Keep calm and carry on with ViewRanger’s Great British Bank Holiday Competition

What does the August Bank Holiday in the great outdoors mean to you? It could be anything from relaxing with friends in beautiful scenery, mountain biking in the fells, to a soggy tent and ice creams in the rain! Continue reading

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British team set to shine at World Solar Challenge 2013

Highly innovative bullet shaped solar vehicle enters marathon across Australia

A young British racing team has one of the best chances in a decade for victory in the World Solar Challenge, a gruelling 3,000 km marathon across the heart of Australia from Darwin to Adelaide, starting in October 2013.  Less than a year after a rule change opened up the field, the Cambridge University Eco Racing (CUER) team is test-driving Resolution, its game changing solar innovation, at Millbrook on 5thJuly 2013. Continue reading

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Share adventures in real time with ViewRanger’s ‘TripStories’

ViewRanger, the award-winning free GPS navigation and trail creation app, has launched V4.1 this week with unique ‘TripStories’ feature. The update makes it even easier for users to share their outdoor adventures where and when they happen on social media sites by improving integration with apps such as twitter and Flickr. Continue reading

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Cats speak to their owners, but are you listening?

CATS SPEAK TO THEIR OWNERS, BUT ARE YOU LISTENING?

First CatWatch Day findings show even devoted owners may miss signs of stress 

Cats adjust their behaviour to communicate with humans, but few of us understand their efforts. Findings from the UK’s first CatWatch Day showed that cats were not ‘aloof’ but instead had a daily routine of activity with a repertoire of behaviours designed to maximise interaction with their owners. However, most of this is largely misunderstood according to Jon Bowen, animal behaviour consultant at Royal Veterinary College. Continue reading

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Preparation is key to avoid roaming charges abroad says Viewranger

PREPARATION IS KEY TO AVOID ROAMING CHARGES ABROAD SAYS VIEWRANGER

Craig Wareham gives advice on how best to use your phone abroad this summer

The benefits of having a map on your phone are even greater when abroad and in unfamiliar surroundings, but many people are worried about data roaming charges.  By planning ahead it is possible to have maps and GPS positioning without data charges says Craig Wareham, outdoor enthusiast and co-founder of ViewRanger, the GPS navigation app for adventure. Continue reading

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Raccoons product test new SureFlap Pet Door

The new SureFlap Pet Door is tested by the craftiest of ‘wannabe’ intruders

Raccoons entering homes through unsecure pet doors are a major cause of concern for cat owners in the USA. However, the raccoons at Shepreth Wildlife Park have tried and failed to break into the new SureFlap microchip-operated pet door, which has innovative security features designed to stop even the craftiest of intruders from breaking into the flap. Continue reading

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Beating the odds: growing biobusinesses today

One day conference at Clare College, Cambridge, on 3rd October 2013

How do you build successful biobusinesses in these tough and fast-changing times? The Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL) at Cambridge Judge Business School is working in partnership with independent consultant, Miranda Weston-Smith, and the membership organisation for international life science and healthcare companies, One Nucleus, to stage a one-day conference on 3rd October at Clare College in Cambridge to answer this question and more. Continue reading

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New beam instrumentation will optimise cancer proton therapy

Work by Cockcroft Institute at eye tumour centre will automate beam control shortening treatment time

Particle beams – from low energy beams with exotic ions through to extremely high energy light sources – are revolutionising the way we view the world and creating potential for new industries, but the instrumentation for controlling the beams is still in its infancy. An international project, coordinated by the Cockcroft Institute, Liverpool, is addressing this gap and fast tracking development of vital tools that will allow us to control the power of the beam. Continue reading

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ViewRanger, the outdoors GPS adventure app, offers romance in Denmark

ViewRanger now offers topographic maps, walking and cycling trails across Scandinavia

Copenhagen might be the cycle city of the world but all of Denmark, including its islands and extensive sandy beaches, can now be explored more easily by bike, on foot or on water with the launch of detailed topographical mapping and interactive trail guides within ViewRanger, the outdoors GPS adventure app. Continue reading

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‘Three out of four patients don’t need to be here’ say eye clinics

Altacor to discuss findings at BCLA (Stand 30), 7-9th June 2013

There are still many patients going to secondary care for dry eye problems that could be effectively treated in the community. Continue reading

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