The England and Wales Building Regulations do not require minor changes to your home’s electrical system to be done by a qualified electrician. However, all work must meet standards outlined in the Wiring Regulations and, frankly, if you’re in any doubt whatsoever, you’d be mad not to seek professional advice […]
Rewiring a plug can be fiddly work, but follow these five steps and you can reach that light bulb moment
A table lamp contains a simple electrical circuit comprising of the conductive route and insulated surrounding parts. The electricity travels via the brass in the plug, along the copper inside the brown ‘live’ wire to the alloys in the electric bulb, and then returns via the blue ‘neutral’ wire. A […]
Government procurement is under scrutiny as never before. The National Audit Office reported on 27 February that savings have been made as a result of the present government procurement strategy and changes to procurement structures and processes. The creation of a chief procurement officer has formed clearer lines of responsibility […]
A citizen science project to map neural connections in the retina may have answered the long-standing question of how our eyes detect motion.
A large group of gamers, working with computational neuroscientists, has produced a wiring diagram of the nerve cell connections at the back of the eye, which may have solved the long-standing question of how cells in the retina detect motion. 50 years ago, researchers discovered that retinal ganglion cells, which […]
Diagnose the problem Are they broken at the plug or the speaker? Plug them in, turn the music on and wiggle the wire near the plug. If you hear a crackle (or they go off completely), you probably need to replace the jack plug. Repeat near the speaker – a […]