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Discover more about Live Science and other research projects held at the Museum. Live Science is an ongoing project where scientists come into the Science Museum to carry out research using our visitors as volunteers.

Dr. Heather Kappes from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) investigates how and why we spend our money the way we do, as part of a Live Science residency at the Science Museum.

Set of five nested Avoirdupois brass cup weights equivalent to one Kilogramme standard, mid 19th Century. (2lb, 2oz, 1oz, 3 drams & 10 grains) from the Science Museum group collection

This week, the kilogram will be redefined. But what does this mean for scientists and engineers, and for those of us beyond the science lab? Dr Jane Desborough, Curator of Scientific Instruments, explains more.

Dr Lily FitzGibbon from the Motivation Science Lab, University of Reading, investigates how we can understand curiosity, as part of a Live Science residency at the Science Museum.

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