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Spend 4 Minutes with Scientific American at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, DC

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    [People talking and laughing]
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    That is cool!
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    So what is the machine's top speed?
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    About a meter per second.
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    I'm sorry?
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    A meter per second.
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    Wow! Okay.
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    [Woman wears virtual reality goggles] I don't know...
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    It's all up to you now! [Laughs]
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    I don't actually think I know what I am doing.
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    Let's do this. Yeah, there we go! Yeah!
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    [Laughs]
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    What we're allowing the visitors to explore
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    some of the new areas to find
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    engineering work.
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    We have some working robotics.
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    Of course, we have the flight simulators,
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    which we are well-known for, and they love.
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    Shows they how to fly the airplane for an "F-35"
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    but also renewable energy
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    and some of the problems of the future.
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    I think that's what we're really focusing on here,
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    and the best role is
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    when kids think about going into S.T.E.M. careers;
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    Science, Technology,
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    Engineering, Math,
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    they think of difficult subjects like
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    "I need to take Calculus and understand Physics."
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    So it seems very difficult or very hard.
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    Therefore, kids are not going into
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    S.T.E.M. fields, instead they are going into
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    other areas when they get into college.
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    What we are doing in this festival,
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    the largest festival of its kind in the world,
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    is, through the hands-on experience,
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    getting kids excited and letting them understand
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    that they can have that same "thrill of victory"
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    that you'd get in sports,
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    by engaging in problem-solving.
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    It's a 2 liter bottle, filled with water.
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    There is a ketchup packet floating inside.
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    See, its right there. [Nods]
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    as ketchup packets do,
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    but a little bit of magic [waves hand]
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    [packet falls] that ketchup packet
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    [laughs] sinks!
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    See, it went all the way down. That is cool!
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    [waves fingers] A little more magic
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    and it will come right back up. [packet goes up]
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    Now I know magicians are notoriously
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    careful, I would say about
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    sharing their secrets but
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    Yes this is true.
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    but maybe, at your booth, they will learn
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    a little bit about science?
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    They can learn a little bit about that.
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    We never share our secrets with
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    anyone who is not a magician,
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    but if you demonstrate that you are interested
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    in learning magic,
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    we will share some secrets with you.
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    To that end,
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    we have a book available
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    to anyone -- let me get it --
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    its an e-book. I printed one so that you could see it.
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    It says "S.T.E.M. Magic."
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    This is filled with magic tricks that
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    are based on principles of Science,
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    Technology, Engineering, and Math.
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    All things that you can do at home.
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    Some of them are things you can print out.
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    There are a couple of optical illusions in here that
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    you can print out and cut out.
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    That is super, Chris!
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    Otherwise
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    you can read the instructions on
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    the magic tricks. Make it on your own.
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    We also have at our booth
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    a full-size illusion that you can get into.
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    We can remove you head from your body!
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    These fossils are just like
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    Can I help you hold one?
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    Absolutely!
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    I have to tell you, its a little heavy.
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    What is this that I am holding?
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    So this is a vertebrae of a small whale,
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    Wow!
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    and we are giving
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    hundreds and hundreds
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    of pounds of fossils away to kids!
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    You mean I can get a whale vertebrae?
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    Absolutely. [Nods] You can just keep that one yourself!
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    [Laughs] That's cool!
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    We have hands-on for kids as well
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    for example [lifts bone]
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    like this huge huge alna
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    from a whale that
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    we recovered from the
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    Cool!
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    swamp rivers of virginia.
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    Kids can actually sit
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    and hold these things,
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    unlike a museum.
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    You tell us how heavy this is. [Laughs]
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    [Gasps] Oh my! [Laughs]
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    Its actually nice because
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    I didn't get a chance to
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    do my morning workout, so I'm enjoying this. [Laughs]
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    But I think I will give that to you. [Laughs]
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Spend 4 Minutes with Scientific American at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, DC
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