As ForArgyll web enquires how many nuclear power lighthouses, buoys and oil rigs are there in the UK, after it discovered a little island off the Irish west coast in County Donegal – Rathlin O’Birn was nuclear powered, the new technology nuclear arena, has Ontario Canada startup Terrestrial Energy commercialising a new reactor design, based on work done at ORNL (Oak Ridge National laboratory) in Tennessee.
Arria NLG a leader in the development and deployment of NLG (Natural Language Generation) technologies developed at Aberdeen University has an early stage partnership with the IBM Watson Group. As part of the Watson developer community, Arria NLG will prototype analytics products for the oil and gas sector.
Neuroscientists at the German Primate Centre can predict grip movements of the hand by measuring brain cell activity and have built a refined robot hand. They analyse the brain activity of non human primates during the execution of hand grasping movements. The neuronal information, recorded with fine electrodes in the cortex, could one day be used to control a robotic hand as a prosthesis for paralysed people.
Britain's telecoms industry consolidation has just speeded up with the Hutchison Whampoa Ltd agreement to buy Telefonica's British mobile unit O2 for up to £10.25 billion. Hutchison already operates Three Mobile network in Britain, and by buying about 22 million subscribers to O2 from the Spanish group will make it the country's top mobile operator.
Aberystwyth University space scientists contribute perseverance and skills with help of camera's and software to the joyous re-discovery of the Beagle 2 Mars Lander believed lost on Christmas Day 2003.
Thync justifiably won its first award at CES to kick off the new year! With previews for almost 100 business leaders and journalists, who had fun personally trying its Vibes for energy or calm - the effects that were greatly appreciated at a busy trade show like CES.
Dubbed after the "unecessary" letter and for some the unlucky 13, IBM headlines the machine as the most powerful and secure yet! The first mainframe in history designed for growth of the mobile app economy. IBM's first new mainframe in three years - represents continued investment in core hardware systems that can process 2.5 billion business transactions per day, or the equivalent of 100 Cyber Mondays.
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.
Gaberlunzie thought you might enjoy a relaxed look at beer and wine now that 2015 VAT and Self Assessment are breathing down your neck! As his editor has opted to have a strategic bad cold (timing is all!!) he is having to put in some extra hours and so is indulging himself!
Bambootec consortium from Yucatán, in the south of Mexico, has designed a bamboo bicycle that transforms the kinetic energy generated by pedalling, into a source of electricity, able to simultaneously recharge mobile devices, smartphone’s external battery and a navigation dashboard, located on the handlebars, which not only measures distance and time, but also offers bluetooth connection.
In what some might see as a table turning development, Norway's Next Biometrics Group ASA, HQ in Oslo, sales, support and development subsidiaries in Seattle, Silicon Valley, Prague, Taipei and Shanghai, received a purchase order for 10.000 area sensors from the Taiwanese market for end 2014 delivery
As CEA (Consumer Electronics Association) promises 2015 International CES will feature the largest ever IoT showcase of products, services and technologies that make up the “Internet of Things,” 2015 marks the next phase for the European IOT project which has run from 2011-2014. working in areas such as ‘smart' house, health, transport and energy.. The EU IOE (Internet of Energy ) project has 40 European partners, working on how to make it easier for energy suppliers and consumers to connect to each others’ equipment.
Bluetooth 4.1 devices are rare (the specification finished only a year ago) and it is likely to loose out to Bluetooth 4.2 specification the already been published. The latest version is reported to brings privacy protections, increased speed for data transfers, and a more efficient design.
USA St Louis based Emerson has acquired Scotland's Stirling based Cascade Technologies Ltd, a lead manufacturer of gas analysers and monitoring systems that use QCL (Quantum Cascade Laser) technology. The technology can measures multiple gases simultaneously, helping companies improve industrial emissions monitoring, production efficiencies and environmental compliance.
Fujitsu, due to launch its PalmSecure ID Match device in the EMEIA from early 2015, aims to almost double its workforce based in Alness, Easter Ross Scotland to around 40 when it moves to new premises.
ABB and Hitachi are to form a joint venture for HVDC (high voltage direct current) system solutions in Japan. To be based in Tokyo then JV will be responsible for the design, engineering, supply and after-sales services related to the DC system of HVDC projects bringing ABB's latest technologies to the Japanese market where Hitachi will be the prime contractor.
As RandomStorm is acquired by Accumuli, so the Onyx Group has acquired Knowledge IT, accredited ICT solutions and support firm. After three years of good organic growth, this move enhances Onyx’s consulting and managed service capability.
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