explainers-nysci:

You might have heard about a mobile microscope lab from NYSCI’s recent blog post, ‘NYSCI Welcomes Bio-Bus’. Being “the coolest bus ever" and a great platform for both educators and learners, the team members of Bio-Bus are also environmentally conscious. 

I had the pleasure of meeting and conversing with Gaylen Hamilton who was installing new solar panels on the roof. With these new panels, Bio-Bus will be serving number of visitors even in winters. 

Photo Credit: Akash Sharma

explainers-nysci:

In this episode of Explainer TV we meet Dr Ben. He is the founder of the BioBus—the coolest mobile Science Lab ever created.

While pursuing his Ph.D he noticed that people enjoyed visiting his lab. They were amazed by the equipment and experiments. Since then he literally began a journey to bring science amazement and inspiration to everyone. Hence the BioBus was born!

Learn more about Dr Ben and the BioBus.
[Watch the Video]

NYSCI welcomes BioBus!

We are super excited to welcome our (end of) summer collaborators from BioBus

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BioBus is the world’s only mobile microscope lab powered by the sun and wind and it is docking in Rocket Park to run bio labs with NYSCI Explainers for our visitors. Using daphnia and a variety of other specimens, BioBus staff will lead hands-on activities with their high powered microscopes to help visitors explore micro-organisms and learn about cell division, development, etc.

The staff and bus arrived at NYSCI on Monday, July 28th, and will be with us through Maker Faire, running their labs for groups and sharing their work and equipment with the general public: Tuesdays through Fridays (9:30am-3:30pm).

From time to time, BioBus will be closed for installation as they commence with their install of 9 polycrystalline silicon photovoltaic solar panels with maximum power point tracking charge controllers. 

By Maker Faire 2013, the BioBus roof will be covered in solar cells! At a maximum energy output of 2.25 kilowatts (kW), this system will allow for sun-run science any day and anywhere!