Russian cosmonauts clean space station windows

21st of August 2015
Russian cosmonauts clean space station windows

Many of us do it balanced on chairs and ladders, but window cleaning is far more extreme in space, as a pair of Russian cosmonauts found when they cleaned the windows of the International Space Station (ISS) while floating 250 miles (400 km) above the Earth.

They completed their window cleaning task during a six-hour spacewalk during which they

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Hand washing awareness low among Indian doctors says study

20th of August 2015
Hand washing awareness low among Indian doctors says study

Awareness regarding hand washing and hygienic practices is low among doctors and nurses in India, according to a study by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC).

The study found that a majority of doctors still believe cleaning hands with soap and water is the best way of ensuring hygiene even

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ISS makes formal commitment to employ indigenous Australians

19th of August 2015
ISS makes formal commitment to employ indigenous Australians

Global facilities provider ISS has pledged over 1,000 jobs at its Australian operation for Indigenous Australians, through a partnership with the Australian Government.

The partnership is part of the Commonwealth's new Employment Parity Initiative, which harnesses the goodwill of Australia's largest employers to hire Indigenous employees to help

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CIRI symposium call for papers

18th of August 2015
CIRI symposium call for papers

The Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI) International is calling for research papers ahead of its 2016 symposium next spring.

CIRI is a not-for-profit scientific, educational and research institute based in the US. It is calling for papers showing application of cleaning science to advance professional cleaning practice and public

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More evidence necessary to identify best methods to clean hospitals, says research

17th of August 2015
More evidence necessary to identify best methods to clean hospitals, says research

Concerns about Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) have certainly highlighted the need to prevent the spread of germs in healthcare settings. However a new US report reveals a disturbing gaps in knowledge when it comes to the most effective ways of cleaning surfaces.

Tray tables, bed rails, light switches, toilets - all of these are common

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The world’s most expensive vacuum cleaner: a snip at just 1,120,000 euros!

14th of August 2015
The world’s most expensive vacuum cleaner: a snip at just 1,120,000 euros!

A gadget gift site is offering a 24-carat gold plated vacuum cleaner for the princely sum of 1,120,000 euros.

Advertised on Firebox, the machine is billed as "the perfect vacuum for stretch limousine interiors, red carpets and yacht decks".

The machine - one of a limited edition of 100 models - is claimed to be the world's most expensive vacuum

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