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Shaping the future

Costain has won a potentially significant role in shaping the future of urban development through a five-year research project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Its input to the Liveable Cities study will help academics from four universities - Birmingham, Lancaster, Southampton and University College London - focus their research on this area.

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Opening the concept of electricity-generating windows

UCLA researchers have developed a new transparent solar cell that is an advance toward giving windows in residential and commercial properties the ability to generate electricity while still allowing people to see outside. Their study appears in the journal ACS Nano.UCLA researchers have developed a new transparent solar cell that is an advance toward giving windows in homes and other buildings the ability to generate electricity while still allowing people to see outside. Their study appears in the journal ACS Nano.

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Green walls shown to be superior at reducing air pollutants

Scientists at the Universities of Birmingham and Lancaster argue that by 'greening up' our streets a massive 30% reduction in pollution could be achieved, according to research published yesterday in the journal Environmental Science and Technology.

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Consortium to explore innovative solutions to keep UK’s lights on

ENER-G and major industry partners Advanced Digital Institute; Flexitricity; Smarter Grid Solutions and UK Power Networks, have partnered to create a major research consortium, co-funded by the government, to find innovative new ways of ' keeping the lights on' and decarbonising energy supplies across the UK, as demand increases.

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Definitive study to determine true value of copper on hospital infection prevention

Hospital-acquired infections are a huge public health burden and hospital environments play a key role in harbouring potentially deadly bacteria such as E. coli, C. difficile and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

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Millions at risk from urban flooding

Research that was presented at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) conference, which took place in Edinburgh on Wednesday (4 July), warned of the on-going flood risks to millions of city dwellers in the UK, as existing urban drainage systems struggle to cope with intense episodes of rainfall as has been seen in recent days.

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Virtual reality concept eases plant retrofit, training & maintenance

Process plants have useful lives of thirty to fifty years, during which time they are routinely retrofitted. Virtual reality (VR) software simplifies and helps keep track of retrofit planning and testing. Now, researchers and a global chemicals company are taking the technology one step further by jointly developing VR solutions for the plant life cycle.

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New report reveals the keys to employee engagement

A report published today by HR consultancy, ETS, reveals what makes workers want to ǃ

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Nano-infused paint to detect strain in buildings

After discussing the potential risks associated with nanotechnology in the workplace yesterday, along comes a research project that highlights the technology's essential benefits for the build environment's future development. A nanotube-infused paint developed at Rice University has been found to reveal strain in materials by its fluorescence. The material holds promise for detecting strain in aircraft, bridges and buildings.

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Could the answer to hospital acquired infections really be this simple?

The answer to decreasing the incidence of Hospital Acquired Infections (AHI) could be as simple as reminding your superior (politely) to wash their hands and giving recognition to employees that set an exemplary hygiene standard.

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