but don't add education. And everything is poorly explained. I had to explain about 1/2 of the stuff to my sister because the information wasn't direct enough. Like doing a connect the dots puzzle with 21-26 missing. You almost have to guess. A children's destination at best, not actually a museum. If I could trade it 0 stars I would, so the planetarium(?) makes up one star for the show. Poor quality though.
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Erin Allshouse
3 months ago
This Downtown attraction in the heart of Silicon Valley is a must-see for all kids but recommended to adults too. The museum is packed with tactile activities to engage and interface with young minds. Little ones can get through the whole museum in just a few hours, but parents will enjoy too but have a hard time pulling their kids out because of all the fun they have. Get a tech-tag to participate in the displays. Visit the museum store for fun souvenirs to take home. Even enjoy lunch in the awesome cafeteria. Also the IMAX theater is amazing. Makes for a fun family event.
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Jacob Elliott
6 months ago
I went here for almost every school field trip growing up in San Jose and thought it was great. After stepping foot inside last week after nearly 15 years it was a totally different experience than I remember. The prices definitely went up a bit but they had some great new features that my kids loved. A fun way to spend a day off.