Successful use of technology during asphalt paving on more than 50 road sections in the Netherlands is one European approach, that follows on VTT Research Centre of Finland Ltd work on permeable pavements that conform with CLASS ( (CLimate Adaptive SurfaceS). In Scotland 60 cyclists are part of an action against City of Edinburgh Council with claims that the cyclists have fallen off their bikes due to tram tracks.
Permeable pavements are already commonly used, in particular in Japan and the USA and in Europe used by Belgium and Germany. Now VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed permeable pavements to reduce the problems caused by storm and runoff water in urban areas. to conform with CLASS ( (CLimate Adaptive SurfaceS)
For Ishbell MacPhail, general manager of Dell Scotland, trying to ensure a female STEM balance for the company’s IT staff, finds her also acutely aware of the need for "best candidate for the job" balance, not to mention a wider need for overall diversity in staff with a wide range of attributes as sales skills, leadership, and creativity.
Understanding how protective mutations work has researchers hoping to develop drugs, that by mimicking mutations, can offer everyone protection. The work involves genetic database hunting and recently work with a dog DNA bank in Finland has widened the potential portfolio.
Standardised image file formats—as JPEG, PNG or TIFF, which store information every time you take a digital photo, allows easy sharing of selfies and pictures with anybody connected to a computer, mobile phone or the Internet. Nobody needs special software to see such pictures. But for many working in scientific fields— as neuroscience —data sharing is not simple, because no standard data format exists.
Problems with lice and fish losses can be heavily reduced by placing farmed fish in closed systems until the fish reach a weight of one kilo shows research conducted by scientists at Uni Research in Bergen, Norway. In parallel, fish husbandry workers play an active part in developing tailor-made work clothing for their wet, windy and messy working conditions for both comfort and safety..
WHAT!! a grinch steal Christmas and you have to throw Christmas puddings at it and because it's a greedy pig and will overdo on the brandy butter, we will get Christmas back in one piece - yet? No, no, its a new bug that Alert Logic research team has discovered impacting all Linux platforms, including mobile devices. They’re calling it the “Grinch.” As 65% of all web servers on the Internet utilise a Unix/Linux based OS the “grinch” will have a huge impact on e-commerce sites - particularly worrying during the holiday period; furthermore it could be as astronomical as Shellshock; affecting not only home but corporate users too.
When creating an IT strategy, budget is always a concern. Hosting and storage can be quite expensive and it is easy to just try to go for the service that offers the cheapest price tag, notes Paul Hughes, director of Ukhost4u. However, he argues, the cheapest is not always the best option, particularly when it comes to hosting. Countries like China and India offer cheap hosting, but they never mention that very important factor: Latency.
A massive increase in the use and applications of 3D printers is encouraging huge growth in the market for 3D printing materials. The total consumable market in 2013 was $800m and expects to reach $8bn by 2025. IDTechEx report on "3D Printing Materials 2015-2025, covering status, opportunities, and market forecasts" has as lead author, Rachel Gordon, Technology Analyst, at IDTechEx. In Europe SASAM (Standardisation in Additivie Manufacture) with its 17 partner consortium has published its RoadMap for Standarisation.
Like most people, Gaberlunzie's ancestors followed a diversity of occupations ranging from medical, manufacturing, a minister and a naval ship's engineer. The one thing all of them had in common was a liking for technology, and especially for weather barometers. As a result, Gaberlunzie has grown up with an acute fondness for an aneroid barometer, a ship's chronometer and an Admiral Fitzroy, though with the exception of the chronometer, he's uncertain who owned what!!
Common knowledge thanks to Oxford Professor Halford Mackinder and author Danny Dorling with his book "Inequality and the 1%" that everyone with jobs traditionally placing them within the top 1% of society – as head teachers and doctors, are almost entirely excluded from that demographic rank, no matter how successful their career. But a different and constructive take for research is being exercised by Trend Watching in what it terms Post Demographic Consumerism .
The floor upon which the biggest fusion machine in the world will rely on has been constructed. The landmark achievement marks the conclusion to the works that started in August 2010 and represents an investment of around 100 million EUR for F4E, the European Union’s organisation responsible for Europe’s contribution to ITER.
In September the Virtual Reality Factory was launched in Coventry by Siemens to showcase UK's manufacturing potential and to urge the UK Government to provide tax reliefs for SME’s, encouraging investment in new productivity enhancing technologies - as well as industry funding for a ‘living laboratory.’ Already robots, sensor tools, Additive Manufacture & power cable developments are forging ahead in Europe, in the morph towards creating the fourth, probably to be quickly followed by the fifth Industrial revolution.
Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission raises the issue as central in her last address as European Digital Commissioner. It is telling that three men are needed to replace her. "We have" she says made big strategic investments in essential research from 5G to electronics and robotics and more. But you can’t shape this world only from the top. Leaders at other levels and with different job descriptions have a responsibility to engage with this new digital world."
In October 2014 the European Commission invited the fusion community into the heart of the European Quarter, the Solvay Library, to officially launch the European Consortium for the Development of Fusion Energy, EUROfusion for short. The new consortium agreement will substitute the fourteen year-old European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA), as well as 29 bilateral Association agreements between the Commission and research institutions in 27 countries.
Gartner, Inc reveals its top predictions for IT organisations and IT users for 2015 and beyond and begins to examine a shift in the age old relationships between man and machine due to the emergence of digital business.
Analysts IDTechEx forecast electric vehicle sales in 37 categories, that variety increasing each year as new sectors become more substantial. Some such as golf cars are mature and not growing. Others, including electric motorcycles, cars, buses and yes, the unmanned electric aircraft, has news coming thick and fast with substantial sales being generated both by sale of the devices, and sale of services around them and the newest technology to equip them.
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