Renesas Electronics Europe, advanced semiconductor provider has teamed up with G&D (Giesecke & Devrient) international technology specialists in the banknote, payment, secure communication and identity management sectors to collaborate for industrial security solutions and services. The first product, being demonstrated at this week’s Nuremberg SPS IPC Drives, fis ocused on anti-counterfeiting solutions for industrial products.
A new Government-backed code, 'The Peatland Code' that could slash UK carbon dioxide emissions by 220 million tonnes and protect rare wildlife by restoring moors, bogs and mires was unveiled at the World Forum for Natural Capital in Edinburgh, following a successful 2-year trial, which has seen businesses fund peatland restoration projects in southwest England, the Lake District and Wales
As researchers in China are recorded in “The Lancet” ominously to have found E.coli bacteria resistant to colistin ‘the antibiotic of last resort,’ hopefully some help may emerge on this global issue with Liverpool’s future world class life science hub around the new £25m Sciences Accelerator laboratory developmen,t enabling innovative antibiotic resistance research.
Beauty may well lie in the eye of the beholder, but the concept is to be tested in a January 2016 beauty contest. Robots trained by deep neural networks, will judge human contestants,on perceived “wrinkliness” and other features. Work underway by Mexican researcher David Silvera Tawil is on how easily people can identify humans from geminoid. Half the people in his study were unable to confirm the robot, causing anxiety and fear in exposure to geminoids. The generic ‘humanoid’ is applied to robots simply with the human structural shape. But if a female geminoids were to submit their photos to the AI judge robots, would algorithmic robot judges find them irresistible in contrast to the imperfect humans?
A team of Aston scientists teamed with Durham and Leeds have discovered a new strategy to fabricate ‘self-assembled’ catalytic materials that could offer some revolutionary applications in chemistry, energy and healthcare.
A thriving music scene, an outstanding array of art galleries and museums, handsome architecture, superb shopping and great gastronomy, Glasgow bags 20th place on "National Geographic" Traveller's Best of The World 2016 list!
Scientists at the University of Twente's MESA+ research institute have developed a new manufacturing method to create three-dimensional nanostructures and enables large-scale production of photonic crystals that can capture light.
The ParaFishControl project AquaTT held its kick-off meeting in Benicàssim, Spain, in May this year where project’s partners discussed the vision, goals and planned methodologies, where a promising exchange between the participating scientists and aquaculture industry partners was initiated.
Humans have been exploiting honeybees for almost 9,000 years, according to archaeological evidence and our links with the honeybee date back to the dawn of agriculture. Now there are two studies - Landscape-wide research by former UK government agency on oilseed rape fields in England and Wales that shows a link between neonicotinoids and honeybee colony losses. It reinforces the 2013 study in Bern,from May-December when Swedish researchers established neonicotinoids severely affect honey bee queens and their ability to reproduce worker offspring. How much more proof is needed?
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The University of Dundee will play host to the prestigious World Cultural Council Annual Award Ceremony as part of its Winter Graduation celebrations this week where the seven awarded STEM women amazingly outnumber the one expert man.
A new molecular biology tool derived from a bacterial defence system has been used for the first time by KAUST researchers to demonstrate a way to protect plants against viral pathogens. At Edinburgh University the study of a biological process that enables green algae to grow efficiently, has taken the first steps to recreating that mechanism in a more complex plant, possibly leading to high yields of wheat, rice and barley.
Fiona Hyslop is taken to task by "The Sunday Herald" that publishes an open letter today from the paper’s theatre critic Mark Brown to Fiona Hyslop, cabinet secretary for culture, in which he savages Creative Scotland’s strategy plans for the 'jargon' it uses, referring to it as ‘ridiculous’ and ‘market obsessed.’
If it’s not in your diary, put the date there now, that IEDM - will get underway, preceeded by 90 minute tutorials on Saturday 5th December and day-long short courses on Sunday 6th December. The heart of the matter,is a technical program of some 220 papers, and a rich offering of other events taking place during the meeting. This includes evening panels, special focus sessions, IEEE awards and an entrepreneurial luncheon sponsored by IEDM and (hurrah!!) IEEE Women in Engineering.
Alan Turing Institute and Intel agree to form a long term strategic partnership to deliver a research programme focussed on high-performance computing and data analytics. Researchers from both organisations will work together with co-funded research fellows and software engineers. ARM’s November TechCon conference revealed its new low-power application-tier CPU - Cortex-A35 offering, a new family of ultra-high efficiency processors, offering 64-bit compute to smartphone users, and ultrahigh efficiency for wearables. For IBM, the £12,000 contribution to partnership with the University of Warwick, offers researchers guidance through the ethical minefield of using big data and real time analytics.
"The real key to fighting ransomware is to take a closer look at what the attackers are after: these are the files and emails that employees create and view every day," says Varonis engineer, Kieran Laffan. "This unstructured data is the largest data set in most organisations, often the most valuable, and, unfortunately, least controlled." He is urging user behaviour analytics to reduce breach and recovery times while the news break now is that of the Armada Collective warning and its Bitcoin payment demands where Corero offers purpose built DDoS protection
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