Menstruation and modern materials
Find out how different materials—ancient and modern—have been used in menstrual care, and what the future of sustainable periods might look like.
From light bulbs to motorways and cups of tea to concrete, discover the extraordinary science stories behind familiar objects and technologies we encounter every day.
From the domestic sphere to the public space we all share, these stories explore how technology has changed the rhythms of our home life, improved our health, shaped our habits and affected our built environment.
The story of this retro machine goes back over 100 years—and forward into our automated future.