New Office and Laboratory Space

  • Posted by stuart
  • On 19th April 2018
Novo Science was pleased to commission the build of dedicated office and lab space. We can now better serve our customers by increased turnaround for lab tests and premises in which we can hold small meetings. We want to give a massive shout out to Edinburgh Napier University, in particular to Dr. Clare Taylor and […]
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Superwomen of Science

  • Posted by stuart
  • On 4th April 2018
Sculptures of E. coli and a Trypanasome were created by the talented ArtFe, whilst The “Women in Science Rock’ was carved by Martin Wilson from Hatch Burn Carve and is a 13 kg chunk of Cornish slate. Both featured in the Scottish Superwomen of Science show and will later feature in an exhibition (watch this […]
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Working with local primary schools

  • Posted by stuart
  • On 4th April 2018
Canal View p6a pupils are creating three new musical pieces for “Scottish Superwoman of Science” and NovoScience has been tasked with checking the science content and also letting pupils get hands-on with science workshops. We popped in to say “Hi’ last week and the range “why air-wick and hair gel a solid”, “how many atoms […]
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Women, science is not for you: III

  • Posted by stuart
  • On 4th April 2018
In this ‘post-truth’ era, we desperately need more scientists to critically evaluate evidence for political and corporate claims; we can’t afford to keep losing many of our best women. Clare Taylor (Edinburgh Napier University), Pam Cameron (Novo Science) and Frances M. Lynch (Electric Voice Theatre) discussed what we can do about this loss, bring evidence […]
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Bad Bugs Fighting Back

  • Posted by stuart
  • On 4th April 2018
September 2016 saw us head back to the best little science festival in the UK (we might be biased) – Bang Goes the Borders. We created an antibiotic attack game to show how bacteria are fighting back and developing resistance to our medicines. The obligatory vomit, pus made an appearance and we take pride that […]
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Small plumbing! Empowering the next generation of microfluidic engineers

  • Posted by stuart
  • On 4th April 2018
Small plumbing won the Heriot-Watt Public Engagement 2015 prize in the category “Team award”. Novo Science was a partner in this public engagement scheme designed to inspire teams of S2 pupils, at two secondary schools, to “empower girls and boys to investigate engineering and discover the enabling power of microfluidic technology by challenging them to […]
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Women! Science is not for You! & Women! Science still isn’t for You!

  • Posted by stuart
  • On 4th April 2018
“Why are women deserting sciences in droves? Is it unconscious bias, a lack of aspiration, lack of confidence – or just lack of ability? Are we failing our daughters, or is this just the way things are? With females making up half of the population, a lot of science, maths and engineering talent is going […]
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The Evolution of Viruses of Mass Destruction

  • Posted by stuart
  • On 4th April 2018
Novo Science, in conjunction with SciScreen and the British Science Association Edinburgh. In of The Planet of learned about a gene therapy, delivered by a virus, in order to cure Alzheimer’s disease.  A side-effect was that the apes become more intelligent.  In ‘Dawn of The Planet of Apes’, we discover that the same ape-enhancing virus […]
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Museum Lates: Dinosaur night, Mary Queen of Scots and Mammoths National Museum of Scotland

  • Posted by stuart
  • On 4th April 2018
The museum invited us, on at their  Museum Lates events, which were around dinosaurs, Mary Queen of Scots and mammoths.  We hope everyone enjoyed extracting DNA from “dino poo” and learning whether pre-historic bacteria could infect us.  Our herbal “medieval medicine”, at the Mary Queen of Scots event, dove-tailed in nicely with the learning teams’ object […]
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