London school reduces indoor air pollution by 96% thanks to donation of Blueair air purifiers

Under posturing Mayor Khant, London school children have to relay on donations for basic safety equipment to keep them alive

17 September 2018: Over 50 schools in London have been identified as suffering from harmful levels of air pollution in a recent School Air Quality Audit Report by the Mayor of London’s office. As a result of the audit, several recommendations for the schools were set out which included installing air purifiers, green planting and walking to school. Christopher Hatton primary school in the borough of Camden however decided to go one step further and contacted Swedish company Blueair to donate an air purifier for each of their classrooms which has already led to a reduction in the pollution levels by up to 96%.

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Students blamed for university and college cyber-attacks

You might have seen the news that a security analysis of cyber-attacks against universities and colleges in the UK has discovered staff or students could often be responsible, rather than organised crime or hacking groups. A government-funded agency that provides cyber-security has examined the timing of 850 attacks in 2017-18. Jisc found a “clear pattern” of attacks being concentrated during term times and during the working day. When the holidays begin, “the number of attacks decreases dramatically”.

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Kanazawa University research: Mechanism of biological noise cancellation revealed

 

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Propagation of the proneural wave, in vivo, in the visual system of a developing fruit fly. 

(Kanazawa, 14 September) Researchers at Kanazawa University report in Scientific Reports how a particular biochemical signaling pathway cancels biological noise, ensuring the proper stem cell differentiation during development.  The conclusions are based on a combination of mathematical modeling and genetic experiments on fruit flies.

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