The Stonehenge landscape has been the focal point of archaeological studies for more than four centuries. However, no detailed mapping of buried landforms have been conducted, although knowledge about this is pivotal to understanding the prehistoric occupation of such an enigmatic landscape.
Seven Fraunhofer Institutes have presented their latest developments in seafaring and navigation at the SMM Convention in Hamburg this month. while the Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute Sintef MARINTEK believe that in 10-20 years there will be 200 metre cargo vessels plying the oceans without a captain or crew. But for this to happen, the emerging hard and soft technology will need to be seen working working on existing vessels.
The offshore renewables ‘Protocol for Archaeological Discoveries’, initially implemented in draft form by Wessex Archaeology in 2010, has already helped to protect over 400 discoveries, such as peat and wood, that offer insight into the past environment of the Dogger Bank area of the North Sea, and evidence of our rich maritime heritage including an historic cannon investigated in 2012.
This month the University of Amsterdam (below left showing solar panels) is starting a research project on the use of big data within companies and governmental institutions. A survey has been set up in cooperation with ORTEC Consulting Group in order to gather information about the adoption and implementation of big data applications among businesses.
As researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum, and Klinikum der Universität, München with University of Leicester investigate cystic fibrosis sufferers to discover that the immunological cell surface molecule HLA-DQ is reduced or absent in many of these patients, a team of students at Dundee University are developing Lung Ranger, a device to help combat some of the effects of cystic fibrosis.
Gaberlunzie has dodged the devolution issue, lacking the wit to argue something that mixes so much emotion with reason, and with so many unknowns. Accordingly he points readers to two recent articles for and against the votes in "The Guardian "and as bawbees are of concern, he also offers an Accountants take on the scene.
A research team from the Broad Institute and Harvard University, working with the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation and other researchers, has sequenced and analysed many EBD (Ebola Virus Disease) genomes. Findings could have important implications for rapid field diagnostic tests
For Argyll picks up on "The Herald" report that major universities are preparing for an exodus of accomplished scientists if there is a vote for independence. The reason being that cross border "work of the team as at Edinburgh University’s Centre for Population Health Sciences, is done in collaboration with research colleagues across the United Kingdom and with cancer charities.
In June 2009 an electronic nose capable of identifying wine types and their growth regions was announced by University of Bourgogne, in Dijon, France. Now a team at the University of Leicester combine electronics and a C-diff database to develop a fast-sensitive “electronic-nose” for sniffing the highly infectious and varied bacteria C-difficile, that causes diarrhoea, temperature and stomach cramps.
The catalogue may not be dead yet, but for electronic component supplier Kennet, the move has been to develop a Catalogue App for the iPad that provides convenient access to more than 350 capacitor and electronic component product datasheets.
If anyone flung themselves wholeheartedly into the Glasgow Games it has to have been Cisco. In its wrap-up session, the official network infrastructure sponsor of Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, reveals some details of what was involved and what is ongoing.
KPMG and Imperial College London are to launch of a major new partnership to create the 'KPMG Centre for Advanced Business Analytics'. KPMG will invest over £20m, with the aim of putting the UK at the forefront of data science.
For close to 180 years, Charles Darwin’s library aboard the ship "HMS Beagle" during his landmark expedition around the world in the 1830s has remained lost having been dispersed at the end of the voyage. Today, amazingly it has been electronically re-constructed in its entirety and also made freely available online as part of the Darwin Online website. The moving genius behind this is historian of science, Dr John van Wyhe, a senior lecturer at the National University of Singapore.
Despite the European Court of Justice overthrowing the Data Retention Directive as too broad and with too few safeguards to protect against abuse of privilege, meaning that UK mass surveillance of citizen communications lacked legality, the UK Government has subsequently introduced primary legislation to restore its powers and ISPs are to collect, store and share data on demand with public sector workers under the RIPA law.
It has been an eight year journey to secure .scot - dictated by ICANN's application and selection process. Now for the first time, it will now be possible for the Scottish community to identify itself on-line. This will open up new possibilities for business, as well as for arts, music and language. Previously, anyone wanting a domain name in Gaelic had to use the Anglicised version of their name. Now .scot can handle all six Scottish languages and dialects.
Aerial mapping companies have been awarded a multi-million pound contract for the supply of geographic data to Central Government organisations. The contract, awarded by DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), covers high resolution aerial photography, detailed 3D height models and Colour Infra-Red imagery for the whole of England, Wales and Scotland.
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