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Argonne to showcase science and technology at community open house
Date:8/6/2009

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  • View a chain reaction
  • Calculate your environmental footprint
  • Have fun with extreme cold and cryogenics
  • Witness how ice slurry can save lives
  • Turn matter into energy
  • See how science is helping to restore sight to the blind
  • Find out how Sudoku, science and supercomputers work together in solving logic puzzles
  • Learn about the science of toys
  • Walk through an accelerator
  • Glimpse nanoparticles changing colors
  • Battle model cars powered by fuel cells to see which is fastest
  • Watch a master scientific glassblower demonstrate his craft
  • Monitor climate change with live data feeds from around the world
  • Ride an energy bike to generate electricity
  • Identify proteins and learn how they can clean up the environment and produce energy
  • Explore the mysteries of magnets by building one of your own
  • Visualize local, national and international environmental projects with interactive 3-D maps

    Tours will include the Advanced Photon Source, the Western Hemisphere's most brilliant source of X-rays for research; the Center for Nanoscale Materials, a leading nanotechnology research facility; ATLAS, the Argonne Tandem-Linac Accelerator System; and the Argonne Wakefield Accelerator.

    The event will be held rain or shine. Free shuttle service will be provided and food and drink will be available for purchase. Advance reservations are not required, and visitors are welcome to take photos and videos of the event.

    Argonne is located at 9700 South Cass Avenue, just south of Interstate 55 near Darien and Lemont, with entrances from Cass Avenue and Lemont Road.


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  • Contact: Eleanor Taylor
    etaylor@anl.gov
    630-252-5510
    DOE/Argonne National Laboratory
    Source:Eurekalert

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