In late September 2018 the National Museum of Science and Technology of Catalonia (mNACTEC) will inaugurate “DANGER! Saved by technology”, a major 1,000 m² exhibition which shows how technology helps us in the prevention of risks, accidents and disasters.
The aim of this display is to show the technological mechanisms, attitudes and advances in the field of risk prevention through the use of interactive installations, models, historical objects and audiovisual material.
The exhibition is made up of the sections: Natural disasters; Fires; The human factor; Industrial disasters; and Transport. In each section, visitors can learn about the risks of natural disaster in the area, with examples of specific incidents in different parts of the world which have had great media impact, and the technology which can be used to prevent or minimize the risk of these disasters.
The display includes real objects, simulators, models and interactive installations to experience first-hand the different mechanisms for prevention: an earthquake simulator, a training gyroscope for pilots and astronauts, an exact reproduction of the Fénix 2 Capsule used in the rescue of the Chilean miners, an accident simulator for testing the safety structures of vehicles, a rescue robot, a seismograph, etc.
The exhibition “DANGER! Saved by technology” is the result of a collaboration between the Granada Science Park, the DASA Working World Museum in Dortmund and mNACTEC.