With an estimated 45 million fake £1 coins in circulation, Britain gets what is claimed to be a fraud-proof coin as the Royal Mint releases 1.5 billion one-pound coins that feature a 12-sided bimetallic design, a hologram and other discrete anti-counterfeiting measures. A different printing milestone emerges at Massachusettes Institute of Technology with the recent 3D printed autonomous sensory composite robots, that are provided with sensor laden robotic skin that can feel.
The Centres will give academics and industry access to powerful computers to support research in engineering and physical sciences, and will officially be launched on Thursday 30 March at the Thinktank science museum, Birmingham. Funded by £20 million from the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) the centres around the UK, locate at the Universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Exeter, and Oxford, Loughborough, and UCL.
The 8th Annual Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management Conference Europe (24-25 May, Manchester, UK). With over 300 attendees expected, Europe’s leading nuclear decommissioning and waste management conference unites all key industry experts, providing the ideal platform to discuss how to optimally address the industry’s biggest challenges, opportunities and innovations.
Swissbit, manufacturer of flash memory solutions, will be exhibit at embedded world 2017 (Nuremberg,14-16 March) Hall 1, booth 1-534) as an expert partner for Secure storage products for decentralised intelligence. For IoT (Industrial Internet of Things) projects. developers and manufacturers choose from optimised industrial flash memory products with applications relating to cyber physical systems, M2M Coms decentralised sensors, edge computing, and smart factory environments. Also on show, its manufacturing expertise and knowledge complex integrated systems, SIP (system-in-package manufacturing capacities) and processing TSOP, BGA and bare die components.
Precise knowledge of the connections in the brain – the links between all the nerve cells – is a prerequisite for better understanding this most complex of organs. Researchers from Heidelberg University have now developed a new algorithm – a computational procedure – that can extract this connectivity pattern with far greater precision than previously possible from microscopic images of the brain. Prof. Dr Fred Hamprecht, head of the "Image Analysis and Learning" working group at the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing, expects such automated image data analysis to bring about great strides in the neurosciences. It will likely lead to a circuit diagram of the brain.
University of Bristol and Université Libre de Bruxelles have theoretically shown how to write programs for random circuitry in quantum computers. This breakthrough, published in “New Journal of Physics,” is based on the work of the first author, Dr Nick Russell, who tragically lost his life in a climbing accident last year.
Researchers in Kaiserslautern, Dr. Thomas Kuhn and Fraunhofer IESE (Institute Experimental Software Engineering) Matthias Jung, develop a new simulation process to verify that combinations of hardware and software systems actually function correctly together.
HappyOrNot, among the global leaders of instant customer and employee experience reporting and data analytics service, will showcase the application of NB-ioT (Narrowband IoT) technology in customer experience improvement at this year’s Mobile World Congress. MWC claims to be the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organised by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital Barcelona.
While Defra instituted a 2000 Gull Cull over Wharton airport back in July 2013, time alters much and currently research published in the BTO (British Trust for Ornithology) journal, "Bird Study" research looks at the breeding populations of three species of large gull; Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gull on the Hebridean island of Canna and studied the relationship between these gull populations and the fall in the quantity of fish landed in the nearby harbour of Mallaig.
By spraying a fine mist of particles into the stratosphere, global warming can be controlled – even given our slowness to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. The process is one that imitates the natural cooling process from volcanoes, called SRM: Solar Radiation Management.
The gigantic telescope ALMA is set to extract a range of the sun's secrets by picking up radio waves. Stay tuned! High up in the Chilean highlands, surrounded by guanaco herds and cacti, a huddle of 66 antennas similar to satellite dishes now face the sun.
ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) is able to register radio-waves of about one millimeteter length. Radiowaves of this range will illuminate details of the solar atmosphere that can not be seen with regular telescopes,giving researchers a completely new view of the sun's physical processes.
Santa Clara-based IDTechEx Research and the German Solar Association of Berlin both report that energy independence of vehicles such as a solar powered piazza van, and country's as China’s NEA (National Energy Agency) stopping construction of 100 coal-fired power plants nominal capacity of over 100GW, in favour of solar systems, combine to create a global solar power takeoff.
IBM announces that, yet again, it broke the U.S. patent record with 8,088 patents granted to its inventors in 2016, marking the 24th consecutive year of innovation leadership as #1 on U.S. Patent List. IBM’s 2016 patent output covers a diverse range of inventions in artificial intelligence andIBMers received 2,700+ cognitive and cloud computing patents, cognitive computing, cognitive health, cloud, cyber security and other strategic growth areas for the company.
When the porphyrin molecule heats up it loses its outer-layer hydrogen atoms and can bond to the graphene sheet on a surface of silver. The resulting structure (illustrated and viewed under the microscope in these images) endows the graphene with yet more new properties.
How would you go about understanding how markets can suddenly be gripped by panic? To physicists, the use of a model originally developed to explain magnetism might make sense. But economists may find this extremely counter-intuitive.
First ever gas giant outside our solar system to reveal weather patterns. Clouds on the planet could be made of corundum, the mineral which forms rubies and sapphires. The Kepler satellite measured the changes in the light reflected from this auspicious planet.
“The VTC Group” (The Virtual Cluster Group) creation of a Deloitte Virtual Technology Cluster is focused on the digitisation of healthcare VTC Group , an organisation which enables major multinational companies to attract emerging and disruptive technology innovators into their supply chain, and is pleased to announce a partnership with Deloitte’s (‘Deloitte LLP), the global professional services firm to create a Healthcare Virtual Technology Cluster with Deloitte VTC.
EPSRC puts £60 million as a boost to UK’s manufacturing base through of set up six new research hubs at universities across England, Wales and Scotland that will share government funding to improve the UK’s manufacturing processes An additional £87.5 million is the total contribution from partners, academia and industry. Sectors are: compound semiconductors, continous manufacture and advanced crystalisation, advanced metrology, targeted healthcare and composites manufacturing.
VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland has developed a unique solution to measure in-store shopper’s intentions. The implementation respects privacy -with no identity information about shoppers being collected. The objective is to start commercial deliveries in spring 2017.
Technology developed at the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) in South Africa is an ingenious new-generation fingerprinting sensing technology using high-speed, large-volume OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography). The device will contribute both to law enforcement and forensics in general.
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