Three-dimensional printing allows extremely small and complex structures to be made even in small series. A method developed at KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) for the first time also allows glass to be used for this technique. As a consequence of the properties of glass, as transparency, thermal stability and resistance to acids, the use of this material in 3D-printing opens up manifold new applications in production and research, as optics, data transmission, and biotechnology. The process is published in “Nature” and is also presented at the Hanover Fair.
Asperitas AIC24 cleantech startup from Amsterdam, launches its first total liquid cooling concept called Immersed Computing at the London international Cloud Expo Europe. After 1.5 years of R&D with an extended ecosystem of partners, Asperitas has its first market ready, plug & play solution, the AIC24. Asperitas AIC24 is the core of Immersed Computing. It is a closed system and the first water-cooled oil-immersion system to rely on natural convection for the dielectric liquid circulation. This results in a fully self-contained, Plug and Play modular system.
Using the sun’s rays to power ‘synthetic skin’ could help to create advanced prosthetic limbs, capable of returning the sense of touch to amputees. University of Glasgow engineers, who had previously developed a graphene ‘electronic skin’ for covering for prosthetic hands have found a way to use some of graphene’s remarkable physical properties, use sun energy to power the skin.
Aaron Wilson, Managing Director of Intern Tech discloses that 41% of UK graduates FAIL to land grad-level jobs after uni, with half clueless on how to secure a role, emerging from the last decade. Outdated and not fit for purpose: over 5 million university students regret the time and money spent on their degrees. Research among 2,000 UK adults commissioned by Intern Tech has revealed that the country’s university system is failing both students and businesses. It found:
Scotland’s Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, Shirley-Anne Somerville (below right) has said that teaching is seen as an "altruistic" profession and that "other careers are more financially attractive". She added that more needs to be done to convince graduates that teaching is both "inspirational and a worthwhile career.” But on the heels of science teacher needs, come Scottish University failings as well.
A massive change in how organisations identify, procure, and implement software solutions is observed by Atle Skjekkeland, senior Vice President at AIMM. He claims that Cloud computing has made it a lot easier to adopt new technology, and now allows business leaders, rather than the IT experts, to take over the IT buying decisions.
SAW Dx, a medical technology spinout founded at the University of Glasgow, has successfully closed an investment round of £750k with IP Group, a developer of intellectual property-based businesses, and the Scottish Investment Bank, the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise.
In research reported on the arXiv server, China physicists are claiming the lead in the race to couple together increasing numbers of superconducting qubits, and can entangle 10 qubits to one another via a central resonator – beating the previous record by one qubit. They claim the result paves the way for quantum simulators to calculate the behavior of small molecules and quantum-mechanical systems much more efficiently than the most powerful conventional computers. Quantum computing it is claimed is unrealistic in the foreseeable future.
As Nordics Internet Exchange launches a new Optical IX service to offer Netnod customers unparalleled connectivity options, redundancy, and control over their traffic, Amsterdam-based 3W Infra migrates its IaaS Infrastructure and having grown its dedicated servers from 3,000 to 4,000 in second half 2016, is now migrating its complete IaaS infrastructure to a newly commissioned Data Centre, configured for high-redundancy in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
With data transfer rates of 10 gigabits a second and a latency of just one millisecond, the 5G wireless communications standard is creating the conditions required for the tactile internet. In turn, this opens the door to new industry, transportation and medical applications. Fraunhofer researchers work on the underlying technology and have developed practical concepts to solve one of the most challenging problems – namely high-speed low-latency data transfer that is also entirely reliable. New concepts and technologies will be on show at Hannover Messe 2017.
Gaberlunzie likes the odd chat with telephone engineers and was querying what the black and yellow stripe boxes were along road edges in sections of Edinburgh. He was very intrigued to find that of course, despite the beauty and non-fake characteristics of the new £1 coin comes a slightly expensive knock on effect! As a canny Scot he can only council that "good gear gang in sma' bulk"
CodeClan reached a double century milestone after placing its 100th student into a digital role in Scotland alongside the 100 employers now making up Scotland's CodeClan’s employer community.These milestones are significant for CodeClan, especially in light of recent digital skills reports which reveal that more businesses are looking to local hire, and that software and mobile development remain the most in-demand skills by employers.
AlphaGalileo’s concerns over news embargoes in science reporting are highlighted in a recent UK House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology report "Science communication and engagement" that has just been published.
Netnod, a lead Internet Exchange (IX) operator in the Nordics, today announced the launch of a new Optical IX service. This marks a major investment in Netnod’s IXs across the region and will offer Netnod customers unparalleled connectivity options, redundancy and control over their traffic.
The University of Dundee has again been ranked as the top young university in the UK – and one of the best young higher education institutions in the world – for the second year in a row. It made it into the 16th slot in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings, the best performance of any UK institution
Scotland is to get its first major film studio, elevating its already finely honed film skills at last into international status. Equally important it is also to be allocated a slice of the UK’s £1.6bn film-making finance resources.
Imperva, Inc. committed to protecting business-critical data and applications in the cloud and on-premises, has announced the results of a survey of 170 security professionals taken at the RSA 2017, the world’s largest security conference, and exploring their experiences with ransomware. Thirty-two percent of the respondents said their company had been infected with ransomware, with 11 percent taking longer than a week to regain access to their systems after an attack.
Gaberlunzie has been following the computer industry for close on half a century and the news that Oath is to emerge from the combination of My Space, AOL and Yahoo, had him scurrying over to see what the Pink Paper has to say on the subject.
A new service from start-up, Brainnwave, is offering quick, easy access to datasets from around the world, including Skyscanner, Ordnance Survey and Airbus Defence and Space, all in one place for the first time.
Horizon Proteins, a spin-out a spin-out firm from Heriot-Watt University has developed a way of using whisky residue as salmon feed, and been awarded up to £575,000 from Scottish Enterprise. The method developed by Horizon Proteins' involves recovering the protein from pot ale - that liquid residue left over from whisky-making. The firm hopes this will replace traditional proteins used in salmon feed, such as soya bean meal and It aims to achieve a £5m turnover in five years.
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