‘Electricity. It is central to our existence. We use it without thinking about it, and only notice it when it is not there.’
Mirror, mirror on the wall, which is the most scientific magic trick of them all?
Ben Ingham, from power network operator Electricity North West, shares the key innovative kit that keeps power flowing
Beat boxers can make an amazing array of sounds using their mouths, tongues and throats. But what’s the science behind how they do it?
To celebrate the 189th anniversary of the Rainhill Trials, let’s take a look at how the names of the engines captured the spirit of the era, and how what you call something continues to shape how we think of the past and the future.
October 2018 is the 110th anniversary of the Manchester Electrical Exhibition, held at Platt Fields in the Rusholme area of Manchester.
We asked historian Shirin Hirsch from our neighbours, People’s History Museum, to explain the politics of the time around 1830 and why the opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway turned out to be such a rebellious and highly charged day.