As the Royal & Ancient opens it doors to the ladies, and some of the world’s top golfers prepare to descend upon Scotland for the 2014 Ryder Cup, both traditional and modern golfers on 22 September will be considering the 3D-printed club head on display at Geddes Quadrangle, University of Dundee. Researchers have celebrated the game's history in having produces the world's first 3D metal printed clubs, using irons loaned by the British Golf Museum in St Andrews.
Weightless SIG has launched Weightless-N, a breakthrough, complementary open standard for IoT. The vision for Weightless SIG is to deliver wide-area machine connectivity standard that enables the 95% of the IoT opportunity denied by the high cost and power consumption characteristics of traditional cellular alternatives. This delivers on that vision and complements the existing Weightless-W standard through extension into the licence exempt frequency spectrum.
A change in the mobile device landscape is reported by Enterprise mobility experts at Peak-Ryzex as customer demand for consumer devices changes the landscape of rugged devices used for business applications. It comes at a time when the UK wide retailer Phones 4 U goes into administration, putting 5,596 jobs at risk with the chain blaming EE and Vodafone for failure to renew contracts..
Research carried out by the Department for Business innovation and skills, analysed how STEM (Science, Technology, Economics and Maths) subjects are perceived by young people on social media. Terms ‘geek’ and ‘boring’ were mentioned frequently online to describe technology based subjects.
The Stonehenge landscape has been the focal point of archaeological studies for more than four centuries. However, no detailed mapping of buried landforms have been conducted, although knowledge about this is pivotal to understanding the prehistoric occupation of such an enigmatic landscape.
Seven Fraunhofer Institutes have presented their latest developments in seafaring and navigation at the SMM Convention in Hamburg this month. while the Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute Sintef MARINTEK believe that in 10-20 years there will be 200 metre cargo vessels plying the oceans without a captain or crew. But for this to happen, the emerging hard and soft technology will need to be seen working working on existing vessels.
“We know what we are looking for, we just haven’t found it yet." Research between Surrey and Ben-Gurion Universities (Israel) uncovers a new method to detect Majorana particles, a key element for a next-generation quantum computing platform.
It's an interesting exercise to consider a recent infographic for the five most wanted features for the iPhone 6 and what Apple has launched with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ in its determination to have a two tier state of interaction and mobility.
This month the University of Amsterdam (below left showing solar panels) is starting a research project on the use of big data within companies and governmental institutions. A survey has been set up in cooperation with ORTEC Consulting Group in order to gather information about the adoption and implementation of big data applications among businesses.
As the UK government investigates the role that virtual or crypto currencies such as Bitcoin will play in current and future global financial systems, Swedish Kennemar & Cole AB aka KnC Miner raise a €10.81 million Series A from Stockholm-based investor, Creandum and GP Bullhounds, placing them among such brands as BitPay, Coinbase, and Xapo that have raised eight figure sums.
Look out sapphire, a flexible display incorporating graphene in its pixels’ electronics has been successfully demonstrated by the Cambridge Graphene Centre and Plastic Logic, the Cavendish labs spinoff. As the first time graphene has been used in a transistor-based flexible device it marks that "necessary step to enable fully wearable and flexible devices" says Andrea Ferrari, director of Cambridge Graphene Centre .
Your last chance for 10 years to have your say on what you think you will require from the communication ecosystem that is fit for purpose. The Br0kent3l3ph0n3 blog warns that the government's Digital Communications Infrastructure Strategy consultation closes on October 1st.
As researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum, and Klinikum der Universität, München with University of Leicester investigate cystic fibrosis sufferers to discover that the immunological cell surface molecule HLA-DQ is reduced or absent in many of these patients, a team of students at Dundee University are developing Lung Ranger, a device to help combat some of the effects of cystic fibrosis.
New ultrasonic cleaning technology developed by the University of Southampton, which enhances water’s ability to clean, has been named as ‘Product of the Year’. StarStream, invented and patented by the University of Southampton and in commercial production by Ultrawave Ltd., was awarded the international accolade by S-Lab (Safe, Successful and Sustainable Laboratories) at a Gala Dinner at Kings College London.
As Fujifilm and Xerox use a Tokyo business lounge to trial an unnamed mobile robotic printer, with a battery life of up to a day that delivers direct to the recipient, keeping sensitive files private to the owner, UK-based 3D Ventures start-up focuses its kKickStart campaign on building 3D Candy printers for home users, its aim to make 3D confectionery printing accessible to wide range of consumers and professionals.
Over the past two weeks we have noted a significant escalation in both the level and sophistication of Russia’s military interference in Ukraine,” said Brigadier General Nico Tak, director of the Comprehensive Crisis and Operations Management Centre at Allied Command Operations. "The satellite images released provide additional evidence that Russian combat soldiers, equipped with sophisticated heavy weaponry, are operating inside Ukraine’s sovereign territory,” he said.
Glenmorie near Bonar Bridge and Barrel Law in the Scottish Borders have the Public Local Inquiry Reporter find against their development in one case for impact on landscape and scenery and in the other as surplus to government renewable requirements.
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