How much science fiction is based on fact and what happens when writers work with scientists to create new stories?
Writers Sara Maitland and Michael Arditti join their scientific collaborators Dr Jennifer Rowntree, an evolutionary ecologist, and Dr John Harrison, a geneticist, to read from their work and to discuss how research ideas are used creatively in the writing process.
Researchers from the UK are creating novel shape-changing structures that could be straight out of a spy film.
Engineers and geologists from five institutions are working together to better understand volcanic eruptions.
Researchers from University of Sussex are studying how insects are able to navigate long and complicated routes between their nest and food sources, despite their limited neural capabilities and low-resolution vision.
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.
In 17th-century London, coffee-houses were important centres of information exchange: gentlemen, merchants, courtiers and craftsmen gathered to sip coffee and talk about the latest news and ideas. Fellows of the newly-established Royal Society used coffee-house conversations to publicise their own research and learn about developments at home and abroad.
Flood Tide is a live, outdoor, musical performance on the afternoon of Sunday 4 July 2010, generated by the flow of the River Thames.
First performed in 2008, this production of Flood Tide is the most ambitious yet, with a record number of musicians performing for the duration of a tide cycle.
The beautiful AirPenguin and AirJelly[fish] are every child's (and adult's) dream remote controlled toy. Gracefully swimming through the air with a body of helium, it's amazing to see the movements these biomechatronic animals make. But what are they for?
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.