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Beyond the Lab: DIY Science Revolution

14 August, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

Beyond the Lab Get: The DIY Science Revolution is one of the Science Museum’s latest temporary exhibitions. The gallery tells the stories of modern day pioneers who are challenging what it means to be a scientist from creating a portable lab to measuring Hackney’s air pollution or searching for new antibiotics in Amsterdam.

A series of events are running throughout the day:

12-2pm

Designer Frank Kolkman is building a machine to involve patients in the search for new drugs. Join him to see his machine in action and explore how crowd-sourced research could lead to remarkable new discoveries.

2-3pm

Join artist and designer Frank Kolkman to discuss his forays into DIY science, from a home-made surgical robot to his crowd-sourced experiments using fruit flies.

3-4pm

BuggyAir is an air-monitoring kit that measures pollution from a pushchair. Meet the designers of this new device to discuss how BuggyAir is giving parents the information they need to campaign for change.

4-5pm

Discover the MinION, the small but powerful DNA sequencer that fits in the palm of your hand. Find out how it was designed to investigate everything from antibiotic resistance to the spread of Ebola.

Venue

Science Museum
Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD United Kingdom
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Website:
http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/