Monday, February 8, 2010

COSI puts university research on display

COLUMBUS - Two moms pushing strollers watch as a woman named Beth has a full body scan done just a few feet away at an unlikely venue: the Center of Science and Industry, a downtown museum known as a hands-on discovery mecca for kids.

There's more to see behind the glass walls of a lab at the museum: a machine that assesses body mass and composition and an assembly of fitness equipment including a treadmill, stationary bike and a Nintendo Wii.

In what's believed to be the country's first working research lab inside a science museum, researchers at Ohio State University seek to teach the public about nutrition and exercise and expose both adults and youngsters to work that was previously done behind university walls.

The newly opened "Labs in Life" brings that Ohio State research into the open at COSI.

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