Industrial dust is a constant hazard. It poses fire risks, is hazardous to the health of employees, and degrades plant equipment. While most plants, warehouses, and commercial premises have a ventilation system and a cleaning regimen, some of these are not sufficient to cope with the dangers or to comply with health and safety directives. […]

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You can imagine the scene. A commission has been made for a bust or bronze statue of a famous individual. Dignitaries are there, the Lord Mayor (with that strange metal chain they always wear) is presiding; the family of the subject is there suitably nervous and, if we get really unlucky, a Town Crier might […]

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We are surrounded by things made from cotton, whether it’s the sheets on our beds to the bandages used in hospitals. It is a wonder material – loved for its softness, versatility, comfort, and durability. There are many things made from cotton that you probably don’t realize even contain the material and it’s not just […]

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An Exciting new technology has been developed by scientists at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh that enables glass and metal to be welded together using lasers. Image Credit The difficulty with attaching glass to metal previously rested in their differing thermal properties. Glass was liable to shatter when using conventional bonding methods involving heat; therefore, metal […]

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When we see satellites on the ground, they tend to look very similar – simple shiny boxes or cylinder shapes with solar panel wings attached. However, out in orbit, these machines come into their own – behaving very differently depending on their chosen flight path, altitude, and location. Separating satellites into classes, therefore, is no […]

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