The computer giant IBM has developed an efficient chip that suggests the future of AI could rely on traditional ‘analogue’ computation, reports Science Director Roger Highfield.
Tropical forest canopies are edging closer to a critical high-temperature threshold of no return. Roger Highfield, Science Director, reports on a study published today.
Artificial intelligence has made key advances in forecasting, though it is likely to complement rather than replace existing methods, reports Science Director Roger Highfield.
Roger Highfield, Science Director, talks to Ajit Lalvani of Imperial College London about the first detailed study of how the virus is transmitted at home, which underlines the importance of handwashing and hygiene.
Roger Highfield, Science Director, discusses a report published today (28 February 2023) on the prospect of green aviation.
For anyone working near a university campus, the influx of new and returning students is hard to miss. It’s hard to imagine that in the three years prior, national lockdowns closed universities and schools. Staff had to find innovative ways of switching to online teaching but also how to deliver hands on practical experiments to their students – wherever they were in the world.
Marking Halloween and the tradition of bobbing for apples, Assistant Curator Laura Büllesbach searched for the juiciest apples in our collections and uncovered some unexpected stories.
Roger Highfield, Science Director, talks to the scientist behind the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine that requires only a single dose.
In celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11 February, Science Museum Group’s Director of Learning Susan Raikes outlines the importance of encouraging women and girls into careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) and highlights some of the many roles available.
For the first time, scientists can see a pandemic evolve in real time at the genetic level, revealing ‘variants of concern’ while guarding for large-scale genetic changes in COVID-19 that might occur by a process called recombination.
In the latest blog in our Open for All series, we look at the role disability has played in advancing scientific techniques.
Mutant versions of the SARS-CoV-2 virus have set off alarms worldwide. Science Director Roger Highfield talks to one of the laboratories racing to find out what these variants mean for COVID-19 transmissibility and virulence, along with the development of drugs and vaccines.