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Tomorrow’s World

Painting. Renewable Energy, by Phillip Fooks 1995. Oil on canvas.

As a Dyson prize winning wind turbine goes on display in our Tomorrow’s World gallery, Margaret Campbell discovers how it could be used in built up cities and whether it could help lessen a city’s carbon footprint.

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.