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.
Gartner, Inc reveals its top predictions for IT organisations and IT users for 2015 and beyond and begins to examine a shift in the age old relationships between man and machine due to the emergence of digital business.
The three winners of a prestigious national competition for researchers (interestingly all were male) who are pioneers in ICT (Information and Communication Technology) were announced last night at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London. Keep an eye on their futures!
Analysts IDTechEx forecast electric vehicle sales in 37 categories, that variety increasing each year as new sectors become more substantial. Some such as golf cars are mature and not growing. Others, including electric motorcycles, cars, buses and yes, the unmanned electric aircraft, has news coming thick and fast with substantial sales being generated both by sale of the devices, and sale of services around them and the newest technology to equip them.
The University of Huddersfield’s Professor Wolfgang Faber is a newly-crowned Olympic champion. But his mind is the muscle behind the victory, for he is a member of a team of experts in a field of AI who successfully took part in a major international problem-solving contest.
The Moray, Scotland area currently has two entries in the UK government's list of eight potential sites for a commercial spaceport and there's a plea to make Moray spaceport bid priority. However, although news was expected in the summer, it seems likely that the outcome of Yes or No will play a considerable part in this
Next week, philosopher John Foster visits the University of Dundee to argue that it is too late now to protect the Earth from climate change and we are unprepared for the ecological and economic ravages that will bring.
Your last chance for 10 years to have your say on what you think you will require from the communication ecosystem that is fit for purpose. The Br0kent3l3ph0n3 blog warns that the government's Digital Communications Infrastructure Strategy consultation closes on October 1st.
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