Smashing fluids: The physics of flow

The new findings will be highly useful to the manufacturing industry because the processing and dispensing of everyday products like toothpaste, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and foodstuffs depends on an understanding of the physical properties and…

Fire forecast technology could help rescue teams save lives

Fires in homes and offices could be tackled more efficiently using technology that predicts how a blaze will spread.
A new technique is able to feed data taken from sensors located in burning buildings into computer models so that rescue services …

Chemicals’ study pinpoints threat to workers’ lungs

Tiny particles used in a range of everyday products from computers to shampoo can adversely affect the lungs in very different ways, a study has shown.
Research by the University of Edinburgh suggests that industrial manufacturers using nanopartic…

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