Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Bill passed by the Scottish Parliament on August, 19bwill be submitted for Royal Assent in due course. Once it has receives Royal Assent it becomes an Act of the Scottish Parliament.
A project to create an HPC network from Fujitsu, HighlandCouncil and the business group Energy North should create a Highland hub that will link to computer clusters initially in Wales (network based on six universities and private sector sites in Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea) and later Northern Ireland. That news comes as businesses in Scottish cities are urged by by Commsworld to take advantage of the ‘gilt-edged’ opportunity to improve their broadband and internet services, after disclosure that there had been surprisingly low uptake of the £100m Connected Voucher Scheme initiative for SME and charities .
Like some genie in a lamp, start-up Algorithmia offers an open clearing house and marketplace for algorithms that will polish up the academic treasure hoard and connect these developed, but underused algorithms with people who need them to make sense of different data.
KIC InnoEnergy has issued a new call for Innovation Proposals 2014. Those who have a business idea linked to sustainable energy and a proven concept, that now needs to be commercialised with business and financing support,should apply to the KIC InnoEnergy innovation project.
Glenmorie near Bonar Bridge and Barrel Law in the Scottish Borders have the Public Local Inquiry Reporter find against their development in one case for impact on landscape and scenery and in the other as surplus to government renewable requirements.
As Professor Tracey Wilkinson is appointed as the University of Dundee’s Principal Anatomist and Cox Chair of Anatomy, Professor Sandy Cochran becomes one of the 14 leading researchers from around the UK to be appointed a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holder.
Merryland International School, at Mussafah, United Arab Emirates, has launched what is claimed is the first robotic lab in a UAE school, with more than 30 cutting edge robots including humanoids with built-in intelligence.
Growth comes as every industry achieves efficiency, automating process robotically. Being unique in that robots can perform multiple steps without human intervention and can adapt to different conditions and manipulate different types of devices thanks to the sensors, the cameras and the software, robots become endowed with flexibility.
JMT (John Muir Trust) launches a legal challenge to Scottish government consent for the 67-turbine Stronelairg wind farm in the Highlands. It has lodged a petition with the Court of Session asking for a judicial review into the June decision by energy minister Fergus Ewing to approve the SSE's 200MW project.
In the usual ever rush of Monday and work, Gaberlunzie confesses that he has not even considered any light entertainment...with one exception which you can see in the picture and its caption. He really went a bunch on this, probably because CES, and IEDM are shows everyone technology should be at at least once in a lifetime, and its going to be interesting to see what emerges as the MUST attend for graphene shows!
UK companies looking to do business with Russia and the Baltic might consider Netnod, the Scandinavian gateway into Europe for Russia and Baltic ISPs. There is an amazing set of networks on both oil and gas pipelines across the territory.
As Manchester, Antonios Oikonomou is winner of the Eli and Britt Harari Graphene Enterprise Award 2014 for the set up of GCSS (Graphene Characterisation and Standardisation Service) Grafoid Inc announces the purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares of ALCERECO in exchange for 250,000 common shares of Grafoid at a price of $5.00 per share, for a total value of $1,250,000 as the graphene company opens its Ontario MesoGraf production facilities in Kingston, Ontario.
Anyone who picks up "2040" by Graham Tottle and reads its back cover will certainly learn that the author is an Anglo-Scot. With forbearing seafarers from Orkney and Hull, there's understandably lots of lovely writing about boats and yachts, but equally inclusive of nuclear power, robots and surveillance. Obviously as the work of a Cambridge trained historian and computer scientist, you would expect and will find the novel to be truly scientific, dimensional and 'technology-couth.'
Reform Scotland, the independent, non-party think tank, shows that only two-thirds of nearly 1,000 GP surgeries in Scotland have a website, and less than 10% will allow appointments to be booked online.
As a Japanese company Softbank offers a robot that expresses emotion researchers in Bangladesh design a computer programme that can accurately recognise users’ emotional states by as much as 87% of the time, depending on the emotion, but especially the extremes of joy and anger.
Everyone knows R2D2!! Now consider C2D2!! the Paraswift robot that has won an award in the ‘Prolongation of service life’ category in an international competition at the COIN (Concrete Innovation Conference ) on 13 June 2014 held for the first time this year.
A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech University has developed an innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants that can contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic compounds for targeted drug delivery.
Climate change and the increasing pressure on the planet’s natural resources mean raising awareness and innovating around environmental sustainability has never been more urgent. How can rural Scotland address these issues? £20k prototype funding is on offer.
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