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Transformer Cores Demystified

Posted on: October 9, 2019

Transformer cores are found everywhere in modern society. Transformers are used to increase or decrease the alternating voltages in electrically powered applications. By the time this electricity reaches your house or workplace, it will have passed through several transformers. Some of those will be in substations, some will be in domestic appliances. Others will be orbiting the earth in satellites or deep under the sea. Image Credit Why do we use transformers? When electrical power…

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The Importance of Workforce Planning for Medical Care in the NHS

Posted on: October 9, 2019

With the increase in demand on the NHS, and no sign of it slowing down, shortfalls in staff are becoming more apparent. With those shortfalls comes a dip in the effectiveness of care that patients require. Image Credit Workforce targets With over 1.3 million clinical staff, carrying out 300 different types of duties, across 1,000 different employers, the NHS requires a suitable workforce planning process, to make sure that the right amount of staff is…

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From Berlanga to Buccaneers – The Fascinating History of the Galapagos Islands

Posted on: October 9, 2019

On the 10th March 1535, Fray Tomas De Berlanga, the Dominican Friar, first set foot on the Galapagos Islands. He was heading from Panama to Peru when his ship was taken off course by currents. He became the discoverer of this intriguing group of islands and history was made.  He wrote of the ‘land of giant tortoises and inhospitable terrain’. Despite his observations on his visit, the islands began to attract many visitors. Image Credit…

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