The Queen Sent Her First Instagram Post

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, Second of her Name, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea has managed to send an Instagram post, and thus we, her loyal subjects, must applaud. Read More >>

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Pokemon Go: How Britain’s Parliament, Museums and Transport Responded To The Madness

Today marks a year to the day since Pokémon Go took the world by storm. Initially restricted to Americans, British trainers spent the first week installing workarounds to get their hands on the game. Read More >>

Britain’s First Robot is Reborn, and it’s Major Nightmare Fuel

A few months ago London's Science Museum launched a crowdfunding campaign to rebuild Eric, Britain's first robot. Now he's finished, and he's going on display. Read More >>

Tesla Coils, Slides and a Chemistry Bar Make up the Science Museum’s New Wonderlab

London's popular Science Museum has an entire new fun wing under development, with the £6m Wonderlab set to open for business this October. It's much bigger than the existing Launchpad interactive science space, and will include Tesla coils, a 7m long Friction Slide, a fibreoptic orrery (moving mechanical star array), vibrating sound pods and lots of new things designed to make science even more appealing to our digital native kids than it already is. Read More >>

Science Museum Wants £35,000 to Rebuild Eric, the UK’s Terrifying-Looking First Robot

The Science Museum would like to rebuild one of the first actual robots to wow the less cynical world of old, with plans afoot to recreate the automated humanoid Eric -- a robot first seen by a disbelieving public in 1928. This original Eric disappeared, presumably as we needed all the metal we could get for the war effort. Read More >>

Lego Soyuz Capsule Built and Installed in the Science Museum

An enormous Lego build has been organised and sanctioned by the Science Museum and the UK Space Agency, seeing a two-thirds scale model of the Orbital Module of the Soyuz Capsule built from a quarter of a million bricks to amaze visiting children. Read More >>

New Science Museum 3D IMAX Movie Lets You “Fly” With the Red Arrows

Poor eyesight or a plain lack of ambition prevent you from living out the stunt pilot reality of your childhood dreams? Not to worry -- the Science Museum is offering the next best thing this summer, letting visitors experience what it's like to fly as one of the crack pilots from the RAF's Red Arrows team. Read More >>

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Take an Amazing Virtual Tour of One of the Most Important Science Museum Exhibitions Ever Scrapped

In 1963, the Science Museum opened a maritime exhibition called the Shipping Galleries. It showed all sorts of amazing engineering feats, from the ship that broke Brunel, to the stunning battleships that ruled the waves. Unfortunately, it had to be closed in 2012 to make way for new exhibits, but not before it was laser scanned. This stunning, moving 3D fly-through tour is one of the results. Read More >>

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Mark Champkins: The Science Museum’s Inventor-in-Residence

Coming up with ideas and inventions on demand is tricky. I work as the Science Museum's "inventor-in-residence" and it is my job to generate a stream of products and ideas that are interesting to the science-savvy as well as engaging to those new to the museum. If possible the products should also be wildly popular and generate lots of income. No pressure then. Read More >>

Lose an Hour This Afternoon In Google’s Weird and Wonderful Chrome Web Lab Experiment Thing

In conjunction with the Science Museum, Google's launched a fancy new interactive experiment that lets you prat around on the internet; play and make music together; see through the eyes of a robot, and a load of other awesome collaborative audio-visual experiences. Read More >>

This Is London’s First Electric Taxi From Way Back In 1897

Electric cars are all the rage, or at least they're trying to be. We've got the Nissan Leaf, the Renault Fluence, and even the lust-worthy Tesla, but did you know the first electric taxi actually cropped up in London back in 1897, looking like a weird carriage without the horse. Read More >>

Learning About E. Coli Bacteria Mutations Can Be Fun!

The Science Museum has launched a series of little internet Flash games, designed to make today's lethargic youth a little more interested in the boring world of science and the possible future of our technology. Read More >>