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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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    This wonderful book by David Philip Miller, Emeritus Professor of the History of Science at the University of New South Wales, is the latest addition to the voluminous canon exploring the life and times of James Watt, engineer and polymath.

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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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    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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    How can invigorating research be reseeded in science museums? I believe that their investigative agendas can be rejuvenated through a focus on material culture, approached as authentic, singular opportunities for heightened aesthetic delving, and this marshalled through a programmed range of experiences, intelligences and disciplines.

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    The economic aim of commercialisation of science has drawn attention to particular innovations. Science communicators and the public participate in this process. However, there are technologies that scientists and the public already value, that they could apply to global problems.

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    In response to Robert Bud’s historical inquiry of applied science, this paper discusses whether it has been adopted in France. I argue that although the term was occasionally used in France it has never been successful because of the prestige of arts in the encyclopaedic movement.

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    As the first paying customer to fly to the ISS, Dennis Tito’s journey can be seen as a historic turning point within the history of space travel following the end of the Space Race and inaugurating the space programme as a new marketplace.

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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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