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Augmented reality sandboxes, mammoth robotic sculptures, the science of guitars, and actor Wil Wheaton's crowning of winners from the National Science Foundation (NSF) competition, Generation Nano: Small Science, Superheroes, are just a few NSF activities that visitors can experience at the fourth USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., April 15-17, the nation's largest science and engineering festival. The free event aims to inspire next-generation ... More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=138292&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item.
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