Welcome to (SET) Science, Engineering and Technology.
Setting up in business yourself might seem like an easy option but in reality it is hard work. It can be very satisfying, after all there is nothing quite like being your own boss and having that freedom to make decisions. But to achieve success in whatever your chosen line of business, requires plenty of hard work and staying power.
When looking around the internet, it is surprising how many get rich quick schemes are out there. The general idea seems to be that by sending some money and following a vague business plan you will soon be leading a life of luxury and idleness and that your business will run itself!
Given that the whole selling point often seems to be based on relaxing and spending half the day in bed, this does not seem to be giving an accurate view of what is actually needed to make any money at all.
It is possible that the schemes may have good ideas and would actually work if followed but not with this lazy attitude. Failure, and the loss of the money sent to the so called company, can be the only realistic outcome. (more...)
There is a very low number of women taking university Courses in science, technology and engineering, despite efforts to encourage more women into these fields. The engineering profession remains a male preserve in particular and a recent US survey reveals that out of the combined workforce within the engineering professions, women make up less than 11%.
There are many reasons for this. Some women are just not attracted to working in these areas and do not understand that there are opportunities open to them in what has always been perceived as male professions.
Most girls are not encouraged at school so know little about what the work entails or what options to take. Others are discouraged by the image of working in technology and engineering and with a shortage of women role models, the perceived negative associations of these professions is further reinforced.
Within the small number of women actually taking courses in engineering and technology, it has been found that many students come from families with an engineering or technology background. Even in these cases, although the students may have received parental approval and support at home, the overriding experience seems to have been a distinct lack of encouragement from school. (more...)
Although careers in technology, engineering and science are seen as being traditionally male occupations, a few women have made successful careers, discoveries and inventions in these fields. Many women have reported that they face prejudice when working in a predominately male environment but experiences seem to vary according to the speaker and their own working situation.
Women in science have had a long background. One of the most notable scientists was Marie Curie – the discoverer of radium and the use of radiation for the treatment of cancer. She was the first person to win two Nobel prizes in chemistry and physics. She is an exception rather than a rule but in general, science careers for women do not seem to have the same problems as careers in engineering or technology. This could simply be because we are accustomed to seeing women as scientists. The British ex Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had a successful career in science as a chemist before entering politics (some people felt that she should have stayed there!).
Engineering and technology seem to be more underrepresented by women than careers in science. One woman engineer Dr Maire O'Neill attributes this to girls simply not knowing what the subjects are and not understanding that they could do them themselves. Dr O'Neill has been a powerful speaker on the need for there to be more women role models in order to encourage young women wishing to go into engineering and technology. (more...)
Working in technology, engineering and some forms of science have always been seen as jobs for the men. There are numerous reasons why this has been the case but women are now being strongly encouraged to take up technical degrees and apprenticeships. Today more women than ever are finding UK jobs in areas that were once traditionally male dominated.
Women do outnumber men in some science degree subjects. The ratio between men and women taking degrees in biology and medicine are fairly even, however, women take the majority of nursing degrees which is a traditional female-supportive role. In medicine, although there are many women doctors, a female surgeon is still unusual. In professions involving non medical forms of science, maths and engineering, women remain in the minority.
There are many women working in UK jobs in technology. However, many of these jobs are at a lower level and it seems that some women find the closed male shop of the environment difficult to deal with. Many have found it impossible to progress up the career ladder. (more...)
In previous years we had to look for full-time jobs in one particular location. Now, due to the excellent advances in remote technology, we are able to work to a large extent from anywhere in the world, whether it be Rome or New York.
If a woman wishes to travel but still be earning money – and let's face it, few of us have the means to see the world for any length of time without some form of employment – there are many options for work that can be considered. Part-time remote jobs are perfect for those wishing to earn money but still have time off for a few adventures in between.
Firstly you have to decide between freelance or working for an employer. Freelance carries more associated risks as the inflow of work is not guaranteed, but you are rewarded with far more flexibility to schedule your work as you want and take on the amount of work that you want. (more...)
There has long been a real divide between the occupations that women go into, and those professions traditionally done by men and working in technology and the engineering professions always find women in a minority. This is especially true within the motor industry; so when BMW announced that the latest design for their classic Z4 car, had been created by two women car designers, this news was greeted with surprise and disbelief.
BMW had held an internal competition back in 2005 to design the new Z4 2010 in which teams from Germany and the USA submitted their designs anonymously and a team, fronted by two women car designers, Nadya Arnaout and Juliane Blasi came up with the winning model. The fact that the designs were submitted anonymously must have helped the winning women by allowing the design of the car to stand alone without any prejudice or preconceptions.
The car itself, the BMW Z4 was first on the market in 2002 and this latest car in the series has received favourable reviews. Car critics have actually reported that it does not seem particularly girly which seems a ridiculous thing to say. As if one could even imagine that BMW would be ruled by anything other than the best design for the job! (more...)
As a successful businesswoman, I have noticed the dramatic change in technology over the last twenty years and one of the areas which has had a large impact has been that of mobile technology and remote access.
When I first used to travel for business our only communication with the office was via a lengthy and often extremely expensive telephone conversation once a day. This was often a nightmare from countries such as Kyrgyzstan or Kazakhstan due to the poor telephone facilities and time difference.
Then when the internet started to become more popular there was the possibility to connect through the laptop to send and receive email, but functionality was still extremely limited and often depended on a dial up connection. (more...)
Doctors separate pain into two large and broadly-defined types — neuropathic pain and nociceptive pain. A nociceptive pain is pain that all people will experience at some time in their lives. It is pain that is caused by damage to the tissue — a cut, a bruise, a burn, a sprain, etc. We experience this type of pain because damaged nerve endings send pain messages to the brain.
As the name suggests, neuropathic pain has to do with the nerves themselves. Specifically, this pain is experienced as a result of damage to the nerves when there has been no injury. Not surprisingly, this type of pain can be difficult to treat because there is no obvious external damage. It is also frustrating for the patient because the nerves are essentially malfunctioning, which means that they can send continuous pain messages to the brain.
People who suffer from neuropathic pain often describe it as a kind of burning or stabbing sensation. Some even say that it feels a bit like electric shock. What causes it? Most patients who are diagnosed with neuropathic pain also suffer from a chronic condition or disease. Cancer, HIV, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and alcoholism have all been shown to increase the likelihood of neuropathic pain. (more...)
In the last thirty years or so, a whole new range of career choices has opened up to women students. Traditionally scientific and technologically oriented careers were limited to males, from mathematics and physics to engineering and women were pushed towards the humanities such as arts, history and languages.
Now you will find women in many fields that they would be been excluded from a few short years ago.
As well as the traditional sciences such as biology, chemistry and physics, there are many new areas opening up due to our changing world. Many women now are looking at careers in technology, either as web designers or programmers. The advent of the internet has also opened up careers in IT support and as technical writers. (more...)
When people think of Italy they may imagine an idea of a laid back way of life, or the ancient cities of Rome and Naples, a land of sunshine and olive groves steeped with history and antiquities. All of this is true but Italy also has a very successful manufacturing industry and is one of the World's highest industrial exporting countries.
In the fields of engineering and technology, Italy have some of the most successful businesses in Europe. Fiat is the largest vehicle manufacturer in Italy and the Fiat group also own other companies such as Iveco, Lancia and numerous other premier companies.
Innovative technology in the engineering industry of the north make Italy a major player in the manufacture and export of industrial machinery and Italian industrial machinery, technology and design is considered to be among the best in the world. (more...)
In the thirty-five years since the passage of the Sex Discrimination Act, women have made impressive strides in the workforce in the UK. But there are three industries in particular where woman have not made much progress.
Of the 5.5 million people working in the science, technology and engineering industries, only about 12 percent of them are women. Why so low? After all, the percentage of woman in the workplace has been on the rise for the past four decades. At present, the employment rate for women is only 8 percentage points lower than for men — 70 percent for women, 78 percent for men.
There are a number of theories why women are not making much headway in these industries. According to many feminist groups, it is because most of the companies in these industries are little more than boys clubs. Most also contend there are age-old biases against women in these fields. One common interior stereotype, they claim, is that most women simply cannot compete with men when it comes to maths and science. (more...)
What is it about science, technology and engineering professions that have made them into such a male dominated area? Part of it lies in our background, as most women aged thirty and upwards were encouraged into humanity related subjects such as arts, languages, geography and history.
Even women who engineered (forgive the pun!) to join male-dominated higher education courses and professions felt marginalised. Many men felt that their exclusive world was being threatened and they often gave new women students or employees an unwelcome or even hostile reception.
Many women in the last twenty years or so, though, have started to break the mould and enter traditionally male jobs. While there are still few women Nobel Prize winners or famous female scientists compared to men, slowly the pattern is changing as women enter fields previously unthought of.
The old pattern of male domination in these areas cannot be changed overnight though and it will take many years of adjustment before there are as many women in the science and engineering fields as men. (more...)
Kelly Hoppen is one of the most successful interior designers in England. Born in South Africa is 1959, Hoppen has been plying her trade for nearly twenty years now. In that time, she has received some of the most prestigious honours the industry has to offer.
Hopper was awarded the coveted Andrew Martin Interior Designer of the Year in 1996, which is a bit like the Oscar for designers. Early this year she also won the European Woman of Achievement award and the Entrepreneur of the Year award. Even Elle Magazine singled her out had granted her the Elle Style Award for her new line of bathroom top ranges.
In addition to the trophy case, Hoppen is also filling the company coffers. Last year, her business, the aptly-named Kelly Hoppen Interiors, had its best year yet with 18 million pounds in profits! read more about one of the most successful interior designers in England. Born in South Africa is 1959, Hoppen has been plying her trade for nearly twenty years now. In that time, she has received some of the most prestigious honours the industry has to offer. (more...)
The role of women in society has changed over time and over cultures. There are cultures where women play a pivotal role in the community, while there are cultures where women are perceived as second class citizens. Despite the fact that they have always had to fight their way in what is largely a man's world, women have always made their mark in all aspects of society, no less in science.
Through the ages, women have had to go through a struggle as their role in society kept changing. The role always determined by the self fulfilling prophecies of men. On the mezzanine floor of society, never on the same floor as men! But despite this disparity women have always played an important role in science.
The path of scientific discovery and innovation is marked with the achievements of exceptional women scientists. Unlike most men, women have also always had the added pressure of gender bias against them. (more...)
The call forwarding services that use 0845 numbers can be very useful in many circumstances. There are some great services available which provide useful services for personal and professional needs.
Having a short term disposable phone number can be useful if doing a limited amount of work on a single job, and there is no need to be contacted afterward. The calls that are placed through the phone number are itemised for easy tracking. Useful features like this can help - particularly when they are being used for professional reasons.
These numbers can be set up in different ways. If the calls are being forwarded to a landline, there is a cheaper rate. The forwarding to mobile option is more expensive, reflecting the additional costs incurred. However, what is useful about this is that the people calling the number are charged the rate for 0845 numbers rather than mobile phones. This can also be useful. (more...)
The process of manufacturing products from thermoplastic and thermosetting plastic is known as plastic injection molding. Plastic injection molding is used to manufacture a variety of parts. A mold or a die is the tool that is used in the manufacturing process. Mold is expensive and is therefore mostly used in mass production. Most molds are made from hardened steel, aluminum or beryllium-copper alloy.
One of the best plastic injection molding and tool-making companies is Daneplast . Daneplast specializes in designing and supplying plastic components that can be used in different industries. Some of the processes that Daneplast offers to meet your plastic injection molding and tool-making needs include: heat bending, assembly, acrylic fabrication and hot foil blocking.
Sometimes it might be difficult to choose the best material for your injection molding needs. There are a few factors that you need to take into consideration when choosing material for your plastic injection molding needs. First of all, you need to consider the type of plastic you will be molding. The type of plastic does make a difference. Some plastics need high temperature in order to process properly while other plastics need high pressure. (more...)
Augmentation is a procedure carried out in women to fill up breasts volume often after weight loss or after pregnancy. It involves the use of implants which can be in the form of extracts from one’s body being transferred to the breasts to the volume desired by a patient. It happens that breast implant is a very common exercise especially in America and women carry it out mostly for purposes of improving their appearance.
Also known as breast augmentation , it is viewed as a good way of not only improving the shape and size of women’s breasts, but also confidence and personality. Women are often very much conscious about their appearances and every little thing that happens to improve it is always welcome. The most popular implantation is done through cosmetic plastic surgery because it is safe and effective. Results are evident and one looks more natural.
However, for one to enjoy the results of a good surgery, they must first ascertain that they are clean candidates for the procedure. The fact that you cannot put on a top that exposes your cleavage well due to the small size of your breasts does not warrant you the right of augmentation. The first thing to do is to consult with a qualified surgeon to look at your situation. It involves evaluating your previous medical history for purposes of ensuring your health is well taken care of. (more...)
Women’s fashion has spurred growth in workwear that is appropriate and stylish. Whether you are a solicitor, a banker or you are creative, you need to choose clothes for work that highlight your strengths as an employee.
With the popularity of the modesty movement in high fashion from designers such as Victoria Beckham and Jason Wu, workwear is back in the spotlight.
Top tips to project the right image during an interview (more...)
Apple iPad deals have become very popular over the years because of the many benefits that have come with them over the years. With iPads invention on the market, Apple set a pace and opened the eyes of the world with new iPad deals and iPad electronic gadgets to make the world of technology a better place. There are so many features of iPad that makes the iPad a class to behold. From the best of colors to the best of styles and designs, the iPad can never be sidelined.
If you are looking for a cheap iPad, check out MoneySavingHeaven.com , it will be best to start your search on the internet. There are so many deals for iPad gadgets on the internet. However; when you do not search well you will be at the losing side because; you will not find one in your preferred budget. Also, there are so many service providers that are making sure they promote their SIM card with iPad phones and tablet to increase their sales because they know the love of iPads is on the high now.
Many business men and women love the iPad gadget because; it has over the years since its launch being of great help to them because they are able to transact business perfectly with it. Also, surfing the internet is faster, better and much exciting because you get the very best quality. There are so many ways to get free or cheap iPads online by participating in surveys, quizzes, online casino games, online games, and so on. Also, there are so many websites that can provide you with a long list of some of the best deals with regards to iPad. (more...)
The term "Designer Drug" sounds to many like something desirable like designer clothes, but in fact such drugs are not designed by specialists in chemistry, human psychology or anything else, but are simply drugs that have some sort of effect on the brain and can be marketed as "recreational" drugs. Such drugs are often similar chemically to many illegal drugs that are known to be extremely harmful, but by modifying the chemistry a little can be marketed more easily over the internet. Such drugs are often manufactured in extremely unhygienic conditions with multiple contamination often present. The active ingredient is bulked out with filler such as chalk which is at best fairly harmless but which at worst can be harmful too.
Such drugs are usually stimulants like amphetamines, or supposedly "feel good" drugs like Ecstasy, but new ones come on to the market all the time when unscrupulous entrepreneurs find chemical agents with similar effects on brain function, or any effect on brain function, and can obtain or make them more cheaply.There are plenty of such drugs around, like Mephedrone, aMT, Methylone, 6-APB, and 5-IT which are often euphemistically circulated as "plant food" or "bath salts" or for a more upmarket customer base, "research chemicals".
The bottom line is that, although such drugs may sound appealing or even glamorous to some, they are far from it. They are dangerous drugs that just happen to be outside of legal controls because there are just so many around that the authorities simply can't cope with them all. (more...)
Roads are an incredible invention that allows us to move from city to city quickly and easily. Roads provide a comfortable area for cars, bikes, busses, and other types of transportation devices to roll across with ease. However, there comes a point when a road may become damaged and will need the immediate assistance of roadside workers to perform road repairs and bring the road back to working conditions.
Most damge is caused on rural roads and you need to be very careful when driving on these. It is also important to learn how to drive on these types of roads and especially if you are a female so selecting a female driving instructor sleaford . It's important to ensure that you are capable of driving in this conditions and professional guidance is always recommended.
One of the basic ways a road can become damaged is by old age. Much like any other type of device or piece of equipment, after being used time and time again it will become weakened, damaged, or even broken altogether. While roads are made to withstand high levels of impact, at one point or another they will need some basic fixing to restore its use. (more...)
The research chemicals refer to substances that are chemical in nature and majorly used for medical as well as research purposes. The common ones are pharmacological and agricultural chemicals. Most of these chemicals are like scheduled chemicals structurally and said to be analogues. Their side effects can be very disastrous and thus should not be used for human consumption. They are widely accepted by scientists as well as researchers.
There are no clinical trials that show research chemicals are safe for human consumption. In addition, there are no bodies that have approved the substances for human consumption. These chemicals can be health hazardous. When handling the research chemical, it is very important to strictly follow the chemical’s label. The label contains the exclusive guide on how to handle the research chemical. You should always use personal protective equipments. It is highly recommended to protect your eyes using goggles.
If you are doing a research using the chemical, you should label the containers which have chemical contents. It is also important to keep your face and hands tidy. After leaving the lab, you should wash your face and hands with plenty of clean water and mild soap. It is also important to put on a lab coat whenever you are handling the research chemical so that you don’t get in direct contact with it. The chemicals are corrosive. You should keep them off from your clothes or shoes or your body parts. (more...)
There is no denying the fact that people today are quite stressed out due to work pressure and because other strains that life offers. There are too many worries and too many things to take care of with very few means. Under such extreme stress and pressure, people often feel mentally exhausted and drained. This is perhaps the time when such people look for alternatives that can offer them some kind of relaxation. These alternatives are in the form of relaxing drugs and party highs. However, these party drugs can be addictive and may cause health hazards. This is the reason why people are now considering the use of legal highs or the herbal highs.
More and more people are today considering using the herbal high products as they offer them some kind of relief and relaxation. While such products ease the level of stress and strain, the fact is that some people find it difficult to acquire them easily. However, with the availability of online head shops like the redeye headshop this has also become easier.
When you want to feel good and high, you can order the herbal highs online and your order will be delivered to you within the stated timeframe. The good thing here is that since these drugs are considered to be legal for use, there is no concern over compliance with law. (more...)
David E Nichols is known to be the father of MDAI, a research chemical that was developed in 1990s as a part of his research project. After its discovery, it has gone through a long series of experiments to understand its behaviour, toxicity, medicinal value and usefulness on humans. MDAI is chemically represented as 5, 6-Methylenedioxy-2-aminoindane and is found to be the most rigid analogue to its parent amphetamine.
Several experiments on MDAI have revealed that it is a non-neurotoxic SSRA. SSRA stands for selective serotonin releasing agent. The chemical shows the same type of entactogenic and stimulating effect as the other members of SSRA family. Some of the experiments have also found that it acts as a dopamine and norepinephrine inhibitor. Having a look at MDAI - wide mouth frogs, the availability and usage of MDAI in research areas could be widely understood.
MDAI is well known for its strong reuptake of dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin with some values falling under IC50. MDAI is similar to the chemical structure of MDA. It has been proved as an actively affecting serotonin transporter in all the experiments that have been done outside the living organisms. Many researchers have even supported this chemical for its specific affinity based on the results of their research. Researchers have tested the solution of MDAI with receptor infused membrane to calculate its specific affinity. (more...)
Chemistry is a very important branch of physical sciences that deals with the nature of matter, its composition and uses. It has many important applications in the world today. Chemistry has made the synthesis of many artificial substances possible and this has accounted for the observable developments in many countries of the world. Drugs and many chemicals are products of chemistry and they have unquestionably transformed the world.
More so, research chemicals are very important for performing series of chemical researches in order to develop and synthesize new substances. Such chemicals are used by chemists, forensic researchers, biologists and many other people who do their best in order to develop new substances. This is where Research Chemicals UK comes to play. There are many companies in the UK which specialize in producing chemicals which can be used for research purposes.
Chemicals for research can be used either in the human system or outside the system. Chemical research in the human system must be conducted with intense care. Outside the human system, the environment has to be controlled. This can be done in a glass tube and it is known as in vitro research. Many UK chemical suppliers do not permit their chemicals to be used in the human system in order to avoid harm. (more...)