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Essex academics share the secrets of being human

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Wednesday 10 march 2010 happiness, police interviews, 'competitive conversations' and workplace smells are just some of the subjects that academics from university of essex will be talking about in a week of presentations aimed at explaining to the ...

Festival goers just want to break free

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Monday 15 march 2010 why will a record number of more than 500 music festivals take place in the uk this year? Some of the reasons for the rapid growth in the uk music festival and free party scene were showcased at an exciting, interactive multime ...

Fear of crime in sheffield

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Tuesday 9 march 2010 what contributes to people's fear of crime in cities? How much do litter, graffiti, broken street lighting and dilapidated buildings play a role? Or do people's social and cultural knowledge play a stronger role in shaping peop ...

Floods of tears

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Tuesday 16 march 2010 in june 2007, the east coast city of hull was devastated by flooding which claimed the life of one man and displaced thousands of families from their homes. Now a unique study sponsored by the economic and social research coun ...

Generation 2012: what have the olympics ever done for us?

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Thursday 4 march 2010 the youth of london have an urgent message for the world about life in the capital and what the olympic games and its legacy will really mean for those living in its shadow. Generation 2012 , an event which is part of the eco ...

Graphic partnership brings life to council data

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Wednesday 14 july 2010 data visualisation techniques that generate sophisticated graphics could bring a fresh dimension to communications and decision-making by public bodies like local councils, according to research completed for the economic and ...

Greening existing homes - a herculean task says report

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Tuesday 14 april 2010 a new joint economic and social research council and technology strategy board publication highlights the need to focus on improving the energy efficiency of millions of buildings in britain that will still be standing in 2050 ...

Improve your second life

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Friday 12 march 2010 are you a second life resident looking to get a bit more out of your virtual world? If so, join sheila yoshikawa at 2000 (13. 00 second life time) on march 18 on sheffield university's second life island, infolit ischool, for h ...

Hearing is not all down to your ears

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Thursday 18 march 2010 a fascinating event looking at sign language research is to be held at university college london on 20 march as part of the economic and social research council's (esrc) festival of social science (21-21 march). The vast majo ...

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