A observe from our editor on New Scientist Dwell 2023

Boston Dynamics robotic canine

Tim Boddy

Pricey reader,

There are solely three weeks to go till New Scientist Dwell, our annual extravaganza in London. If you might be round that weekend, do please be a part of us. You can too entry the occasions on-line this 12 months if you’re eager to participate however aren’t ready to attend in individual.

In the event you haven’t been earlier than, the present is a mix of reside talks by among the world’s most attention-grabbing scientists, technologists and environmentalists, and in addition a bustling exhibition ground with a vastly various vary of stalls and actions. Final 12 months, my favorite exhibit was a Boston Dynamics robotic canine (which is returning this 12 months, by the best way), however my must-do this October is certainly the flint-knapping exercise – since, though I’m a eager collector of stone instruments, I’ve by no means truly tried to make one earlier than!

The talks are all the time the actual spotlight for me although. I’m most likely most wanting ahead to astrophysicist Richard Ellis on Saturday 7 October, who will replace us on the James Webb Area Telescope and every part we now have discovered from it up to now. In truth, early chicken discounted tickets for the Saturday are nonetheless out there, however be fast because the provide ends on 17 September.

All the main points of this 12 months’s present, and tickets, may be discovered at reside.newscientist.com

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