In the UK alone more than a thousand people die from falls on the stairs each year, and falls in older people cost the NHS over £1 billion per year.
Recession, debts, budget cuts, tax – it’s all about saving money these days, and identifying the sectors of society with highest and lowest return per invested penny. One UK sector that is renowned for its ability to deliver excellence on very limited budget is science and technology: over 10% of global scientific output is produced in the UK, despite the fact that our country only holds 1% of the global population, and spend less on science per capita than most other countries.
As the F1 cars sped around the Marina Bay Circuit at the Singapore Grand Prix recently, viewers the world over may have noticed a new addition to the City’s skyline: Marina Bay Sands (picture right). It consists of three incongruently curved and offset 55-storey tablets bedecked by a “SkyPark” – longer than the Eiffel Tower [...]
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