Friday 14th December 2018,
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Transport on demand test-run for festival-goers

AA new system to provide on-demand transport is to be tried out in this year’s Science Festival. The system uses software to link passengers to the nearest car going to their chosen destination, and routes the car to collect them. [...]

September 3, 2018 NEWS
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Orkney Science Festival announces programme

Two Nobel laureates, three concerts on environmental themes, four Irish musicians with the story of a remarkable mathematician, a genetics research day, a science show from Australia, and a visit from three young Slovenian rocket-builders – are just some of [...]

July 23, 2018 Making and Doing, NEWS
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Young team get top voice training

The skills that helped train the voices of both Hollywood actors and the Global Leadership Fellows of the World Economic Forum have been helping eight young people to prepare to host this year’s Orkney International Science Festival. Kristin Linklater is [...]

July 15, 2018 NEWS
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On the road in Sutherland

A bitterly cold east wind hurls its force through the darkness outside the building, but all within, for the evening talk ahead, is warmth and light. The Rock Stop at Unapool is a fascinating venue, with displays telling the story [...]

June 13, 2018 Summer Issue 2018
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Photographing distant skies

Alan Tough got his first compact digital camera back in 2003. “There was a spectacular aurora in November of that year and I was able to get some grainy photos of it. My interest in astrophotography really grew from there,” [...]

June 13, 2018 Summer Issue 2018
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Year of Young People to boost Festival

Music from Ireland, astronomy from Uzbekistan, newly created art and design, and young people to the fore – these will all be features of this year’s Orkney International Science Festival in a special package for the Year of Young People [...]

June 12, 2018 NEWS
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Bill and the Mars rover

Bill Graham started his working life at the coal face – as an apprentice mechanic of the mine for the National Coal Board in the collieries of his home county of Fife. It was a Coal Board scholarship that enabled [...]

June 11, 2018 Summer Issue 2018
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Family Day engineering activities for Findhorn

3D printing, plastics recycling, a Mars rover made from scrap, and an organic orchestra – these are some of the activities in a special day at Findhorn Village Centre on Saturday 10 March. It’s being run by the T-Exchange, the [...]

March 6, 2018 NEWS
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A Thinker for Today

He was born exactly 100 years ago today, and even in his own profession of physics he is not as well known as he should be. But his vision was global, and what it has to say to the world [...]

December 19, 2017 Column
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Old furniture transformed

Tables, chairs, sideboards, chests of drawers – all of them off to the dump and buried in landfill when we redecorate the house. Not so, says the owner of one creative Moray business: old furniture can have a new life. [...]

October 26, 2017 Making and Doing