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Champions of waste reduction

14 years ago, the region of Lahti in Finland has implemented a model of integrated waste management. As a result the people of Lahti were able to increase their rate of recycling to more than 90%.

dateFeb 19, 2014 in Environment
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Good risk communication, safer food

Food scare make authorities uneasy. In previous cases, national food safety agencies have not always known how to react, making the public wary. For example, in 2011, the German health authorities incorrectly linked the ...

dateFeb 11, 2014 in Other
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Looking inside food microstructures

Food's microstructure can explain many of its characteristics—be it cake's sponginess, bread's crispness, cracker's crunchiness or fruits' inner gas and water transport system and even colour. Understanding such microstructure ...

dateJan 24, 2014 in Other
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The case for low methane-emitting cattle

You may think that climate change is being caused by burning oil, coal and gas. But not so fast! The emission of methane from cattle is a surprisingly important factor. Methane from cows—a greenhouse gas 25 times more powerful ...

dateJan 13, 2014 in Environment
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BIM: Changing the way architects and builders work

The construction of a building does not only start with its design by architects and engineers. It also depends on determining a broad array of factors, including the price of materials, labour, the writing of specifications ...

dateDec 16, 2013 in Engineering
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