science http://peoriapublicradio.org en Peoria Riverfront Museum features the odd and unusual http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-riverfront-museum-features-odd-and-unusual <p>Nathan Irwin and Suzette Boulais talk with Ann Schmitt from the Peoria Riverfront Musuem, about their exhibit, "The Science of <em>Ripley's Believe It or Not</em>." It presents an array of of oddities, anomalies and fantastic feats -- along with the science behind them. The exhibit runs through September 7th.</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 25921 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Riverfront Museum features the odd and unusual Researchers at the U of I working on new type of medical monitor http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/researchers-u-i-working-new-type-medical-monitor <div>Researchers at the University of Illinois are currently working on flexible circuits that can adhere to the skin like a bandage. It would be a less intrusive, more comfortable way of monitoring things like temperature and motion in real time. Illinois Public Radio's Jason Croft has more.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Picture yourself going into the hospital or doctor’s office. Instead of large or intrusive machines used to monitor your vital signs, a small patch embedded with circuits is attached to your skin. John Rogers is Professor of Material Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois.</span></p></div><div> Wed, 07 May 2014 11:45:11 +0000 Jason Croft 22931 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Researchers at the U of I working on new type of medical monitor Woodruff students launch t-shirt business http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/woodruff-students-launch-t-shirt-business <div>Some students at Woodruff Career and Technical Center are learning what it takes to run their own business thanks to community donations. The school was able to purchase a new t-shirt press along with a printer and ink with 15-hundred dollars in private donations. 10 students within Woodruff’s Contemporary Classroom used the press to make two different t-shirt orders for other District 150 Schools. Woodruff teachers involved students from the art, business and science departments for the project.</div><div> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 18:26:07 +0000 Denise Molina 22537 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Woodruff students launch t-shirt business "Science Rocks!" at Peoria Riverfront Museum http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/science-rocks-peoria-riverfront-museum <p></p><p>The Peoria Riverfront Museum is opening free to the public Saturday. Peoria County is hosting the event promoting scientific history in Peoria. “Science Rocks!” includes free admission to all museum galleries and the planetarium. Fri, 02 Aug 2013 20:47:39 +0000 Orko Manna 9840 at http://peoriapublicradio.org "Science Rocks!" at Peoria Riverfront Museum