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    Old weather: citizen scientists in the 19th and 21st centuries

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    The Energise gallery at the National Museum of Scotland explores the sources, generation, distribution and use of energy and questions how science and technology transform how we power our lives. This article details three objects around which a focus on personal stories was adopted.

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    This essay considers some challenges of collecting contemporary artefacts, and questions whether such artefacts actually offer any greater challenges for museum storytelling than those from earlier periods. The article also discusses some opportunities of contemporary collecting, many of which have yet to be fully harnessed by science and technology museums.

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    This paper explores the material culture, electrical standards, and romance of early cable telegraphy as described in renowned physicist James Clerk Maxwell’s slightly tongue-in-cheek 1860 poem 'Valentine from A Telegraph Clerk ♂ to a Telegraph Clerk ♀'.

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    How have museums of science and technology responded to the growing academic interest in their collections, and how have museum professionals contributed to the formation of new research agendas both inside and outside the walls of their respective institutions?

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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 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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    Book review: Higher and Colder: A History of Extreme Physiology and Exploration, The University of Chicago Press, 2019, by Vanessa Heggie

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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: Physics and Psychics: The Occult and the Sciences in Modern Britain, by Richard Noakes

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