Indiana-based artist Tasha Lewis transforms the Conservatory’s gallery with thousands of magnetic cyanotype butterflies printed on cotton fabric. Her blue butterflies hover in mid-air and seem to swarm the space, blurring the connection between the natural and artificial worlds.
Self-cleaning windows, no-fog glasses, and stain-free fabrics just came a step closer to reality. Researchers at Ohio State University have discovered a way to coat materials with a transparent layer of very well organized chemical structures that can attract or repel water or oil or conduct electricity.
Researchers at Ohio State University found a new way to peel fruits and vegetables by placing them in an electric current. The discovery could make the food processing industry cleaner and more efficient.
With nearly seven million passengers moving through Port Columbus International airport every year, the jarring sound of airplane noise may be painfully familiar. NASA expects U.S. air traffic to double or triple by 2025, a projection that has engineers working hard to silence the roar. Engineers at Ohio State University have applied for a patent on technology called plasma actuators that could reduce jet noise.
Engineers in Dayton have developed a 45 foot long gun that uses compressed hydrogen and a pound of gunpowder to shoot aluminum pellets into a vacuum at 20 thousand miles per hour. It’s taken them nine years of gradual progress and patience to get this one-of-a-kind gun working.
A new study shows that gene therapy could be a safe and effective treatment for Parkinson’s disease. It also paves the way toward gene therapies for other disorders. The results of the study appear in the current issue of the medical journal The Lancet.
The case of a traveler with XDR tuberculosis recently served as a reminder of the urgent need for better diagnosis, management and treatment for infectious disease.
Cartoons have come to COSI for the summer, where a temporary exhibit reveals the scientific secrets behind America’s favorite animations.
The soybean aphid has arrived early to Ohio this year. This tiny insect threatens the yield of the state’s number one field crop– but it’s not time to worry yet.