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The 2012 World Science Festival took place on May 30-June 3 in New York City. We offered a slate of exciting new programs and old favorites this year, all aimed at unlocking the beauty and complexity of science for everyone. Sign up for our newsletter to stay connected and get exclusive interviews, stories, and updates on upcoming programs.

WHY A FOLDABLE CAR CHANGES EVERYTHING: MOBILITY ON DEMAND

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Date: Saturday June 2, 2012
Time: 12:45 PM-01:15 PM
Venue: Polytechnic Institute of NYU, MetroTech Plaza

The revolutionary car design that won the 2009 Buckminster Fuller Challenge is finally a reality. The first production-scale of MIT’s foldable, robotic “CityCar” was released earlier this year. MIT Media Lab’s City Science Initiative co-director Kent Larson explains why this invention—combined with a mobility-on-demand, “systems” approach—stands to reshape the future of transportation.

As part of the free Innovation Square talks series in Downtown Brooklyn. See the full program here »
Innovation Square is a full day of future-shaping demos, robot interactions, talks, and performances. More info »

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