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News release from Science Central:

Science Central adds two new permanent exhibits

(March 4, 2015) – Over the past month Science Central has added two new fun and hands-on permanent exhibits to the popular, regional science center’s floor.

The first exhibit, called Mega Wire, tests the visitor’s depth perception by using binocular vision and challenging the visitors to move a metal ring around a twisting wire without touching it. Every time the ring and wire touch it makes a noise. The exhibit has the visitor test the experience with both eyes open and again with one eye closed.

The second exhibit, called Hyperbola (pictured above), tasks visitors with spinning a metal baton through a cut-out of a geometric shape. As the baton spins, it creates a 3-dimensional shape in space called a hyperboloid. This shape, which looks like two cones connected tip-to-tip is used in many different architectural settings, such as the cooling towers of some power plants.

“The excitement of a science center is that new exhibits are continuously being added,” said Martin S. Fisher, Executive Director of Science Central. “Even better is when the concept in the exhibition has real-world connections.”

 

About Science Central
Science Central, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, has provided a hands-on fun learning environment for 20 years. Through our 120+ exhibits, school tours, distance learning programs and weekend public events, we bring the excitement of science and technology to nearly 140,000 children and adults annually. Science Central is located at 1950 N. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46805. For more information, contact Science Central at 260-424-2400 or visit sciencecentral.org.

 

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