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Hopkins Physics Fair entertains, encourages future scientists

Hopkins Physics Fair entertains, encourages future scientists

A scale model of a satellite that will soon rocket into space. Colored glasses that enable you to see things otherwise invisible. Vegetables dipped in liquid hydrogen that you can shatter with a hammer. Even "Star Wars" paraphernalia.

That's just a sample of what kids — more specifically, "budding scientists" — got to enjoy at Saturday's 14th annual Physics Fair, sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University's department of physics and astronomy.

The daylong event, held inside and on the grounds near the university's Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy on the Homewood campus, featured all sorts of exhibits and equipment, offering looks at the solar...