Back in 2014 University of York’s Dr Neil Lunt led a study into the British travelling abroad for medical treatment while being unaware of the potential health and financial consequences that they could face. Now his research team has produced the ’Handbook on Medical Tourism and Patient Mobility.’
For IBM the decades where its semiconductor and microelectronic business was the critical core to its ability to dominate the computer market, have given way to its focus on software systems. Sale of its microelectronics business is not unexpected as GlobalFoundries gains both differentiated technologies to enhance product offerings in key growth markets, from mobility and IoT (Internet of Things (IoT) to that of Big Data high-performance computing.
ScotlandIS has just launched its new re-branded website, including a new interactive area, which provides companies and members with a platform to raise questions, follow discussions and participate in thought provoking debate. This is where the latest IT news will be found and ScotlandIS events can be booked online in the interactive area.
New animal research with mice reveals fundamental sex differences in how pain is processed. The findings have far-reaching implications for a basic understanding of pain, and how nextgen chronic pain medications are developed — by far the most prevalent human health condition - as well as the way to execute basic biomedical research using mice.
The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is planning to transfer staff and services from Scotland to the organisation that runs its services south of the Border in a "sans frontiers" approach. But the plan has many fearing that its work and fundraising will be undermined. One approach might be to rename the Scottish operation RSNIB to distinguish it from its other, OTB (over the borders) institutions.
Gaberlunzie ponders really lovely IT jobs in the Academic and University sectors and offers alternatives to Google as an information search engine as Google seems to be determined to ignore editorial and rather focus on its own advertisements. But he hastens to point out that for graphic search Google still holds peer position.
Stephen Coty, chief security evangelist, for Alert Logic argues that hacktivism has been around for 35 years, initially as service denials and demos. That he notes has shifted to being more intrusive and destructive. His message is that the motive is not iimportant, but the key to fighting back is through Threat Intelligence teamed with reverse engineering.
A new online, interactive map has been launched which tracks the development and history of the UK antiques trade during the 20th century. Although much of this deals in art, sculpture, furniture and materials, a sector might eventually focus on technology antiques development, as with 1938 Duke Telephone to the iPhone and the HP 159 touch screen of 1983 as developed to the Z Book, or the slate turned iPad.
Thousands of controversial .sucks domains emerge from a sunrise period on Sunday 21 June to become available to the general public. Only 20 per cent of the UK’s top brands have taken them up, leaving the remaining 80% in danger from online trolls.
Three sectors of the growing wearables industry will raise the market value to $90B by 2020 and new applications such as safety enhanced automotive, medical monitoring and next-generation wearable smart equipments in a number of theses systems will be powered by energy scavenging technologies. Already, whether it is to get the best battery autonomy or to fit within the power budget, energy efficiency has become the key challenge across most of applications.
Atom Bank, granted its licence by the Bank of England, plans to launch to customers later this year. Championing innovation, transparency and convenience, the organisation is developing a range of personal and business banking products and services, delivered through an app experience, designed initially for mobile devices, desktops to follow. It is also partnering with FIS. But not a clink as yet about Bitcoin, although London has at least two services already.
Gaberlunzie is sure that not many people will have missed the latest lullaby music. People since time immemorial have been dozing off in concert halls, reports Reuters on the British composer Max Richter who has written an eight-hour-long piece called "SLEEP" which he says is designed to make people nod off during the performance -- with beds provided.
As wind turbine funding falls, solar power may be moving to pole position, technology playing an undeniable role driving global solar with new materials, and new applications as in solar paint. But solar also threatens visual landscape and wildlife pollution. It is not simply a matter of reduced panel costs, but also its efficiency at large utility scale.
BT is to boost its army of frontline engineers in Scotland by taking on another 112 recruits from Orkney and Oban to Greenock and Galashiels, with a third of the posts based in the Highlands and Islands and North East Scotland. They’ll join Openreach, BT’s local network business, to install new lines, fix faults and help bring high-speed fibre broadband to homes and businesses across the country.
Researchers at KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) have developed a material suited for PV photovoltaics). For the first time, a functioning organic solar cell consisting of a single component has been produced on the basis of (MOFs) metal-organic framework compounds. The material is highly elastic and might also be used for the flexible coating of clothes and other deformable components. This development success is presented inl Angewandte Chemie International Edition."
ScotlandIS, digital technologies trade body awarded the winners of its fifth annual Digital Technology Awards at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (not Glasgow Arches) where the elite of Scotland’s companies attended an event celebrating their continuing successi in the sector.
Perhaps bad news for Scotland to be loosing £3bn in investment, as UK government decides to exclude new onshore wind farms from a subsidy scheme a year earlier than planned. But the good news would be an end to “turbine alley” with no Stronelairg wind farm to visually pollute the Monadhliath mountains’ amazing landscapes, an issue still awaiting Court of Sessions judgement.
In March 2014 BT and EE today announced a contract under which EE will provide various mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) services to BT’s customers and employees in UK. The agreement further strengthens the existing relationship in telecommunications between BT and EE. It was only a matter of time before the alignment was pushed to further growth.
For anyone concerned over the inability to attract women into computing and science disciplines, the "New York Times" Opinion page on"What its Like as a 'Girl' in the Lab" contributed by the molecular biologist Sarah Clatterbuck Soper, probably says it all.
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