One of Gaberlunzie's happiest recalls was being allowed to sit and look through his grandmother's very fat tome of countless postcards postcards. He wasn't too interested in reading the spider ink or broad pen nib writing, but the pictures were an endless delight. Now he sees that a new public searchable database provides access to the unique and inspirational treasure trove of amazing stories and pictures through the ‘social media’ of the Edwardian era.”
With the "Financial Times" now Japanese owned, the proposed Deutsche Borse merger with London Stock Exchange seems just as likely to happen. One authority, Professor of Practice at Warwick Business School John Colley (below left) an expert on mega-mergers, makes this analysis.
Taking place from the 19th-23 October, the shortlist for this year’s Dundee International Book Prize has been drawn from three continents, with novels from as far south as New Zealand, to Scotland’s most northerly tip.From hundreds of entries, ten authors have been picked to battle it out for a publishing deal with Freight Books, a £5000 cash prize and a week’s protected writing time in Dundee.
RUMPEL, a ground-breaking hyperdata web browser that makes it simpler for people to access and use online data about themselves, is being rolled out to the public this month, as a revolutionary web browser lets you lead a smarter life when you get a HAT
An awaited boost for UK Brexiters? Freetrade announces today it will be launching its disruptive new platform for trading stocks and shares, with proven commission-free trading technology and fractional share dealing in the UK for the first time.Most people, especially millennials, are priced out of investing on the stock exchange. Costly broker fees, typically around £12 per transaction, prohibit smaller investors, who often need to see investments grow considerably before returning a profit. In addition, receiving the correct advice is difficult, because it tends to require an investor meeting with an IFA in person to receive support, both expensive and time-consuming.
A newly developed wheel converts any bicycle into an electric vehicle. While founder, Michael Burtov said he and his team at technology startup GeoOrbital did not re-invent the wheel, but the newly developed wheel has the major components of an electric vehicles with a 500 watt motor, lithium battery and electronics that fit into the radial of a wheel made from high density foam to avoid flats.
A new white paper led by Professor Yang Gao on behalf of the UK-RAS (Robotics and Autonomous Systems) Network, presents a technical roadmap of space RAS (robotics and autonomous systems) for the coming decades, where these robots are hoped to be able to offer a range of biomimetic mobilities ( fly, climb, swim, walk, assemble, etc) as well as possessing human-like intelligence.
As climate change garners more attention around the world, scientists at the University of Virginia and Cornell University have made critical advances in understanding the physical properties of an emerging class of solar cells that have the potential to dramatically lower the cost of solar energy. Solar cells remain a focal point of scientific investigation because the sun offers the most abundant source of energy on earth. The concern, however, with conventional solar cells made from silicon is their cost. Even with recent improvements, they still require a significant amount of electricity and industrial processing to be manufactured.
"As Europe builds a network for the Internet of Things will devices follow?" queries MIT Technology Review. So far, IoT connected devices are monitoring shipping containers, fire hydrants, and cows as Dutch telco KPN has completes nationwide coverage of the Netherlands in a wirelessInternet of things network. Similar to a cellular network, but with far lower costs and energy needs, this network can connect sensors monitoring everything from rail switches at Utrecht Central station to depth sounders at the Port of Rotterdam and baggage handling at Schiphol Airport.
Today's fisherman, with deep pockets, can now add power to their fishing efforts, using a unique package that comprises a specially-designed drone boasting a high quality, electric fishing spool and a host of fantastic accessories. The DJI Phatom 4 - Fishing Edition created by DronesDirect.co.uk, among UK’s largest online drones e-tailer, can be operated from up to 100m above water level with one controller. It can be controlled from up to 2km away and signs of fish can be viewed remotely using the live camera footage, to catch specimens weighing up to 200g.
Deloitte Advisory Cyber Risk Services and Cray are to offer ACRAS (Advanced Cyber Reconnaissance and Analytics Services) analysing organisations vulnerability footprint from an adversary's perspective, to enable proactive detection and an efficient mitigation of cyber threats.
Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has led some data professionals to think they will no longer be affected by the EU’s GPDR (General Data Protection Regulation) due to come into effect by 2018. Andy Beale, CTO (chief technology officer) for the British government is a keynote speaker for September’s Technology Leaders Summit. “Although it’s very early days, there are some misconceptions around the impact of Brexit on the many thousands of organisations responsible for storage and managing of sensitive personal data,” notes, VP of EMEA, Ground Labs, John Cassidy.
A new report analyses future energy demand in Glasgow, the only Scottish contender among the other major UK cities of Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, and Sheffield all preparing for an energy smart future.
Eaton has appointed RMD Ltd, independent specialist in data centre and server room infrastructure, as its service partner for Scotland. The partnership allows the power management company to ensure that its Scotland customers can benefit from quick access to local installation and maintenance services from Eaton-trained engineers, in order to optimise the uptime of their installation and guarantee business continuity.
From April 2017, all UK employers with annual salary bills of more than £3 million will pay an apprenticeship levy. The levy is aimed at funding apprenticeships across the UK and the rate will be 0.5% of the employer’s pay bill. Companies may be aware that Scottish Government has launched an Apprenticeship Levy Consultation. ADS Scotland is keen to share the details with companies in our sector to allow everyone the opportunity to respond. The consultation closes 26th August.
Edinburgh Council is currently reviewing the Management Plan for the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site. The plan was prepared by EWHT (Edinburgh World Heritage), CEC (City of Edinburgh Council) and HES (Historic Environment Scotland) and “identifies
what is significant about the World Heritage Site, recognises challenges and threats, and sets out policies to preserve and enhance the Site.”
Simon Byrom sets out his view and urges others to participate
The visible progress in the development of human enablement and enhancement technologies has given a huge boost to its mass adoption potential. Although there are several technologies such as exoskeletons, neuro stimulators and nootropics (e.g. Modafinil) the technology with the best prospects for commercialisation is the non-invasive brain-computer interface (BCI). The breadth and depth of BCIs in clinical and non-clinical uses make these stand out in the market and encourage technology developers to communicate their benefits to likely end users.
The UK may have made a Brexit from Europe but the British Standards Institute is promoting Eurocodes. What are Eurocodes? Eurocodes are seen as leading the way in structural codes. Their flexibility enables adoption and use not only in Europe, but internationally. The adoption of Eurocodes in the UK Building Regulations, the Highways Agency and Network Rail, means that the basis for structural and geotechnical design within the UK has now shifted from the withdrawn British Standards to European standards (Eurocodes).
ARM Holdings, one of the UK's biggest technology companies look to being bought up by Japan's Softbank for £24bn with the board of ARM expected to recommend shareholders accept the offer - nearly 50% premium on its Friday closing market value of £16.8bn.
A selection of leading UK research, post-graduate and undergraduate universities Cranfield, Central Lancashire and Leeds are partnering with Tableau Software to pilot a hands-on training course in data analytics for their students and professors. The one day course aims to raise awareness about the use of data analytics, helping staff and students close the gap in data skills amongst UK graduates and iin today's increasingly competitive workplace.
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