A newly developed wheel converts any bicycle into an electric vehicle. While founder, Michael Burtov said he and his team at technology startup GeoOrbital did not re-invent the wheel, but the newly developed wheel has the major components of an electric vehicles with a 500 watt motor, lithium battery and electronics that fit into the radial of a wheel made from high density foam to avoid flats.
A new white paper led by Professor Yang Gao on behalf of the UK-RAS (Robotics and Autonomous Systems) Network, presents a technical roadmap of space RAS (robotics and autonomous systems) for the coming decades, where these robots are hoped to be able to offer a range of biomimetic mobilities ( fly, climb, swim, walk, assemble, etc) as well as possessing human-like intelligence.
As climate change garners more attention around the world, scientists at the University of Virginia and Cornell University have made critical advances in understanding the physical properties of an emerging class of solar cells that have the potential to dramatically lower the cost of solar energy. Solar cells remain a focal point of scientific investigation because the sun offers the most abundant source of energy on earth. The concern, however, with conventional solar cells made from silicon is their cost. Even with recent improvements, they still require a significant amount of electricity and industrial processing to be manufactured.
UK green energy supplier Ecotricity’s application for an up to seven-turbine wind farm in Dumfries and Galloway was turned down by a Scottish government reporter as the benefits from the project cannot compensate for its impact on the landscape and cultural heritage. The seven turbine project on Stroans Hill, close to the village of Carsluith would have produce as much power as 10,600 UK homes consume it was claimed. Ecotricity appealed against non-determination to Scottish Government's DPEA (Department for Planning and Environmental Appeals) and It has now been refused planning permission.
Eaton has appointed RMD Ltd, independent specialist in data centre and server room infrastructure, as its service partner for Scotland. The partnership allows the power management company to ensure that its Scotland customers can benefit from quick access to local installation and maintenance services from Eaton-trained engineers, in order to optimise the uptime of their installation and guarantee business continuity.
The Farnborough International Airshow was believed to be a likely venue for breaking news on the UK’s spaceport plans. The biggest aircraft trade show in the UK is held once every two years this year runs from 16-22 July 2018
A new YouGov survey by global technology integrator Aquarium Software shows that the British public fundamentally misunderstands the purpose and role of contact centres. While, in reality, just 4% of contact centres are exclusively sales-based, 75% of Brits think at least half of all contact centre activity is dedicated purely to making sales calls. Aquarium is calling for the contact centre industry to be more transparent about its activities, to help alleviate an often negative perception of their role in commerce.
At the AD & Biogas Industry Awards week, Xergi won the category for “Best international agricultural plant” with the biogas plant Nature Energy Holsted, Denmark, which was commissioned by Xergi in 2015. The prestigious award event was held at the AD & Biogas show in Birmingham recently.
As part of its continued programme of growth within EMEA, Plexus Corp will be investing in a dedicated building and equipment for ESS (Environmental Stress Screening) at its Kelso, Scotland, manufacturing facility. This will provide an in-house service offering to customers in its expanding defence, security and aerospace sectors, as well as for those in the oil and gas industry.
Tidal power company Atlantis' majority owned MeyGen project has entered into agreements with windfarm developments to provide access to the distribution grid, needed as part of the Ness of Quoys distribution network is constrained and will provide no additional capacity for other generators, until larger transmission upgrades are completed over the next few years. The Scottish Govern, gives two wind farms the go ahead with 18 turbines based in Cloich Forest, near Peebles, and a 24 turbine approval for Stanch in Dumfries and Galloway
A study carried out by security management vendor FireMon at last month’s Infosecurity Europe in London gives a brutally honest insight into the immense pressure cyber security professionals are under to carry out their jobs as well as meet outside regulations. Some 28% admitted to compromising their ethics to pass audits, a figure up 6% from five years ago when the same question was posed in a similar survey. This is likely due to growing network complexity and all of the disparate technology, security and otherwise, used to keep cyber criminals at bay.
Team Bielefeld at Bielefeld University was victorious in the RoboCup finale for CITEC (Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology) and has won RoboCup, the robotics world championship. The Team of Bielefeld secured victory in the household service league RoboCup@Home on Sunday, 3 July.
The Italian universities Politecnico di Milano, Università degli Studi di Milano and Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele have joined EDEN2020 - the EU-funded project on robotic neurosurgery. The international consortium of universities and industry has received a €8.3m grant from the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme for another robotic approach inspired by hightech bio, this time insects cannula
In February this year, Accenture, and the Scottish Police Authority agreed to rescope the i6 project aimed to replace more than 120 IT-and paper-based systems for Police Scotland. Four months later mutual agreement is reached between the stakeholders, including Accenture, to end the operational system agreement and reconsider the IT options.
An investigation by Norwegian authorities into an Airbus helicopter crash in April has found that the incident was probably the result of metal fatigue in the aircraft’s gearbox. All 13 people on board were killed when the Super Puma's main rotor blades separated from the aircraft as it was ferrying passengers from a Norwegian offshore oil platform operated by Statoil.
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Working to put hardware into schools and education has always found Apple, Google and Microsoft as prime candidates on the basis of “convince ‘em young and secure your ageing market.” They are still workiing hard to get their equipment into the education market and unlikely to slow up on this, since USA schools bought $10.8 million of Apple, Google and Microsoft devices in 2015 alone. Small wonder that Amazon has determined to join that booming market.
MOMENTUM JV, comprising Amec Foster Wheeler, Assystem and KEPCO E&C, named construction management-as-agent contractor on unique international project. Representatives of the ITER Organisation announce they have signed a CMA (construction management-as-agent) contract with the MOMENTUM joint venture, led by Amec Foster Wheeler in partnership with Assystem and KEPCO Engineering and Construction Company.
China keeps its No. 1 ranking on the 47th edition of the TOP500 list of the world’s top supercomputers, but this time with a new system built entirely using China designed and made processors. Sunway TaihuLight is the new No. 1 system with 93 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) on the LINPACK benchmark.
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