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See science in action this weekend in Hobart

Experience science in action including unmanned aircraft systems, DNA extraction and “popcorn science” at Hobart’s waterfront this Saturday (February 10).

Science Worth Seeing will host a variety of interactive displays and demonstrations profiling some of society’s most innovative and cutting edge technologies.

The event will be held from midday until 3pm at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and will be officially opened by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Brigid Heywood.

Some of the day’s hands-on exhibits and activities include: 

· Try your hand at DNA extraction or track how pollen and pollutants effect our airways

· Fly a drone in an arctic setting via virtual reality

· Test your senses across a number of food innovations including popcorn science and honey testing.

The University’s Motorsport team with their Formula One style car will be on site, as well as food and entertainment throughout the day.

Further to activities and demonstrations, University of Tasmania researchers will host presentations and Q&A sessions on topics including:

· Food innovation – producing healthier and tastier foods

· How 3D printing and analytical chemistry is developing next generation devices

· The AirRater App and what makes Tasmanian Devil immune molecules

· Genetics and DNA – how genomics is changing the landscape of medicine and improving the lives of patients.

The event is funded by Inspiring Australia Grant and supported by the University of Tasmania.

For more information and program details visit

Published on: 05 Feb 2018 11:24am