Day: February 20, 2019

A Brief History of Penicillin

We’ve all heard of penicillin, but do we know where it came from? It is from a group of antibiotics that come from the Penicillium fungi. Sounds horrible, but when it was discovered, it was truly life-saving and revolutionary for medicine. It transformed the medicine and healthcare of the 20th century. Image credit Discovering penicillin […]

Signs that your hydraulic hose assembly needs replacing

Hydraulic hose systems are found throughout the industrial manufacturing industry. They are found in many applications, from pump stations to braking systems for vehicles. As with anything, they have a lifespan and whilst incredibly durable, even the best maintained hoses will degrade and suffer from wear and tear. How long a hose assembly lasts depends […]

Who uses a spray booth?

When doing a job that involves applying paint, a spray booth is a good solution. Using a booth means jobs can be completed quicker, cleaner and more safely. They are a cleaner option as they prevent the escape of overspray, thus protecting the wider environment and other staff members. The booths effectively confine a hazardous […]

What is HPV?

What is the human papilloma virus? Otherwise known as HPV, this is the name given to a group of viruses that can lead to warts and pre-cancerous conditions in male and female genitalia, anus, throat or mouth. Pre-cancerous means that a change in the cells might have occurred that could turn into cancer if left […]

Innovations for D-Day

Planning for D-Day required a certain set of conditions to be a success. The weather conditions, the tide and even the position of the moon were all crucial factors. The operations in the air required clear skies and naval activities needed calm seas. Ground troops had to have a low tide. Leaving nothing to chance, […]