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    A critical review of the publication 'Perfect Mechanics: Instrument Makers at the Royal Society of London in the Eighteenth Century', by Richard Sorrenson

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    Nasim investigates the process, back in the pre-1880 era before the introduction of the sensitive photographic plate, that converts what an observer sees through a telescope eyepiece, to the drawing the observer makes on a piece of paper, and then to the engraving or lithograph that is finally published.

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    A review of the popular, comic-style illustrated book by Sydney Padua that fictionalises the lives of Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage and their invention of the first computer.

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    Book review of The Fate of Anatomical Collections, by Rina Knoeff & Robert Zwijnenberg

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    The relationship between science and the public has come a long way since the 1950s and the launch of Sputnik 1. But have we achieved the deep-seated changes in economic and social attitudes that must underpin any real ‘scientific revolution’?

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    This article discusses the concept of ‘heroism’ in relation to science, medicine and technology. It unpicks the complexities of the concept and discusses its implications for historians of science and museum professionals.

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    Charismatic objects provide invaluable, if challenging, resources for telling stories about the history of longitude at sea. In this article recent collaborative research and museum work is used to explore some opportunities and puzzles of the combination of object study and public exhibitions.

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    In this article, Luisa Massarani presents a brief panorama of science communication in Latin America and discusses some of the challenges for the field in the region.

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    This article explores the challenges of displaying the history of information and communications in a museum environment, based on Information Age, the Science Museum’s new permanent gallery.

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