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Follow modern science via apparatus the Science Museum preserves. Lawrence's cyclotron, used to split the atom, Joule's J J Thomson's apparatus which revealed the electron, Crick and Watson's 1953 DNA model; these are few of the exhibits which show the important steps in understanding.

Troughton's dividing engin... Benjamin Vulliamy's regula... Seven-foot Herschel reflec... Original mirror for Willia... Ramsden's 3-foot geodetic ...