An international, interdisciplinary group of researchers from the Clinical Institute of Neurology at the MedUni Vienna, demonstrates, through the use of a new antibody, how Parkinson's disease spreads from cell to cell in the human brain.
The Government’s plan to incorporate specialist businesses into the replacement IT system responsible for collecting £500bn worth of income tax is hailed as a wise move by Mark Colonnese, director, Aquarium Software. He may care to reflect on the monetary venom of frustrated big players.
Scientists at The University of Manchester have generated a new star-shaped molecule made up of interlocking rings, which is the most complex of its kind ever created. Known as a ‘Star of David’ molecule, scientists have been trying to create one for over a quarter of a century. The team’s findings are in the journal "Nature Chemistry".
As the Royal & Ancient opens it doors to the ladies, and some of the world’s top golfers prepare to descend upon Scotland for the 2014 Ryder Cup, both traditional and modern golfers on 22 September will be considering the 3D-printed club head on display at Geddes Quadrangle, University of Dundee. Researchers have celebrated the game's history in having produces the world's first 3D metal printed clubs, using irons loaned by the British Golf Museum in St Andrews.
As an ambitious, aggressive government campaign against the Ebola epidemic in West Africa has begun in Sierra Leone, the disease's shape shifting expertise is revealed by an extensve team of researchers with the Scripps Research Institute while a Swedish geoinformatics expert urges the mappingof fruit bat habitats for disease causes and transmission.
The Lion and the Unicorn
Are now golfing the same ground
As they opt for being together
Being best for all, all round.
As neither fancies white bread,
Or even the brown,they are rejecting
Plumcake for confections of their own
EVD (Ebola Virus Disease) outbreak in Western Africa highlights an urgent need to close the communication gap between scientists, journalists and communities. Beyond the devastation of EVD, poor communication has heightened apprehension among the public, potentially seeding confusion among scientists and journalists who report the outbreak.
The quirkiest take on the referendum lies in the hands of Orkney and Shetland as if either or both islands vote ‘No’ and Scotland as a whole votes ‘Yes’, it is possible that one or both might seek to hold a local referendum to decide their own futures, severally or acting together.
Scientists in Northern Italy are experimenting with unusual and totally eco-friendly sound and odour devices to keep insects from their cultivated fields. Studies suggest that the methods could be as efficient in protecting crops as any chemical based pesticides.
Weightless SIG has launched Weightless-N, a breakthrough, complementary open standard for IoT. The vision for Weightless SIG is to deliver wide-area machine connectivity standard that enables the 95% of the IoT opportunity denied by the high cost and power consumption characteristics of traditional cellular alternatives. This delivers on that vision and complements the existing Weightless-W standard through extension into the licence exempt frequency spectrum.
Major VAT rule changes that impact how tens of thousands of UK e-service providers that do business in the EU are less than four months away when on 1st January 2015, VAT on e-services must be calculated based on the end customer’s location. The majority of those affected are unprepared and at risk of heavy non-compliance penalties.
The Moray, Scotland area currently has two entries in the UK government's list of eight potential sites for a commercial spaceport and there's a plea to make Moray spaceport bid priority. However, although news was expected in the summer, it seems likely that the outcome of Yes or No will play a considerable part in this
A change in the mobile device landscape is reported by Enterprise mobility experts at Peak-Ryzex as customer demand for consumer devices changes the landscape of rugged devices used for business applications. It comes at a time when the UK wide retailer Phones 4 U goes into administration, putting 5,596 jobs at risk with the chain blaming EE and Vodafone for failure to renew contracts..
Sheila Kennedy, an internationally recognised architect, innovator and educator is 2014 recipient of the Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professorship and Prize. She is also a Professor of the Practice of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s School of Architecture & Planning,and the first woman to hold that position at MIT. Like women in IT, architecture has formerly always favoured male proponents
Research carried out by the Department for Business innovation and skills, analysed how STEM (Science, Technology, Economics and Maths) subjects are perceived by young people on social media. Terms ‘geek’ and ‘boring’ were mentioned frequently online to describe technology based subjects.
Some £60million in funding from the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund, the Technology Strategy Board and Masdar, the Abu Dhabi-based clean technology and renewable energy company, is to create the GEIC, that should strengthen and enrich the Manchester based NGI (National Graphene Institute).
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