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 e 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.
From October 20-21, 2015, the UK holds its 2nd Synthetic Biology Congress with qPCR and Digital Pc?R Congress and the Microfluidics Congress. It expects 400 delegates and 50 poster presentations at the London based show that is designed for experts working in genome engineering, technology developments, protein design, cell building, bio-manufacture and gene editing. The Synbio meet will examine the latest developments in these fields in both the healthcare and plant biology sectors.
Predators use strategies such as camouflage, speed and optical illusions, to catch prey. But prey species also resort to similar tactics to escape from predators. Researchers now discover that this is even used at the molecular level.
A fleet of robotic ‘porters’, will roam the corridors of Scotland's South Glasgow Hospital as part of a £1.3million new transport and deliivery scheme. In the Western Isles as part of the EU project Remodem, NHS is piloting Giraff as a way of helping people with with disabilities or dementia to be in contact with friends and family in remote and rural areas.
Website foundries are working overtime. The html wizards are casting their spells. In three days time, intensive work on the new website Madeherenow.com will be launched at 6.30pm at the Building Centre Gallery, London, featuring speeches by (below) author and commentator Will Hutton and CEO of the EEF, the manufacturer's organisation Terry Scuoler
Gaberlunzie fell over someone’s admiration for the German word “Verschlimmbesserung” meaning " improvements which only make things worse!!" It’s one he will strive to remember. Another thing he has fallen over is the "Mindkit Tooling" approach that James Sommers has humanised and written for MITs Technology Review.
As Synova Capital supports the management buy-out of leading financial information business Defat Group Ltd small start-up business has over the last decade slowly had an immense impact on the business lending landscape, moving it from the stiff, formal and heavy major banks’ business approach, to something flexible and elegant, and a scenery with crowd appeal.
An IEEE survey, conducted by YouGov, finds twice as many millennials as baby boomers saying they don’t think it’s important to teach science, technology, engineering or mathematics at school. Overseas, others think differently.
UK could be on the brink of a technological revolution, with 80 per cent of manufacturers predicting radical change by 2025 and currently Innovise IES, creator of smart autonomous operations using Cortex Intelligent Automation, has announcde first year apprentice, James Briers, has been received the Apprentice of the Year award.
A new super powerful STEM (Scanning Transition Electron) Microscope that can pinpoint the position of single atoms, helping scientists push field boundaries of advanced materials, healthcare and power generation, has been unveiled by EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council).
Talented young scientists and engineers will benefit in future from a £750,000 scholarship fund. Some 70 students from around the world will be able to study for undergraduate degrees at the University of Edinburgh thanks to a scheme, funded by global logistics company Deutsche Post DHL through the DHL UK Foundation
CambridgeIP (Cambridge Intellectual Property Ltd), the Cambridge-based provider of patent-based research, patent analysis software and patent databases, is seeking to be acquired by a major industrial player. UK big corporates would be both clever and resourceful if several flung their caps in the ring, so all could benefit, from an undeniable UK strength, that would remains exactly that.
Imaging, sensing & metrology, computing & simulation and communications are all embraced by four new QTH (quantum technology hubs )to be located at the Universities of Glasgow, Birmingham, Oxford and York. The new £120m network will involve 17 universities and 132 companies announced Greg Clark, Minister of State for Universities, Science and Cities.
Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission raises the issue as central in her last address as European Digital Commissioner. It is telling that three men are needed to replace her. "We have" she says made big strategic investments in essential research from 5G to electronics and robotics and more. But you can’t shape this world only from the top. Leaders at other levels and with different job descriptions have a responsibility to engage with this new digital world."
Scientists at the University of Twente are working developing robots that are expected to save lives in calamity situations in the Alps. The emphasis within this SHERPA project is on cooperation between human rescue workers, the ground robot (‘ground rover’) with a robotic arm and flying robots.
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