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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.
You have probably at some point eaten sushi—the traditional Japanese food made from rice, fish and seaweed.
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.
Today is the birthday of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti, one of Manchester’s and Britain’s most prolific and important engineers.
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.
There are just a few weeks left to catch our Robots exhibition before it goes off on tour, so we wanted to test how much attention you’ve been paying since it opened in October.
Find out more about Tim Peake’s spacesuit, the Sokol KV-2 emergency spacesuit worn by the British ESA astronaut as he traveled into space.
Life for female engineers in the 1970s was very different, as items discovered in our archives show.
If you’ve used Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant or Amazon’s Alexa—or at least come across them—you may have already heard of the next supposed ‘big thing’ in artificial intelligence: chatbots.
Have you ever wondered what our curators’ favourite collection items are? Here, assistant curator Lewis takes us through his rather surprising pick.
We’ve been talking a lot about human astronauts in space on the blog recently, but what about other living creatures that have boldly gone where no other err, fruit fly has gone before?
Find out about the Little Miss Inventor event taking place this weekend, and see the finalists in the Little Inventors competition.
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