CITIZEN SCIENTISTS FIND CITY-DWELLING BUMBLEBEES ENJOY A COOLING BREEZE WITH THEIR SUMMER SUN

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Initial results of a new citizen science experiment: children and their families observe more bumblebees in urban localities compared to suburban and rural settings

Approximately 30,000 people participated in the project this summer, resulting in just over 4,000 bumblebee data entries from all across the UK. They were asked to record bumblebee sightings on lavender plants as part of EDF Energy’s Big Bumblebee Discovery, a nationwide citizen science experiment in partnership with the British Science Association (BSA). The initial results were today announced (9 September) by experts from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH).

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Winter is coming: British weather set to become more unsettled

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Propaganda from the Climate Fraudsters

Britain hit by extremely unsettled winter weather
Three all-time high and two all-time low NAO values recorded in the last decade showing huge contrast in conditions
Month of December shows biggest variation in weather.
British winters are becoming increasingly volatile due to extreme variations in pressure over the North Atlantic according to scientists from the University of Sheffield.

The new research, published today (9 September 2014) in the International Journal of Climatology, shows that weather patterns over the UK have become distinctly more unstable, resulting in contrasting conditions from very mild, wet and stormy to extremely cold and snowy.

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General Dynamics to Consolidate Two Information Systems and Technology Businesses

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FALLS CHURCH, Va., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) announced today that, following a comprehensive review of the structure of its Information Systems and Technology business group, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems and General Dynamics C4 Systems will be combined to create a new business unit, General Dynamics Mission Systems.

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USING SMARTPHONES TO MAP PARKINSON’S AND OTHER DEGENERATIVE DISEASES

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ASTON SCIENTIST DEVELOPS SOFTWARE TO MEASURE PROGRESSION OF DEGENERATIVE DISEASES

 

Smartphones will soon be able to perform the functions of a ‘pocket doctor’ and map Parkinson’s disease and other degenerative diseases, thanks to the work of an Aston University mathematician and others.

 

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Computer security expert applauds banks move to combat fraud with ‘finger vein’ technology

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With banks looking to introduce new technology which identifies customers through patterns of veins in their fingers, a computer security expert at Birmingham City University has welcomed the plans and suggested that cloud services should adopt a similar approach.

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AUTOTEST will see the Launch of New Pickering Interfaces LXI and PXI Switching Solutions

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Preview for AUTOTEST 2014 – St. Louis, MO – Booth #708

Clacton-on-Sea, August 2014 – Pickering Interfaces will be showcasing their latest LXI and PXI switching solutions at AUTOTEST 2014 (formerly AUTOTESTCON), September 16-18, in St. Louis, MO. These new products include LXI Switching, PXI Switching and Microwave Multiplexers.

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British Science Festival launch: Where have all the girl scientists gone?

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ASTON UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR CHALLENGES GENDER ASSUMPTIONS IN SCIENCE SUBJECTS

A neuroscientist from Aston University has unveiled research which challenges assumptions of the reasons behind an under-representation of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

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Halliburton in $1.1 billion Deepwater Horizon settlement

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Halliburton in $1.1 billion Deepwater Horizon settlement

September 3, 2014—Halliburton has reached an agreement to settle a substantial majority of the plaintiffs’ class claims asserted against the company as a result of the April 20, 2010 Macondo well incident in the Gulf of Mexico. Halliburton was the cementing contractor on the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon and the role of the cementing in the disaster has been central in investigations of the incident, including that of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling.

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