We think the world around us is absolutely fascinating. Understanding and affecting how it works through science and technology is incredibly rewarding. We love looking at a subject from slightly unconventional angles to make it more understandable.
A set of model 'cells' containing 'DNA strands' that can be folded into different arrangements to illustrate the importance of DNA folding in gene activation and so in determining what cell types are made.
Build your own machine with gears, pulleys, cams, and other mechanical devices.
Interrupt a laser beam and you can produce clicks, pull a piece of mesh or patterned fabric across it, and you can make notes, play tunes, or even produce speech.
Use a laser to send a message through the air. Use a fibre optic to send the signal around corners
A suitcase that looks normal-until you pick it up and try to turn a corner, when it all goes a bit weird...
This demo shows how how you can produce light by heating something up electrically in a reliable and impressive way.
A high-energy, high-demo whistle-stop tour of the development of lighting technologies.
How do we make light? What is colour? Why do newspapers have strange coloured spots at the edges? Find out in our light show.
What is electricity? How is it generated? How does it relate to a microwave, and what has this all got to do with Greek cats and leg hair? Watch our electricity show to find out.