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Set99 Friday, 19 March, 1999, 15:06 GMT
Escape from the lab
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SET99 is a national event to celebrate the very best in science, engineering and technology. The idea is to get scientists out of the laboratory and on to the street - to give people an idea of what they do and why it is important.

Special events are being organised right across the UK. BBC News Online will be covering some of them.

Lighthouse megamove complete
A 164-year-old lighthouse has been moved back from a cliff edge to prevent it tumbling into the English Channel.

Women reveal their facial attraction
Women think more feminine-looking men are most likely to be committed in a relationship, according to the 18,000 who took part in a BBC Television Megalab '99 experiment.

The sound of music to come
Musicians have produced what it is claimed to be the world's first single to be recorded live on the Internet.

Computers get even chattier
Over one in four Internet users were fooled by a computer conversation program during Megalab '99.

UK astronaut essential, says Foale
Spaceman Michael Foale tells the BBC that the UK Government should pay for an astronaut.

Humans set for genetic redesign - Hawking
Professor Stephen Hawking predicts rapid scientific changes in the next millennium.
Hawking: The need to enthuse people

Future science
Professor Susan Greenfield, director of the Royal Institution in London, outlines her vision of the future of science at a Downing Street lecture.
Click to listen to the lecture

Set99: Mission to explain
UK scientists are on a mission to explain to the public what they do and why it is important.

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