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Screen time at night can be harmful to children's health, researchers say

Screen time at night can be harmful to children's health, researchers say | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Parents need to moderate the amount of time their children spend in front of screens, particularly at night, as it can have a negative impact on their health, according to researchers.

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WISERD is ESRC-funded.

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Couples having less sex because they are watching boxsets instead 

Couples having less sex because they are watching boxsets instead  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Professor David Spiegelhalter of the University of Cambridge said the rise in popularity of television boxsets and subscription services like Netflix are to blame for our lack of interest in sex.

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The article refers to data from the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal), part funded by the ESRC.

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The scenic route to your happy place

The scenic route to your happy place | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Life in cities can be hectic and stressful - but some technology designers are going out of their way to make them more fun.

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The article features Dr Andrew Hudson-Smith, who is co-investigator on the ESRC-funded TALISMAN project.

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Great Gift for Grandma? Retirees Love Tablets

Great Gift for Grandma? Retirees Love Tablets | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Figures just out suggest that tablets are becoming increasingly popular among the over-55s. 

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The article's author, David Frohlich, receives funding from the UK Research Councils and other funding bodies. The work cited in this article was funded by the New Dynamics of Ageing programme which is funded by the ESRC.

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Britons having sex less often

Britons having sex less often | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles finds frequency of sex has fallen by 20 per cent since last survey in 2000

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Modern life 'turning people off sex'

Modern life 'turning people off sex' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Money worries and the distractions of social media mean people are having sex less frequently, researchers say.

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Can the open hardware revolution help to democratise technology?

Can the open hardware revolution help to democratise technology? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Adrian Smith and Mariano Fressoli: A fast-growing open hardware movement is creating ingenious versions of all sorts of technologies, and freely sharing them through social media.
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Article written by Professor Adrian Smith,  member of the ESRC STEPS centre

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Third of pre-school children have their own iPad

Third of pre-school children have their own iPad | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Ownership of tablet computers among under-fives in the UK is widespread, with a quarter of under-threes having one of their own

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This is an ESRC-funded project between the University of Sheffield and the University of Edinburgh.

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Four policy steps to drive technological change

Four policy steps to drive technological change | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
R&D is only one of several interventions to build Africa’s tech capacity and innovation systems, says David Ockwell.
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David Ockwell is deputy director of research at the ESRC STEPS Centre and senior lecturer in geography at the University of Sussex.

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From Concorde to the iPhone, state intervention drives technological innovation

From Concorde to the iPhone, state intervention drives technological innovation | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

History tells us that state involvement is the best route to prosperity. Our politicians need to think big and accept the risk of failure.

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The article quotes Sussex University professor Mariana Mazzucato who was interviewed for the ESRC publication 'Reigniting Growth'

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Britons having less sex in 21st Century

Britons having less sex in 21st Century | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A growing number of people are taking their laptops and iPads to bed instead of their partner, researchers believe
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