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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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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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"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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201 S Market St San Jose, CA 95113
201 South Market StreetUSCaliforniaSan Jose95113
(408) 294-8324thetech.org
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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
"Awesome exhibits to explore and that IMAX dome is AWESOME for watching movies."
"Quite possibly the best science museum in Northern California."
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Jacob Elliott
a month 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.
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Brett Goss
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Probably a very fun museum for the kids or a field trip. I was hoping to tour the facility to waste some time while enjoying San Jose. I am a tech nerd and the opportunity with the tech industry all right in the vicinity seemed ideally fitting. However, after entering and reviewing the cost of admission I had to kick myself out the same front doors I walked through!
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Ben Falter
2 months ago
The museum is geared to children but can still be fun. I went here for the first time when I was just visiting San José before moving here. It is a nice large museum with many exhibit areas. If one is crowded you simply move along and engage in interactive displays. A few items were not working at the time (not sure if that is a chronic issue). Definitely more enjoyable if you bring along a kid.
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Flynn R
3 months ago
This is one of my favorite museums in America... I loved everything about it, all the exhibits, and even the robot who walked around... All the medical innovations etc.. You can easily spend here a whole day. Ps. I went on a first weekend when it's free via bank of America
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Ram Ramadurai
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It is a n awesome place to take kids. Also, if you are an adult and are not Tech savie, its a great place to interact with a variety of concepts and young docents that can get you acquainted with the basics.Four major theme galleries fill the upper level and lower level of the museum: Communication, Exploration, Innovation and Life Tech. These galleries are constantly being revamped and changed to fit the theme movies and exhibits. Worth making a visit.
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Do Chua
a month ago
Our kid love this place. They learned many things from them! Also, love the theater. It's so great and amazing!
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Michael Bliss
a month ago
This a great place to visit to get a taste of Silicon Valley. It is fun for kids and adults alike with plenty of exhibits to keep one busy. Also, there are movies shown in the IMAX dome, which is an experience all its own. They show movies from documentaries to films currently in other major theaters.
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Michael Shick
a month ago
Some of the exhibits feel pretty dated, but they do have a few real winners for any age group. I particularly recommend having your portrait drawn by the robotic arm on the top floor.