As computers continue to shrink, moving from desks and laps to hands and wrists— memory has to become smaller, more stable and energy conscious. At Drexel University’s College of Engineering, a group of researchers is trying to achieve that with help from a new class of materials, whose magnetism can be controlled by the flick of a switch. At North Carolina State University, researchers discover that electron spin brings a previously unknown degree of order to the high entropy alloy NiFeCrCo (nickel iron chromium cobalt), and may play a role in giving the alloy its desirable properties.
Where some claim the future is digital, others emphasise it is distributed and will have an impact on digital currencies such as Bitcoin. The algorithm mining money making method has a total value now of approximately $3.4 billion, and companies and investors are at work to prove the technology makes financial services both cheaper and more useful.
A new global survey by IEEE has found that people want the human mind to control everyday devices in future, with motion sensor technology and retina scanning coming a close second. IEEE also warns that expansion of the IoT (Internet of Things) and connected devices preface a shift away from mobile phones as the go-to technology and clothing, watches, eyewear, even wigs serve as standalone gadgets or may link to other device.s
From the stick insect Hector, through nextgen fish, and the emergence of NERD to soft robotics, demonstrates a broadening and acceleration in robotics development. Current research ranges from demonstrating the creation of robotic self-awareness, through AI endowment, to fish tracking skills, to the intriguing potentials of NERD (nano-electro-robotic-device) and soft robotics for flight applicaitons.
According to research performed by Lloyd’s of London insurer, Aegis London, “in the first half of the 2013 fiscal year, the US Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems – Computer Emergency Readiness Team responded to more than 200 incidents, 53% of which were in the energy and utility sector, and many of them sponsored out of such states as China”.
Jill Dyché has written a book that really looks at the IT issues and manages to achieve some truly off-the- wall and one-off approaches. As the introduction heads it “Why this book is different!!” By page xix you will be headed into a Table 1:1 on How to Read this Book!! It’s the first time this reviewer has ever been given the short cuts to specific chapters of greater relevance - after reading the first three chapters that is!! And yes, there is also a Coda, notes and index! And no, you cannot borrow my copy!
Suddenly 2015 is flowering with all the overtaking hallmarks of IoT morphing into IoMT (Internet of Moving Things). Consultants Deloitte’s pin the hallmark onto commuting and ambient computing with IOT, while a series of hard and soft acquisitions are rapidly changing a market that was originally envisioned as simply the M2M (machine2machine) Internet of Things (IoT)
OnWednesday McDonald's announced that it would begin using chickens that are not raised with antibiotics used to treat humans, a move likely to put pressure on competitors of the fast-food chain, which now sells more chicken than beef. The announcement coincided with Steve Easterbrook’s (below left) start as its CEO.
A mixture of news, opinion, humour and game culture, the site Kotaku UK has as Editor, Keza MacDonald from Edinburgh. She ranks in the top five women that the news and comparison games and casinos site MobileSlot recently featured because of a new gender twist on the scene.
The Inspiring Fifty: Europe initiative followed the success of the prior year’s Inspiring Fifty: Netherlands, a search to identify and showcase that country’s fifty most inspiring women in technology and business. Throughout 2014, Inspiring Fifty asked its extended network of professionals, journalists, and social media followers to nominate those women serving as role models and standing as an inspiration to others. You can find UK's prime 13 women, more than any other EU state achievement.
As the UK invited Bitcoin views in November; Bitcoin Scotland is nurtured by Dug Campbell in his Scottish Bitcoin Meetups; in Saarland University computer scientists introduce the BitCoin Shuffle; while in New York entrepreneurs looks to open a Nasdaq of Bitcoin, suitably dubbed Gemini.
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.
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