The UK’s “widest grassroots celebration of all things science and engineering” is currently in full swing. This is National Science and Engineering Week and the 2013 theme is Inventions and Discoveries. There should be something going on near you and you can find out using the searchable web site.
As part of this celebration, I wrote an article for Cornwall Today a popular local magazine in the South West of England. The editor asked me to pick out six Discoveries and Inventions made by people from Cornwall or made in the county of Cornwall. It was an interesting piece to write and it made me reflect on how the scientific landscape of one part of a country is generated. In the case of Cornwall, the geography and natural resources have strongly influenced how science has impinged on the county and you can read the article here.