Huddersfield Product Design student Jordan Martin, is one of six finalists making it through to the final of the prestigious Electrolux Design Lab 2015 competition in Helsinki, Finland, This year’s theme ‘Healthy Happy Kids’ receives thousands of entries each year world wide, and has yet to be won by a UK student.
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.
Patricia Lewis, (below) Research director, International Security Chatham House writes with Roger Brunt and David Livingstone their Chatham House Report that: "The nuclear industry is fortunate in having established regulatory systems and international guidance.
Chalmers University of Technology researchers have reached how, what is known as “time-reversal symmetry” can break in one class of superconducting material. Results have been published in "Nature Physics" journal, with the Chalmers researchers' study on its cover.
Mackie’s of Aberdeen, famous icecream makers has had as its main source of renewable energy four wind turbines with a total capacity of 3MW. Now the addition of a ten acres site of Solar PV Panels in 2015 enables the ice cream company to benefit from the sun in more ways than one!
Research that primarily been conducted at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden in collaboration with the University of Iceland finds them joining international enthusiasts who believe SMR (Small Modular Reactors) and fusion energy may soon be used in environmentally friendly small-scale power stations.
In what might appear a colossal non-sequitur “The most secure, most affordable and most sustainable energy is that which is never used,” pronounces a newly released Opinion Paper by a Science Europe Scientific Committee. Exergy – the actual energy available for a specific use – rather than energy per se, however, is the quantity to be used as a real measure of the energy efficiency.
Researchers of the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology and the CTIT Institute for ICT Research at the University of Twente in The Netherlands have demonstrated working electronic circuits that have been produced in a radically new way, using methods that resemble Darwinian evolution.
EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council ) has announced four new fellowships to support senior researchers in areas of manufacturing considered to be at the frontiers of technological change.
Edinburgh is to be the welcoming host to the 6th International Conference on Ocean Energy in February 23-25 2016 and will be designed by an international committee of experts and industry organisations
In a deal that involves machines and two engineers, the global supplier of wafer products and wafer services to the semiconductor industry, Cardiff-based IQE has signed an agreement with Silex Systems Ltd's subsidiary, Translucent Inc. for the exclusive licence of Translucent’s innovative cREO (‘Rare Earth Oxide’) semi-conductor technology, and taken an option to subsequently acquire the technology.
Despite the bitterly controversial Beauty to Deny overhead power line of 2012, the super tall, 49 metre high pylons are in place and now marching south. Another row erupts over Dumfries and Galloway objecting to plans for 100 miles of 50m high pylons stretching across southern Scotland over the border to England.
Universiteit Twente has emerged with a photonic communication chip. In Edinburgh
University some six LiFi experiments are underway, while in Glasgow on October 12th, "LiFi Technologies and their Appreciation" will be a workshop study, aired by University of Strathclyde Engineering to provide basic technical information about emerging Li-Fi technology.
In Scotland energy minister Jim Mather rejects new nuclear power stations in the UK as dangerous and unnecessary, yet in the USA nuclear computer best shared practices could well be emulated by other industries! In addition the first SMR (small modular reactor) has been commissioned while funding is raised for the MSRE (molten salt reactor energy technology) approach.
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.
September 30th is the entry deadline for 2015 NMI Awards. Back in 2014 the triumphant winners were an ARM team which with the ingenious Cortex-M7 processor brought energy efficiency to the core of the Internet of Things. Now for the ingenuity of 2015
Following globally acclaimed ‘Wheel of Life’ and ‘Kung Fu Masters’ tours, the Shaolin Monks return to London with a new show simply titled SHAOLIN. Twenty Shaolin monks will take to the stage to demonstrate their martial arts expertise in an awe-inspiring performance.
Minister for Science, Alasdair Allen announced a £239,000 funding programme for activities for all ages at events across Scotland. Experiments and scientific demonstrations are to be hosted at some 16 festivals in Scotland and will mark the achievements of the renowned Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell, and use of the food and drink industries will be used to look at sustainability and climate change issues.
Scotland's First National Peatland plan is something everyone should look at if only to make you hold your breath at the absolute beauty of the peatlands and thankfully at last the plan that will make a concerted effort to sustain and work to repair and damage to these lovely and lonely places.
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