After more than 10 years of active service, NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is to receive an intergalactic flash memory reformat. The process is Opportunity’s first memory upgrade and will see the next generation motor vehicle trawled for worn out memory cells. Although the reformat is occurring 54.6 million kilometres from the earth, it stands as a reminder that everyone should consider reformatting their flash memory drives every once in a while.
NWave Technologies Ltd, a leading IoT over ISM spectrum vendor, has joined the group Weightless SIG to contribute to the rapid evolution of the recently announced Weightless-N specification. Weightless-N is the new and unique open connectivity standard for IoT/M2M over ISM bands.
An Alice in Wonderland corporate Quadrille in Airport sales weakens the force of competition law, notes ForArgyll, while the Zodiac signs seem to be backed up by recent research in neuro-psychopharmacology and bankers are out to make money out of you!!
Particle physicists have a hard time identifying all the elementary particles created in their particle accelerators. Now researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have designed a material that makes it much easier to distinguish the particles.
Professor Douglas Paul, a University of Glasgow physicist has received the Institute of Physics President’s Medal of which only eight such medals have been presented since the award’s inception in 1998. He joins such recipients as particle physicist and broadcaster Professor Brian Cox in 2012 and World Wide Web inventor Sir Timothy Berners-Lee in 2006.
Gaberlunzie has been alerted that there's a new browser on the loose, Hola, which over the past 20 months has emerged with over 30 million users already installing it - to show that they want a more open, and more private Internet.
The average smartphone user checks their device 221 times a day for tasks it emerges as a study of 2,000 smartphone owners revealers the extent to which we rely on handheld devices in everyday life - that at its basic is 3hours and 41 minutes of a day devoted to a device!
As Gartner examines the shift in the age old relationships between man and machine, due to the emergence of digital business, two early founders of older-style digital business IBM (1911) and HP (1939) are busy reinventing themselves. IBM has recently opened its New York offices for Watson, while Hewlett Packard has split into Inc and Enterprise.
Quantum computing will allow for the creation of powerful computers, but also much smarter and more creative robots than conventional ones is the conclusion arrived at by researchers from Spain and Austria, who confirm quantum tools help robots learn and respond much faster to their surrounding stimuli.
Gaberlunzie was attracted to two elegant rarities recently. The vendace fish for one, declared extinct a decade ago, makes its cunning comeback in Bassenthwaite Lake, while Lamborghini finally sees hybrid power as the elegant twist for the & Lamborghini Asterion .
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.
Babcock has signed the MSDF (Maritime Support Delivery Framework) with the MoD (Ministry of Defence). Working within Babcock’s existing ToBA (Terms of Business Agreement), which runs to 2025, MSDF confirms the continuation of the contract to deliver services at HMNB Clyde and HMNB Devonport to March 2020, replacing WSMI ( Warship Support Modernisation Initiative) contracts.
Two reports from the International Energy Agency imply solar power (thermal and photovoltaic) could by 2050 be the world’s largest source of electricity ahead of fossil fuels, wind, hydro and nuclear. As USA NIST ) idevelops the measurement tools and techniques to characterise physical processes related to light absorption, energy transfer, and carrier dynamics in thin-film inorganic PV materials and devices, Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research in ZSW (Baden-Württemberg) has just set a new world record in TFT PV, with Stuttgart scientists achieving 21.7 percent efficiency with a CIGS (Copper Indium Gallium diSelenide) solar cell.
Early this month, a US nuclear engineering company Lightbridge, based at Tysons Corner, Virginia, presented at the Euro Pacific Global Investment Conference, .an update of its planned first tests in a full scale reactor of new design engineered fuel rod to boost power output by 10 to 17% while ensuring safety and reducing security costs.
Researchers in the University of Huddersfield Centre for Efficiency and Performance Engineering unite with China's Kunming University of Science and Technology for new work on friction stir welding, a complex new welding technique that could be increasingly valuable to modern industry.
Space technology STAR Dundee is “a role model spin-out” with the company taking a major prize at the Scottish Chambers of Commerce’s inaugural awards. Coming close after Clyde Space, Craig Clark winning the Baird of Bute award, the next breathlessly awaited news will be chosen location of UK's first space port.
New research in "Advanced Functional Materials" suggests that graphene-treated nanowires could soon replace current touchscreen technology, significantly reducing production costs and allowing for more affordable, flexible displays. It also illustrates the global reach for graphene research from China to Dublin and Oxford.
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