History of Technology Heroes and Villains – A little light reading Here you will find a brief history of technology. Initially inspired by the development of batteries, it covers technology in general and includes some interesting little known, or long forgotten, facts as well as a few myths about the development of technology, the science behind it, the context in which it occurred and the deeds of the many personalities, eccentrics and charlatans involved. You may find the Search Engine , the Technology Timeline or the Hall of Fame quicker if you are looking for something or somebody in particular. Scroll down and see what treasures you can discover. Background We think of a battery today as a source of portable power, but it is no exaggeration to say that the battery is one of the most important inventions in the history of mankind. Volta’s pile was at first a technical curiosity but this new electrochemical phenomenon very quickly opened the door to new branches of both physics and chemistry and a myriad of discoveries, inventions and applications.
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This became the founding collection of the National Gallery in The painting has the accession number NG1, making it officially the first painting to enter the Gallery. The late 18th century saw the nationalisation of royal or princely art collections across mainland Europe.
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The biggest challenge has been the magnitude of the project overall. PA Museum bosses anticipate high volumes of visitors, and entry over the opening weekend is reserved for those who have pre-booked tickets. Access is otherwise free and non-ticketed, with the exception of major touring exhibitions. The first, Ocean Liners: Speed and Style, looks at the design and cultural impact of cruise ships and travel. The museum’s Scottish Design Galleries, meanwhile, celebrate the influence of Scottish design at home and abroad, from Beano artwork to Hunter wellies and the Fair Isle jumper.
The jewel in the crown is Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Oak Room – the conserved and painstakingly reconstructed interior of Miss Cranston’s Ingram Street tearoom which has been unseen for 50 years. The piece which has been unseen for 50 years will be put on public display, in the th year of Mackintosh’s birth Credit: PA Mr Long said: Representatives from the University of Dundee got the ball rolling back in , suggesting to the institution it might like to be part of the waterfront regeneration.
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By the time Bell was 38, he was living in Washington, D. He made the idyllic Canadian village his home for nearly 40 years, until his death. His grandfather had been an elocutionist , and his father, Melville, developed a system called Visible Speech, a collection of written symbols designed to help the deaf while speaking. But only a few days after establishing the Bell Telephone Company and securing his fortune, Bell married Mabel. For a wedding present, he gave her all but ten of his shares in the company.
On his desk in his study at Baddeck, Bell kept a photograph of his beloved Mabel; written on the back, in his own hand, it says:
Science Museum Lates are adults-only, after-hours theme nights that take place in the museum on the last Wednesday of every month. Sun Lates: 28 November Bask in the sunshine this November at our Sun-themed Lates in celebration of our latest exhibition, The Sun: Living With Our Star.
Or, more recently, Matt Damon sciencing his way out of trouble when stranded in The Martian , or the smart linguist-and-theoretical physicist team played by Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner working to communicate with heptapods in Arrival. We can each probably name a favorite. I’m pretty sure for my Can you come up with a stinker , too — a movie that got the science so wrong it was just laughable?
Last week, I participated, along with six other scientists, in a “science speed-dating” event put on by the Exchange that was meant to increase the accuracy of science representation on big and little screens. We scientists had seven minutes to explain the basics of our research and did this seven times, moving quickly between the designated rooms where seven groups of people from the entertainment industry plus some science-interested members of the public waited.
We were encouraged to bring a prop we could carry in our hands, but no Powerpoint slides or video clips were allowed. In an email message to me after the event, Program Director Rick Loverd explained that since its founding in , the Exchange has hosted about events of various types, including about a dozen science speed dating gatherings: The most common way for one of these consults to unfold is through a screenwriter, producer, director, studio executive, or actor calling our Any entertainment professional who calls that line with a question about Science, Engineering, or Medicine will be connected to a field expert for free.
I worked hard in my seven minutes to convey not only the basics of the capacities of animals to love and grieve, but also to tell a few stories about individual animals to bring the emotion and cognition of elephants, chimpanzees and, yes, fish alive for my listeners. Near the end, I ventured a little bit into ethics of how we as a society treat and eat animals. The seven audiences were welcoming and attentive, often sending me off to the next room as I caught my breath with a cheer.
Right at the start, Ann Merchant , deputy executive director of the communications office at NAS, made a crucial point to the audience, one that she repeated to me later in an email message:
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In her travels, Allen has explored parts of North and Central America as a student of biology, wildlife ecology and land conservation. Marlowe competed with the U. This Salt Lake City native has traveled the world with her expertise in sticky landings, becoming the only athlete in Utah history to become a first ballot hall of famer in both the Utah Sports Hall of Fame as well as the Crimson Club Hall of Fame.
Queen Farina A pair of beekeepers, expert in the sticky science of beekeeping Smack your lips with the taste and texture of one of the stickiest—and tastiest—of foods, as the founders of Queen Farina explore the myriad uses of raw honey. As Certified Natural Growers, Johnson and Nielson cultivate bee-friendly environments, harvest raw honey, and share its infinite uses all within the Salt Lake community.
The event takes place at the Science Museum on Wednesday 28 October from am to 1pm. If you’d like to join us, contact [email protected] with the .
Well, if you are a museum, opening 10 fabulous new galleries seems like as good a way as any to mark the big From 8 July, you can step inside and see more than 3, items across the new galleries. Four of the galleries will cover decorative art, fashion and design while the other six will be themed around science and technology. An icon of genetics, she can be found in the Explore gallery.
Court mantua dress This a spectacular example of a formal court dress dating from — , as seen in the Fashion and Style gallery. Wooden pattens Protective overshoes, this pair of ornate wooden pattens, with borders and scroll-work inlaid in bone, are from Southern India and date from the mid — late 19th century. It was the first motorcycle to be made in Britain and the first in the world to have a four-cylinder petrol engine, with a top speed of around 25 mph.
Model of neural pathways in the brain This beautiful laser-etched model in crystal is of the white matter — neural connections — in the brain and has been printed in two halves. Meissen lion Made from porcelain, the Meissen lion is part of the animal menagerie commissioned by Augustus II the Strong in the early 18th century. Mackintosh Willow Tearooms panel Designed by the famous Charles Rennie Mackintosh, this sculpted plasterwork panel was commissioned for the Willow Tearooms in Glasgow around
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NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration May 24, · New study suggests that dark matter is made of black holes formed during the first second of our universe’s existence.4/4(1).
The Classical World The Ancient Greeks KS2 1 hour 30 minutes Pupils have to plan a festival of celebration for their new city state in this interactive workshop. The first decision is to decide which God they want to represent them. They are assisted in this by a proud, retired Greek athlete who helps the children discover more about everyday life in Ancient Greece, through handling genuine museum artefacts. Pupils take part in a circus of hands-on activities included rehearsing a play telling the story of Perseus, practising the long jump for the celebration games, making a peplos and dressing for the festival.
To discover the lost statue of Anubis pupils must work through a series of challenges including the mummification and embalming process in using our specially constructed mummy, wrapping a mummy and making their own amulet. Pupils also handle genuine Egyptian artefacts to explore Egyptian beliefs about death and the afterlife. If they can decipher the final hieroglyphiAc message of Kemmet and apply their knowledge of the Egyptian Way of Death they may discover where the statue is hidden.
Prehistory Prehistoric Progress KS2 1 hour 30 minutes This workshop covers how we know and find out about the past before written history. Pupils can handle prehistoric objects from the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age and discuss what life was like in each period and identify some of the key developments. There are hands on activities to take part in for pupils to explore some aspects of every day life including; building a stone age shelter and dressing for a ritual, making and decorating a bronze age pygmy cup and creating colourful iron age jewellery.
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The newly discovered fossils, described online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, are a scrappy collection of bits and pieces rather than a complete skeleton. But certain tell-tale characteristics—such as its fourth toe, which it could turn around forward or backward to help it climb or grasp—convinced the team that it was an ancient mousebird.
Researchers unearthed the fossils in New Mexico on ancestral Navajo lands, in rocks dating to between Groups such as mammals and frogs are known to have rebounded rapidly after that event, diversifying into multiple new forms as they occupied newly available niches—a process evolutionary biologists called adaptive radiation. But there has been scant fossil evidence for what happened to birds—the only dinosaurs to survive the extinction—in its aftermath.
Guerilla Science create events and installations for festivals, museums, galleries, and other cultural clients. We are committed to connecting people with science in new ways, and producing live experiences that entertain, inspire, challenge and amaze. Sensory Speed Dating Morbid Anatomy Museum, New York. Sensory Speed Dating came back.
See Article History Alternative Titles: It is located at the head of Tokyo Bay on the Pacific coast of central Honshu. It is the focus of the vast metropolitan area often called Greater Tokyo, the largest urban and industrial agglomeration in Japan. TokyoView of Tokyo at night. Orion Press A brief treatment of Tokyo follows. For full treatment, see Tokyo-Yokohama metropolitan area. The site of Tokyo has been inhabited since ancient times; the small fishing village of Edo existed there for centuries.
With the Meiji Restoration of , which ended the shogunate, the capital was moved to Edo. The city is built on low, alluvial plains and adjacent upland hills. The climate is mild in winter and hot and humid in the summer. Early summer and early autumn are rainy seasons; two or three typhoons usually occur during September and October.