As Glasgow-based Plan Bee Ltd springs into action with a splendid new brochure, busy internet pages and the indefatigable Warren Bader (below left) looking for a Beehive development executive. In the USA, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) is in the process of reviewing the impact of three neonicotinoids, clothianidin, thiamethoxam, and dinotefuran –– as well as seeing how other species, such as butterflies and aquatic animals, are affected by pesticides. The work is scheduled to be unveiled in December.
Gaberlunzie confesses to being a tad muddled over the Brexit issue. In order to gain enlightenment, he has indulged in Friday hookey exercise with a browse of "The Economist" and others. He hopes this combination of opinions clarifies something, even if it's only rediscovering that great Chinese proverb: "May you live in interesting times."
Heat dissipation in electronics and optoelectronics is a wicked bottleneck in the further development of systems in these fields. To come to grips with this issue, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed an efficient way of cooling electronics using functionalised graphene nanoflakes. The results are published in “Nature Communications”.
A Glasgow tech incubator is launching an ambitious start-up school for teens which will give them the chance to pitch their ideas to real life investors. Working alongside Glasgow City Council and Skills Development Scotland, RookieOven is giving 16-18-year-olds from Glasgow the chance to take part in its first pioneering Academy programme, during which they will devise creative digital product ideas and turn them into the foundations of a solid business.
The launch of the new IT system at NHS 24 - already three years late and £50 million over budget, again runs into disorganised systems, adding technical difficulties. Don't hold your breath for the launch date yet!
Four years ago in October Sophant Technologies launched its software muscled antenna. Now the pioneering Sofant Technologies Ltd has secured €1.97 million (£1.54 million) of European funding. The investment, part of the €3 billion Horizon 2020 SME Instrument programme will be used to take Sofant’s patented technology to market, potentially doubling battery life for mobile devices and greatly reducing antenna energy usage.
Age cannot wither, nor custom stale “… an urgent need for a reliable method to determine the age of undocumented migrants and identification of terror victims in the Middle East… A world expert for age estimation forensics at the University of Huddersfield, in association with the AgEstimation Project headed by Professor Cameriere in a two-day workshop that runs on 13-14 May 2016.
Twitter's first quarter results suggest that Sotirios Paroutis, Associate Professor of Strategic Management at Warwick Business School, who studies Twitter, is set to become the services Guru. "While competitors are moving faster in acquiring new users, it now seems marketers can utilise Twitter more effectively to run their campaigns,” he says.
(SCC) Scottish Chambers of Commerce’s “Sustaining Growth, Supporting Business” campaign sets out the key priorities for Scotland’s businesses over the next five years. It forms the foundation of SCC’s engagement with the next Scottish Government and calls to action will help Scotland’s businesses to compete and deliver growth in our economy.
It seems curiously timely, as the world recalls Chernobyl, the nuclear accident that occurred 30 years ago today, that the focus from the nuclear energy sector is on the next challenges for the technology with its decommissioning market in the next decade. "Nuclear Energy Insider" journal has organised its Decommissioning Conference to be held 31st May-1st June. And that other most intriguing development, the next generation of small modular reactors has a Handbook is in place as well!, The cost from $195 (Kindle) to $265 hard cover.
Party affiliation plays a significant role in Austria and across Europe when it comes to filling management positions in independent regulatory bodies. This is one of the key findings of a study conducted as part of a project by the Austrian Science Fund FWF. Telecommunications, utilities and public transport are three former government monopolies that have been privatised in many countries in the course of market liberalisation over the past 20 years. The state control function was taken over by independent regulatory bodies operating thus beyond the reach of government bureaucracy.
Psoriasis is a long-lasting autoimmune disease characterized by patches of abnormal and inflamed skin. It is generally thought to have a genetic origin, which can be further triggered by environmental factors. People with specific mutations in the CARD14 gene have a high probability of developing psoriasis. A VIB/UGent research team now reveals the molecular signaling mechanism by which mutations in CARD14 lead to increased inflammation in patients with psoriasis.
A drone fitted with a thermal camera to monitor buildings’ energy efficiency is being developed by students at the University of Strathclyde. The team of three students, from the University’s Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, aim to commercialise the concept, which is designed to give a comprehensive assessment of energy use.
Dell launches its Entrepreneurial Growth Programme for Scottish scale-ups and where successful Scotland-based scale-ups will be chosen to receive technology, training and access to Dell events. Applicants’ submissions will be assessed based on strength of business plan, growth and the innovation potential.
Five of the eight largest healthcare security breaches that occurred since the beginning of 2010 – those with more than 1 million records reportedly compromised – took place during the first six months of 2015, according to IBM X-Force's "2016 Cyber Security Intelligence Index." And in 2015 overall, more than 100 million healthcare records reportedly were compromised, the report said.
Among leading R&D partners in the development of surface technologies for organic electronics, the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP will be exhibiting its recent achievements in vacuum coating of ultra-thin glass at SVC TechCon 2016 (Booth 846), taking place in Indianapolis, USA from May 9 – 13.
75 per cent of mobile phone devices still not insured. Aquarium Software, global insurance technology expert, warns that consumers are storing up a potential uninsured gadget time-bomb, and advises the insurance industry to take the bull by the horns and help educate consumers.
In a thoughtful examination of Google as top target for European regulators and privacy watchdogs, who openly fear and distrust its dominance since the American tech giant’s search engine alone sweeps up roughly 90 percent of the European market, the "New York Times" observes that the landmark court ruling to rein in Google has ironically put it as head of Europe's enforcement of Internet privacy.
Wistiki is coming to the UK with a series of stylish item trackers created in cooperation with the French designer Philippe Starck (below right) and are made to fit in with your lifestyle, rather than appearing like a house arrest bracelet!
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