World’s Largest Science Festival Begins This Week in Chicago
September 16, 2008 | From the field

The world’s largest science celebration kicked off today with an experiment involving city and civic leaders riding a fleet of more than 20 stationary bicycles to power a press conference. Supporting the concept that everyone’s “life is a lab,” the experiment was the first of thousands of activities and programs being planned as part of Science Chicago, a year-long science celebration designed to raise awareness about the significance of science in everyday life. The ambitious collaboration includes the participation of more than 100 public and private institutions that will allow city and suburban residents of all ages to awaken their inner scientist and discover the scientific resources of the region.

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