Renewable energy exerts are predicted to inject around £350,000 into the economy of Lewis when they attend EIMR (Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewables) international conference from 30th April (faunal interactions & methodology) - 1st May (Ecological modelling & overviews). It comes on the heels of the island's missile test range value being claimed by the First Minister as of more importance to Nato nuclear alliance than Trident.
In an evolutionary morph, that joins vision to touch, Barrett Technology is offering a full-sensor-suite for its BarrettHand under the protection of US Patent 7,168,748 where claims cover the addition of cameras and other sensors on the finger and palm surfaces of a robotic hand.
Back in 2011 a glowing review on the application of electrospinning for design and fabrication of architectured, nanofibrous materials for dye sensitised solar cells, fuel cells, lithium ion batteries, super capacitors, pointed out that the process, with particular emphasis on improved energy and power density imparted performance improvement to ionic conductivity, cyclability, reversibility, interface resistance,electrochemical stability, and mechanical strength, of electrospun electrode and electrolyte components.
As the deadline for submissions for the Data Journalism competition from the Global Editors Network closed this month with 523 applications, (winners to be announced in June) Cardiff University announces it is to introduce a Computational Journalism Master's degree in September in a bid to supply the industry more journalists with coding abilities.
One in four UK residential fixed broadband connections is ‘superfast’, according to latest Ofcom research. Proportion of superfast connects – those offering headline speeds of 30Mbit/s or more – has risen from 5% in November 2011 to 25% in November 2013.
3D printing moves into the medical environment, together with robotoic surgery as surgeons use 3D printing to produce exact models of tumour-containing kidneys, allowing them to simulate surgery prior to the actual operation. Models can be personalised to the patient, giving doctors a 3D model of each individual’s tumour.
Dynamic businesses are at the forefront of global M&A reveals the Grant Thornton IBR (International Business Report) with global M&A activity rising from this time last year, as dynamic businesses leading the way. Leaders of the world's most progressive businesses have always viewed acquisitions as an important means to supplement and boost their existing operations especially in the acquisition of know-how people.
As wind farms look to be going high altitude, drone satellites are seen as the future for communications, as US corporate Google plays catch-up on the Facebook acquisition of UK's team Ascenta, to buys Titan Aerospace.
Moray Council has put on the market, for lease or sale, a one hectare site at the eastern end of Buckie Harbour, which can accommodate ships of up to 86 metres long. The yard comprises three slips and two side slips, two boat repair sheds, a workshop, office block, warehouse and small stores. Facilities include 24-hour access, pilotage, bunkering by tanker, water on all quays and skilled stevedores.
Shetland residents now have access to high-speed internet thanks to an ambitious project delivered by the local council and TNP (The Networking People) on the Shetland Islands. TNP already has expertise bringing connectivity to Scotland’s most rural areas, with a similar successful project run with Stirling Council last year, potentially saving local authorities hundreds of thousands of pounds, buildingthe networks that they own, rather than renting them.
Many pathways to substantial emission reductions are available urges the newest report from the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) that shows global greenhouse gas emissions have grown more quickly between 2000 and 2010 than in each of the three previous decades.
With Scotland now home to half of the UK's onshore wind farms and set to have the largest offshore development in the Moray Firth, perhaps the country should consider the latest airborne technology which is to provide power to the remote region of Alaska, while removing the visual ground pollution of land-based generators.
As Maria Miller resigns in the wake of the damaging expenses furore, Scotland's public spending watchdog is being urge to investigate the First Minister's trip to the Ryder Cup, two years ago, if he fails to file the details about the full costs.
More than a million homes and businesses in Scotland can now connect to high-speed fibre broadband, BT announced today. But as a realist also comments: "Now, all they need to do is get the speed up to 1Gbps"
The Youth Resolution is the proposal for a kite marked partnership between local authorities, employers and education institutions which benefits businesses, gives young people fair opportunities, helps tackle youth unemployment and drives local growth
Hard on the heels of Clyde Space April 1st launch of the first haggis into space, comes the news that UKube-1 is confirmed to launch on June 19 this year from the Baikonur Cosmodrrome, Kazakhstan, where it will be launched on a Russian Soyuz-2 rocket.
The world's press has flagged up a problem first discovered by a team of Finnish security experts and researchers at Google last week Monday. By Tuesday afternoon, a number of large websites, including Yahoo, Facebook, Google and Amazon Web Services, said they were fixing or had already fixed the problem.
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