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Making Sense of Stress

October 10 @ 18:0020:00
IKEA Edinburgh

How do we define and combat stress in modern society? Join Edinburgh Neuroscience and various other guest speaker to explore stress in people from all walks of life, from parenthood and children to resettled refugees. A series of short talks, followed by questions from the floor - as we try to make sense of stress.  

Science in Extreme Conditions

October 12 @ 18:0020:00
IKEA Edinburgh

how do you stop your toes from freezing at -40C???

Do you Feel Lucky?

October 13 @ 16:0018:30
IKEA Edinburgh

Ever wondered why you sometimes feel lucky or unlucky? ... Well, as luck would have it we have a science show all about luck, chance, superstition and mind reading! and its on Friday the 13th. Excellent fun and science  - that will really get you thinking! (questioning...)   There will be two shows on the night: 4pm - 5pm and 5:30pm - 6:30pm  

The Robots are Coming

October 17 @ 14:0019:30
IKEA Edinburgh

Come along and experience the robotic world of the future as part of Heriot-Watt University's year of robotics 2017. Interact with our super cute robots in their own petting zoo. Help us create a humanoid robot, from individual plastic pieces to the moving robot. You can also dive into an immersive world using the latest in virtual reality technology and experience some amazing sights and sounds!

Soft Matter Kingdom

October 18 @ 15:00
IKEA Edinburgh

PLEASE NOTE: LATER TIME (than listed in the printed programme) Learn about science through squishy stuff, slime and much more! Come along to the soft matter kingdom where you will be welcomed by the king and queen of discovery. You will be lead by physics knights and guided by wizard physicists on four fun activities to help you better understand soft matter physics principles.

Plastic Fantastic 3D Printing

October 18 @ 15:0017:00
IKEA Edinburgh

PLEASE NOTE: LATER TIME (than shown in printed programme) How can we make toys out of old milk bottles using more than just imagination? With a 3D printer, of course! Join us for an afternoon of recycling at its most fun as we turn your old milk bottles into cool toys using science and state-of-the-art 3D printing technology, and learn how these amazing machines work, with researchers from Heriot-Watt University.

Hydro Power Scotland

October 19 @ 18:0020:00
IKEA Edinburgh

A talk exploring Scotland's use of hydro power.... Water was the driving force for the early industrial revolution in Scotland. Water wheels powered mills for grinding corn, saw mills, threshing mills; even a gunpowder factory in Roslin Glen. And now, hundreds of small scale community micro-hydro plants are making an important contribution to Scotland’s energy supply. Come along to find out more about how our water wheels of the past have shaped today's micro-hydro power.  

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