Ontario Science Centre’s Canada 150: Discovery Way’s Curiosity panel showcases the early Inuit innovation of snow goggles, the invention of the Flight Data Recorder, and the discovery of stem cells, and celebrates Canadian innovator George Klein, basketball developer James Naismith, and inventor Willard Boyle.
Ontario Science Centres Canada 150 Discovery Ways Curiosity panel showcases the early
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Visitor Gwen has a hair raising experience as she learns about static electricity with the van de Graff generator (aka the ball that makes your hair stand up) as part of The Energy Show at the Ontario Science Centre, a new theatrical presentation that uses engaging scientific experiments to highlight the important role energy plays in our everyday lives.
Visitor Gwen has a hair raising experience as she learns about static
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04/21/2017 at 16:05. Facebook
Isn’t it weird how birds can sit on power lines without getting harmed? If a bird sits on only one line it’s safe, but if the bird were to touch a second line with any part of its body, then a circuit is created. A circuit is a circular path allowing electricity to flow. #EnergyShowTO
Isnt it weird how birds can sit on power lines without getting
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04/21/2017 at 12:04. Facebook
How can worms get through heavy dirt without having any limbs to help them?! Watch as these kids give their best answers. Test your child’s scientific smarts and share their answers in the comments below.

Curious? Learn more at our latest exhibition Biomechanics: The Machine Inside before it packs up on May 7.

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04/20/2017 at 16:40. Facebook
JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Kimiya Yui unpacks a supply of fresh fruit delivered to the International Space Station via Japan’s Kounotori 5 H11 (HTV5) unmanned cargo transfer spacecraft.

From IMAX Entertainment and director Toni Myers and narrated by Jennifer Lawrence, A Beautiful Planet is a stunning glimpse of #Earth from #Space, bringing a heightened awareness of...
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JAXA Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Kimiya Yui unpacks a supply of
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04/19/2017 at 11:40. Facebook
Dream Big: Engineering Our World is a first of its kind film for IMAX and giant screen theatres that will transform how we think about engineering. From the world’s tallest building to underwater robots and a solar race across Australia, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for...
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Dream Big Engineering Our World is a first of its kind film
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04/18/2017 at 14:02. Facebook
This #EarthDay, experience The Energy Show – a theatrical demonstration of our world’s many energy sources.

Learn about renewable energy and how we can create a better world today for future generations by reducing our reliance on Earth’s resources.

YOU have the power to make a difference!

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04/18/2017 at 11:10. Facebook
The average desktop computer idles at 80 watts, while the average laptop idles at 20 watts. That adds up to approximately $150 a year you could be saving just by switching off the power bar. #EnergyShowTO
The average desktop computer idles at 80 watts while the average laptop
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04/17/2017 at 16:45. Facebook
A scene from the IMAX® film A Beautiful Planet – NASA Commander Terry Virts exercises on a treadmill onboard the International Space Station. The crew is required to exercise at least two hours every day. #BeautifulPlanetFilm

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#ScienceNOW: ‘Why Do [North] Americans Refrigerate Their Eggs?’ via The New York Times
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#ScienceNOW: ‘Why Do [North] Americans Refrigerate Their Eggs?’ via The Globe and Mail.
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The view of #Earth through a cupola on the International Space Station as seen in the new IMAX® film, A Beautiful Planet. #BeautifulPlanetFilm

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The view of Earth through a cupola on the International Space Station
Here’s a fun long weekend question: Ask your kids why a single egg can support up to 41 kilograms of pressure. Share their answers in the comment section below.

Visit our latest exhibition to learn why an egg’s shape is a powerhouse. Biomechanics: The Machine Inside leaves us on May 7.

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DYK: Potential energy is energy that an object stores. As an object falls, its gravitational potential energy decreases. As an object is raised in the air, its gravitational potential energy increases. #EnergyShowTO
DYK Potential energy is energy that an object stores As an object
Aurora lights as seen in the new IMAX® film, A Beautiful Planet. Narrated by Jennifer Lawrence and from IMAX Entertainment and director Toni Myers, A Beautiful Planet is a stunning glimpse of #Earth from #Space, bringing a heightened awareness of our planet—and the effects of humanity over time—as never seen before. #BeautifulPlanetFilm

© 2016 IMAX Corporation.
Photo courtesy of NASA.
Aurora lights as seen in the new IMAX film A Beautiful Planet
We’re co-presenting a film at #HotDocs17: LET THERE BE LIGHT.

Scientists are working to build a small sun on Earth, which would unleash perpetual, cheap, clean energy. After many failed attempts, a massive push is now underway to crack the holy grail of energy.

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We’re copresenting a film at HotDocs17: LET THERE BE LIGHT

Hot Docs 2017 Trailers: LET THERE BE LIGHT

Hot Docs has received filmmaker permission to upload this trailer to the HotDocsFest YouTube channel.

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Host Sean teaches about wind power at The Energy Show, a new theatrical presentation at the Ontario Science Centre that uses engaging scientific experiments to highlight the important role energy plays in our everyday lives.
Host Sean teaches about wind power at The Energy Show a new
Visitor Luke has a hair raising experience as he learns about static electricity with the van de Graff generator (aka the ball that makes your hair stand up) as part of The Energy Show at the Ontario Science Centre, a new theatrical presentation that uses engaging scientific
Visitor Luke has a hair raising experience as he learns about static
We should never underestimate kids, and this video proves why! Join in the fun and ask a child in your life if they know why whales can swim to the surface faster than smaller fish. Share their answers in the comment section below.

Hint: Find the answer at our exhibition Biomechanics: The Machine Inside before it’s gone on May 7.

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