Nation's first sci-tech center for children opens in Hanoi

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The first science and information technology center for children in the country opened in Hanoi on Thursday.


It is the second center of its kind in the world, invested in by the Panasonic company, the first being located in Japan.


Risupia Vietnam lets children learn geometry in 3D, paint with light, and do other things through 21 games that feature mathematic and scientific laws and principles.


Shinya Abe, general director of Panasonic Vietnam, said the opening of Risupia Vietnam aimed to arouse children's interest in natural sciences such as math and physics.


One of the games is hockey, played with prime numbers, for two or more players.


Takumi Kajisha, member of the Panasonic board of directors, said Risupia in Japan has received more than one million visitors since its opening in August 2006.


Risupia Vietnam also has a showroom for environmental technologies and the latest technologies that have not been developed widely as they are too expensive, such as a generator using air or a map of world's temperature that allows a view of past or future.


Kajisha said the showroom will make children believe in environment-friendly technologies and protecting the earth.


Risupia Vietnam is located on the second floor of the Sunrise building on Tran Nhan Tong Street. It is open on all days except Monday and the Lunar New Year holiday. Admission is free.

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