Harvesting water out of thin air
This water harvester developed by the University of California Berkeley is powered by sunlight and doesn’t rely on electricity.

It creates fresh, drinkable water even in low humidity and may help supply clean drinking water in areas where water is ...
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The first IVF baby
The development of in vitro fertilisation, or IVF, culminating in the ‘miraculous’ birth of Louise Joy Brown on 25 July 1978, was a defining moment for reproductive technology pioneered by British researchers.

Louise’s birth followed ten years of experimentation, hundreds ...
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Innovative MRI shows the brain jiggling with every heartbeat
Your brain jiggling may help diagnose diseases. Abnormal jiggling could be a sign of changes in the brain so scientists from Stanford University and the University of Auckland have created an algorithm that enhances tiny movements of the brain that ... Science Museum
Breakthrough in growing human embryos
Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz and her team at the University of Cambridge have developed a way to grow embryos in vitro for up to 14 days, double the time it has previously been possible to keep the embryos alive in the ... Science Museum
Rodin and the art of experimentation Throughout his career, Rodin used the technique of assemblage, where he brought together different objects, either whole or fragmentary, often mixing the ancient with the modern. From the 1890s he became increasingly experimental, creating strangely poetic new compositions. Rodin reused ... The British Museum Blog
The drones stopping shark attacks
These drones save swimmers from sharks at Australian beaches.
The drones developed by the University of Technology Sydney are equipped with a shark detecting algorithm that can distinguish between people, sharks and other wildlife.

If the drone spots a shark, ...
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The British Museum Membercast: Nefertiti’s face The British Museum Membercast is a monthly podcast made available to ‘all studious and curious persons’. Comedian, podcaster and super-fan Iszi Lawrence (The Z List Dead List) presents snippets from exclusive Members’ lectures at the Museum, artfully woven together with ... The British Museum Blog
Desire, love, identity: exploring LGBTQ histories Last year the UK saw an impressive range of programming across the cultural sector to mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminilsation of homosexuality in England and Wales. It seems likely that more Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer ... The British Museum Blog
Inside the archive collecting historic moulds
The CABI (Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International) culture collection of microorganisms holds more than 30,000 living strains of fungi and bacteria.

Samples from dangerous moulds to useful yeasts are stored for scientists to work with in areas like the ...
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Meet the spiderlike robot that teaches coding
Programming robots can be difficult but this little robot tries to change that. The hexapod comes with its own operating system that allows people to easily program commands for the robot. The developers hope Hexa will be a pathway into ... Science Museum
Introducing the Assyrians Where and when was ‘Assyria’? The mighty Assyrian empire began as the small city-state of Ashur in what is now the north-eastern region of Iraq. It first asserted control over a large area in the 14th century BC, but by ... The British Museum Blog
Mesopotamian ghostbusting with Irving Finkel I Curator's Corner +
Is your neighbourhood infested with the ancient Mesopotamian spirits of portly women or wise sages from distant times? Fear not dear viewer! Irving Finkel is here to show you how the exorcists of Assyria drove out those pesky spectral interlopers ... The British Museum
How smart socks revolutionise physiotherapy
In remote parts of Australia, accessing physiotherapy is difficult. Socks could be the solution. Physiotherapists often have to rely on teleconsultations to assess their patients' progress but it's hard to pick up subtle differences in movement on a 2D screen.

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Bronze casting process I A modern take on Rodin's work
Auguste Rodin worked in clay but often had his sculptures cast in bronze. Learn how bronze sculptures are made in the 21st century by following the casting process from clay sculpting to the finished piece.

Rodin and the art of ...
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