Professor Sarah Parcak of University of Alabama at Birmingham, has recently been named as winner of the $1million 2016 TED (Technology, Entertainment & Design) Prize, after founding the Laboratory for Global Observation.
A meteoric event developing in the equator is causing bookmakers to slash odds on a white Christmas. ‘El Niño’ on the way makes UK forecasters predict the harshest winter in 50 years. Leading Cloud IT experts NSE (Net Solutions Europe) comments on the importance of resilient IT systems to mitigate crisis management during the harsh coming months.
e-Placement Scotland recently teamed up with The Data Lab Innovation Centre and Universities of Stirling, Dundee and Robert Gordon in an effort to find high quality industry placements for a specialised group of Data Science MSc students.
Seven new research programmes aimed at tackling some of UK’s major science and engineering challenges have been given the green light today by the Universities and Science Minister, Jo Johnson. The two Scottish participants are Scottish Water and Strathclyde University.
The Onyx Group appoints Andrew Goldwater, former MD of the Daisy Group to the post of CFO (Chief Financial Office). This is for Onyx, (major provider of data centres, managed services and cloud computing) is its latest move in the company’s ambitious growth plans.
Scotland's four richest families are unveiled as wealthier than the poorest 20% of the population, a new report from Oxfam has disclosed, while in the USA it is reported that just 158 families have provided nearly half of the early money for efforts to capture the White House and notes that the finance and energy sectors have been the money makers.
Visitors to the University of Dundee this autumn are invited to enter a fantastical world of the scientific imagination whose hero moves from the outer Hebrides island of Taransay to the vasty region of the Congo.
Aboriginal society has preserved memories of Australia’s coastline dating back more than 7,000 years conclude that University of the Sunshine Coast, Professor of Geography Patrick Nunn and reached in a ground-breaking paper published in the Australian Geographer.
Back in 2010 Alchemy Plus submitted a £20m Data Centre proposal for Inverness that did not mature. In February 2011, Lloyds Banking Group suspended plans for its £250m datafarm investment in Ecclefechan and a Lockerbie Data Centre plans were never realised. Now a team comprised of West Coast Energy and US DataVita will break the jinx and raise the Fortis Data Centre in Lanarkshire.
HTS (Historical Thesaurus of Scots) is a new online resource aimed at categorising the Scots' vocabulary from the earliest records to the present, according to semantic field. The project currently in a pilot phase is focused on selected categories rich in Scots vocabulary, as sports & games, food, and weather. A pilot version of HTS, covering this initial range of categories, will be made available via this website.
IT contracts expert David McIlwaine of law firm Pinsent Masons, is quoted that "Contracts really serve two principal purposes. One is to make clear parties' rights and obligations, and the other is to serve to protect the parties. That protection element is of critical importance and may necessitate a degree of complexity in the drafting, for example when specifying the parties' liabilities under the contract. It is important that contracts do not compromise protection for parties in a search for simplicity and clarity."
Researchers at University of Helsinki have developed a scaleable and secure cloud computing infrastructure for CMS data analysis at Cern. The solution is hybrid, combining advantages and disadvantages of grid and cloud systems. The infrastructure is also expected to support other scientific applications.
Companies in which Scottish Enterprise board directors have a stake, have kept it in that family, receiving more than £3.4m in financial support from the economic development agency in its most recent financial year.
Historic Scotland has responded to the convincing persuasions of the determined campaign that sees listed amongst Scotland’s National Monuments, the gypsy travellers’ meeting and wedding place in west Cowal, known as The Tinkers’ Heart.
If ever Gaberlunzie longed to be a fly on the wall, the 3rd HLF (Heidelberg Laureate Forum), from August 23-28 is where scientists and the ethical challenges of computational science will be aired at the multi-faceted discussion on Big Data and resolving challenges produced by computational science.
The robot becomes an increasingly customised commodity as Stanford University researchers develope and are use the world's most sophisticated fly catcher speeding up the rate of scientific insight into such diseases as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Using robotics, computer vision, and high speed cameras, with a powerful suit of sensors, the robot can handle and study fruit flies with an unprecedented speed and accuracy.
Seven out of ten CIOs are budgeting for cloud initiatives today. Nine out of ten are getting ready to spend more on private and hybrid clouds. The Infoblox Infographic shows you at a glance the Who, How Much, and Why of cloud adoption.
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