<h2>MIT Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts</h2><br><br>It should come as no surprise that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has a museum, and a good one at that. <br><br>The major exhibitions at the [[xref:http://web.mit.edu/museum|MIT Museum|MIT Museum]] cover robotics and artificial intelligence, holography, the work of Harold Edgerton, and the education that students receive at MIT. The museum also contains an exhibition of kinetic sculptures, a hands-on lab focused on DNA, and a collection of model ships. <br><br>MIT is well known as a center for robotics and artificial intelligence, and the museum doesn't disappoint in that respect. Many robots are on display, including Kismet (shown above), a robot that can make realistic facial expressions. <br><br>The holography collection is simply the best in the world. You'll find an entire gallery of holograms to look at, including some (such as a woman blowing a kiss) that change as you move around them, and one featuring the [[xref:http://www.haring.com/|artist Keith Haring.|www.haring.com]] The complete hologram exhibit is also available online at the museum's Web site, but to see the items properly you have to go there. <br><br>[[xref:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Edgerton|Harold Edgerton|Harold Eugene Edgerton]]'s photographs and films, made using a stroboscope for very high-speed photography, are the most important part of the MIT Museum collection. With the strobe lights, his photography was able to stop the wings of a hummingbird in flight, study the motion of a golfer's swing, and capture a single drop of milk creating a splash. Even the pattern of smoke around a turbine blade is revealed. <br><br>Photo courtesy of the [[xref:http://web.mit.edu/museum/exhibitions/robots.html|MIT Museum|Robots and Beyond: Exploring Artificial Intelligence at MIT]] (photo by Sam Ogden).