While whist was a pleasurable game, Gaberlunzie could never quite take to Bridge and Culbertson bidding. However, he was brought up on strict rules with advice to "Remember the man on the embankment" So he's unbelievably aghast to see that the English Bridge Union has failed to reclaim VAT on tournament fees, when a tribunal ruled that bridge was a game rather than a sport.
Scientist-entrepreneurs from Berlin complement their web application by native apps for mobile devices operating under Android and iOS. Notes, photos, annotations and sketches recorded with the labfolder mobile app are seamlessly transferred into the digital lab notebook.
In the online era, access to electronic content has never been easier yet the ability to discover academic information on specific places or topics is still hindered by current search technologies that rely only on keywords, topics, text, and authors – such a late 1800's concepts of cataloging and searching!!
A £155 million fund for a national network of Quantum Technology Hubs that exploit quantum physics properties to develop quantum technologies - with the view to eventual application - has been opened for bids by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council). Between £10-20 million a Hub will be available, complemented by a £75 million fund for capital investment across the network.
Red squirrels living on the Scottish island of Arran refuge are fighting fit, say experts who are monitoring the population in a bid to help save the species. A scientists' survey finds the animals to be in excellent health and showing few signs of disease.
Recently Compass.co released results from a survey that showed that 73% of startup founders make less than $50k per year. Entrepreneurs worldwide have been talking about it ever since. To answer some of the many questions posed, Compass went back to its data to extract some more answers.
In an intriguing slant on the ubiquitous data centre, KYC Exchange Net AG, Switzerland, now offers a secure web-based communication platform for KYC (Know Your Customer) and CDD (Customer Due Diligence) purposes to the FSI (Financial Services Industry). Will other specialist sectors follow suit?
What will the future hold for the UK and mobile phones? In an exploration of the options that could be made available to the UK public when number availability shortly becomes limited,Unique SIMs examines the options.
A review and update of a controversial 20-year-old consciousness theory, published in "Physics of Life Reviews" claims that consciousness derives from deeper level, finer scale activities inside brain neurons.
Atkins, UK’s largest engineering consultancy, is to make it easier for public sector clients to procure its leading ICT applications by adding three new cloud based services on G-Cloud, with an online catalogue of information and communications services for the UK public sector. The development coincides with the Six Degrees Group survey findings and head of the Government Digital Service (GDS) agreeing most local councils in the UK are unaware of government's IT G-Cloud procurement platform to reduce government IT costs.
Back in October pressure was applied to Dumfries & Galloway Council to reverse its planning decision on a greenfield site near Ecclefechan in time for it to host a flagship investment by what was claimed to be one of the world's largest datafarm operators.
AmberCore DC UAB of Lithuania has concluded an agreement with IBM in the design of a state-of-the-art TIER III datacentre facility near Vilnius, Lithuania. The companies will work together to highlight advantages of having Vilnius, Lithuania as a viable option for worldwide clients wishing to house data in a geographically and politically safe environment, both when looking to set up managed services and co-location presence, or seeking to economically set up recovery and resilience operations.
Gaberlunzie is broodingly intrigued by a recent slant on infographic cartography made by guru Kai Krause noted by "The Economist" and extended by "The New York Times." with outlines of other countries jammed into the outline continental Africa.
As the current National Forest Inventory – begun in 2009 and to be completed in 2014 – providing a record of key information about forests and woodlands, it transpires that the majority of Scottish forests felled to make way for wind farms have not as yet been replanted, sparking calls for a ban on new wind turbine developments.
Downloading free apps? If you want to keep your privacy, Michael Sutton, director of Security Research at Zscaler, says the top mobile apps, whilst being fun or useful, ask for privileges that can allow a user to be monitored, and sensitive information potentially viewed and compromised.
Researchers have developed a method to create a comprehensive library of mutations across all genes in the mouse genome. This library can be used to examine the role of every gene in different cell types.
Gaberlunzie saw this Finsix AC laptop charger four times smaller and six times lighter than typically found on the market today.Reduced size allows for a form factor which plugs directly in to the wall only consumes the space of one socket, eliminates the bulky "inline brick" as well as the thick AC-side cord that is commonly found on laptop chargers. With its auxiliary USB port for powering other devices, this adapter replaces your phone and tablet chargers as well.
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