The TLPWIND project, led by Iberdrola Engineering & Construction (IEC) bringing together the expertise of the ORE (Offshore Renewable Energy) Catapult and University of Strathclyde, sees the development of a TLP (Tension Leg Platform) turbine foundation deliver a lightweight and stable solution for floating wind.
"Global Graphene for Supercapacitors Industry 2016" market research report is an in-depth study on the subject. The report provides a basic overview of the Graphene for Supercapacitors industry including definitions, classifications, applications and the industry chain structure.
Working to put hardware into schools and education has always found Apple, Google and Microsoft as prime candidates on the basis of “convince ‘em young and secure your ageing market.” They are still workiing hard to get their equipment into the education market and unlikely to slow up on this, since USA schools bought $10.8 million of Apple, Google and Microsoft devices in 2015 alone. Small wonder that Amazon has determined to join that booming market.
HEATHROW Airport has announced plans to build a supply chain hub in Scotland as part of its proposed £16 billion expansion plans. Hundreds of people will be directly employed at the site, which will also allow many more Scottish small and medium sized enterprise (SMEs) to be involved in the expansion.
Business may be reasonably equipped to fend off internet crimes and invasive intrusions, but much less frequently does the security sector highlight the importance of business implementing security measures against the threat of terrorism
YEAY, is claimed to be a new easy to use E-commerce app, that uses video as opposed to traditional selling formats. It has successfully closed a seed funding round with an investment of single-digit millions in euros from Grazia Equity. YEAY also welcomed Elio Leoni-Sceti (chairman of LSG Holdings) and Erhard Schoewel (eon executive board member of COTY) among other notable investors. The funding will be used to support YEAY’s product development and recruitment as it releases into open beta.
MOMENTUM JV, comprising Amec Foster Wheeler, Assystem and KEPCO E&C, named construction management-as-agent contractor on unique international project. Representatives of the ITER Organisation announce they have signed a CMA (construction management-as-agent) contract with the MOMENTUM joint venture, led by Amec Foster Wheeler in partnership with Assystem and KEPCO Engineering and Construction Company.
Sofant Technologies Limited the pioneering Scottish RF smart software muscled antenna designer appoints David Wither as CEO (Chief Executive Officer) following their earlier news this year of raising over £1.5 million in European funding.
Today some 2,000 London and Lima children are to perform the song “One Small Bird: Ballad of the Red-necked Phalarope” at the Royal Albert Hall in London. It is in celebration of one of Scotland's rarest birds that inspired this special piece of music.
The current London bee tracking project together with the across-UK spread to restore the Black bee is just part of a major move by global countries to defend, protect and improve honey bees status. Witness recent developments in Oslo and America, where new data shows that a horrifying 40% of American honeybees died in a one-month -period ending in April. In Scotland, another approach can be found as Plan Bee is a finalist in the Scottish Beer Awards with its Beehive Brae Honey Beer.
From 29-30 June this year, Re-Work, Berlin is where Machine Learning meets Artificial Intelligence, in the Rise of Intelligent Machines to make sense of data. Interestingly out of 50 speakers, only 3 are women. Out of 250 delegates, there is as yet no breakdown available.
China keeps its No. 1 ranking on the 47th edition of the TOP500 list of the world’s top supercomputers, but this time with a new system built entirely using China designed and made processors. Sunway TaihuLight is the new No. 1 system with 93 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) on the LINPACK benchmark.
From fusion to pharmaceuticals, not to mention the human brain project, Brexit will setback major R&D technology projects and the UK may face losing its very excellent R&D status. Something similar is being seen this week, as China's installed supercomputers overtake those in America. Back in the UK even Apps developers question growth without EU partnership
ScotlandIS, trade body for Scotland’s digital technologies sector, has become the first organisation in Scotland and one of a handful in the UK to be accredited by a European scheme that recognises Excellence in Cluster Management. Initiated by the European Commission Directorate for Enterprise and Industry, the European Cluster Excellence Initiative awards a benchmark to cluster management organisations, such as trade bodies, that are striving for excellence, adding value and fostering close industry relationships for their members.
Nesta's report “The Fusion Effect” has found that 'fused’ companies, or those that combine art and science skills in their workforce: Show 8% higher sales growth than science-only firms. Are 2% more likely to bring radical innovations to market. Employ approximately 3.5 million people - despite being around a tenth of UK companies - and employ roughly a fifth of all workers.
NuData Security and Varonis make some powerful pitches to rub up on user names and passwords with NuData Security director Lisa Baergen admitting ruefully to sounding “like a broken record; but here we are again, news of yet another hack attack hits the wire. It’s only been a couple of weeks since TeamViewer user accounts were hijacked, and now GoToMYPC hit by a very sophisticated password attack. No matter how long it takes to come out, the bottom line is that organisations have to stop thinking “what IF” and accepting it should be seen as “ WHEN” we get hit…
With the EU referendum on the brink, many things apart from engineering and scientific research are overlooked. innovation within the UK cyber security industry also now hangs somewhat in the balance. Regardless of whether you are in or out, the cyber security skills gap is real. And the UK with London in particular - is at a great advantage by being able to attract talent from all over the world.
Hundreds of bees with individual coloured number tags will be released tomorrow from the rooftops of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on Tuesday 21 June and over the next month for a project that hopes to uncover the secret lives of London’s bees. While in Scotland, parts of Cornwall, Devon, Wales, Yorkshire and the Isle of Man another project seeks to restore the Black Bee to its former territories.
Liberty House Group has purchased the UK plant of Mabey Bridge Renewables at Chepstow, South Wales, which was closed down in 2015, and is to use this to make steel wind towers from the company's recently acquired Scottish based steel mills. The equipment from the plant will be used in a new UK manufacturing centre that will supply the growing offshore wind market and the tidal lagoon power industry.
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