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Welcome to Look Closer, Techniquest’s interactive digital tool.

Look Closer offers you new ways to experience all we have to offer. Whether that is delving even further into one of our many exhibits, following a trail around the exhibition to test your scientific knowledge and reasoning or learning about topics that inspire you.

Speak to our Science Communicators to find out more.

News 3 years ago

NASA's Record-Setting Opportunity Rover Mission on Mars Comes to End

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One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA's Opportunity rover mission is at an end after almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars and helping lay the groundwork for NASA’s return to the Red Planet.

The Opportunity rover stopped communicating with Earth when a severe Mars-wide dust storm blanketed its location in June 2018. After more than a thousand commands to restore contact, engineers in the Space Flight Operations Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) made their last attempt to revive Opportunity Tuesday, to no avail. The solar-powered rover's final communication was received June 10.

News 4 years ago

Artificial intelligence can diagnose eye disease as accurately as some leading experts, research suggests.

A study by Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and the Google company DeepMind found that a machine could learn to read complex eye scans and detect more than 50 eye conditions.

Doctors hope artificial intelligence could soon play a major role in helping to identify patients who need urgent treatment.

They hope it will also reduce delays.

News 4 years ago

Science on Slugs

Scientists are using scientific methods to investigate how effective traditional methods are at repelling slugs. The UK has over 40 different types of slug and some of these are considered pests, eating crops. The results of the study will be available in autumn.

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Look Closer

Welcome to Look Closer, Techniquest's brand new digital tool. We're trialling Look Closer as a way of offering you a closer look at the science demonstrated by many of our exhibits. You'll find visitor sheets, videos, articles on contemporary science as well as fun trails to navigate your way around the exhibition space.

Speak to our Science Communicators to find out more.