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East Coast franchise rail awarded

East Coast franchise rail awarded

The government has announced a consortium consisting of transport companies Stagecoach and Virgin have won the East Coast rail franchise. The East Coast mainline rail...
sea ice

Antarctic sea ice thicker than anticipated

Researchers have discovered that the sea ice surrounding the Antarctic is thicker than previous estimations. Using groundbreaking 3D mapping, scientists analysed an area of ice...
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Achieving Digital by Default

Creating Digital Boardroom Processes in the Public Sector. In 2010, a proposal was put to UK Government to transform the delivery of its public services....
government

Streamlining local government

Research shows that Buckinghamshire’s local government system would see savings of £20m a year by restructuring to one council, if politicians are brave enough...
aids

Working towards a vaccine for HIV

Professor Tomáš Hanke of the Jenner Institute at the University of Oxford details the difficulties in developing vaccines for HIV. Since the first report of...
muscle mass

Defining Myopenia and Myosteatosis

Muscle mass and strength are critical components for maintaining physical function, here Dr Vera C Mazurak from the University of Alberta explains why. Muscle mass...
wound care

Wound Care – Challenges in the home care setting

Sebastian Probst, and Georgina Gethin at the European Wound Management Association outline the challenges of treating wounds in a home care environment. The European Wound...
mental health

Improving mental health services throughout Europe

John Bowis, President of Health First Europe details how community care can support better mental health services in Europe. My first involvement with mental health...
internationalisation

A strong focus on internationalisation

Studying abroad can have great benefits to students, and here the Danish Agency for Higher Education details how the Danish government has launched an...

Agriculture and biodiversity –the importance of sustainable productivity

Gavin Whitmore, Biodiversity Manager at European Crop Protection Association (ECPA) sheds light on the global challenges that face the agriculture sector. Farmers and an impressive...

Innovative Bioproducts

Viscofan BioEngineering combines natural sciences and engineering to provide innovative bioproducts as new solutions for cell biology, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Viscofan BioEngineering...

Carbon, Capture, Conversion and Neutralisation (C3N)

According to the recent Fifth Assessment Synthesis Report presented in Copenhagen by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPCC), to face the irreversible effects...
gas

Managing Carbon lock-in from Gas-fired Power Generation

Dr Ward Goldthorpe, Portfolio Manager for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and Gas Storage at The Crown Estate discusses the role of gas-fired power in...
geothermal

Silica and scaling problems in geothermal power plants

A possible profitable solution - Geothermal systems in Iceland Iceland is a volcanic island straddling the Mid-Atlantic-Ridge, a mid-ocean ridge where two major tectonic plates pull...
asbestos

Planning for asbestos removal

The importance of planning for asbestos in construction work cannot be underestimated. Tracey Boyle – Chartered Occupational Hygienist and current Honorary Secretary of BOHS...
carbon footprint

Managing the carbon footprint

David Fatscher Head of Market Development for Sustainability at BSI explains how a new standard for measuring greenhouse gas emissions at the city level,...
The first bio-bus in the UK goes into service

The first bio-bus in the UK goes into service

The first UK bus powered by human and food waste has gone into service between the cities of Bristol and Bath. The UK's first bus...
Plant-based diet could reduce greenhouse gases

Plant-based diet could reduce greenhouse gases

New research has revealed that diets high in sugar, fats, oils, and meat will increase greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. Scientists...
Education Secretary tackles science gender pay gap

Education Secretary tackles science gender gap

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has said teenage girls should not be made to feel as if mathematics and science subjects are “the preserve of...
Mental health services for children are unfit

Mental health services for children are unfit

Officials have warned that child and adolescent mental health services are “unfit” and display “serious and deeply ingrained problems”. MPs on the Health Select Committee...

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