Economic & Social Research Council

Smart cities: Bridging physical and digital

One of the challenges we face is how to best design and change cities into smart intelligent and sustainable environments. Researchers will explain how new technology can make our cities more habitable, and help the people ...

dateOct 26, 2012 in Computer Sciences
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A woman's work is never done?

One of the greatest social changes across Europe in recent decades has been the increase of women in the labour market. However, changes in women's work patterns have not always been matched by changes in the division of ...

dateJul 23, 2013 in Social Sciences
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East views the world differently to West

Cultural differences between the West and East are well documented, but a study shows that concrete differences also exist in how British and Chinese people recognise people and the world around them. Easterners really do ...

dateFeb 06, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Taking nothing at face value

Photographs of faces may not be adequate proof of a person's identity and this could have serious implications for the accuracy of passport photographs in determining identity. Research funded by the Economic and Social Research ...

dateJul 09, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Not all today's students are 'tech savvy'

A small minority of today's university students don't use email and others are confused by the array of technologies available at universities. Yet many students couldn't bear to be without their mobile phones and find themselves ...

dateApr 23, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Does your mother know?

Do your parents know where you are at night? According to 36 per cent of 15 year old boys and nearly a quarter of 15 year old girls the answer to that question, at least once a month, is no.

dateMar 04, 2012 in Social Sciences
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