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  • Cutting Edge Research

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


Live Presentation

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:

  • Dazzling Diamond and the Quantum Revolution: Diamonds aren’t just for glitz and bits anymore… they’re also part of the race to build the first quantum communications networks of the 21st century.
  • Making Molecular Movies with QSTORM: This team is developing a new tool to spy on the fundamental machinery of life, inside living cells.
  • 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.

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


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Recommended for: Grades 6 – 12 and adults

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