Leith Labs explores... Train Your Brain!! #BSW2019
Mar
16
12:00 PM12:00

Leith Labs explores... Train Your Brain!! #BSW2019

In line with different activities of the British Science Week 2019,Leith Labs will be delivering free hands-on activities related to the mental health and mindfulness using different exercises to improve our mental health amd using VR to experience mindfulness. This will be on the Ground Floor (The Rotunda) of Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre.

Saturday, 16th March from noon until 4 pm.


Training your brain | Mental Health & Mindfulness

This month, drop by and have a go at training your brain at our Leith Labs Brain Gym!

Our scientists will show you how different areas of the brain do different things, and how you can help them with a mental workout.

We’ll be playing with mindfulness, memory, creativity, and much more.

Mindfulness — a state of awareness of moment-to-moment experiences— has recently caught the attention of psychologists. New studies show that virtual reality, or VR, can help us to practice mindfulness, leading to improved wellbeing.

VR is an amazing immersive 3D audio-visual experience. The idea isn’t new - VR technology actually began in the 19th century with 360 panoramic paintings, which filled the viewers field of vision, making them ”immersive”. Modern VR technology is applied not just in entertainment, but also in education, medicine and beyond.

Mindfulness with virtual reality and digital media is an exciting new research area, and today we’d like to give you the opportunity to give it a try yourself!

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Leith Labs explores... the Physics of Harry Potter!!
Feb
23
12:00 PM12:00

Leith Labs explores... the Physics of Harry Potter!!

Leith Labs together with the School of Physics and Astronomy and Dr JC Denis, will be delivering free hands-on activities related to the physics behind Harry Potter, focusing on fluids and slime, on the Ground Floor (The Rotunda) of Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre from 12pm to 4 pm.


The Physics of Harry Potter | Wingardium leviosa

Sorting hats, ectoplasm, flying brooms and cars… Certainly, the magic of Harry Potter defies science in many different moments. However, in Leith Labs we think that even we, muggles, can understand a bit of the science behind their spells and potions.

This weekend we will focus on fluids and slime, seeing why they behave as they do and why they are so interesting for Physics. You don’t need to receive any letter to attend, so come along!!

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Leith Labs explores... Plastics, coasts and waters!
Jan
26
10:30 AM10:30

Leith Labs explores... Plastics, coasts and waters!

In line with Ocean Terminal’s Sustainability Month, Leith Labs will be delivering activities related to plastic pollution and marine diversity on the Ground Floor (Central Entrance) of Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre.

Specific times to be confirmed.

In this event, we’ll look for the answers of these questions:

  1. What is plastic made of?

  2. Is it possible to take seawater and somehow convert it to drinkable water?


Plastics & Coasts | A problem for all

Last year 2018 was a big year to raise awareness of the problem of plastic pollution. Documentaries such as Blue Planet 2 (with David Attenborough and an incredible production team) made us reflex on the amazing quantities of plastics we use and on the impact they have, not only on marine life, but also on off-shore ecosystems and on our health.

The ban on plastic straws and cotton buds is just a first step towards a future with a sustainable use of plastics. Come along and have a thought on the future of our coasts and waters!

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Leith Labs explores... Christmas!
Dec
1
11:00 AM11:00

Leith Labs explores... Christmas!

Leith Labs will be delivering activities related to ice and molecules, light colours and Christmas on the Ground Floor (The Boardwalk) of Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre.

From 11pm to 2pm.


Christmas & Hogmanay 2018

Join us to celebrate the cold of December; the snow, the ice, Christmas, jumpers, woollen hats and everything we love about this season! We hope Santa brings you lots of science for next year :)

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Leith Labs explores... Explorathon 2018
Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

Leith Labs explores... Explorathon 2018

Leith Labs will be delivering activities as part of this Explorathon on the Ground Floor (The Rotunda and The Central Entrance) of Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre.

We will also have talks on our usual location on The Little Shop of Memories, in partnership with The Living Memory Association.

From 12pm to 6pm.


Explorathon 2018

Explorathon is the name taken by the EU Researchers Night in Scotland. In Edinburgh, science will take the streets of the capital! Meet the researchers who push the frontiers in our beloved city. Join us for a smorgasbord of enticing events to celebrate EU Researchers Night in Edinburgh on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th September!

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