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Cogito Ergo Summary: Your Weekly Science Listings

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Cogito Ergo Summary: Your Weekly Science Listings

These listings appear every Wednesday. If you want to let us know about any upcoming science or technology events, you can contact us on LondonistSciTech@Gmail.com

Event of the Week

Wired Waste: Designing away gadget guilt at the Dana Centre, tonight

Pretty much everyone reading these words will own a mobile phone, a digital camera and at least one computer. DVD players, televisions, iPODs - all are now ‘essential luxuries’ of modern life. And for many people, all ‘need’ upgrading every year or two. The result: a toxic mountain of past-it plastics and disintegrated circuits.

But solutions abound, and the Dana Centre wants to tell us about them.

See a phone cover that will rot away and grow into a sunflower, and meet the scientist who's making gadgets that'll take themselves apart for easy recycling…Use our interactive game to have a go at recycling phone parts, and see the world's only circuit board made on a sheet of lasagne.

Mmm, lasagne and chips.


The Royal Institution has a bit of a ‘when good scientists go bad’ theme this week. Mathematicians behaving badly, tomorrow, highlights all the famous number-crunchers associated with Greenwich, and their propensity to fall out with one another. Then on Tuesday, the attention shifts to the mind, and a chance to vote for the worst bit of brain research in the world…ever. An area perhaps not quite ready for a channel 4, top-50 countdown.

After their light-hearted look at techno-garbage, the Dana Centre follow up with more serious discussions - cancer tomorrow night, and another look at the determinants of sexuality, on Tuesday.

When and Where?

Wired Waste: Designing away gadget guilt, 7pm, Wednesday, Dana Centre, FREE

Mathematicians behaving badly: Greenwich's place in the history of mathematics, 7pm, Thursday, University of Greenwich, £8

The 'C' Word: Demystifying cancer, 7pm, Thursday, Dana Centre, FREE

From bad to worse: the worst ideas on the mind, 7pm, Tuesday, Franklin-Wilkins Building, 150 Stamford Street, £8

Sourcing sexuality, 7pm, Tuesday, Dana Centre, FREE

Last Updated 12 July 2006