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Science is beautiful on the Euston Road
Science is beautiful on the Euston Road

Science is beautiful on the Euston Road

As retail stores fill their windows with Christmas themed displays, six large office windows on the Euston Road have been filled with glowing light displays, each made from a mass of scientific instruments.

Nov
18
2015
Free tours of a Nuclear Fusion Reactor
Free tours of a Nuclear Fusion Reactor

Free tours of a Nuclear Fusion Reactor

Did you know that the world's largest nuclear fusion reactor is not far from London - just outside Oxford in fact.

Nov
08
2015
Tickets for a public lecture by Professor Stephen Hawking
Tickets for a public lecture by Professor Stephen Hawking

Tickets for a public lecture by Professor Stephen Hawking

Later this month will be a fairly rare public lecture by Professor Stephen Hawking, at Imperial College London.

Nov
07
2015
Japanese Manga at the British Museum
Japanese Manga at the British Museum

Japanese Manga at the British Museum

A small display of the work by three of Japan's leading contemporary manga artists is currently running at the British Museum.

Oct
25
2015
Attend a Science Lecture in a Train Station Tunnel
Attend a Science Lecture in a Train Station Tunnel

Attend a Science Lecture in a Train Station Tunnel

This is a little different, but the newish passenger tunnel at King's Cross station is the setting for a lecture next month.

Sep
14
2015
Holborn tube station’s unexpected gift to particle physics research
Holborn tube station’s unexpected gift to particle physics research

Holborn tube station’s unexpected gift to particle physics research

The hunt for an elusive particle critical to physics once saw Holborn tube station used for a revolutionary science experiment.

Apr
11
2015
Book tickets for an open day at the UK’s largest science park
Book tickets for an open day at the UK’s largest science park

Book tickets for an open day at the UK’s largest science park

Just outside Didcot can be found one of the UK's hotbeds of science research, and this July, the campus will be hosting an open day for visitors.

Feb
08
2015
International Space Station to fly over London this weekend
International Space Station to fly over London this weekend

International Space Station to fly over London this weekend

Another of the occasional chances to see the International Space Station flying over London takes place this weekend.

Oct
14
2014
One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing
One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing

One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing

Mark a date in your diaries for one of the greatest movies ever made will make a rare return to the big screen next month.

Oct
11
2014
Robin Ince performs a Christmas Carol
Robin Ince performs a Christmas Carol

Robin Ince performs a Christmas Carol

Just a heads up that Robin Ince is hosting a series of evenings in the run up to Christmas that will attempt his usual blend of science, comedy and atheism into a single event.

Sep
07
2014
The mathematical secrets of The Simpsons and Futurama
The mathematical secrets of The Simpsons and Futurama

The mathematical secrets of The Simpsons and Futurama

If you are a Simspons (and/or Futurama) fan, then the Science Museum is laying on an event that may appeal.

Aug
14
2014
Flotsam from the EU privacy ruling against Google
Flotsam from the EU privacy ruling against Google

Flotsam from the EU privacy ruling against Google

Recently, a European ruling gave people the right to privacy in so far as website searches are concerned. If someone writes something about you, you can tell Google to ignore it.

Jun
29
2014
Play with Google Glass this weekend
Play with Google Glass this weekend

Play with Google Glass this weekend

Should such things interest you, there is a chance to test out the hype-laden Google Glass devices this coming Friday and Saturday.

Jun
25
2014
TfL’s curious travel suggestions
TfL’s curious travel suggestions

TfL’s curious travel suggestions

I start a new job on Monday, and need to start commuting again. So, time to power up the TfL travel advisor and see what it says are the suitable routes to take.

Jun
15
2014
Using cookies to boost website performance – a thought experiment
Using cookies to boost website performance – a thought experiment

Using cookies to boost website performance – a thought experiment

Thanks to an EU directive that frankly, everyone thinks is a bit daft, websites in Europe have to display a notice if they use cookies -- those tiny text files that track usage or preserve login details -- on their website.

Jun
12
2014
Astronomical phenomena – there is no night tonight
Astronomical phenomena – there is no night tonight

Astronomical phenomena – there is no night tonight

In purely astronomical terms, it will not become nighttime tonight. We will spend the hours in perpetual twilight from sunset to sunrise.

May
30
2014
TfL removes advert from website homepage
TfL removes advert from website homepage

TfL removes advert from website homepage

TfL revamped its website recently, and little commented on but quite noticeable is that slap bang in the heart of the main page is space for an advert.

May
21
2014
Today is the 90th Anniversary of the British Death Ray
Today is the 90th Anniversary of the British Death Ray

Today is the 90th Anniversary of the British Death Ray

Today marks the 90th anniversary of a remarkable moment in military history, as a fully functioning Death Ray was tested by the UK's military.

Apr
26
2014
Do political website designs match their politics?
Do political website designs match their politics?

Do political website designs match their politics?

How left leaning is the new Tory website? Does Labour's website have right leaning views? Is the BNP actually leftist?

Apr
23
2014
International Space Station to fly over London on Tuesday
International Space Station to fly over London on Tuesday

International Space Station to fly over London on Tuesday

Another rare confluence of the International Space Station flying over London on a clear night should take place tomorrow evening.

Apr
14
2014
Dr Who and Thunderbirds are Go at the RAF Museum!
Dr Who and Thunderbirds are Go at the RAF Museum!

Dr Who and Thunderbirds are Go at the RAF Museum!

In the ye olde days before computer CGI ruined everything, science fiction was noted for its use of plastic, wood and dubious plotlines.

Apr
14
2014
As if a million tube geeks cried out in horror….
As if a million tube geeks cried out in horror….

As if a million tube geeks cried out in horror….

Our colonial cousins have been on our side of the pond filming a series of new programmes for the apparently very popular television series, 24.

Mar
28
2014
40 years ago, Zardoz speaks for the first time
40 years ago, Zardoz speaks for the first time

40 years ago, Zardoz speaks for the first time

On this day, 40 years ago, audiences visiting the Odeon Leicester Square could have sat down to watch one of the strangest films ever made.

Mar
26
2014
Daisy Daisy — 2001 to return to the big screen
Daisy Daisy — 2001 to return to the big screen

Daisy Daisy — 2001 to return to the big screen

There are few films that can truly be said to belong solely on the big screen, but the bizarre and epic 2001, A Space Odyssey is surely one of them.

Mar
20
2014