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Joy of Museums

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Science and Technology Museums

Science and Technology Museums

Science and Technology Museums

A science museum is devoted to exploring and explaining science and increasingly emphasising technology, and are therefore are also technology museums. Below is the evolving list of Science and Technology Museums featured on “Joy of Museums”.

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Fascinating Facts about Science and Technology

  • Humankind
    • The average human body carries ten times more bacterial cells than human cells
    • An individual blood cell takes about 60 seconds to make a complete circuit of the body
    • In an average lifetime, the average person walks the equivalent of five times around the world
    • You can’t taste food without saliva
    • There are over 3 billion base pairs of DNA in human genes and over 25,000 genes in the human genome.
    • An entire copy of that genome exists in each of the 10 trillion cells in the human body.
    • If all of that DNA were lined up, it would cover the distance between Earth and the sun 100 times.
    • The human body consists of 39 trillion bacteria and 30 trillion human cells.
  • Nature
    • The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is the largest living structure on Earth, at over 2,000 kilometres long
    • There are 8 times more atoms in a teaspoonful of water then there are teaspoonfuls of water in the Atlantic ocean
    • The number of trees around the world is more than 3 trillion.
    • At least half of Earth’s Oxygen comes from the ocean. Sea phytoplankton produce oxygen as do earth’s plants
  • Chemistry
    • As a gas, oxygen is odourless and colourless. In its liquid and solid forms, it looks pale blue.
    • Only one letter doesn’t appear in the periodic table, the Letter “J”
    • Bananas contain potassium, and since potassium decays, that makes Bananas slightly radioactive
    • Cold water heats up faster than hot water
    • Hot water freezes faster than cold water
  • Animals
    • Octopuses have three hearts, nine brains, and blue blood
    • Killer whales are actually the largest members of the dolphin family
    • Grasshoppers have ears in their bellies
    • Only one type of mammal has wings, bats
  • Space
    • There could be anywhere from 100 billion to 400 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy
    • The known universe is made up of over 50,000,000,000 galaxies.
    • Solar flares are equivalent of 100-megaton atomic bombs exploding at once

Quotes about Science and Technology

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“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”
– Charles Darwin

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“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I am not sure about the universe.”
– Albert Einstein

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“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.”
– Edwin Powell Hubble

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“It is strange that only extraordinary men make discoveries, which later appear so easy and simple.”
– Georg C. Lichtenberg

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“Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.”
– Adam Smith

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“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”
– Marie Curie

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“You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him discover it in himself.”
– Galileo

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“Everything is theoretically impossible until it is done.”
– Robert A. Heinlein

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“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
– Albert Einstein

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“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.”
– Isaac Newton

“There is no law except the law that there is no law.”
– John Archibald Wheeler

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“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.”
– Isaac Newton

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“Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.”
– Immanuel Kant

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“The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.”
– Neil deGrasse Tyson

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“Falsity in intellectual action is intellectual immorality.”
– Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin

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“The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.”
– Edward Teller

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“The saddest aspect of life right now is that gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
– Isaac Asimov

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“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”
– Albert Einstein

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“Science does not know its debt to imagination.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”  
– Albert Einstein

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