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Twilight science

Exhibition

Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

Celebrate the materialistic side of life for a night of real substance, as we explore all things synthetic to simulated, fabricated to fake.

Try something new at Twilight Science

Attending the event

  • Adults only
  • Free to attend
  • No registration required
  • Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase at our pop-up café
  • Visitors will be required to show a valid form of ID before purchasing alcoholic beverages
  • Doors open from 6pm
  • This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2017

For all enquiries, please contact events@royalsociety.org

Twilight science The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK
What's your poison?

What's your poison?

Try out some toxicology while getting lightly intoxicated. Our mixologists will fix you one of three deliciously poisonous cocktails while Dr Kathryn Harkup talks you through the poisonous ingredients that go into each one. Find out which liqueur contains cyanide, how many espressos it would take to kill you and which fruit can digest you while you digest it.  

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Material world

Join us in the garden to get a glimpse of the fabrics, plastics and substances that the future will be made of. Meet the scientists developing bio-receptive concrete to give us greener cities, electricity-generating clothes that recharge your phone in your pocket or fixing our ageing body with 3D-printed bones and joints.

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Material world
Silent disco humans versus machine

Silent disco: Humans versus machine

Bust some moves and take part in a silent disco with a twist. Our take on a Turing Test, one playlist is produced by humans and one playlist contains music made by machines. Can you tell the difference?

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Fake news, filter bubbles and echo chambers

Are social network algorithms just serving us the news we want to see and giving us a rose-tinted view of the world where everyone agrees with us? And are we becoming more tribal as a result? We hear from a panel of psychologists, computer scientists and anthropologists to find out more.

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Are social network algorithms just serving us the news we want to see? Credit: Enviromantic
Is insect protein the future?

Insects: food of the future?

Tempt your taste buds with some edible insect treats at our tantalising tasting station. Discover how eating bugs can benefit the environment and why insects make such good alternative food sources.

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3D-Print your way to health

Join transplant surgeon Pankaj Chandak and Professor Julian Jones as we explore the applications in clinical settings. Discuss how this versatile technology can open doors in regenerative medicine or be used by healthcare professionals to perform incredibly complex surgeries.

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3D printing in surgery
The kitchen laboratory

The kitchen laboratory

Delve into the secrets of molecular gastronomy with our mouth-watering tasting stations. Try liquid nitrogen ice cream, take freezing to new sensory heights or dabble with liquids that appear solid in our ‘alchemy’ kitchen.

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DIY DNA

Extract your own DNA using household ingredients with the team from Bento Lab, and explore the growing movement of DIY biology which is making genetic technologies more accessible. Unite with citizen scientists across the globe conducting homegrown research, from checking their lasagne for horsemeat to tracking the origin of their beer hops.

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DIY DNA