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Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change. (Stephen Covey)

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Fire Extinguishing System

Fire Extinguishing System

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FirePro® aerosol extinguishing agent is suitable for suppressing fires at their source or in larger areas, and as part of an overall fire fighting strategy incorporating portable fire extinguishing equipment.

Prefab Workspaces

Prefab Workspaces

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Closed manufacturing processing booths in a shop ensure that the air quality in the shop is not affected by the contaminated air produced by particular manufacturing processes.

Industrial Heating Systems

Industrial Heating Systems

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This method of heating does not cause any air flows: complaints from your employees about draught and the consequent health problems belong to the past!

MACBuster® Workspace ventilation

MACBuster® Workspace ventilation

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Besides being the perfect solution in spatial ventilation, the MACBuster® is also suitable for permanent connection to one or more existing exhaust installations, such as one or more exhaust hoods for welding vapours.

NOVODEK® Cutting Table

NOVODEK® Cutting Table

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NOVODEK® exhaust tables for the extraction of contaminated air during the cutting process.

Engine Vapour Extractor

Engine Vapour Extractor

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Internal washing of aircraft engines with the ‘Engine Water Wash’ generates considerable cost savings for airlines. Clean engines perform better and consume less fuel.

Culzean Wellhead jacket and Access Deck sail to final destination

Culzean Wellhead jacket and Access Deck sail to final destination

13 April 2016, HFG | Vlissingen Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) has completed the project for the Culzean Wellhead jacket and Access Deck for client Maersk Oil. Today at Heerema Vlissingen (the Netherlands) the Wellhead jacket and two days ago at Heerema Hartlepool (the United Kingdom) the Wellhead Access Deck set sail to their final destination: […]

Green office environments linked with higher cognitive function scores

Green office environments linked with higher cognitive function scores

Boston, MA – People who work in well-ventilated offices with below-average levels of indoor pollutants and carbon dioxide (CO2) have significantly higher cognitive functioning scores—in crucial areas such as responding to a crisis or developing strategy—than those who work in offices with typical levels, according to a new study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School […]

Cleaner air for all. Benefits of taking action.

Cleaner air for all. Benefits of taking action.

Every year, more than 400 000 people in the EU die prematurely due to the consequences of air pollution: this is more than 10 times the toll of road traffic accidents. Another 6.5 million people fall sick as air pollution causes diseases such as strokes, asthma and bronchitis. Air pollution also harms our natural environment, impacting […]

AFI KLM E&M – Engine water wash

AFI KLM E&M – Engine water wash

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The engine water wash is a new washing process which optimizes the use of engines. It reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Neurons on a chip let drones smell bombs over a kilometer away

Neurons on a chip let drones smell bombs over a kilometer away

Last month, Google’s AI division, DeepMind, announced that its computer had defeated Europe’s Go champion in five straight games. Go, a strategy game played on a 19×19 grid, is exponentially more difficult for a computer to master than chess—there are 20 possible moves to choose from at the start of a chess game compared to […]

Small Data versus Big Data. Lego wins with Small Data.

Small Data versus Big Data. Lego wins with Small Data.

  This week the Danish toymaker LEGO posted a 25% jump in revenues and a 31% rise in net profits for 2015, a far cry from 2003 when the company was in deep trouble, having lost 30 percent of its turnover over the past year. In 2004, another 10 percent vanished. As Jørgen Vig Knudstorp, […]

To clean the air, Dutch scientists invent pavement that eats smog

To clean the air, Dutch scientists invent pavement that eats smog

What if the solution to smog was right where the rubber meets the road? Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology outfitted one block in the city of Hengelo, Netherlands, with paving blocks sprayed with titanium oxide, which has the ability to remove pollutants from the air and turn them into less harmful chemicals. The researchers […]

The Tata AirPod: India’s tiny air-powered car

The Tata AirPod: India’s tiny air-powered car

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ndian car maker Tata hopes to bring a car powered by compressed air — an idea that’s been contemplated for years but has proved difficult to build commercially — to market.

7 Indoor plants that purify the Air around you naturally

7 Indoor plants that purify the Air around you naturally

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Bringing potted plants into a living space to liven it up is a trick that’s been used by interior designers for years, but did you know that our leafy friends are also powerful filters that purify the air around us?

Kamal Meattle: How to grow fresh air

Kamal Meattle: How to grow fresh air

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Researcher Kamal Meattle shows how an arrangement of three common houseplants, used in specific spots in a home or office building, can result in measurably cleaner indoor air.

Disaster-aid drones made from food

Disaster-aid drones made from food

Plans for the first ever aircraft to be made from food components were announced yesterday recently at the NSF International conference in London. Pouncer™, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), is the brainchild of Nigel Gifford OBE, who was one of the innovative team behind the unmanned Ascenta™ high altitude, long endurance platform acquired by Facebook […]

The Smoggy Seas: Cargo Ships Bring Pollution, Health Risks

The Smoggy Seas: Cargo Ships Bring Pollution, Health Risks

“Made in China” labels have multiplied over the past decades — and so have the trade ships docking in East Asian ports. More shipping containers go through Shanghai than any other port in the world — and most of the world’s 10 busiest ports are in China. Asian ports loaded or unloadedalmost 50 percent of […]

First of Its Kind Map Reveals Extent of Ocean Plastic. “Sadly, the accumulation of plastic in the deep ocean would be modifying this enigmatic ecosystem before we can really know it.”

When marine ecologist Andres Cozar Cabañas and a team of researchers completed the first ever map of ocean trash, something didn’t quite add up. Their work, published this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, did find millions of pieces of plastic debris floating in five large subtropical gyres in the world’s […]

“There is an idea that jobs threat presented by automation is a rich country problem, but it’s much more of a problem for lower income economies.”

“There is an idea that jobs threat presented by automation is a rich country problem, but it’s much more of a problem for lower income economies.”

The jobs of nearly 90% of garment and footwear workers in Cambodia and Vietnam are at risk from automated assembly lines – or “sewbots” – according to a new report from the International Labour Organisation (ILO). There are 9 million people, mostly young women, dependent upon jobs in textiles, garments, and footwear within the Association […]

Disturbing New Evidence About What Common Pesticides Can Do to Brains

Disturbing New Evidence About What Common Pesticides Can Do to Brains

For defense against the fungal pathogens that attack crops—think the blight that bedeviled Irish potato fields in the 19th century—farmers turn to fungicides. They’re widely sprayed on fruit, vegetable, and nut crops, and in the past decade they’ve become quite common in the corn and soybean fields. (See here and herefor more.) But as the […]

WATG’s Urban Architecture Studio Unveils Winning Design for a 3D Printed House

WATG’s Urban Architecture Studio Unveils Winning Design for a 3D Printed House

WATG’s Urban Architecture Studio has won First Prize in The Freeform Home Design Challenge, which challenged participants to “design the world’s first freeform 3D-printed residence.” The competition invited architects, designers, artists and engineers worldwide to investigate how 3D printing technologies can improve our built environment and lives today. The challenge, commissioned by Branch Technology, was to design a […]

20 cities challenge relaxation of EU air pollution standards

20 cities challenge relaxation of EU air pollution standards

Ordered to cut air pollution levels by Brussels, a group of EU cities are taking the European Commission to court over its decision to relax car emissions standards, making their objectives even less attainable. EurActiv France reports. The EU’s muddled position on air pollution has angered the bloc’s major cities. For Paris, Madrid and Copenhagen, […]

The Problem is called: ‘Ghost Fishing’

The Problem is called: ‘Ghost Fishing’

‘Ghost Fishing’ is what fishing gear does when it has been lost, dumped or abandoned. Imagine a fishing net that gets snagged on a reef or a wreck and gets detached from the fishing vessel. Nets, long lines, fish traps or any man made contraptions designed to catch fish or marine organisms are considered capable […]

UNLIMITED CLEAN ENERGY with The Wavestar machine

UNLIMITED CLEAN ENERGY with The Wavestar machine

The concept was invented by sailing enthusiasts Niels and Keld Hansen in 2000. The challenge was to create a regular output of energy from ocean swells and waves that are 5-10 seconds apart. This was achieved with a row of half-submerged buoys, which rise and fall in turn as the wave passes, forming the iconic […]

What’s going on with UK air pollution

What’s going on with UK air pollution

    UK air pollution tends to be invisible compared to the pea-souper smogs of the late 19th and early 20th century – but that doesn’t mean it’s not there. In fact, the UK has consistently been exceeding EU air pollution limits – something that environmental law firm Client Earth are taking the UK government […]

Your Invisible Neighbors: Each City Has Unique Microbes

Your Invisible Neighbors: Each City Has Unique Microbes

If you’re like most people in North America, you probably spend most of your time indoors. Leave home in the morning, drive to work, stay in your cube all day, head home again. Ninety percent of our lives are spent inside a built environment of some kind – ones that we share with millions of […]

The Sadness and Beauty of Watching Google’s AI Play Go

The Sadness and Beauty of Watching Google’s AI Play Go

At first, Fan Hui thought the move was rather odd. But then he saw its beauty. “It’s not a human move. I’ve never seen a human play this move,” he says. “So beautiful.” It’s a word he keeps repeating. Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful. The move in question was the 37th in the second game of thehistoric […]

Hyundai wordt energiecentrale op wielen

Hyundai wordt energiecentrale op wielen

Onderzoekers van de TU Delft zijn erin geslaagd om een stopcontact als elektriciteitsuitgang te ontwerpen en te installeren op de Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell, een elektrische auto die op waterstof rijdt. De onderzoekers hebben hiermee gezorgd dat de zero-emission Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell nu een energiecentrale op wielen is. Dit is een Europese primeur. Elektriciteit […]

Invisible umbrella repels raindrops with air

Invisible umbrella repels raindrops with air

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The ‘Air Umbrella’ is a simple electronic device that takes in air from the bottom of the controller, and shoots it out at the top to create a ‘curtain’ of air that can repel raindrops.

The Powerbreather

The Powerbreather

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With the Powerbreather, air is inhaled through the upper section behind the head which is equipped with a check valve and is fully exhaled through a check valve located in the mouthpiece.

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