Science Live

The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2012

Visit us from 3 to 8 July 2012 in London

The Summer Science Exhibition is an annual display of the most exciting cutting-edge science and technology in the UK.

Browse the exhibits below and read about the events we're hosting.

And take part in our experiment on the sound of laughter.

Speak to me lichen – how clean is the air?

Probing our cosmic origins with ALMA

Animal colours through animal eyes

Young heart for life

Listening to storms and volcanoes

Setting a speed trap for an avalanche

The lung and the short of it

Palimpsests, palaeontology and particle physics

A one hundred year old cosmic mystery

Europe’s lost world - our drowned landscapes

DNA is not your only destiny; epigenetics behind the scenes

Inflammation: the fire of life

A genetic map of the British people

Research to enhance the quality of long life

To infrared and beyond - with Herschel

Insect birth control

LOL: the science and art of laughter

Technology driven by a strange atomic property

Games robots play: interactive behaviour in autonomous robots

POP! The Sound of Bubbles – the science of sensing bubbles