SPEED Exhibit Opens at Pacific Science Center May 31-Sept. 1

SEATTLE — In a society often obsessed with moving at an ever faster pace, the exhibit SPEED chronicles this cultural and technological fascination with a 6,000 square-foot experience that transports guests into the world of high performance, barrier smashing motion.  SPEED, a national traveling exhibit, opens at Pacific Science Center May 31, 2008 and continues through Sept. 1, 2008. Read the rest of this entry »



What’s larger than an atom but smaller than bacteria?…The world of nanotechnology, and it’s part of our everyday life…from flooring materials to your last visit to your dentist, nanotechnology is entering many areas of our life.  Today’s stain resistant clothing, sunscreen lotions, computers, bicycles, and even our daily vitamins are affected by nanotechnology.

The Saint Louis Science Center is one of more than 100 science centers around the country celebrating this phenomenon in a small way this week with NanoDays.


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Danforth Center Projected to Exceed 2008 Grants and Contracts Forecast by $1.3 Million

Center Is Also a Leader in Keeping Overhead Costs Low

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 9 (Science Center News) — While the New Year is only nine days old, 2008 is shaping up to be a successful year for the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, as the grant and contract funding for support of Center scientists is projected to exceed forecasted goals by 15 percent or $1.3 million. The Center receives grants and contracts from federal and state research agencies, private sector companies, and foundations and individuals.

“The fact that we are projected to exceed the 2008 grant and contract goals established in 2004 by a substantial percentage is a clear indication that granting agencies like the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Science Foundation, and others are confident of the capabilities and high-quality research of the Danforth Center,” said Danforth Center President Dr. Roger N. Beachy. “When the grant and contract goals were established with the Board of Trustees in 2004, I thought the goals were ambitious, so exceeding the 2008 goal by 15 percent is very promising for future research at the Center. I am proud of our scientists, and their commitment to excellence.”

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