The Whirligig returns! Go for a spin with Biogen, and learn how engineers use math and technology to solve real-world problems in creative ways. A whirligig is a toy that dates all the way back to Native American culture in 500 BC but is just as effective now as it ever was.
Using human-power, the whirligig centrifuge can spin at speeds of 125,000 rotations per minute (rpm) which is faster than even some traditional electric centrifuges (we’ll have a few of those around too). Stop by to learn how centrifuges work, make your own whirligig, and run a short experiment separating cells from a liquid mixture.
This booth is sponsored by Biogen Foundation.
Kendall/MIT Open Space
292 Main Street
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