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Bodies of the Future: Composition and Change

Please note this event takes place on the first floor and has no step-free access. Over 18s only.
Past event - 2016
24 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30-9.30pm
The Stag, 67 Fleet Rd,
London NW3 2QU
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The human body is a feat of advanced engineering in itself, and there is still much we are learning about the systems and processes which make us possible. This evening will explore how technology has the potential to advance the capabilities of our bodies and how research is being utilised to enable internal visualisation with ever greater detail to increase our understanding of internal processes and disease models.

During the event there will be games and special Pint of Science goodies to be won!

This event will be held on the first floor.

Our Cyborg Bodies: The Influence of Sci-Fi on Technology

Elliott Magee (PhD student, Aspire CREATe)
Elliott's interest in assistive technology started at an early age, as a direct result of exposure to concepts in science fiction. In this talk he will discuss the parallels between popular science fiction and cutting edge research in the field of assistive technology including brain computer interfaces, functional electronic stimulation and prosthetics. He will also talk about the influence science fiction has on his own research, in particular the video game Deus Ex (2000).

Looking inside our bodies: detecting the undetectable

Dr Marco Endrizzi (Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow)
Hard X-ray radiation offers a unique opportunity to visualise with high resolution the internal structure of objects and living beings non-invasively, without the need to open them up. Unfortunately many features of interest are still invisible to today's scanners, due to their lack of contrast. One way around this problem is to enable the detection of the so-called phase effects, introducing a new contrast mechanism in the image formation process. New strategies for achieving this goal and the most recent results obtained by the X-ray phase-contrast imaging group are presented.
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