CodeClan reached a double century milestone after placing its 100th student into a digital role in Scotland alongside the 100 employers now making up Scotland's CodeClan’s employer community.These milestones are significant for CodeClan, especially in light of recent digital skills reports which reveal that more businesses are looking to local hire, and that software and mobile development remain the most in-demand skills by employers.
AlphaGalileo’s concerns over news embargoes in science reporting are highlighted in a recent UK House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology report "Science communication and engagement" that has just been published.
Scotland is to get its first major film studio, elevating its already finely honed film skills at last into international status. Equally important it is also to be allocated a slice of the UK’s £1.6bn film-making finance resources.
The vulnerabilities “would allow someone to remotely hack millions of newer Samsung smart TVs, smart watches, and mobile phones already on the market, as well as ones slated for future release, and all without needing physical access to them.”
CeBIT 2017 closed in Hannover, after five action-packed days as this year’s event, tangibly conveyed digitalisation potential and how best to achieve it. More than 3,000 exhibitors from 70 nations showcased their innovations for digital transformation of the economy and society, under the lead theme of “d!conomy – no limits”. This year’s Partner Country, Japan made a major impact from the start. The other highlight is from 2018 on, CeBIT will be staged in a new June time slot recast as Europe’s leading “Events Platform” for digital transformation.
For more than 80 years, researchers have disagreed on whether two populations of Atlantic cod (NEAC and NCC) are one or two distinct species. This research contributes to this discussion by showing that NEAC and NCC is the same species, that have adapted to different conditions. The thesis identifies which areas of the genome that have elevated genetic difference between the two groups and its is shown that these differences are concentrated in several genetic regions. Strong linkage between these regions indicates that these regions are inverted.
The "New York Times's" shrewd ditorDean Banquet discusses with UK's "The Drum" an assessment of the media landscape under Trump administration in which he opts to cover the hell out of the President and is preparing for the story of a generation "I like this relationship we have.. he said. “The most natural state of affairs between the news media and the president is tension. It should be tense. We shouldn’t be friendly.”
Researchers measuring the impact on cancer stem cell metabolism of 3 natural substances, 3 experimental pharmaceuticals and 1 clinical drug disclose that Vitamin C is up to ten times more effective at stopping cancer cell growth than pharmaceuticals such as 2-DG, according to scientists in Salford, UK.
The share of women among researchers has increased between four and 11 percentage points between the periods 1996-2000 and 2011-2015 throughout 12 geographies. Across these geographies, women’s scholarly articles are cited or downloaded at a similar rates to men’s, despite women tending to publish fewer articles on average than men.
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.
The discovery of young stars in old star clusters could trigger a major rethink about one of the Universe’s most common objects. A new result appears in a paper in the journal “Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.”
Two women, an academic and a former managing partner of Ryden, the property consultancy and chartered surveyor, have been respectively inducted and appointed to the chair, to be among Scotland’s outstanding women and role models.
You may have considered earthly life dawning in a sort of primordial, biochemical soup, or you’ve updated this to consider the smoky, sulfurous hydrothermal vents as auspicious locales, rich with energy and chemicals for forging organic life. But have you pondered that physics governs how life forms, then perpetuates and adapts?
Researchers at Context Information Security have found vulnerabilities in a Bluetooth CloudPets Unicorn toy that allowed them to take control of the toy’s voice recording functionality. The CloudPets range of cuddly toys uses Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) to communicate with a smartphone app, allowing parents to record an audio messages on their phone and send it to their child’s toy, or vice versa.
It will be open 24 hours a day, will never close down for festivals or take a holiday. The machine will provide sensible and personal advice for young people who contact its chat service. This is the aim of Professor Ole-Christoffer Granmo at the University of Agder. Together with researchers from Sintef, Oslo University Hospital and the University of Oslo, the University of Agder (UiA), under the leadership of Ole-Christoffer Granmo, is in the process of developing a completely new chat service design to assist health and social workers.
In the issue of train lines and systems China’s aid to Africa is outstanding and will change the social and economic landscape of Africa. In the UK however, the short line between the capital, Edinburgh and the major industrial city of Glasgow, continues to be beset with problems that must keep Stevenson spinning. Time to take a leaf from China's new silk route and develop a Scotland whisky link approach?
Good timing, vital in many situations of daily life, is rarely something we consider. But a new dissertation from Sweden’s Umeå University, by Olympia Karampela, shows that our ability for timing is something that can be trained, and it seems to be connected with our cognitive capacity.
Professor Hazel Hall is one of several women to be elected to The RSE (Royal Society of Edinburgh) this year and the award-winning academic and Professor of Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier, is among 60 new Fellows appointed to the prestigious society.
A partnership between Morocco’s Dar Si Hmad non-profit and Germany’s Water Foundation and Aqualonis, the award-winning CloudFisher water gathering project is now being expanded to help other communities. Located on Mount Boutmezguida in the pre-Saharan Atlas Mountains, CloudFisher nets gather water from the frequent heavy fogs and funnel it into storage tanks and pipelines that provide clean drinking water directly to homes.
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