Visitors to the University of Dundee this autumn are invited to enter a fantastical world of the scientific imagination whose hero moves from the outer Hebrides island of Taransay to the vasty region of the Congo.
Aboriginal society has preserved memories of Australia’s coastline dating back more than 7,000 years conclude that University of the Sunshine Coast, Professor of Geography Patrick Nunn and reached in a ground-breaking paper published in the Australian Geographer.
Back in 2010 Alchemy Plus submitted a £20m Data Centre proposal for Inverness that did not mature. In February 2011, Lloyds Banking Group suspended plans for its £250m datafarm investment in Ecclefechan and a Lockerbie Data Centre plans were never realised. Now a team comprised of West Coast Energy and US DataVita will break the jinx and raise the Fortis Data Centre in Lanarkshire.
Patricia Lewis, (below) Research director, International Security Chatham House writes with Roger Brunt and David Livingstone their Chatham House Report that: "The nuclear industry is fortunate in having established regulatory systems and international guidance.
A JRC invention, initially stemming from nuclear sector research, will soon be used by hospitals for minimally-invasive robotic surgery. TELELAP ALF-X is an advanced multi-port robotic system that will empower surgeons with new technologies such as eye-tracking and haptics, allowing them eye-control of the camera and touch sensation during surgery. Hospitals will use the most advanced technology, while running at low operational costs, as this system can use current surgical instruments.
Society for Endocrinology’s annual BES conference is held from 2-4 November at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. This is the biggest gathering of endocrinologists in the UK, and expects world-leading scientists and clinicians to be presenting the latest science on hormones, including the most up-to-date research on obesity, osteoporosis, IVF, diabetes and other endocrinology-related hot topics.
Chalmers University of Technology researchers have reached how, what is known as “time-reversal symmetry” can break in one class of superconducting material. Results have been published in "Nature Physics" journal, with the Chalmers researchers' study on its cover.
VTT enlivens the traditional rollator smart by retrofitting it with sensors and digital software that analyse a user's physical condition and daily activities. This allows the device to collect useful information on user's daily rhythm, walking distances, duration and speed of walking, in addition to hand grip strength. Such information can then be used to monitor user's wellbeing and physical condition.
University of Dundee researchers have been awarded funding for a project worth more than £1.1million by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) ) to develop new tools to carry out arguement mining, a relatively new field of AI and one regarded as having exceptional academic, commercial and cultural potential.
Having been urged to think big at the ScotlandIS trade body yearly event, Fan Duel promptly did just that, and has announced its acquisition of America’s Alpha Draft that offers fantasy contests linked to competitive video gaming.
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.
Mackie’s of Aberdeen, famous icecream makers has had as its main source of renewable energy four wind turbines with a total capacity of 3MW. Now the addition of a ten acres site of Solar PV Panels in 2015 enables the ice cream company to benefit from the sun in more ways than one!
Research that primarily been conducted at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden in collaboration with the University of Iceland finds them joining international enthusiasts who believe SMR (Small Modular Reactors) and fusion energy may soon be used in environmentally friendly small-scale power stations.
With ambitions to be a separate kingdom, it transpires that the Scottish powers that be are unable to create that quiet peaceful and basic essential of a national garden for Scotland. Jim McColl, Beechgrove Garden host, aged 80, has for quarter of a century spearheaded a project to create a national garden for the people of Scotland. He now admits the dream of establishing Scotland's first national garden may have failed. Although as technologists know, biosciences are among the most valuable designs to emulate.
HTS (Historical Thesaurus of Scots) is a new online resource aimed at categorising the Scots' vocabulary from the earliest records to the present, according to semantic field. The project currently in a pilot phase is focused on selected categories rich in Scots vocabulary, as sports & games, food, and weather. A pilot version of HTS, covering this initial range of categories, will be made available via this website.
Apple has recently been involved in a huge clean-up of its iOS App Store to remove malware XcodeGhost, that infected numerous iPhone and iPad programmes and discovered by several cyber security companies to be embedded in hundreds of legitimate apps. Now a FireEye blog notes a malvertising campaign running on Forbes.com this month, led visitors to landing pages ran by Neutrino and Angler exploit kits.
In what might appear a colossal non-sequitur “The most secure, most affordable and most sustainable energy is that which is never used,” pronounces a newly released Opinion Paper by a Science Europe Scientific Committee. Exergy – the actual energy available for a specific use – rather than energy per se, however, is the quantity to be used as a real measure of the energy efficiency.
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