How bacteria and HA interact: A Live chat with Elaine Berry and Greg Siragusa

In this live chat we spoke to Elaine Berry and Greg Siragusa about their work using hydroxl apatite to concentrate bacteria.  Elaine is a Research Microbiologist at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center. Greg is a Senior Principal Scientist at Eurofins Microbiology Laboratories. In 1997 they wrote a paper about using hydroxyl apatite to concentrate … Continue reading How bacteria and HA interact: A Live chat with Elaine Berry and Greg Siragusa

Apatite for Destruction – the hypotheses so far

Our project is investigating the mineral exoskeleton found on some nappies in our experiments last year. So far it's mainly been looking stuff up on the internet, digging around, and talking through what we can do and what our priorities are. To give you a bit of a flavour, here are the bare bones of the facts … Continue reading Apatite for Destruction – the hypotheses so far

25 things we learned by running a radical citizen science project about nappies (as you do)

At the end of a project, you usually put weeks or even months of effort into evaluating it and writing an evaluation report. Then about three people read your report. Which is a shame, because if you've been honest, there's stuff in there that might be useful to other people. So I thought I'd write … Continue reading 25 things we learned by running a radical citizen science project about nappies (as you do)

Nappy Leaks – We’re Not The Boss Of You

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Have you heard about the bunch of troublemakers causing mayhem in the cloth nappy world? The call themselves the Nappy Science Gang and they just don't seem to understand The Rules. You know The Rules: follow The Rules, repeat The Rules, don't dare to question The Rules. Well this lot are questioning everything. You say, "Powder detergent is … Continue reading Nappy Leaks – We’re Not The Boss Of You

Live chat with Verity Mann and Trisha Schofield from the Good Housekeeping Institute

  For our fifth live chat our guests of honour were Trisha Schofield and Verity Mann, respectively Head and Deputy Head of Testing at the Good Housekeeping Institute. Both are responsible for testing large, domestic appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers and also a number of products and services. Trisha has been doing this … Continue reading Live chat with Verity Mann and Trisha Schofield from the Good Housekeeping Institute