Every Finnish expectant mother can choose to receive a free of charge maternity package containing baby clothes and other useful items as VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland currently develops a Digital Maternity package. Its purpose is the digital gathering reliable health information that can provided by various smart devices, electronic services, and guides into a single user interface. VTT is currently seeking partners for the development and commercialisation of this digital maternity package could be on which could be on the market in the next couple of years.
A Scottish Enterprise award of £100,000 brings Payfont closer to market its online security to counter data theft disasters such as those that have impacted Adobe, Target and Amex, protecting millions of online users and providers from cybercrime.
New research co-funded by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) is to focus on cyber-security aspects of UK's critical infrastructure as vital industrial control systems running power and manufacturing plants, the national grid, and the country's rail network system.
Edinburgh's solar meadow below, at the Jewel & Esk site could be overtaken in size by a proposed solar power park in Dundee. Building Scotland’s largest community owned solar power park in would tackle fuel poverty, cut CO2 emissions and regenerate derelict and contaminated land, according to a speaker coming to the University of Dundee next week.
Two reports from the International Energy Agency imply solar power (thermal and photovoltaic) could by 2050 be the world’s largest source of electricity ahead of fossil fuels, wind, hydro and nuclear. As USA NIST ) idevelops the measurement tools and techniques to characterise physical processes related to light absorption, energy transfer, and carrier dynamics in thin-film inorganic PV materials and devices, Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research in ZSW (Baden-Württemberg) has just set a new world record in TFT PV, with Stuttgart scientists achieving 21.7 percent efficiency with a CIGS (Copper Indium Gallium diSelenide) solar cell.
Early this month, a US nuclear engineering company Lightbridge, based at Tysons Corner, Virginia, presented at the Euro Pacific Global Investment Conference, .an update of its planned first tests in a full scale reactor of new design engineered fuel rod to boost power output by 10 to 17% while ensuring safety and reducing security costs.
The ECOBIOFOR project is seeking to obtain bio-based coatings, inks, adhesives, paints and varnishes to introduce environmentally-friendly products. The consortium comprising associations of enterprises, companies and research centres from Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, and France led by Tecnalia looks to replace petro-based components by sustainable, bio-based materials, new products using natural, renewable resources to replace conventional solvents.
Researchers at Purdue University are developing a robotic fabric for use in clothing and “soft” robots. The technology could be find applications in clothing that adds strength and endurance to the wearer or lightweight robots durable enough for planetary exploration in space.
Researchers in the University of Huddersfield Centre for Efficiency and Performance Engineering unite with China's Kunming University of Science and Technology for new work on friction stir welding, a complex new welding technique that could be increasingly valuable to modern industry.
SEPA (Scottish Environment Protection Agency) has received a letter from SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy) dated 15 September 2014, notifying SEPA that it is withdrawing its application to vary the Tummel hydropower licence with immediate effect.
CCHL ( Callander Community Hydro Ltd) early saw the potential to turn the rainfall around Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park into something of value for its community. The scheme is responsible for an exciting project building a community river hydro scheme.
Gaberlunzie sees with great pleasure that Glenmorangie has unveiled Taghta (Chosen) as its latest single malt and the world's first crowd-sourced whisky this month. Which in turn puts a focus on packaging and the October 5th legislation.
Space technology STAR Dundee is “a role model spin-out” with the company taking a major prize at the Scottish Chambers of Commerce’s inaugural awards. Coming close after Clyde Space, Craig Clark winning the Baird of Bute award, the next breathlessly awaited news will be chosen location of UK's first space port.
Traditional educational tools present information to students in a conventional way: what they present is true and students are expected to learn what is presented. In a PhD study completed recently at the University of Eastern Finland, Andrés Moreno, MSc, developed a tool, Jeliot ConAn, that tricks students during their learning process. Jeliot ConAn uses "conflictive animations" to teach computer programming, which is a very challenging topic for students due to its abstract nature.
New research in "Advanced Functional Materials" suggests that graphene-treated nanowires could soon replace current touchscreen technology, significantly reducing production costs and allowing for more affordable, flexible displays. It also illustrates the global reach for graphene research from China to Dublin and Oxford.
AI (Artificial intelligence) and machine learning are the tech trends that will have the biggest impact on our lives over the next ten years according to two of the panelists at ScotSoft 2014. Speaking ahead of the event, which will include a forum on emerging trends. Gareth Williams, CEO of Skyscanner, and Greg Williams, executive editor of WIRED Magazine, highlighted AI as the development most likely to radically change the way we live and do business.
A critical vulnerability in BASH (Bourne again shell) that is present in most Linux and UNIX distributions and Apple’s Mac OS X, has been discovered and administrators are being urged to patch immediately.
The August announcement that video games companies across the UK can claim corporation tax relief for the production of games qualifying under new cultural test regulations, is now followed by the launch of The NextGen Skills Academy at the London EGX games show
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