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A hospital in the UK has been trialling a new door handle device designed to improve hand hygiene, which was designed by a local company.
The door handle automatically dispenses sanitising gel into the hand when the door is opened. It was invented by Matt Roberts from Pure Hold, who has worked for two years to develop the concept.
The World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) secured observer status at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe GHS subcommittee in Geneva last week.
This subcommittee is responsible for global policy on the regulation of chemical products including cleaning chemicals.
Andrew Large, executive vice president of the WFBSC
In Japan, Fuji Heavy Industries and Sumitomo have developed a robot that can help human workers clean offices.
This robot is a follow-up to a previous model the two companies unveiled 10 years ago, which was much more basic. This new version can navigate around desks, office equipment and other obstacles. Powered by battery, it can move around at
A university student in the UK has designed an eco-friendly vacuum cleaner made from its own cardboard packaging.
Jake Tyler, 23, from Birmingham, came up with the idea as part of his final year project at Loughborough University.
And manufacturer Vax was so impressed it is going to mass produce it and put it on sale next year.
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A pilot created a hijacking scare when he got stuck in the toilet during a flight in the US.
The captain of the Delta flight accidentally locked himself in the bathroom during the flight from Asheville, North Carolina to New York.
The co-pilot became alarmed and notified air-traffic control after a passenger, with a "thick foreign accent", tried
People carrying out their Christmas shopping at the local mall should avoid touching the food court tables, washroom sinks, escalator handrails and ATM keypads, according to experts.
Along with fitting rooms, toy stores, make-up tables and gadget shops, these are among the most germ-infested areas of a typical shopping centre.