In an attempt to break the Ayrshire jinx on big data farms, ILI (Intelligent Land Investments) lodges its planning application for a 10,000 square metre centre in East Ayrshire
where the proposed facility will be 40 per cent powered by six nearby wind turbines.
Crowd sourced startup Outernet, is aiming to rent communication satellites to carry the 'essentials' of the internet, as Wikipedia, open source software, health resources from Disease Control Centres and international news to billions of people,
Page views and “likes” are great for journalists' and webmasters’ egos, but don't pay any bills. University of Luxembourg researchers may have a solution. They identify a secure, anonymous way for readers, viewers and gamers to pay for online content without having to make a cash payment.
As Edinburgh University takes action to reduce fossil fuel emissions, its efforts are rather counter balanced by President Obama’s administration giving 'conditional approval' for Shell to start drill for oil off the Alaskan coast this summer.
The Sun is a huge source of energy. In just one hour planet Earth is hit by so much sunshine that humankind could cover its energy needs for an entire year if only it was known how to harvest and store it. But storing sunshine is not trivial. Now Anders Bo Skov, a student of Chemistry, at University of Copenhagen has researched his way to a breakthrough, possibly pivotal for technologies trying to capture the solar energy and saving it.
F4E awards to AMEC Foster Wheeler one of the largest robotics contracts to date in the field of fusion energy for ITER, the world’s biggest international collaboration designed to demonstrate the scientific and technological feasibility of fusion power.
Echo, an up-and-coming technology brand, improves accessibility and usability of day-to-day products through innovative thinking and design and brings to life everyday electronics, merging lifestyle with technology markets. It is now offering its shares on CrowdCube.
HIE (Highlands and Islands Enterprise) has announced the appointment of Tim Hurst as MD of WES
(Wave Energy Scotland) set up in 2014 as a subsidiary of HIE has a budget of £14.3m until the end of the financial year in 2016. WES aims to support and accelerate the development of wave energy technology through a series of competitive technology calls.
Aberdeenshire and Scandinavia may yet enjoy a £2billion power link creating some 200 new jobs is the NorthConnect scheme that would carry electricity generated in Scotland and Norway both ways to meet demand.
An earthquakes epicenter not far from the Katmandu has the United States Geological Survey count 12 aftershocks by mid-afternoon, one of which measured at a magnitude of 6.6. Deaths were reported as far away as northern India and on Mount Everest.
Back in 2014 Buccleuch Estates sold its Buccleuch Bioenergy operation to Scot Heating for an undisclosed sum. Now the estate teams up with 2020 Renewables to examine the potential for 140 turbine windfarm stretching through Dumfries and Galloway, in Loather Hills between Sanquhar and Wanlockhead. Described as “insane” by conservationists, who can challenge them? If the beauty of Stronlairg, legally challenged by the John Muir Trust does not yield protection, the lovely, lonely landscapes will become an intricate map of turbine alleys without recycling plans.
Ancala Partners which in September 2014 advised Antin Infrastructure Partners on the acquisition of Roadchef, from Delek Group, an Isreali energy and infrastructure conglomerate, has itself now bought the Perth-based Green Highland Renewables.
ScottishPower Renewables is working to protect endangered black grouse on its wind farms across Scotland. A team has been overseeing creation of native woodland habitats, involving planting trees and restoration of moorland areas, at sites that include Cruach Mhor in Argyll and Bute and Green Knowes, Perthshire. SPR also plans a detailed study, tracking the movements of these grouse, following funding support by the World Pheasant Association, in a collaborative study with Newcastle University
Cambridge Consultants has successfully completed initial trials of the world’s first fully digital radio transmitter. Unlike SDR (software-defined radio), it does not mix of analog and digital components, but is completely digital, a radio that can enable new ways of using spectrum intelligently. Pizzicato – tit is claimed will unlock the potential of the IoT or IoE opening the door to new dynamics in which the 100 billion IoT devices operate together in a crowded radio spectrum and enables the creation of 5G systems, with multiple radios and antennas.
Website foundries are working overtime. The html wizards are casting their spells. In three days time, intensive work on the new website Madeherenow.com will be launched at 6.30pm at the Building Centre Gallery, London, featuring speeches by (below) author and commentator Will Hutton and CEO of the EEF, the manufacturer's organisation Terry Scuoler
Global wind and solar company, Mainstream Renewable Power, has announced that its 448MW offshore wind farm, 15 miles off the Scottish Fife coast will use two newly launched technologies set to decrease costs, reduce construction and operational risk, improve safety and accordingly provide the cheapest electricity ever produced by a UK offshore wind farm.
Researchers from the University of Waterloo in Canada report a new design for electromagnetic energy harvesting, based on the "full absorption concept." This involves the use of metamaterials tailored to produce media that neither reflects nor transmits any power—enabling full absorption of incident waves at a specific range of frequencies and polarisations.
Renewables energy continues to destabilise the German energy grid. In Cologne recently several areas experienced black outs three times in 24 hours. One outage lasted for 45 minutes. As "The Herald" trumpets solar power's coming of age in Scotland, time to examine hybrid systems as well.
Another type of Aurora, the supercomputer this time, is on track to become the fastest system in the USA and possibly the world as DOE Undersecretary Franklin “Lynn” Orr, announced that Intel Corp. and Cray Inc had been selected to supply Argonne National Laboratory with a 180 petaflops system, Aurora, and a secondary system of about 8 petaflops, called Theta, marking the final instalment in the Collaboration of Oak Ridge, Argonne, and Lawrence Livermore (CORAL) initiative.
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