Saturday 13 April 2013

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Contemporary Science
New contemporary science display
Visit our Antenna gallery to explore the latest news in science, technology, medicine, the environment and innovation. See a brand new type of compact particle accelerator that could provide a local source of hard-to-obtain isotopes for cancer diagnosis. It is smaller and more efficient than previous designs, could make us rethink what particle accelerators are used for and rejuvenate the difficult process of creating and distributing crucial medical isotopes.
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Take part in an experiment
Are you a risk taker?
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday throughout April you can take part in a real research experiment at the Museum exploring risk. Play a computer game to help researchers from the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College of London discover why some age groups are more likely to take risks than others.
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Great British Innovation winner
Great British Innovation winner
Last month we asked you to join our quest to find the greatest British innovation. We're pleased to announce that the winning past innovation was Alan Turing's Universal Machine and Ionic Liquid Chemistry recieved the most votes for the innovation most likely to shape our future. Over 50,000 votes were cast and we'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part. Visit the website to see all the innovations that featured in the competition.
Innovations past and present
Climate change at this month's Lates
Join us Wednesday 24 April from 18.45 - 22.00 to explore climate science of the future. Bust some moves on a dance floor that collects your energy and converts it into useful energy, find out what's being planned to protect us from the future threat of flooding and discover the secrets of past climates by examining sediment core extracted from the depths of a lake. As well as our climate themed activities there'll be speed dating, a silent disco, a pub quiz and the ever-popular Punk Science show.
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Bird feeder
You don't need a garden to feed the birds
Your feathered friends will be all aflutter when they see this stylish bird feeder from our Online Shop. Designed to attach safely to a window with an innovative double-sided suction cup, the robust plastic structure can cope with extremes of temperature and is a perfect addition to any urban home. It's the perfect way to help our birds recover from this extended cold snap!
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James May brings science to life
James May brings science to life
Explore the Making the Modern World gallery with our Science Stories augmented reality app. Renowned TV presenter and science enthusiast James May picks out his favourite items from the display and tells you why they've earned their place in history through stories and facts. Find out more about Puffing Billy, Model T Ford, Rolls Royce Merlin engine and other iconic objects before taking part in a quiz to test your knowledge.
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