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BT Communications Limited is a telecommunications and internet company in Ireland. It is a subsidiary of BT Group plc. Wikipedia.

Lewis J.,Cellmark Forensic Services | Baird A.,BT in Ireland | McAlister C.,Birmingham Business Park | Siemieniuk A.,Cellmark Forensic Services | And 7 more authors.
Science and Justice | Year: 2013

Acid phosphatase (AP) reagent (Fast Black) is used as a presumptive test for the presence of seminal fluid on exhibits submitted in allegations of sexual assault. Research was carried out to determine whether the direct application of AP reagent to exhibits is a viable alternative to the traditional indirect (blot) testing method used routinely in the laboratory. The relative sensitivity of the indirect and direct testing methods was investigated as was the effect of AP reagent on histological staining of spermatozoa, the incidence of false positives from vaginal material and saliva, and the effect of AP reagent on subsequent DNA testing. Also included are the results of specificity studies from validations of the direct AP testing method. The results of this research show that, provided the incidence of false positives is borne in mind, direct AP testing can be especially useful when screening exhibits which are difficult to indirectly (blot) AP test or when it is problematic to relocate an AP positive stain. Direct application of AP reagent can also be beneficial for locating dilute semen stains. Three case examples are given which illustrate the use of direct AP testing in laboratory casework. © 2013. Source

Norton B.,Dublin Institute of Technology | Eames P.C.,Loughborough University | Mallick T.K.,Heriot - Watt University | Huang M.J.,BT in Ireland | And 3 more authors.
Solar Energy | Year: 2011

Recent research in Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) is reviewed with the emphases on a range of key systems whose improvement would be likely to lead to improved solar energy conversion efficiency and/or economic viability. These include invertors, concentrators and thermal management systems. Advances in techniques for specific aspects of systems design, installation and operation are also discussed. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. Source

Diver A.J.,BT in Ireland | Hill C.,BT in Ireland
Annals of Plastic Surgery | Year: 2011

A unique case of congenital nasal septal deformity is reported with a chronological summary of literature pertaining to congenital nasal defects. © 2011 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Source

Mac An tSaoir S.,BT in Ireland | Ward F.,BT in Ireland
Acta Horticulturae | Year: 2010

SmartFresh (1-MCP) prevents the ripening of fruit by blocking ethylene receptors. Bramley's apple seedling is highly sensitive to ethylene. SmartFresh has been shown to work under local barn storage conditions up until December (three months) but for an economic return on the use of SmartFresh, a much longer storage period is required. Therefore in 2004 a large scale experiment was set in which bins of Bramleys were treated with SmartFresh (7 or 14 days after picking), +/-fungicide, or untreated and stored in non-temperature regulated barns, or refrigerated at 4.3°C. The apples were sub-sampled at monthly intervals from December 2004 through March 2005. Over the storage period SmartFresh decreased the loss of quality as recorded by pressure tests, weight loss and colour loss. SmartFresh treated apples in cold storage were of much higher quality in all respects over Barn stored apples. Where the application of SmartFresh was delayed from seven to fourteen days after picking its effectiveness was reduced across all parameters measured. Source

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