Senior hardware engineer Naomi Mitchison from Selex-ES has been named the IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year. The 28-year-old, secured the award for her work with laser warning systems for military aircraft . She will now play an ambassadorial role for the profession in the forthcoming months as IET said the award is a step towards creating more much-needed female role models in the industry.
After the recent elections, ScotlandIS is pleased to announce the following appointments to the board with effect from 10th December. Elections generated considerable interest with thirty people standing, so the competition for places was fierce. Alas for STEM enthusiasts although ScotlandIS has one outstanding role model in Polly Purvis, only one woman made it on to the board as role model!
IBM has announced a continued expansion of its global cloud computing network to 40 cloud centres with 12 new locations serving a growing roster of enterprise clients looking to move to hybrid cloud computing.
Strike action threatens to cause flight chaos at Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester over Christmas as staff of airport ground handling dnata vote for a two-day strike from Tuesday 23 December over a pay dispute. The fact that the second permanent secretary at the Treasury, Sharon White will earn less than current Ofcom CEO Ed Richardson when she replaces him in March hardly raises an eyebrow!
Recently, currencies aka Bitcoin have been a Scottish focus at Edinburgh and Glasgow meetings. Now a Leamington Spa entrepreneur, Nick Boardman of Rock Group PLC, puts his Bitcoins into BTXDeals, a curtain raiser for 2015 which is likely to see a flurry of creative currencies.
Gaberlunzie was sent a blissful new infographic that shows what favourite childhood toys from the 80’s & 90’s are worth now - perfect for christmas (and great starter for placing your bets on current toys values in 2045!!
A new deal on fishing quotas and industry rules is reached in Brussels negotiations, in which a freeze on proposed cuts to day fishermen, now allows them to go to sea freely, while gains in key quotas are achieved. Sting in the tail could be the tight timetable and legal trap of the January 2015 ‘when the discard ban for pelagics comes into force.'
BT (BT Group plc) has entered into an exclusivity agreement with Deutsche Telekom and Orange in relation to BT’s possible acquisition of all of their UK mobile business, EE. Exclusivity will last several weeks allowing BT to complete its due diligence and for definitive agreement negotiations to be concluded.
On top of a ladder several meters high, standing with pad and pen in hand …. to count boxes? Inventories taken in large warehouses could soon look quite different if the InventAIRy Project work and with the aid of flying robots, automatically localises and records such existing inventories.
Not too far from the night before Christmas, the UK’s first job site is dedicated to night owls and night jobs has been launched. U knights can now hasten to is the first site dedicated to the sector and that will be a one-stop-shop for night job seekers, saving time and making the search easier.
As Clyde Space settles in nicely at its new spacecraft manufacturing facility at SkyPark in Glasgow posting pictures of the new facilities with awesome piece of graffiti art from Rogue-one, leading UK space organisations join forces with British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake, and UK's Raspberry Pi to offer students a chance to devise and code their own apps or experiment to run in space.
Gaberlunzie always in love with the failed whale of Twitter, was digging around for photographs, to be greeted by a Bad Panda pic out of the blue! Having an idle moment for once, he opted to hunt for Bad Panada
Police Scotland is removing its Dumbarton local HQ so Argyll & Bute and West Dunbartonshire division are now merged with Renfrewshire and Inverclyde as a mega area aoperating from south of the Clyde in Paisley. Simultaneously UK's only Search & Rescue co-ordination centre is to move from Kinloss barracks in Moray to Fareham on the English south Coast
"We are not going into this to be the first people to break fusion. What has attracted me to this sector is I run a 3D printing company, which is for rapid-prototyping complex shapes, and have also had a project which has forced me to study asteroids for 10 years."
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