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.
Some of the incredible engineering innovations recognised by the MacRobert Award have surprising links to image and sound technologies. Yohanes Scarlett explores five of the most significant.
During the summer holidays, STEM Ambassadors Aisha and Serish spent time in our Supersenses exhibition, talking to visitors about how neurones help us sense the world. We asked them to tell us more…
Iain Baird reveals the technology behind our latest television collection acquisition, and explains why the Scophony television scanner is not to be scoffed at.
In 1826, Niépce used his heliography process to capture the first photograph, but his pioneering work was soon to be overshadowed by the invention of the daguerreotype.
Shortly after Wilhelm Röntgen announced his discovery of X-rays, Josef Maria Eder and Eduard Valenta produced their portfolio of prints using the new technology.
This year’s IMD is all about memory, creativity and social change—something which is close to our hearts, and inseparable from our collection.
Charlotte Connelly from the Science Museum spoke to Sky News about whether science has inspired Star Trek, or whether Star Trek has inspired science.