Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Opens High-Tech Exhibit With Grant From Facebook

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is opening a high-tech exhibit in Spring 2021.



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The new exhibit will link science with current events like the upcoming Mars rover landing, tracking hurricanes, or marking Covid-19 cases worldwide, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History said.

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The new 2,500-square-foot studio was sponsored by Facebook with a $255,000 grant.

According to Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the Current Science Studio will involve a low-touch, interactive experience and cutting-edge media, including holograms and a giant orb floating from the ceiling that can display content from NASA and NOAA.

“It’s important we partner with organizations with a forward-thinking view on the use of technology,” Doug Roberts, Ph.D., an astrophysicist and Chief Public Engagement Officer at the Museum, said. “This makes science relevant and accessible whether you are looking at big data or a

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Shenzhen Science and Technology Museum design unveiled

Zaha Hadid Architects have revealed the design of the new Shenzhen Science and Technology Museum in Guangming Science City, China.

The new 125,000 square metre museum will be situated in the Guangming Science City, part of the Guangzhou–Shenzhen Science Technology Innovation Corridor (STIC). The institution aims to explore science and technology via strong links with universities and research centres across China. It will strengthen Shenzhen’s already powerful position as a hub for technological innovation.

ZHA Shenzhen Science and Technology Museum

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) calls it a “landmark building” and promises it will offer “maximum adaptability”. The organic design is U-shaped with galleries and public spaces nestled around an atrium. Some galleries will be static for permanent displays while others will be fluid, able to adapt to whatever type of exhibition is planned.

ZHA Shenzhen Science and Technology Museum

The curvaceous build squats within the surrounding public parkland, flanked by skyscrapers. ZHA say the design is “a volumetric response to the distinct

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ZHA’s energy-efficient museum will stay cool in the Shenzhen summer

Just a few days after news of 3XN’s river-like Delta Natural History Museum being commissioned in Shenzhen, Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has unveiled its own museum for the booming Chinese city. Named the Shenzhen Science and Technology Museum, the project will offer an easy to navigate interior and feature an energy-efficient design focused on keeping it cool during summer months.

If the Delta museum is a flowing river, then ZHA’s offering is more like a squat stone, with the overall design meant as a response to the immediate area, which alternates between built-up city and landscaped park.

The museum will measure around 125,000 sq m (roughly 1.3 million sq ft), with a U-shaped interior layout that incorporates public spaces, galleries, and educational facilities centered around an atrium courtyard. Elsewhere will be multiple terraced areas. As well as being easy for visitors to navigate, ZHA also says that the interior will

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Zaha Hadid Architects unveils pebble-shaped science museum for Shenzhen

A cascade of terraces will frame a large atrium at the heart of the Shenzhen Science & Technology Museum that Zaha Hadid Architects is developing in China.



a view of a large building: Terraces at the entrance of the proposed Shenzhen Science and Technology Museum by Zaha Hadid Architects in China


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Terraces at the entrance of the proposed Shenzhen Science and Technology Museum by Zaha Hadid Architects in China

Slated for completion in late 2023, the pebble-shaped museum will encompass 125,000-square-metres and contain a mix of public spaces, galleries and educational facilities.

It has been designed by Zaha Hadid Architects as a landmark for Shenzhen’s new Guangming Science City – a masterplan intended to establish the city as a hub for innovation.

“The museum will be a key destination to learn and explore the power of science and technology and understand their impact on our life and future,” explained Zaha Hadid Architects.

“Linked with universities, schools and innovation centres across China, the museum will form the region’s world-class Science City,

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Zaha Hadid Architects Unveils New Shenzhen Science & Technology Museum

Zaha Hadid Architects Unveils New Shenzhen Science & Technology Museum

Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled the design for the new Shenzhen Science & Technology Museum in Guangming Science City, China. Designed to become a landmark institution in the city, the project is made for the Guangzhou–Shenzhen Science Technology Innovation Corridor. The museum aims to be a key destination to explore science and technology as part of the region’s World Class Science City.

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The Shenzhen Science & Technology Museum will be linked with universities, schools and innovation centers across China. It was designed to showcase Shenzhen’s position as a center of innovation and technology. Centering on “maximum adaptability” for exhibits and galleries, the project’s U-shaped plan combines educational facilities and public spaces around an atrium courtyard. Over 125,000 sq. meters, the museum was made

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zaha hadid architects plans shenzhen science & technology museum

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zaha hadid architects unveils future shenzhen science and technology museum
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zaha hadid architects unveils future shenzhen science and technology museum
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project info:

 

location: shenzhen, china
client: the bureau of public works of the shenzhen municipality
operator: the shenzhen association for science and technology
design: zaha hadid architects (ZHA)
consortium local design institute: beijing institute of architectural design (BIAD)

 

consortium lead (ZHA) team:
ZHA principal: patrik schumacher
ZHA project directors: charles walker (commercial director), paulo flores, simon yu
ZHA project architect: edgar payan
ZHA project senior associate: lydia kim
ZHA project package leads: juan montiel, jinqi huang, niran buyukkoz, saman dadgostar, julian lin, richard wasenegger
ZHA project team: berkin islam, cheryl lim, john kanakas, sven torres, michael on, yuxuan zhao, enoch kolo, karina linnsen, boyan hristov, bechara malkoun, mansel haynes

 

ZHA competition team:
ZHA project design directors: paulo flores, simon yu
ZHA project architects: karoly markos, edgar payan
ZHA design leads: niran buyukkoz, saman dadgostar.
ZHA project team: jinqi huang,

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Extremely rare parasitic crustacean discovered in museum shark collection

Extremely rare parasitic crustacean discovered in museum shark collection
The locations where the hosts of the original specimen of Elthusa splendida (T) and the specimen in this study (P) were collected. Credit: Ryota Kawanishi & Shinpei Ohashi, Species Diversity, The Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology

Cymothoids are a family of isopods (a type of crustacean) that are ectoparasites of fish. Some species in this family are also known as tongue-biter or tongue-eating louse (e.g., Cymothoa exigua).


Assistant Professor Ryota Kawanishi and Dr. Shinpei Ohashi from Hokkaido University have reported the discovery of an extremely rare species of cymothoid, Elthusa splendida, from the East China Sea. Their paper, published in the journal Species Diversity, expands the range of this species to almost the opposite sides of the Earth.

Cymothoids are a diverse family of more than 300 species of parasites, and parasitize a wide variety of fish, from freshwater to the deep sea. A recent study into the genetics

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Construction starts on Kiewit Luminarium. Here’s what to expect at the $101 million science museum | Local News

From the time the project was announced last summer, it was known that Kiewit would be part of the new science center’s name. The Omaha-based construction company, which builds major projects all over the world, is making a “very significant” donation for the Kiewit Luminarium, said Rachel Jacobson, president of Heritage Services.

In addition, numerous Kiewit executives and several charitable foundations with Kiewit ties are making sizable donations for the project, including Omaha’s Peter Kiewit Foundation, the family foundation of former Kiewit Chairman Walter Scott Jr. and the family foundation of current Kiewit Chairman Bruce Grewcock.

Grewcock called the center one of the best investments the community can make to ensure a diverse and inclusive workforce for the city’s future.

“We hope that Kiewit Luminarium opens the door to STEM learning for those who may not think science or engineering is for them,” he said.

Kiewit is also serving as

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All aboard! Massive model-train display chugging back to Houston Museum of Natural Science just in time for the holidays

Locomotive lovers, the season of lights, holiday shopping and caroling is chugging into full swing and one of the city’s most iconic yuletide train attractions, Trains Over Texas, is returning to the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

On view Nov. 20 through Jan. 3, the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s annual spectacle in miniature features a detailed, tennis-court-size approximation of the Lone Star State packed with replicas of some of Texas’ most iconic landmarks, including Enchanted Rock and Pedernales Falls. Unsurprisingly, the exhibit is the largest indoor O-scale model railroad in Texas.

From Big Bend all the way to downtown Houston’s “Be Someone” sign, model trains zoom around the display, passing through oil country salt domes, prairies and the wetlands of the Texas coast.

Along with an overview of the state’s rail history, the exhibit offers visitors a one-of-a-kind look at Texas’ geology.

Admission to the exhibit is included in

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Hainan’s Sanya begins construction of a museum for space science and technology – Science & Space

HAIKOU, November 12. /TASS/. The Sanya authorities have begun construction of a space science and technology museum that is to become a “showcase of contemporary art on display.” According to www.hinews.cn, all work will be completed in two years.

As the administration of the island specified, the estimated area of ​​the main building will exceed 47,000 square meters. It will be located on the territory of the newly created technopark. The government allocated a land plot of approximately 1.6 hectares for the project. The museum complex will include four exposition and exhibition departments dedicated to astronautics, earth science, the universe and oceanology.

“It will be a model facility that will greatly contribute to the development of the Hainan museums dedicated to science,” said the deputy head of Hainan’s Science and Technology Department Wei Yong.

According to official figures, there are over 30 professional museums and permanent display areas dedicated to

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