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12
August
2014

Exploring the Intersection of Nanotechnology and Food

For my last post, I sat down with Dr. Jed Johnson from Nanofiber Solutions to talk about how nanotechnology is advancing medicine. You can see the video here.  Today we will be talking with Dr. Farnaz Maleky from The Ohio State University Food Innovation Center about how nanotechnology is advancing the food supply. Nanotechnology is simply the science of the very small. 

14
July
2014

COSI Autism Activities Event: Exploring Art!

This past Sunday COSI held our second Autism Activities Event of the year. We welcomed over 200 guests as they not only had a chance to explore all of COSI’s classic exhibits, but also had fun exploring art with 3 guest artists. Thanks to Tracy Settle, Charlotte McGraw and Eric Marlow, event attendees took part in fun, adaptive art activities. 
Photo from Autism Activities Event.
09
July
2014

Using Nanotechnology to Make Replacement Organs

Recently, we sat down with Jed Johnson from Nanofiber Solutions LLC to discuss his company’s contribution to the exciting world of nanotechnology and medicine. Based right here in Columbus, Jed’s company is using nanotechnology for a wide variety of applications including drug discovery, cancer research, and regenerative medicine. 
12
June
2014

Accessibility Update—COSI Introduces Sensory Friendly Movies!

Within the last 2 years COSI has been focused on identifying ways to make our building more inviting and welcoming to children, teens, and even adults with disabilities and special needs. Last year we introduced our Autism Activities Events and the response from the community has been GREAT! It has been an awesome experience working with those within the Columbus community to develop these special after hour events. Their feedback and willingness to assist COSI in making our Autism Activities Events the best they can be has been quite a rewarding experience.
11
June
2014

COSI Recipes: Greek Salad in a Jar

Guests that have seen the COSI team garden, which is viewable from the Level 2 hallway on the way to the International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, know that the COSI team likes to eat our vegetables. As we move into the time of year when vegetables become more plentiful in the stores, farmers markets, and our own gardens, the question arises “what to do with all this produce?”. There are many good reasons to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables and the USDA recommends filling half of your plate with them. Here at COSI, in addition to liking to eat our greens, we also like using items for new and interesting purposes. One way to use some of the screw-top jars you may have laying around the house and some of that surplus produce at the same time is to make jar salads.
Photo of greek salad in a jar.
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