With the great advancements of science and technology in the last century, some even reflecting the almost predictive work of past science fiction authors, how has new science fiction adapted to new ideas? Is the genre still just for entertainment, or do science fiction writers have an obligation to connect science with the public and teach new ideas?
Walking unsuspectingly around Southbank Centre, I was pounced on by Josh Ferguson and Michael Quinn from The Sittingbourne Community College.
“Do you want to test your lung capacity?” asked Mike. I tried to shy away “Oh mine is rubbish”. But he insisted “Everyone says that but then it turns out to be really good”
Many of us know that calcium is important for bones and teeth but calcium is also crucial for a healthy heart. It is calcium signalling within the heart muscle cells that determines normal heart contraction.
Visitors to See Further: The Festival of Science + Arts got to take a tour of the Universe from the Big Bang to the present, with Our Cosmic Origins: Building the Milky Way.
Watch the webcast with Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Fry, Wendy Hall, Jim Haseloff and Bill Thompson of our Future Technologies event.
How have public conversations about science changed? And how will they change in future?
BBC News coverage of See Further: The Festival of Science + Arts was extensive. The BBC have made many of the clips available to view again online, including the following:
Science buskers take to the streets outside Southbank Centre with interactive experiments to demonstrate how physics applies to our daily lives.
Science buskers out and about on Sunday 4 July include astronomers from the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, Science in a Suitcase, and Caroline Herschel
See the world from different perspectives in this years Summer Science Exhibition with videos from a selection of exhibits including: Looking deep into model volcanoes, How do insects find their way home and the science of shape shifting structures.
Street Science is at See Further: The Festival of Science + Arts every day of the festival at Southbank with different performers, demonstrators and entertainers each day.
Street Science includes Science in a Suitcase, NOISEmakers, Physics in the Field, Ri Maths busking, Royal Observatory Greenwich and historical characters.