Scottish Enterprise has made a Proof of Concept Fund Award of £500k to Professor Lee Cronin from Glasgow University School of Chemistry. The finance is to support prototyping and demonstrator development of a new (80% cost reduction) combined electrolyser-&-fuel-cell system. This exploits a major 'materials' innovation from the Cronin Lab to generate an inorganic fuel used to produce hydrogen or electricity on demand.
Samsung's proposed Solar Powered Internet school is a self-sufficient school with electricity and internet access built around a shipping container. Now the Edinburgh International Science Festival will hear that Internet access fuelled by the power of the sun could soon be a possibility, as researchers at the University have developed technology that enables solar panels to detect broadband signals, allowing data to be transmitted on the world wide web, using daylight.
Science Centres look to Easter audiences with a new ‘Scotland’s Time Lords’ galleries – opening at Edinburgh's Our Dynamic Earth for Easter – bringing to life earth scientists' impact on our understanding of the world, since the Scottish Enlightenment. The Scottish Government funding of the display is the biggest redevelopment undertaken in the 15 years since its opening.
As silicon yields to wide-band GaN and SiC, links between one-time Silicon Glen, Scotland and the original Silicon Valley electronics and world entrepreneurship epicentre, are to be strengthened by the Saltire Foundation that adds a week long learning journey to Silicon Valley as part of its Saltire Fellowship programme.
“The Chancellor has begun the process of shifting the basis of the recovery away from a housing and consumption-fuelled recovery to a more sustainable investment and export-led growth," comments Paul Everitt CEO of the ADS
Millions are spent by super yacht owners on technological advances, from room control systems that set the mood to the iPad-controlled Adastra. Now, Net Dream Systems, an IT and audio-visual consultant has introduced a management system that monitors all on-board technology in real time to predict potential problems.
SWiT (Scotland Women in Technology) group will have the presence of Angela Constance, Youth Employment Minister at a Cisco Eurocentral office conference attended by 80 people tomorrow that will focus on career progression.
University of Birmingham and Rolls-Royce celebrated their joint collaboration to establish an HTRC (High Temperature Research Centre) when the University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor David Eastwood and Rolls-Royce Director of Research and Technology Ric Parker ‘broke ground’ at the Centre’s new site at Ansty Park, near Coventry.
Leading global supplier of advanced semiconductor wafer products and services, has launched Open Innovation programme “openiqe,” aimed at establishing partnerships to support the development of a broad range of KETs (Key Enabling Technologies). The first major project in the new programme is IQE Open Technology Challenge, marked by a launch event at the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff on Friday 21 March 2014.
BAE Systems unveils detailed plans for a £200 million "frigate factory" to "The Herald" that it hopes will secure shipbuilding on the Clyde for decades and is scheduled to send the release to the remainder of the press this afternoon. Other current major news is on aircraft and the use of 3D printing technology.
Two University of Southampton professors Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi and Professor Damon Teagle are among those awarded the Wolfson Research Merit Awards by the Royal Society, the UK national academy of science. They receive their awards in recognition of outstanding contributions to their respective fields of physical science, engineering and ocean science, engineering.
An IBM team has built the most advanced fully functional graphene IC (integrated circuit) to date. Such graphene-based circuits could allow mobile devices like smart phones, tablets and wearable electronics to transmit much faster data loads in a more cost-effective and power-efficient manner, compared to traditional technology methods.
One of 21 new Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Awards that provides five-year’s support for outstanding scientists to help continue their ground-breaking work, has been awarded to Professor Claire Halpin, a University of Dundee scientist.
He blames it all on Chrome, which highlighted Danger: Malware Ahead..so he switched to another browser and that seemed OK. BUT indeed ComputeScotland then crashed for three days and Gaberlunzie simply got drowned out. He is informed however that it was 'a minor issue which did not affect any of our live websites.' The real culprit was a hard disc that failed that incovenienced no-one (except for Gaberlunzie plagued by no text load, no picture load and no newsletter send).
Scientists at EMBL-EBI have developed EC-BLAST: software that makes it easier to develop novel enzymes. Published in "Nature Methods," the program makes it possible to quickly compare functions of thousands of catalysts, facilitating research into anything from efficient production of biofuels to drug interactions.
The expansion of technology around the world is happening because technology is transforming everything, from economy to workplaces and gadgets explains Jonathan Krim of theWall Street Journal new technology pages.
The elemental particle that gives mass to matter, and required to demonstrate its existence, was achieved by an international team that included 18 Mexicans. The Mexican researchers had an outstanding participation in the detection, analysis, development of a computer network and design of the software that was used to interpret the obtained results.
University of Edinburgh Principal, Professor Sir Timothy O'Shea has welcomed the announcement that the Scottish Government is to contribute £2 million to the Higgs Centre at the University of Edinburgh.
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