3D printing moves into the medical environment, together with robotoic surgery as surgeons use 3D printing to produce exact models of tumour-containing kidneys, allowing them to simulate surgery prior to the actual operation. Models can be personalised to the patient, giving doctors a 3D model of each individual’s tumour.
As wind farms look to be going high altitude, drone satellites are seen as the future for communications, as US corporate Google plays catch-up on the Facebook acquisition of UK's team Ascenta, to buys Titan Aerospace.
Moray Council has put on the market, for lease or sale, a one hectare site at the eastern end of Buckie Harbour, which can accommodate ships of up to 86 metres long. The yard comprises three slips and two side slips, two boat repair sheds, a workshop, office block, warehouse and small stores. Facilities include 24-hour access, pilotage, bunkering by tanker, water on all quays and skilled stevedores.
As the IPCC urges energy efficiency to cut carbon, a UK design break through in signal amplifiers for mobile phone masts could deliver massive 200MW cut in the load of UK power stations, reducing CO2 emissions by around 0.5 million tonnes a year.
Shetland residents now have access to high-speed internet thanks to an ambitious project delivered by the local council and TNP (The Networking People) on the Shetland Islands. TNP already has expertise bringing connectivity to Scotland’s most rural areas, with a similar successful project run with Stirling Council last year, potentially saving local authorities hundreds of thousands of pounds, buildingthe networks that they own, rather than renting them.
With Scotland now home to half of the UK's onshore wind farms and set to have the largest offshore development in the Moray Firth, perhaps the country should consider the latest airborne technology which is to provide power to the remote region of Alaska, while removing the visual ground pollution of land-based generators.
More than a million homes and businesses in Scotland can now connect to high-speed fibre broadband, BT announced today. But as a realist also comments: "Now, all they need to do is get the speed up to 1Gbps"
"Signal Processing Networked Battlespace" is a Defence technology project aimed to improve military personnel defence by better defence in war zones. The £4 million, five year software development will result in helping soldiers assess their surroundings, enabling operatives to quickly analyse risk and respond to threats.
ABB Robotics offers Integrated Force Control, a single, base module that consolidates discrete software features for robotic force control that were only previously available separately. According to ABB, robots equipped with this software module are able to handle process variations with real-time external inputs, much as a human would when handling a delicate item or using precise dimensions.
Prometeus GmbH, ISC (International Supercomputing Conference) organiser, appoints Prof. Dr. Arndt Bode as ISC Program Chair for 2015. Dr. Ing. Bernd Mohr, senior scientist at JSC (Juelich Supercomputing Centre) responsible for user support and training, also joins the ISC team as an ISC Executive Consultant continuing to divide time between tasks at both JSC and ISC.
A Connectivity Lab of up to 50 aeronautics experts and space scientists has been set up by Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, to work on beaming Internet access from solar-powered drones or other “connectivity aircraft.” The development partially focuses on a kernel UK team, Ascenta, centred around 51 year old engineer, Andrew Cox whose home is in Somerset.
PSTD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is common among military veterans, together with the often-related anxiety, depression, and psychological and emotional impairment and can dramatically affect quality of life. It raises the question as to whether Virtual Reality based therapy can help PSTD?
Lupo, at about 85% towards its Kickstarter goal with five days to go thanked its supporters and hoped to celebrate come Sunday. Very happily the celebration has come with three days to spare, as thanks to 417 backers from around the world, LUPO has been made to happen!
At least 70% of time humans are in contact with textiles and these are slowly gaining intelligence. A new IDTechEx report is about the ultimate form of that, looking at e-textiles based on inherently electronically or electrically-active woven e-fibres.
Audyssey "where sound meets science" and Wolfson Microelectronics "where silicon design resolves audio issues" are the latest intriguing partnership about to further revolutionise audio recordings on mobile device, as Wolfson bringing Audyssey's AudioFrame technology to market with its low-power WM8280 Audio hub portfolio.
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