"Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering"

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Photograph: Andrew Kelly
Humans Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering at New York Hall of Science
Engineering may sound like a boring field, which is just what this kid-friendly exhibition sets out to dispel with examples of how people have use various technologies to enable people to do something better, easier—or just plain do it at all. Among the highlights: a hands-free computer mouse, controlled by subtle movements of the head and a limb that can be controlled by a person's thoughts. A particularly fun activity for kids is the Caring for Your Pet station, where they can create a tool with which a wheelchair user can pick up his or her pet's bowl. Ages 4 and up.
Event phone: 718-699-0005
Event website: http://nysci.org
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