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In this section, you’ll find posts on newsworthy events and stories related to the museum, from festival headliner announcements to progress reports on our new gallery.

A woman in a lab coat

This year’s British Science Week theme is all about journeys, so we spoke to some of our amazing female STEM Ambassadors about their journey to their careers, and asked for some sage advice for anyone who wants to follow in their footsteps.

Label of Chattanooga Choo Choo vinyl recording
By Aleksandra Besevic and Zakiya Leeming

Sound Tracks at the Science and Industry Museum

How do you transform history into music? How about engineering into notes or a train whistle into quavers and chords? A creative PhD project in collaboration with the museum is taking a look at how the story of our historic railway can be transformed into rhythm, melody and sound.

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By Hannah and Maxwell

Celebrating LGBTSTEM Day

Today (Thursday 5 July) is the first ever international LGBTSTEM Day, celebrating all the amazing LGBTQA+ folks who work in STEM careers. We’ve two special posts from our Explainers Hannah and Maxwell, who share their experiences of being out and proud in STEM.

Baby computer

Edmund Griffiths created an online emulator of the Baby computer. In this blog he talks about why he wanted to give a decades-old computer a modern home on the internet.

Illustration of the the angle at which Tiangong orbited the Earth.

On 2 April 2018, the prototype Chinese space station Tiangong-1 made an uncontrolled re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere. However, scientists weren’t able to accurately know when and where it would finally land until the last 24 hours.

The Clearpath Jackal robot

You might think you’ve stumbled across a proposal for the fourth Austin Powers film, but this blog comes from Post-Doctoral Research Assistant Andrew West. Andrew puts lasers on robots and makes them boldly go where no robot has gone before…

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