The Science of Spying

Posted on April 28, 2007. Filed under: Children, Museum, Science, Spying |

Most people have fantasized about being a spy at one time or another. Be it after a James Bond film or like me, throughout most of your childhood. Well, here’s your chance to make it a reality. Well, sort of. The Science Museum in London (and the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis) has opened an exhibition devoted to modern espionage.

Created by Jump Studios, the show’s conceptual aim is to offer an insight into spying techniques and the issues surrounding identity in modern society. However, for the more childlike among you, it’s the opportunity to see if you’ve got what it takes to crack a safe and root through rubbish for clues.

Built upon various role-play situations, you’ll assume a new identity and sleuth your way through seven zones trying to uncover a hostile threat by the shady OSTECK Corporation. Yes, I know what you’re thinking. It’s for kids and kids only. Wrong! The exhibition was designed for all ages, so there’s no need to feel your muscling in. Even if you are in your mid thirties.

For those of you not based in London or Indianapolis, the show will go on a world tour when the exhibition finishes in September this year.

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The mathematics of cloaking

Posted on December 27, 2006. Filed under: Mathematics, Science |

The theorists who first created the mathematics that describe the behavior of the recently announced “invisibility cloak” have revealed a new analysis that may extend the current cloak’s powers, enabling it to hide even actively radiating objects like a flashlight or cell phone.

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