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  • Cutting Edge Research

    Check out how the newest scientific innovations are shaping our world.


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Cutting Edge Research

These exciting stories follow the progress of pioneering researchers as they pursue breakthroughs in quantum technology, biological imaging, and more. Check the Gordon Current Science & Technology Center screens for schedules. Email for details or to request a topic.

Current Topics Include:

  • Super-Powered Science: Find out how three scientists are bringing powers like super-strength, x-ray vision, electrical manipulation, and levitation a little closer to reality.
  • The Quantum Revolution: Find out how startling discoveries about the nature of matter and energy are contributing to a new wave of quantum technologies, like quantum computing and hack-free communications.

Developed and presented with support from the National Science Foundation, in collaboration with the Center for Integrated Quantum Materials, the QSTORM Research Collaborative, and NU's MINUS Laboratory.


Approximately 20 minutes


Gordon Current Science & Technology Center. Find on map


Recommended for: Grades 6 – 12 and adults

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