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Willis Carrier, the Father of Modern Air Conditioning

Posted on: October 5, 2021

Nowadays we take the modern air conditioning unit for granted – on a hot day in the office or in our homes we simply flick the switch, and we are rewarded with a pleasant breeze of air, cooled perfectly to our chosen temperature. The man we have to thank for this modern innovation is the American inventor Willis Carrier, who in 1902, came up with this world changing invention… Image Credit When a printing company…

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The Extraordinary Discovery of the King in a Leicester Car Park

Posted on: July 8, 2021

Leicester is a city that is known to have a rich and exciting history. From medieval times full of historical battles to one of the driving forces of the industrial revolution during the Victorian era. Nowadays, Leicester is a place that is full of modern life, from businesses embracing technology such as this vibrant digital marketing agency to the colourful market that has become a considerable part of Leicester’s identity and the place to get…

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The Importance of Proper Calibration of Laboratory Equipment

Posted on: January 21, 2021

The importance of proper calibration of laboratory equipment is evident in almost all aspects of life. For example, a test that is used to measure many important things will need to have a particular specification. If it’s too low or too high then there can be disastrous consequences. Likewise, when we refer to “quality,” we generally are comparing one end product to another, and not necessarily the quality of the manufacturing process. Thus, while the…

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Student accommodation on film.

Posted on: September 24, 2020

If the Hollywood film industry is to be believed then the life of a College student is one long glorious wacky three years of partying with absolutely no consequences at all. A case in point is the film Animal House by John Landis in 1978. This “homage” to Sixties college life set a standard that many others would try to copy even to this day in films such as Road Trip, Dude where’s my car…

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Why Living Around Nature Is Good for You

Posted on: September 2, 2020

Do you love the fast pace of city living and all the buzz and excitement? Or do you prefer the quiet restful life close to nature and the peace and relaxation that it can bring – taking a country walk, listening to the birdsong and watching the dappled sunlight on woodland paths? Image Credit It may surprise you to know that even if you enjoy the bright lights, being close to nature has a remarkable…

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Should I Buy a House with a Septic Tank Installed?

Posted on: August 21, 2020

If you are looking to buy a home, it’s important to realize that there will be times when you’ll have to make a choice between buying a house with a septic system or buying a house without one. There are some people who don’t like the idea of having to deal with sewage at all, and in this case, a septic tank could put them off. However, you should be careful about which house you…

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Tips for working effectively in an office

Posted on: August 17, 2020

Working in an office environment can be testing at times, particularly if you find yourself in a large open plan space. There are some things that you can do as an employer to help make office working a little less stressful. Image credit Layout – it is important to think about the layout of your office so that your employees feel comfortable and are not fighting over each other’s voices to be heard. Open plan…

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Shade Ideas for Buildings

Posted on: August 6, 2020

Shade ideas for buildings come in all shapes and sizes. They are easy to find, too. If you are looking for shade ideas for structures, you can go directly to your local hardware store and pick up a variety of ideas that are sure to please anyone that is trying to decorate a new building. There are plenty of great designs on the market and most of them are easy to implement into your own…

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“Love Potion Number 9” a hit song by “The Searchers” and a Romantic Comedy Film starring Sandra Bullock and Tate Donovan.

Posted on: August 5, 2020

Recorded in 1964 by the very popular musical singing group “The Searchers” the song “Love Potion Number 9” reached number two on Cash Box during the Winter of 1965 and number three on the American Billboard Hot 100.  The song is based on a fictional story about a man who wants to get a Love Potion from a Gypsy named madame Ruth to make his Love Life a lot better.  The secret potion that smelled…

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Key Risks When Auditing a Not-For-Profit Organisation During the Pandemic

Posted on: August 1, 2020

Covid-19 has disturbed the entire world and every type of business organization. Even the not-for-profit organizations are not exempt from its bad effects. It also has changed the process of auditing not-for-profit organisations. Some key risks are explained below which are to be carefully handled during operation. Image credit Assets and liabilities: The assets and liabilities are the main courses in auditing. These are to be assessed carefully. The investments and inventory require attention also.…

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Some of the oldest cemeteries in the world

Posted on: July 22, 2020

Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague The cemetery was built in the first half of the 1400s with the oldest recognised grave dating to 1439 in the Czech Republic. There are around 12,000 graves containing approximately 100,000 bodies. The Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague is the oldest surviving Jewish cemetery in the city and one of the oldest in all of Europe. The earliest tombstone belongs to a Rabbi, but the site may have been in…

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How does double glazing work

Posted on: June 30, 2020

Any good Double Glazing Hereford company will tell you how important it is to have at least double glazing in the windows of your home. They help to prevent some of the heat that you generate in your home during the winter months from escaping and causing your home to decrease in heat and your energy bills to be high, and they also act as a sound barrier to the noises that occur outside. Here…

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How Can you Cut Carbon Emissions?

Posted on: June 17, 2020

In recent years, climate change has dominated the news headlines. Evidence that the world is about to suffer disastrous consequences as well as the human impact of pollution on wildlife around the globe have become huge areas of concern, for governments and individuals. For the world to be able to recover it is clear that drastic action must be taken immediately, but as an individual what can you do to play your part in the…

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How large can my extension be without needing planning permission?

Posted on: June 15, 2020

It is worth noting that there are specific restrictions for all extensions and these include: The extension cannot reach higher than the top point of the existing roof of the property. This also means the eaves cannot be higher than existing eaves too. Where the extension reaches within 2 metres of the boundary of the property, the eaves must be no higher than 3 metres. Find out more about House Extensions Solihull at a site…

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When getting the Mosaics in was a sign of wealth.

Posted on: June 4, 2020

No self respecting Romano-Britain wealthy person would be without a mosaic in their home. There was a great trade for the artisan mosaicist and their visions. They would work in their studios meticulously applying the same pieces of stone and Marble Tiles  to a hessian sacking covered with a cement. We have discovered quite  a bit about the lives and workings of the mosaicist and how they provided the flooring for the many villas and…

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Tips for Keeping Glass Windows Clean

Posted on: May 29, 2020

Tips for keeping glass windows clean are available for both commercial and residential properties. Keeping windows clean ensures that they will not become contaminated by dust, dirt and debris. Cleaning windows involves both the window and the frame. Taking into consideration the amount of traffic the windows experience, it is best to keep them clean on a regular basis to ensure proper air flow. Image credit Window cleaning includes wiping them with a lint free…

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How Does a Care Home Compare to Assisted Living?

Posted on: May 26, 2020

The question is usually asked in an attempt to find out which is better. While it is easy to look at a facility and get a quick opinion on it, this is not the right way to judge one against another. It is important to look at the type of services that each provides, the quality of their staff, how accessible they are, what their environment is like, how clean the rooms are, the amenities…

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How to read your Gas meter

Posted on: May 11, 2020

Your gas meter is an important part of the home as it allows you to get an idea as to how to deal with the amount that you use. It also means that the supplier that you have can give you an accurate reading and therefore an accurate bill. How do you read this meter correctly so as not to make mistakes or end up with an estimated bill? Image credit First off all its…

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How do tapping machines work?

Posted on: May 11, 2020

Tapping Machines are used in many different industries but especially in the manufacture and shaping of metal. UK Tapping Machines work by allowing screws and nails to be inserted into two adjoining pieces of metal with strong force creating a better bonding of the two pieces. Image Credit The difference between tapping in screws and bolts compared to drilling a hole and then inserting the screw is that a thread is created in the hole…

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Making the right choices for your office flooring

Posted on: May 7, 2020

When it comes to choosing the right flooring for your office you can be faced with a number of different choices from carpet and vinyl through to hard wood. The choice that you make will depend very much on the work that you conduct and the number of people that you have working for you and visiting on a daily basis. Here is a breakdown of the options. Image Credit Carpet – carpet adds a…

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