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Lord Kelvin Award Lecture winner: Robots and humans: When two societies meet

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Whats on: September, 2014

Welcome to the Events guide for the 2014 Festival. You can search the events programme using the calendar, by category, via the events map, or by keyword 'film, comedy, etc using the box below

Saturday 6 September 2014
10.00 - 16.00
Venue: 
Library of Birmingham, Birmingham

Exhibition of gigantic soap bubbles at various times throughout the day outside the Library of Birmingham.

 

Saturday 6 September 2014
10.00 - 16.00
Venue: 
Library of Birmingham, Birmingham

How do plants obtain energy from the sun? It's all about incredible machines and colourful chemicals. Nate Adams and Jon Wood break down the biology and the technology which allow us to investigate the nanoworld of plants.

Saturday 6 September 2014
10.00 - 16.00
Venue: 
Library of Birmingham, Birmingham

Walking on custard, possible?

Saturday 6 September 2014
10.00 - 16.30
Venue: 
Library of Birmingham, Birmingham

The humble tiny fruit-fly Drosophila leads to great discoveries into DNA, cancer, regeneration and the brain. Come and see.

Saturday 6 September 2014
10.00 - 16.30
Venue: 
Library of Birmingham, Birmingham

Science is not for boys, it's not for girls: it's for everyone! Recent reports highlighted that only 13% of the STEM workforce are women, but that's still 693,000 women doing interesting and valuable work. ScienceGrrl want you to meet the women who are doing great work as scientists and engineers.

Saturday 6 September 2014
10.00 - 16.30
Venue: 
Library of Birmingham, Birmingham

Discover how supercomputers are built, and the power they have

Saturday 6 September 2014
10.00 - 16.30
Venue: 
Library of Birmingham, Birmingham

Late in 2013, the Gaia satellite was launched into orbit 1.5 million km from Earth. Come and find out how Gaia will track one billion stars as they travel through space and how you can contribute to real science discoveries with Gaia.

Saturday 6 September 2014
10.00 - 16.30
Venue: 
Library of Birmingham, Birmingham

STIFF-FLOP is using the octopus arm as a role model to create novel medical tools. This will open up the option of more advanced surgical procedures.

Saturday 6 September 2014
10.00 - 16.30
Venue: 
Library of Birmingham, Birmingham

Everyone can enjoy the fun and memorable opportunity to become up-close with lots of fascinating animals! Come along and have a hold!

Saturday 6 September 2014
10.00 - 16.30
Venue: 
Library of Birmingham, Birmingham

Family members of all generations are invited to this event to experience Abertay University's interactive instant ageing lab and help their computer and social scientists develop some exciting new video games for older users!

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