Scotland’s Rural College has launched a new Monogastric Science Research Centre, a focus for the College’s work on pigs and poultry, in particular bringing together vital research on nutrition. Monogastric refers to animal species with a single chamber stomach (compared to ruminants such as cows and sheep, whose stomachs have four chambers).
Robert McGilvray's "TIME/TIDE moment from place" was on display at the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts in April. It showed a close affinity to the coastal landscape of the River Tay and the North Sea, along with the contrasting dark, brooding skies that envelope the lochs and hills of the Western Highlands.
Additive manufacture starts to emerge jumping from food, toys and dental/medical implants, with 3D printed guitars on the road for the first time as part of the Klaxons tour which kicked off on Saturday.
The ultimate STEM PLANTOID project is led by Barbara Mazzolai, and aims at taking inspiration from the smart, effective, and efficient strategies of plant roots to develop a new generation of robots and ICT technologies in sensing, actuation, and distributed adaptive intelligence for tasks of soil exploration and monitoring
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."
Fewer cords, smaller antennas and quicker video transmission may result from a new microwave circuit designed at Chalmers University of Technology. The circuit research team currently holds an attention-grabbing record and results will be presented at a conference in San Diego.
IBM and GlobalFoundries have signed a Definitive Agreement under which GlobalFoundries plans to acquire IBM's global commercial semiconductor technology business, including IP, world-class technologists and technologies related to IBM Microelectronics, subject to completion of regulatory reviews.
GlobalFoundries will also become IBM's exclusive provider of server processor semiconductor technology for 22nm, 14nm and 10nm semiconductors for the next 10 years.
A new anthology of verse from Joseph Lee, Dundee’s forgotten war poet, will be launched at the city’s annual Literary Festival this week. ‘Joseph Lee: Poems from the Great War’ is the first collection of poems by Lee to be published for decades. His life and work will be celebrated at the launch event at the Bonar Hall from 7.30pm on Wednesday, 22nd October.
An Alice in Wonderland corporate Quadrille in Airport sales weakens the force of competition law, notes ForArgyll, while the Zodiac signs seem to be backed up by recent research in neuro-psychopharmacology and bankers are out to make money out of you!!
Particle physicists have a hard time identifying all the elementary particles created in their particle accelerators. Now researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have designed a material that makes it much easier to distinguish the particles.
The Hebridean island, three hours by ferry from Oban, has had its water supplies cu,t after Scottish Water decided, with no warming to cap the only public water tap located on the pier, claiming the tap was being misused by yacht visitors.
Professor Douglas Paul, a University of Glasgow physicist has received the Institute of Physics President’s Medal of which only eight such medals have been presented since the award’s inception in 1998. He joins such recipients as particle physicist and broadcaster Professor Brian Cox in 2012 and World Wide Web inventor Sir Timothy Berners-Lee in 2006.
*At the 2014 World Economic Forum, Commissioner Neelie Kroes called on the private sector, representative organisations and social partners to endorse the “Davos Declaration” on the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs. One of the three concrete asks of this declaration was to assist in the modernisation of European education systems to ensure that no student leaves school without a basic set of ICT skills. The reply is as follows:
The average smartphone user checks their device 221 times a day for tasks it emerges as a study of 2,000 smartphone owners revealers the extent to which we rely on handheld devices in everyday life - that at its basic is 3hours and 41 minutes of a day devoted to a device!
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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