Journeys of Invention iPad app features star exhibits from Science Museum collection

By Culture24 Reporter | 03 January 2014

A specially-curated Science Museum app will let iPad users explore more than 80 objects from the collection

A photo of hundreds of small scientific objects linked by lines against a black backdrop
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The 17th century microscope of Robert Hooke allows a keener examination of a flea, and the encryption and dissemination of baffling messages is afforded through a World War II Enigma engine. These are two of 14 curated stories for those with iPads, venturing across more than 80 star objects.

"It is like having a curator take you on a series of guided tours through some of the most magnificent objects in our collection,” says Lead Curator Dr Andrew Nahum, calling the finished products “awe-inspiring and intimate.”

“Each journey brings to life the story of a key scientific idea."

Two of the journeys are free and one of them invites viewers inside the Apollo 10 Command Module. The Connected journey traces the evolution of technology, while New Science features nettles and needles, all written by curators from the museum.

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A photo showing a screenshot of an iPad app inviting viewers inside a command module
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A photo of a screenshot from an iPad app showing a close up of some kind of green plant
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A photo of an iPad app showing a transatlantic telegraph cable against a black backdrop
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A photo of a screenshot from an iPad app showing a cold war command module against black backdrop
© Science Museum / Touch Press
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