Saquib Idrees writes about the many uses of satellites, from spying to exploring space—and making it possible for us to watch our favourite TV programmes!
Our guest authors include researchers and students working with our collection, volunteers, friends of the museum, and representatives of other museums, charities and organisations we work with.
25 years since it launched, James White looks back at the arrival of the UK’s last analogue television channel: Channel 5.
Harriet Terrington delves into the world of cryptography and explores quantum encryption, a technology that harnesses the principles of quantum mechanics to create an ‘unbreakable’ code.
As our new exhibition Top Secret opens, Saquib Idrees takes a look at some examples of ciphers throughout history—and the activities we’re offering to help you learn more!
Jenny Rowan explores the life of Noor Inayat Khan, a secret agent during the Second World War who became the first female wireless operator to be sent from the UK into Nazi-occupied France.
It’s 35 years since the most viewed British TV programme ever* aired. James White takes a look back at an iconic piece of television history.
99 years ago this week, on 14 November 1922, the BBC broadcast its first programme, and daily transmission from London’s 2LO studio began.
Following SOPHIE’s tragic death in January 2021, we explore the world of SOPHIE’s music and marvel at the artist’s wild and distinctive way of manipulating soundwaves.
Did you know that images from TV were first recorded to disc in 1927? Read on for a short history of the different ways in which television has been recorded, from mechanical to digital.
Did you know that astronauts on Apollo missions were issued with tape recorders and could listen to music in space? Jenny Rowan explores the technology (and the crew’s musical choices).
Moving holograms, like those seen in Star Wars: A New Hope, are finally a reality—and, amazingly, they are made using ultrasound. Cara Homes looks at how the technology works.