Fiona Hyslop is taken to task by "The Sunday Herald" that publishes an open letter today from the paper’s theatre critic Mark Brown to Fiona Hyslop, cabinet secretary for culture, in which he savages Creative Scotland’s strategy plans for the 'jargon' it uses, referring to it as ‘ridiculous’ and ‘market obsessed.’
UK’s four Quantum Technologies Hubs yesterday at The first Quantum Technology Showcase held in London had 300 hundred delegates from industry, business and government hearing how UK’s £270 million NQTP (National Quantum Technologies Programme) is drawing the country’s research base together, with industry, research funding bodies and other government agencies to accelerate the transition of new technologies from the laboratory to industry. Alas, no women Hub leaders!
A high wind-turbine farm of 13 units proposed for moorland below the Corrieyairack Pass, south of Forth Augustus, has been temporarily postponed with councillors on the south planning application committee agreeing to hold a site visit before reaching any decision.
IBM in collaboration with NVIDIA, Mellanox (ethernet meets the unbelievable!) and the STFC (Science and Technology Facilities Council) Hartree Centre announce plans for the UK's first PADC (POWER Acceleration and Design Centre) designed to help UK businesses exploit high performance computing on OpenPOWER systems for MSBD (Modelling & Simulation and Big Data Analytics).
Theoretical physicists in Innsbruck, Austria, have proposed a scalable QC (quantum computer) architecture. The new model, developed by Wolfgang Lechner, Philipp Hauke and Peter Zoller, overcomes fundamental limitations of programmability in current approaches that aim at solving real-world general optimization problems by exploiting quantum mechanics.
Gaberlunzie is overwhelmed by both 'Back to the Future!' not to mention Nesta's Digital City index.eu which completely ignores Scotland, despite Virgin and Oxford Economics indicating Scottish digital en route to overtake London!! Back to the future might well be the best place to go and get less giddy!!
Seven new research programmes aimed at tackling some of UK’s major science and engineering challenges have been given the green light today by the Universities and Science Minister, Jo Johnson. The two Scottish participants are Scottish Water and Strathclyde University.
Angus Stewart Deaton born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and educated as Foundation Scholar at Fettes College there, now Dwight D. EisenhowerProfessor of International Affairs and Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School and the Economics Department at Princeton has won the 2015 Nobel Prize in economics for analysis of consumption, poverty and welfare.
Back in May Ofcom proposed that BT should give competitors physical access to its fibre-optic cables “dark fibre.” Now Southampton scientists reveal the first research results from its NDFIS (National Dark Fibre Infrastructure Service) at an international conference this Autumn.
Professor Anthony Cohn, Professor of Automated Reasoning in the University of Leeds' School of Computing, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Fellows of the Academy are the elite of the UK engineering sector and include both academics and leading engineers at top engineering firms.
Biotechnology business Xgenex LLC bsiness at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, now has a commercial agreement with AquaBella Organic Solutions micro-organism innovation for the North America sales of AquaBella, the bio-enzyme water treatment and TerraBella, an organic sustainable soil corrective and root inoculant that improves produce quality, increases yield in a variety of soils and climates, and relieves drought pressure in hard-hit areas of North America. Here in the UK the already valuable Farm Machinery locator is now offering an intriguing, online, UPDATING (!) infographic.
IBM move to acquire Merge sas as it vision that organisations could use the Watson Health Cloud to surface new insights from a consolidated, patient-centric view of current and historical images, electronic health records, data from wearable devices and other related medical data, in a HIPAA-enabled environment. (Photo Credit: IBM)
The Alan Turing Institute has marked its first few days of operations announcing its new director and confirming £10 million research funding from Lloyd’s Register Foundation, research partnerships with GCHQ, collaboration with Cray Inc. and EPSRC, and its first research activities.
If ever the issue of climate change has shown synchronicity it must be now as President Obama calls for stiffer climate change rules; European research shows that entire ecosystems threatening birds, bugs and water. And with a canny sense of timing Scotland's SEPA starts the recruitment process for candidates to replace the current Chairman and a non-executive member.
The House of Commons Select Committee for DCMS (Department of Culture, Media and Sport) has launched yet another inquiry into the national Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme focused on coverage, delivery and speed of UK superfast broadband and mobile connectivity.
In an especially rare and historic event, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita) will host many of the founding members of modern physics in Stockholm in an attempt to solve one of the most complex and mind-twisting topics of our time: whether singularities in black holes exist and whether Hawking radiation has any bearing on their existence.
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