Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2017
Now you see it, now you don't!
This was the feature of fluorescent corals at one of one of the stands at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2017. Members of the public, including our students from William Perkin CofE High School, were able to go into a dark room where corals where revealed with special lighting.
The group were investigating the effect of pollutants on the production of their skeletons. Other cutting edge research in the UK that the students learned about was technology that enabled you to hold your own heart in your hands (!), procedures that allowed scientists to detect counterfeit goods based on atomic structure and 'fingerprinting', and equipment that enabled scientists to detect gravitational waves that Einstein predicted, amongst many other exciting things. The students really enjoyed the day, especially the freebies they got :) and collectively wrote an article for the upcoming Perkin Post.
These events are a lot of fun and will hopefully enable the students to enjoy science more, hence, encouraging them to subsequently take up a science- related career.
Leader of The Elite Scientists