Estonia may be tiny, its population a mere 1.3 million, yet it produces more start-ups per head than any other country in Europe and is the birthplace of Skype. Together with the University of Tartu both organisations are to explore what factors EW hinder women joining the fast growth ICT sector, something that has taxed many andalready been explored without the desired outcome. Peprhaps this time something will develop to change the situation.
Seeking to develop nextgen micro-electronic transistors, researchers have been hunting a silicon replacement witih a wealth of recent research going into fully flexible electronic circuitry focused on various organic and metal-oxide ink materials, which can lack the favorable electronic properties of Can't Meet Our Standard CMOS silicon but do offer superior "printability." The result is printable, wearable, and even edible!
Ancala Partners which in September 2014 advised Antin Infrastructure Partners on the acquisition of Roadchef, from Delek Group, an Isreali energy and infrastructure conglomerate, has itself now bought the Perth-based Green Highland Renewables.
Queensway Park gets green light for £100 million Data Centre campus in Fife and detailed consent has been granted for phase one of the country’s largest green data centre development located in Fife Scotland.
Cambridge Consultants has successfully completed initial trials of the world’s first fully digital radio transmitter. Unlike SDR (software-defined radio), it does not mix of analog and digital components, but is completely digital, a radio that can enable new ways of using spectrum intelligently. Pizzicato – tit is claimed will unlock the potential of the IoT or IoE opening the door to new dynamics in which the 100 billion IoT devices operate together in a crowded radio spectrum and enables the creation of 5G systems, with multiple radios and antennas.
The ever changing face of technology coupled with demanding business requirements dictates enterprises revamp existing enterprise applications, with newer versions supporting such disruptive technologies such as cloud, mobility and analytics.
“Eight years of dedicated effort by a team that have taken all sorts of abuse and misrepresentation on the chin in order to remain faithful to the trust of the Oban business community, writes "ForArgyll" on the proposed Transit Marina for Argyll & Bute Council
Global wind and solar company, Mainstream Renewable Power, has announced that its 448MW offshore wind farm, 15 miles off the Scottish Fife coast will use two newly launched technologies set to decrease costs, reduce construction and operational risk, improve safety and accordingly provide the cheapest electricity ever produced by a UK offshore wind farm.
Silicon Labs, microcontroller, wireless connectivity, analog and sensor provider for the IOT (Internet of Things) may be moving into IOE (everything) domain with its introduction of a digital audio bridge chip and evaluation kit designed to simplify the development of accessories for iOS devices.
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
Another type of Aurora, the supercomputer this time, is on track to become the fastest system in the USA and possibly the world as DOE Undersecretary Franklin “Lynn” Orr, announced that Intel Corp. and Cray Inc had been selected to supply Argonne National Laboratory with a 180 petaflops system, Aurora, and a secondary system of about 8 petaflops, called Theta, marking the final instalment in the Collaboration of Oak Ridge, Argonne, and Lawrence Livermore (CORAL) initiative.
A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge have unravelled one of the mysteries of electromagnetism, which could enable the design of antennas small enough to be integrated into an electronic chip. These ultra-small antennas – so-called ‘last frontier’ of semiconductor design – would be a massive leap forward for wireless communications. While 3D printing adds another dimension to the antenna!
Entries to the 2015 Digital Technology Awards are now open, with Scotland’s brightest tech companies invited to submit applications by 24 April. And the Digintal Entrpreneur Awards are also up for grabs.
CSIC (Construction Scotland Innovation Centre) the £10 million venture designed to exploit Scotland's existing industrial and academic strengths in the field of building, has appointed a ten-person expert advisory group as it finalises its collaboration agreement with 12 partner universities.
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.
The Zero-G Printer servicing as a test bed for understanding the long term effects of microgravity on 3D printing and how it can enable the future of space exploration is a culmination of contracts and development dating back to 2010 was created by USA’s Made In Space. Next to it the experimental setup of quantum teleportation performed in 2013 showing an optical table with a size of 4.2 m by 1.5 m on which optical instruments such as mirrors and lenses are arranged to guide laser beams. Over 500 mirrors and lenses were used in this experiment. Image: Centre for Quantum Photonics at the Univ. of Bristol. But the shrink to this device is awesome.
Not since the day of the rotten/pocket boroughs, have voters been acknowledged as 'paid' for voting. Dundee University is to put a new slant on all that by offering £40 for participants from the surrounding area eligible to vote in the UK 2015 General Election to take part in a `snapshot’ of people’s election campaign views, and be paid for their thoughts if they are selected to take part on Thursday 2nd April.
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