The Youth Resolution is the proposal for a kite marked partnership between local authorities, employers and education institutions which benefits businesses, gives young people fair opportunities, helps tackle youth unemployment and drives local growth
Science Centres look to Easter audiences with a new ‘Scotland’s Time Lords’ galleries – opening at Edinburgh's Our Dynamic Earth for Easter – bringing to life earth scientists' impact on our understanding of the world, since the Scottish Enlightenment. The Scottish Government funding of the display is the biggest redevelopment undertaken in the 15 years since its opening.
As IDTechEx forecasts in its "Power Electronics for Electric Vehicles 2014-2024" an increased adoption of WBG power semiconductors in electric vehicles, means a silicon thaw is underway, as IQE declares its first 150mm VCSEL (Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser) epiwafer process for high volume, low cost applications, and enters agreement with MACOM (M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc) to deliver GaN-on-Si (Gallium Nitride on Silicon) at vital 200mm silicon cost structures.
Alas poor HECToR! EPSRC's rented supercomputer has had its plugs pulled, the units packed and it is en route home to the USA, as pride of place is given to the purchased upstart, ARCHER, Cray's XC30 hardware, Intel Xeon E5-2600v2 processor series boasting ground breaking performance, scalability, and, most critical, maximised energy efficiency.
As Symantec, the antivirus software maker fires CEO Steve Bennett and struggles to recruit top talent (as young engineers favour younger upstarts like Lookout or FireEye) perhaps the board should listen to BI Norwegian Business School where research shows female leaders are better suited for the leadership role than men.
In the wonderful world of kick-starter crowd sourced funding, the looming Internet of Things, Lupo is not simply a royal cocker spaniel, but rather the friendly smart tag on items that together with Bluetooth 4.0 and an app on your phone, tablet or laptop, can track, and record lost items, as well as securing those items to prevent their loss in the first place.
Scotland’s digital technologies sector - keeping its feet on the ground and with its head in the clouds - will benefit from £6.6 million to boost its internationally renowned reputation for advanced expertise. Success will depend on Raspberry Pi type-enthusiasm, rather than just funding. Authority must find a way to set young livewires alight and encourage more women authorities. The ratio below is 6:1 in favour of men.
Researchers show the brain’s motor network helps people remember and recognise music that they have performed in the past, better than music they have only heard. Another team sees an algorithm as capable of categorising music accurately, without humans having to listen.
In developments that push tailored software for specific everyday but important scientific applications at communities of users, the science publishers, with their own extensive databases and networks are getting more closely entwined in the sector, as Taylor & Francis' geo-semantic search service, and now and Elsevier Mendeley tie-up with Berlin-based Labfolder.
Over 1,000 IBM workers in China launched a protest against the plan to move them into Lenovo, which announced its $2.3 billion bid to acquire IBM's x86 server business including System x, BladeCenter and Flex System blade servers and switches, together with NeXtScale,iDataPlex and others.
The calling card of old, or its modern cousin, the business card, and the hopeful USB capacity informer, have still not been ousted by Internet or app such as Bump and Flock, which Google has gobbled up to bring you a tad more ad?
Onyx Group, a UK’s lead, longest established provider of IT support and infrastructure has delivered a strong growth, and 2013 marks the same for Projectplace, Europe's lead provider of cloud-based collaboration project tools, taking taking it close to its one million collaborators' mile stone in 2014.
Scientists at Harvard University and MBL (Marine Biological Laboratory)(MBL) hope new understanding of a nanoscale photonic device that enables the small marine cuttlefish to dynamically change its colours will inspire improved protective camouflage for soldiers. At Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência in collaboration with Christian Peeters research from Université Pierre et Marie Curie (France) discloses specialisation of queen and worker ants shows ants grow the size of their thoracic segments differently, according to the specialised tasks they will perform as adults, findings that may serve yet as a robotic model.
Health tourism, the movement of people to countries for the purpose of obtaining cheaper, easier or quicker medical attention finds traveller medical needs ranging from elective procedures to complex specialised surgeries as hip replacement or even cardiac surgery, while dental and cosmetic surgeries are also very popular. Now researchers find that the British travelling abroad for medical treatment are often unaware of the potential health and financial consequences they could face.
Back in 2008 that one-off of wee islands on Scotland's north-west coast, Eigg welcomed the advent of electricity. But the tiny Hebridean island of Coll is split over plans to introduce mobile phone coverage as a planning application has been lodged to construct a 50ft phone mast and two dishes on the island located west of Mull.
As 2014 dawns, two stories look set to dominate the British headlines throughout the year. Firstly, with the 1st January 2014 expiration of the 2007 agreement restricting the right of Bulgarians and Romanians to work in the UK, Britons are braced for an influx of people from those countries, writes Ivan Ivanov, Chief Operating Officer, 60K.
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.
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.
BRL (Bristol Robotics Laboratory) is joining other leading research institutions in a new project looking at how remotely operated robots could enable people to take part in public spaces – without actually being there.
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