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24th March 2017

A busy programme of events marked British Science Week at Benenden.

The main part of the week saw Biology, Physics, Chemistry, DT and Computing working together to produce, program and wire a robotic hand controlled by a glove the girls also created. The robotic hand replicates the movements of anyone wearing the glove.

There was also a morning exploring the Chemistry of Explosions and Fuels on Wednesday which kept the girls thoroughly enthralled and excited and Dr Vladimir Gubala visited to give two fascinating talks.

The first discussed his work on the development of a new and innovative treatment for post-operative brain cancer patients and the second examined the origin of life from a biochemical perspective.

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. This year it took place between 10 and 19 March.

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