Tag Archives: United Kingdom

New study links air pollution and early death in the U.K.

In a study appearing this month in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, MIT researchers report that emissions from cars, trucks, planes and powerplants cause 13,000 premature deaths in the United Kingdom each year. The researchers analyzed data from 2005, the most recent year for which information is available. They found that among the various […] … learn more→

Euroscepticism at home ties Cameron’s hands in Europe

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s decision to veto the new European Union agreement for greater financial stability in the Eurozone reminds us that despite the talk of greater European integration, the nation state is still very much alive and well. Odd one out The agreement, a Franco-German initiative, was meant to create mechanisms for greater […] … learn more→

Atomic clock with world\’s best long-term accuracy revealed by research

A caesium fountain clock that keeps the United Kingdom\’s atomic time is now the most accurate long-term timekeeper in the world, according to a new evaluation of the clock that will be published in the October 2011 issue of the international scientific journal Metrologia by a team of physicists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) […] … learn more→