Ubiquiti Networks has warned its customers about a worm targeting the company’s products by exploiting a critical vulnerability that was believed patched nearly a year ago. According to the wireless networking product manufacturer, the malware is designed to target routers, access points and other devices, running outdated versions of the airOS firmware, including airMAX M (airRouter), AirMAX AC, airOS 802.11G, ToughSwitch, airGateway and airFiber.
Last year Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft achieved an impressive new record with more than €2.1 billion in business volume. It has now pushed ahead its strategy to expand its scope with the Senate decided to establish a Fraunhofer Research IGCV (Institution for Casting, Composite and Processing Technology). The expansion of Fraunhofer High Performance Centres is also continuing. For instance, the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia is supporting three new High Performance Centres to the tune of some €8 million.
The world’s oldest golf club will not be hosting the Open championship, after retaining its ban on women members, sparking claims that £100 million could be denied the Scottish economy. It’s not that the game lags in technology. Only in Scotland will you find this ingrained anti-women attitude, where the defensive comments are laughable!!
Using static electricity, RoboBees can land and stick to surfaces. Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences roboticists demonstrate that their flying microrobots named the 'RoboBees' can now perch during flight to save energy - just like bats, birds or butterflies
SoftBank Robotics Corp and SoftBank Corp announce its humanoid robot ‘Pepper' will support Google's Android, and the pre-sales of models for developers will begin from July 2016. Ahead of the pre-sales launch, starting today, SoftBank Robotics offer a beta version of “Pepper SDK for Android Studio,” a software development kit enabling the development of RoboApps on the Android platform.
Italtel was among the lead telecommunications companies in NFV ( Network Functions Virtualisation), managed services and All-IP communication, with its “Full MVNO in a Box” approach that was recognised at the MVNO World Congress 2016, collecting second place in the prestigious “Best MVNO Vendor Solution” category at the show’s awards.
Atlantis Resources completes the acquisition of Scottish tidal project assets from SPR (ScottishPower Renewables) in exchange for a 6% stake in its wider development portfolio. Atlantis subsidiary, Tidal Power Scotland also gains development rights for an additional 110MW of projects in Scotland. This includes the seabed rights, grid access and consents for the 10MW Sound of Islay project.
Electronic navigation safety technology is to be used to study the potential impacts of marine traffic on cetaceans ( whale, dolphin and porpoise species) off western Scotland in a new season of research expeditions launched by Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust.
What started as browsing search engines, using fingers and keyboards to find the sites on the early, almost empty internet, interfaces have now grown to include touch, speciality apps and voice, although voice has its own pitfalls in learning languages and dialects.
IBM Research announced today that for the first time ever it is making quantum computing available to members of the public, who can access and run experiments on IBM’s quantum processor. IBM scientists have built a quantum processor that users can access through a first-of-a-kind quantum computing platform delivered via the IBM Cloud onto any desktop or mobile device. IBM believes quantum computing is the future of computing and has the potential to solve certain problems that are impossible to solve on today’s supercomputers.
Patented technology allows users to work with a state of the art ceramic printing system with stable and easy-to-clean materials. Both materials and machine designs are tested for more then 5.000 production hours in the job-shop that Admatec has run since 2013, probably the longest ceramic printing experience in the world and one that continuously result in innovations. Currently the novelty is with the material reconditioning system that allows the customer to re-use all the material guaranteeing 100% effective use of material.
Where robots may be the religion of some, in Bejing the robot monk Xian'er teaches Buddhism. In the west, SpatialSound Wave from Fraunhofer means sound can be freely positioned so that visual and acoustic events coincide realistically. Zurich Opera House has used the 3Dl sound since January with sound technicians adjusting sound effects live and enlarge spaces acoustically.
Heat dissipation in electronics and optoelectronics is a wicked bottleneck in the further development of systems in these fields. To come to grips with this issue, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed an efficient way of cooling electronics using functionalised graphene nanoflakes. The results are published in “Nature Communications”.
The launch of the new IT system at NHS 24 - already three years late and £50 million over budget, again runs into disorganised systems, adding technical difficulties. Don't hold your breath for the launch date yet!
Four years ago in October Sophant Technologies launched its software muscled antenna. Now the pioneering Sofant Technologies Ltd has secured €1.97 million (£1.54 million) of European funding. The investment, part of the €3 billion Horizon 2020 SME Instrument programme will be used to take Sofant’s patented technology to market, potentially doubling battery life for mobile devices and greatly reducing antenna energy usage.
Dell launches its Entrepreneurial Growth Programme for Scottish scale-ups and where successful Scotland-based scale-ups will be chosen to receive technology, training and access to Dell events. Applicants’ submissions will be assessed based on strength of business plan, growth and the innovation potential.
Kite Power Solutions (KPS) founded in 2011 in Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, UK to develop a low cost solution to harness energy from the wind using kites, has received funding from the UK DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change) Energy Entrepreneurs Fund (EEF) and other private sector funders. In February the KPS-led consortium was awarded a £1million development.
The European Parliament has passed the final vote for the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). These approved new data protection rules will strengthen online privacy, streamline legislation between the 28 member states and boost police and security cooperation.
Physicist Professor Burkard Hillebrands from the University of Kaiserslautern receives an ERC Advanced Grant, one of the highest awards from the European Research Council. The Grant is endowed with an amount of more than €2.4 million euros. With this funding Hillebrands will open up a new field of research: supermagnonics. He and his team will investigate macroscopic magnonic quantum phenomena with the aim to make data processing significantly more efficient.
ALLOS Semiconductors, Dresden, Germany has transferred its latest generation GaN-on-Si epiwafer technology in under twelve weeks to a major international industry player. This is part of a comprehensive joint project to accelerate the
GaN-on-Si power semiconductor product development of that customer.
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