'Science Express' to chug into Vijayawada on Feb 20

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Vijayawada, Feb 14: Close on the heels of 'Azadi Express', it is the turn of another train, 'Science Express' which will chug into the city on February 20 to educate and entertain school children.

An official of the Andhra Pradesh Council of Science and Technology, which is making arrangements for the three-day train exhibition, told to the sourcesI here today that the special train would reach here after entertaining science lovers of Visakhapatnam.

The train, consisting of 12 coaches, had been flagged off at Safdarjung railway station in New Delhi on October 30, last year on a nine-month tour, covering 60 select destinations. The train would go to Secunderabad from here on a five-day visit and later to Guntur on a day's visit.

He said the Department of Science and Technology of the Union Government had designed the train to encourage children and youth to understand careers in teaching, research and other disciplines of science. The Science Express promised its visitors a fascinating expedition in different issues of modern science through 12 thematic modules.

The themes on display included the big bang theory, nano cosmos, building blocks of life from gene to organism, architecture of the mind, the world of senses, technologies of the future, spaceship earth, our home in the cosmos and the universe.


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