| Aug 28, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Hoping to narrow the achievement gap for children in poverty, Orlando Science Center and Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts are teaming up to introduce hundreds of disadvantaged preschoolers to arts and sciences.
The partnership, announced...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 7:41 AM
One of the central missions of the Orlando Science Center, JoAnn Newman noted, is to develop within young people a passion for science – how it can be fun, exciting, and something they look forward to.
What that also accomplishes, she added, is...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 6:55 AM
Where can you dig up a dinosaur, take an airboat ride and fly a space mission? At the science center, of course, but here's where you've got decisions to make. Which one?
Florida has 21 museums that are part of the international Association of Science-...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:18 AM
Now through Saturday, Aug. 16, the Orlando Science Center will be open until 9 p.m. as part of the center’s special program to remain open late on Friday and Saturday nights in the summer.
That includes the laser light shows in the Dr. Phillips...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 9:32 AM
Joicaster, one of Orlando’s tech startup companies, just pulled off a job for Los Angeles-based Dick Clark Productions.
Joicaster’s co-founder, Rudiger Ellis, used the new technology to distribute a live feed of the 4th Annual Streamy Awards...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 3:06 PM
The biggest Maker Faire to hit Orlando yet drew more than 3,000 people on its first day, showcasing the area’s tech companies, craftsmen and inventors.
“It’s very cool that people are here from all over Florida. It turns out Orlando is...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 7:11 AM
It sounds like an intriguing premise – can toys be used to get children interested … in becoming computer scientists or engineers?
To test that theory, computer scientists and engineers at the University of Central Florida and the...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 7:49 AM
It's time to meet your Maker — in a good way.
The third annual Maker Faire Orlando will set up shop at Orlando Science Center on Saturday and Sunday. This year's event will showcase more than 200 projects from do-it-yourself enthusiasts.
| Sep 11, 2014
| 1:35 PM
It's late at night, and the team of Matt Armstrong and Mack Hooper are still working on their creation at FamiLAB. They are grafting the powerful motor off an electric chainsaw to the reduction gear of an axle grinder. This combination will drive their...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 12:12 PM
The Maker Faire at Orlando Science Center will be the event of the weekend for the tech, business and art community in Orlando.
There’s so many local people involved that it’s a little overwhelming unless you just plan to hang out all...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 7:39 AM
Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida.
1. George Diaz wrote about gay-marriage bashing on Monday, today he's writing about Tony Dungy's comments on the NFL's first openly gay player Michael Sam. How do you feel about the former NFL coach'...