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Superwater 2007-10-29

Posted by clype in Health, Science.
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A California company has figured out how to use two simple materials — water and salt — to create a solution that wipes out single-celled organisms, and which appears to speed healing of burns, wounds and diabetic ulcers. (more…)

Most Expensive Public Art in Scotland 2007-10-29

Posted by clype in Glasgow, Humanities, Scotland.
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[Picture of The Most Expensive piece of Public Art in Scotland]Critics say it looks like a giant washing line — and have pegged it as a waste of 350 000 GBP.

The 18 x 9 m sculpture outside the BBC’s new Glasgow headquarters at Pacific Quay is the city’s most expensive piece of public art.

A spokesman for Taxpayers’ Alliance criticised the BBC for spending so much on art while cutting jobs. (more…)

Glasgow Has Smallest Ecological Footprint in UK 2007-10-23

Posted by clype in Glasgow, Science, Statistics.
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The ‘Carbon Footprint‘ or CO2 emissions accounts for 70 per cent of our ‘Ecological Footprint‘, which is a combination of all things we do that draws on natural resources and is measured in global hectares per person (gha).

For example, if you live in (more…)

Scottish House Price Rise Figures 2007-10-19

Posted by clype in Money, Scotland, Statistics.
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House prices have continued to rise faster in Scotland than in the rest of the UK, new research has shown.

The Bank of Scotland house price index revealed that the cost of an average home rose by 14 per cent in Scotland in a year, compared with just over 10 per cent in the UK. (more…)

Madonna back To Buccleuch 2007-10-05

Posted by clype in Europe, Glasgow, Humanities, Money, Scotland.
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[Picture of The Madonna with the Yarnwinder]

Police on Thursday recovered a painting credited to Leonardo da Vinci that had been stolen from a Scottish castle four years ago by thieves disguised as tourists.

Police said four men had been arrested. The painting was recovered in the Glasgow area.

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House Prices Falling 2007-10-05

Posted by clype in Money, Statistics.
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House prices fell by 0.6 per cent during September 2007 — the biggest drop since December 2006 — and helped pull ‘The Annual House Price Inflation’ down to 10.7 per cent ( its lowest level since May 2007), say Britain’s biggest mortgage lender, ‘Halifax‘.

As a result, (more…)