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.
Nancy is Marketing Manager at the Musuem of Science and Industry. Long time reader, first time blogger. Be gentle.
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.
Aaaah robots on camera, dontcha just love ‘em? We’ve been putting robots on screen for almost as long as we’ve been making films.
Marketing Manager Nancy Hopkins shares her top five robots featured in the Robots exhibition, ahead of its opening on 19 October
For over 500 years, we’ve been harnessing robots for all sorts of purposes.
Ahead of Power Up!, opening 11 August, Marketing Manager Nancy Hopkins takes us through her 5 favourite retro games available to play at the event.
Wherever you look these days, mindfulness and meditation are being hailed as cure-alls, from reducing stress and anxiety to reducing blood pressure and even managing chronic pain.