Since announcing Manchester Science Festival headliner You Have Been Upgraded, we’ve become fascinated with the transhumanist movement and the concepts of cyborgs, biohacking and bioengineering.
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With three and a half weeks to go until Manchester Science Festival, we catch up with the winner of this year’s Josh Award, science communicator Mat Allen to find out what he’s been developing for visually impaired visitors.
Like all great events, there was a range of merchandise to commemorate Rocket’s triumph at the Rainhill Trials. Here’s a selection of our favourite memorabilia from our collection…
Diamonds aren’t just a girl’s best friend. They’ve got an amazing range of properties that make then useful for all sorts of stuff.
In this special interview blog post, we catch up with Mat Allen, science communicator extraordinaire and the winner of the 2018 Manchester Science Festival Josh Award.
Gaming’s had a bad rap over the years. From being blamed for contributing to the rise in childhood obesity to an increase in violent crime, those pesky pixels have a lot to answer for.
As Power UP returns to Manchester this summer, we dive into the Ocean Software story and shine a light on the company’s history.
To quote Bob Marley, the sun is shining and the weather is sweet. So what better way to enjoy this fine spell of weather we’re having than a quick look at our summery collection items? Deck chairs at the ready as we shine a light on our favourite sunshine objects.
With thousands of runners set to pound the pavements this weekend in the Great Manchester Run and the Great CityGames taking place just outside our window, we’ve taken a look at some of the weird and wonderful items in our collection related to keeping yourself in the very best of health.
As we say a fond farewell to our Robots exhibition and send our cyborgs up North to Newcastle, we take a look back on the things we’ve learnt over the last six months.
It seems as if robots are everywhere these days, so it was no surprise to hear that our autonomous chums are being sent into one of the most hostile and underexplored areas on the planet—the Larsen Ice Shelf in Antarctica.
From big dogs and uncanny valleys, to cyborg babies and the ride of the Valkyries on Mars, our In Conversation event was a hugely enjoyable, free-flowing debate around the field of robotics.