A €4.6 million research project ChangingEmployment, a Marie Curie International Training network to identify the nature of the restructuring of European labour markets and economies as a result of current economic and social change is to be coordinated by the University of Strathclyde
Wood Group has shrewdly moved to increase its presence in markets such as shale, deepwater oil and gas by acquiring Chester-based Intetech, a specialised materials software and engineering consultancy firm which developed iWIT (Well Integrity Toolkit) software.
In December of last year Nesta hosted a half-day event that explored the current state of crowdfunding in the UK and the potential for this new way of financing projects to grow over the coming years. What NESTA took away from the day was a significant demand for practical information on how the model works and how and where it can be replied. Accordingly Nesta has produced two resources.
Gaberlunzie was wading through the press releases on which he tries to spend only 30 minutes sorting the must cover from the prime discards and then the some to ponder - a irritating category, but worth spending time one. However he has no problem putting the Nyco Project into something for his musical week-enders to get their their hands on next month, midsummer June 24th
Fully funded places on taught postgraduate programmes at the University of Dundee have been made available as part of a Scottish Funding Council (SFC) initiative to develop a high-level skills base across key sectors of the Scottish economy.
The 18-year-old Jake Davis who hacked into computers from his home bedroom in Shetland, as part of a conspiracy that attacked major global institutions, has been sentenced to two years at a young offenders institute.
A generation of educated young Scots is being condemned to a life of low-paid, unstable jobs that will damage both their prospects and that of the country, a leading think tank has claimed, although the report is not currently available from the Scotland Institute.
In the UK, the news is that you can get your hands on a real Enigma machine, thanks to the Bletchley Park Trust's Enigma Outreach programme. Education Officer Tom Briggs has swapped teaching maths for telling people about code-making and code-breaking. At another end of the spectrum, even Google, NASA and a Universities consortium will need codes to program the quantum D-Wave Two computer.
Organised by SDS, in partnership with SWiT (Scotland Women in Technology) a conference was held today to encourage women and young people to consider a Technology sector career and more than 80 career professionals heard from speakers including Rhona Hutchon, director of Harvey Nash Scotland, and creative technologist Don McIntyre joined by graduates and Modern Apprentices from Dell, IBM, HP, Cisco and Oracle, who heard about the growing opportunities in the sector.
Calamitous computer glitches could be prevented if research by the University of Strathclyde academics together with experts from Microsoft and Universities of Edinburgh and Copenhagen are successful in developing the 'ne plus ultra' of program verification.
Princess Anne, patron of the Northern Lighthouse Board has made clear her incredulity at the proposal to site hundreds of wind turbines in the close vicinity of the Grade A listed Skerryvore Lighthouse, south of the Isle of Tiree.
Gaberlunzie ponders on the current fashionable app Snapchat with the mobile and intensely interactive crowd as the slightly older fraternity grumble about not having sufficiently mobile fingers for fast operations!! (and the Snapchat logo for some reason reminds him of Caspar.)
A French management services company is creating 400 new jobs across Scotland's central belt. Webhelp TSC which acquire Falkirk customer manager business HEROtsc and now employs almost 3,000 people in Scotland – is setting up 294 new positions in its Glasgow base, 76 in Larbert and 30 in Kilmarnock.
Microsoft has named Amy Hood, an executive at the company, as its chief financial officer, the first woman to hold the top finance job at Microsoft. Perhaps the other technology giants, like Intel, will ponder on it!
Europeans are basically one big family from From Ireland to the Balkans, closely related to one another for the past thousand years, according to a new DNA study of people from across the continent. Which doubtless explains why they squabble.
Wow! Gaberlunzie can now raise his voice in song and be rewarded by instant musical notation to remember whatever little ditty has just emerged, or got stuck in his head. A new mobile app ScoreCleaner Notes, created by a researcher from KTH Royal Institute of Technology makes it possible to score any melody instantly and share it
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