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Replacement is the only answer on lead pipes

Replacement is the only answer on lead pipes

Around one third of all properties built before 1970 in the UK are believed to still contain some level of lead plumbing. It is known that over time exposure to lead can be harmful, including damage to kidneys, the circulatory system and the brain, with children and pregnant women most vulnerable. The Government has banned [...]

‘Act now’ on septic tanks

‘Act now’ on septic tanks

 A market-leading independent drainage and water supply pipe specialist serving the UK insurance industry is highlighting the issues emerging around new legislation for septic tanks. With an estimated one million off-mains drainage systems in England and Wales – and increasingly stringent environmental legislation – insurers are seeing a big increase in the volume of septic [...]

How Gender Affects School Computer Classes

How Gender Affects School Computer Classes

Robotics is set to take over many jobs traditionally done by real people. Auger thinks this is great if they exchange for more rewarding roles. Many of these are likely to involve programming, data processing, and working on computers generally.

A Virtual Affair With the Dentist

A Virtual Affair With the Dentist

The best dream of all would be not being at the dentist. Although we do appreciate that delaying things only makes it worse. Yet, despite us indulging in our favourite reverie that puts us to sleep at night, the slightest whirring of a drill jolts us back

The Destroyer and The Container Ship

The Destroyer and The Container Ship

We were musing the other day over the possibilities of pilotless cargo ships with digital captains. Hot on the heels of this, we woke to discover a destroyer managed to become entangled with a container boat at 2 am in the morning.