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Octave made the news (sort of)! Check out NBC Bay Area's coverage of +The Tech Museum of Innovation's 3D Print Jam to see video of some of our 3D-printed parts--like the RC car and purple mutant turtle--and our Afinia H480 showcase printer at work.
NBC Bay Area Business and Tech Reporter Scott Budman shows how the San Jose Tech Museum is showing young people things that will help in future careers.
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There are so many fun tech summer camp options for kids - learn more about some of them in this +Make It Better article, including the scoop on those offered by +Adler Planetarium, +Cleveland Museum of Natural History, +The Tech Museum of Innovation, the +Smithsonian , +iDTechCampProjects and Space Camp! #summercamp #techcamps #parenting  
Kids want a summer full of fun and excitement, while parents hope their children will expand their horizons and keep learning even if they aren’t in the classroom. There are numerous summer camp options focused on technology that ensure kids have a fun,...
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This Hangout On Air is hosted by The Tech Museum of Innovation. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Was this event announced or promoted in anyway? I heard nothing about it. As a former VAB member, I would have been interested in attending.
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Oldest Sequenced Genome From 45,000-Year-Old DNA

"In a technological tour de force, a group of scientists have managed to read most of the DNA from the thigh bone of a 45,000 year-old-man. They were able to estimate that humans and Neanderthals bred in a major way 50,000-60,000 years ago and to confirm that the human mutation rate is a bit slower than scientists previously thought."

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In a technological tour de force, a group of scientists have managed to read most of the DNA from the thigh bone of a 45,000 year-old-man. They were able to estimate that humans and Neanderthals bred in a major way 50,000-60,000 years ago and to confirm that the human mutation rate is a bit slower than scientists previously thought.
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Why Scientists are Seen as Competent but Untrustworthy (and Why it Matters)

According to a recent study, the public’s distrust of scientists has gotten so bad that they are now on par with CEOs and lawyers. This loss of trust will almost certainly have profound implications for our future.

Read more from Dr. +Barry Starr of +The Tech Museum of Innovation at KQED Science.
According to a recent study, the public's distrust of scientists has gotten so bad that they are now on par with CEOs and lawyers. This loss of trust will almost certainly have profound implications for our future.
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Mix science & technology with ‪#‎LiveMusic‬, ‪#‎dancing‬ & ‪#‎cocktails‬! The +The Tech Museum of Innovation's After Hours is hosting #Oktoberfest - Bavarian Festival, October 2nd 7pm to midnight: http://ow.ly/BqUTt.
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Did you catch Octave at the 3D Print Jam in +The Tech Museum of Innovation yesterday? If so, then you got the chance to see the astounding Zortrax M200 3D printer at work on a plastic model! If you're curious to know more about the Zortrax M200, visit the link below, and then check out the various Zortrax filaments Octave carries, including the new Z-GLASS transparent material!
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Scientists Used Modern DNA to Reconstruct Part of a 19th-Century Man’s Genome

“Have you ever wondered about one of your relatives from long ago? Maybe he was famous or you want to know where your family’s blue eyes came from or you’re just plain curious.

Until recently, you pretty much had to rely on family stories that were passed down through the generations to learn about your ancestors. But that is now set to change. With a little luck, a whole lot of science and genealogy, you may be able to use passed down DNA instead of stories to learn a bit about that great-great-great-grandfather.”

Learn more from Dr. +Barry Starr from  +The Tech Museum of Innovation  how scientists are piecing back together the DNA of individuals from the past at KQED Science. 
Until recently, you pretty much had to rely on family stories that were passed down through the generations to learn about your ancestors. But that is now set to change. With a little luck, a whole lot of science and genealogy, you may be able to use passed down DNA instead of stories to learn a bit about that great-great-great-grandfather.
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You can submit your question here: http://genetics.thetech.org/ask-geneticist/submit-question

And our Stanford team will get back to you.
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From activity trackers to health apps to ingestible sensors, find out how Silicon Valley is giving health care a digital makeover.

Join +KQED SCIENCE's +andrea kissack at the +The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose on Thursday, November 20 from 7-9pm and explore the promises and challenges of the coming digital health revolution. RSVP for free admission to the panel discussion and a tour of the "Body Metrics" exhibit.
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Scientists Find Genes in Mice That May Lead to Future Ebola Treatments

Scientists have identified Ebola-resistant and Ebola-sensitive mouse strains. Not only will the sensitive mice be useful as a relatively quick way to test new Ebola treatments, but by comparing its genetics to those of the resistant strains, scientists may find new ways to treat Ebola.

Learn more from Dr. +Barry Starr of +The Tech Museum of Innovation at KQED Science.
Scientists have identified Ebola-resistant and Ebola-sensitive mouse strains. Not only will the sensitive mice be useful as a relatively quick way to test new Ebola treatments, but by comparing its genetics to those of the resistant strains, scientists may find new ways to treat Ebola.
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New Research Shows Targeted Antioxidants Help Mice Live Longer, Healthier Lives

"While many of the benefits of antioxidants are undoubtedly oversold, we do know that if given at high enough levels and targeted to the right place, antioxidants can help a mouse live 10-20% longer. If this holds up in people, that is equivalent to an extra 7-14 years for people here in the U.S."

Learn more from Dr. +Barry Starr of +The Tech Museum of Innovation at KQED Science.
While many of the benefits of antioxidants are undoubtedly oversold, we do know that if given at high enough levels and targeted to the right place, antioxidants can help a mouse live 10-20% longer. If this holds up in people, that is equivalent to an extra 7-14 years for people here in the U.S.
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Genetic Tests May Have Unexpected Side Effects — Like Divorce

"Direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests are a fun way to learn about your family history, ancestry and maybe even a bit about your future health risks. But occasionally, they can also be a less-than-fun way to find relatives that can destroy a marriage."

Learn more from Dr. +Barry Starr of +The Tech Museum of Innovation at KQED Science.
Direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests are a fun way to learn about your family history, ancestry and maybe even a bit about your future health risks. But sometimes, they can also lead to unforeseen negative consequences.
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Accessible, hands-on exhibits for all ages in a spacious facility, plus an attached IMAX theater.- Google
"I recommend the Computer History Museum for a true museum of innovation instead."
"Fun place to hang out and spend a couple hours downtown."
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a week 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.
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Brian Gorzelic
3 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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Quiet a fun place for all ages, recommended for school going kids. This place has special exhibitions , which is pretty good.
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Kevin Shutta
10 months ago
The museum of innovation is mostly for kids. Most of it is just expensive high tech kids games. I found the exhibits to be inconsistent, lacking a clear mission, and overall not very useful. The brochure says it's good for all ages, but this is a marketing mistake - it's a kids museum through and through. Bring kids here, nobody else. The museum also attempts to show innovative things that people haven't heard of that might solve human and social problems, but these things just end up being promising ideas with no results or track record to show it was useful. For that reason, it's more a museum of promising good ideas than true innovation. I recommend the Computer History Museum for a true museum of innovation instead. This is a high tech arcade.
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Bruce Halen
3 months ago
I brought a school group yesterday and, even though there was a large number of kids in the building, the staff and lab teachers were helpful, competent and pleasant to work with. My Sixth Graders had a very good experience. It was everything that I had hoped for in coming here. I personally find the museum accessible and a good place for young people to get excited about science, engineering and innovation.
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Amanda Martino
6 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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Joy Hawkins
a month ago
Both my husband and 2-year-old daughter had a lot of fun here. They had some really awesome exhibits.
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Arnaud Charton
a year ago
It is a museum of technologies that are 15 years old, so not far enough to be interesting and close enough to feel pathetic (my phone has more CPU power than most exposition). The building is grandiose and beautiful, the IMAX is good. But the tech exposition feels run down with many not working and very few engaging. I went there with my 8 yo, she had some fun pressing buttons, but I don't think we'll go back.