Augmented Reality brings the ribosome to life. Photo Courtesy BSMA/LANL
‘The Ribosome’ exhibit helps visitors to the Bradbury Science Museum understand the ribosome’s role in diseases and explore potential for new cancer therapies. Photo Courtesy BMSA/LANL
A cartoon helps people understand how the ribosome makes proteins and explains scientific concepts. Photo Courtesy BMSA/LANL
‘The Ribosome’ exhibit at the Bradbury Science Museum is a visual and interactive 3D experience on how life works. Photo Courtesy BMSA/LANL
The Bradbury Science Museum’s new exhibit “The Ribosome” opens to the public on Friday, Nov. 22, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
This visual and interactive exhibit provides an insight into how life works as 3D and Augmented Reality brings the ribosome to life.
It also explores the potential for developing new antibiotics and fighting diseases like cancer and genetic diseases.
The friendly exhibit also features a cartoon ribosome that helps visitors including STEM students to understand the science behind the ribosome.
Curated by scientist Karissa Sanbonmatsu of the Lab’s Theoretical Biology and Biophysics group, the exhibit leverages the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s supercomputing technology.
The exhibit also features augmented-reality technology to transport visitors to the inside of a ribosome!
In addition to light refreshments, Sanbonmatsu and the Bradbury’s design team will be on hand for discussion about the exhibit.