Publications

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The Engineer News Feed

News and analysis from the world of engineering
  • US researchers use additive technique to create optimised environment to grow human hair in a petri dish The hype around 3D printing has been so intense in recent years that it’s been touted as a solution to almost every human and manufacturing problem. However, to The Engineer’s knowledge, until now it has never been suggested […] The post 3D printing to grow hair: a potential cure for baldness appeared first on The Engineer.

  • Dutch startup Lightyear has revealed its first prototype vehicle, a lightweight five-seater car that harnesses solar energy to give a range of 725km. Lightyear One features five square metres of solar cells, integrated into the car’s roof and bonnet. The cells, which sit under safety glass, charge at a rate up to 12km/h in the […] The post Solar-charging Lightyear One targets EV range anxiety appeared first on The Engineer.

  • A new approach to creating multi-junction solar cells with off-the-shelf components could lead to photovoltaic devices that are more efficient and cheaper to make. This is the claim of researchers from North Carolina State University (NC State) whose proof-of-concept paper – A New Approach for Multi-Junction Solar Cells from Off-the-Shelf Individual Cells: GaAs/Si – was presented on […] The post New approach stacks up for multi-junction solar cells appeared first on The Engineer.

  • A UK headquartered company is looking at the global roll-out of its autonomous baggage carrying vehicles following a successful trial at Heathrow. Aurrigo was approached by International Airlines Group (IAG) to use its driverless expertise to develop the world’s first autonomous ‘dolly’, a common piece of ground-handling equipment normally used to move loose baggage and […] The post Autonomous baggage dolly takes off at Heathrow appeared first on The Engineer.

  • What is the most effective way to ensure we have enough engineers entering the profession? A few days ago was International Women in Engineering Day 2019, the annual celebration of the often neglected or forgotten contribution of women to this sector. For some time, engineering institutions have pointed out that as women make up a […] The post This week’s poll: addressing the recruitment gap appeared first on The Engineer.

Solutions4Schools Terms and Conditions

These booking conditions set out our services to you and your commitments to us when you book with Solutions 4 Schools.

"we" "us" and "our" are references to Solutions 4 Schools Ltd, (S4S).

"you", means the persons or named on the booking

"Force Majeure" means any event which we or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, actual or threatened terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events outside our control or the control of the supplier concerned.

Bookings

a) Once you have booked and made the full payment we will confirm your booking, you will also receive a confirmation. By making your booking with us, you will be regarded as having read and understood these booking terms & conditions.

b) A booking will only be regarded as complete once payment has been made. If funds, once cleared are then returned, the booking cannot be regarded as complete.

c) Your registration to attend the conference may only be changed, replaced or refunded at our absolute discretion. We do, however, welcome substitute delegates attending in your place (if you are unable to attend) provided that we have prior notice of the name of your proposed substitute and have received payment in full and if the event is open to all. If it is a restricted event then it is at our absolute discretion.

Prices

d) Prices for attending a conference are set out on the relevant registration booking form on our web site. Prices may be subject to change from time to time.

Special Requests

If you have any special requests such as dietary, access issues or any kind of special needs, you must advise us at the time of booking. Although we will make every endeavour to accommodate any reasonable requests, we regret we cannot guarantee all and every request will be met.

Web Information

All website and quote descriptions are made in good faith and every care is taken to ensure their accuracy. However, errors may occasionally occur. We cannot accept any liability for any errors or omissions except where these have arisen due to our negligence or that of any our employees (as long as they were acting in the course of their employment at the time). We reserve the right to make changes to and correct errors in our website and quotes at any time.

Changes and cancellations by us

e) Occasionally, we have to make changes to the event arrangements and in extreme circumstances, cancel an event altogether. Whilst we always endeavour to avoid changes and cancellations, we must reserve the right to do so.

f) Most changes are minor for example a change in the timing of the event; a change in the venue (where the event or content itself has not changed) or a change of accommodation to accommodation of the same or higher standard within the same destination city (if part of the package).

g) In extremely rare circumstances a significant change or cancellation may have to be made to a confirmed booking. If we have to make a significant change or cancel, we will tell you as soon as possible. In the event of a complete cancellation we will endeavour to refund your payment in full (subject to clause below).

Changes and cancellations by you

Less than 1 month to the event - 90% charge will be made

Less than 1 week to the event - 100% charge will be made

If you wish to cancel all or any part of your booking, you should advise us immediately by telephone followed by confirmation in writing. We will make a cancellation charge on the scale shown above.

Force Majeure

Except where otherwise expressly stated in these Booking Conditions, we regret we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our obligations under our contract with you is prevented or affected by Force Majeure. Additionally we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where you suffer any damage, injury, expense or loss of any description as a result of Force Majeure.

Important note

h) Solutions 4 Schools Ltd is not responsible for the content of the events managed on behalf of our clients. The material covered is supplied by the clients themselves or by third parties. You are advised to verify the accuracy of any information before relying on it. The content is provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis without any warranties of any kind (express or implied) and Solutions 4 Schools Ltd does not (and cannot) accept any liability arising from any inaccuracy or omission in the Content or, to the fullest extent permitted by law, arising from any infringing, defamatory or otherwise unlawful material in the Content.

i) To the fullest extent permitted by law, Solutions 4 Schools Ltd shall not be liable under or in connection with this agreement, in contract, tort (including, but not limited to negligence) or howsoever arising, for any loss of profits, business or goodwill, or for any indirect or consequential loss.

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