How to Enter a Cleanroom

A cleanroom is an environment, typically used in manufacturing or scentific research that has a low level of environmental pollutants such as dust, airborne microbes, aerosol particles and chemical vapors. If you have been asked to work in one, you’ll need to take the appropriate steps to avoid introducing contamination. There is no single type of cleanroom or …

Opinion split over Sinn Féin use of ‘Londonderry’

In politics, it is very often words that speak louder than actions and the past week in Northern Ireland has proved no exception. Despite a deep-freeze in relations between unionists and nationalists since Stormont’s power-sharing coalition collapsed last year, the phrases ‘reaching out’ and ‘shared space’ are never far away from the political conversations that do …