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.
As part of a significant investment in its BTC (business technology consulting) practice, business advisers and accountants Scott-Moncrieff has appointed Fraser Nicol as Partner to lead the BTC team. Fraser joins from the London headquarters of a global ‘big four’ firm, where he played a central role in developing technology risk consulting, cyber security and data analytic services.
Scottish businesses can apply for a share of £1.5 million to work with South African partners on non-communicable diseases and child health.
Innovate UK has up to £1.5 million to invest in business projects to develop affordable gene-based diagnostics for non-communicable diseases and child health in South Africa.
A recent Tech Pro Research survey asked what IoT data companies are collecting, and how it’s being used? Some 38 percent of respondents to a survey conducted in December 2016 said their companies are currently using IoT devices. More companies will be joining this group in the next year, as 30 percent of respondents said their companies are in the planning or considering stages.
A new method uses near infrared light to shed light on memory loss conditions as researchers at Hiroshima University have developed a new laser activated technique for bridging missing links in memory flow.
CodeClan, the UK’s first accredited digital skills academy, is offering employers access to a fresh source of digital talent in the west as its Glasgow courses get off to a flying start. The academy has seen a great take-up for its first 16-week software development course and applications are flooding in from those keen to secure their place on cohorts two and three, which are due to begin later this year.
A series of sustainable digital initiatives aimed at engaging and inspiring Scotland’s next generation of digital makers have received sums of up to £25,000 in awards to support 10 extracurricular computing science projects, including one that uses the context of lighthouses to introduce young people to STEM concepts, and another that teaches young people to code using the BBC Micro:bit.
By spraying a fine mist of particles into the stratosphere, global warming can be controlled – even given our slowness to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. The process is one that imitates the natural cooling process from volcanoes, called SRM: Solar Radiation Management.
Applications are sought for an EPSRC-funded post-doctoral position, available from April 2017 for up to 3 years (depending on salary and start date). The successful candidate will work as part of a team of researchers and technicians developing new laser-plasma experiment capability using the 350 TW and 40 TW lasers at SCAPA. The post involves designing, developing and commissioning the three new beamlines and supporting experiments using this new facility. Applicants will hold a PhD level qualification (or be close to PhD completion) in a related field with significant experience in design, planning and fielding successful experiments, using high power lasers.
A new report focusing on the digital transformation of public services in Scotland has highlighted the need to accelerate the pace of change to ensure Scotland reaps the opportunities offered by new technologies. "Smart Citizens, Smart City Regions - Delivering Digital Public Services in Scotland" has been published by SCDI (Scottish Council for Development and Industry), ScotlandIS, The Royal Society of Edinburgh and BT Scotland and calls for distinct and high level leadership through a newly-created Digital Leader for Scotland role.
Blue Medora has an informal approach with its cadre of young programmers who huddle to work on the latest developments in the company's software programs that monitors big databases. "I think we've started a company that gives them a West Coast experience here in West Michigan," says CEO Nathan Owen, who co-founded Blue Medora in 2007 and now oversees a staff of more than 100 programmers, sales and marketing employees from his office. With excellent timing, Who Poached Who has created an amazing Infographic complete with embedding instructions!
Justin Berak is a Psychology/English undergraduate student who wants to counsel and write. He offers as an opener his view on MBTI or Myers–Briggs Type Indicator and which personality type is the best! With personality being Prime and First Ministers characteristic, this makes neat reading. Pininterest sourced the graphic
Keltey, the former Fife mining village is to host a meeting of international experts and politicians to discuss the radical alternative underswell change to the present welfare system. More than 150 people are expected on Saturday to discuss the potential of UBI (universal basic income) trialed by Switzerland and rejected, but currently also trialling in Holland and Finland ) – with a regular unconditional sum paid to all adults regardless of employment status.
Now to the human requirements to evolve robots into being best-friends, as well as co-workers, comes demand as to how to turn robots into artists. Creating physical art is a hard problem for technology. There are no clear rules. The actual painting process can be unpredictable. Robots that paint operate in two ways generally – by direct human involvement, manual or even telekinetic remote operation of the robot arm or by getting software created painting commands. But the increase of Artificial Intelligence in robotics will also play its part.
What is dubbed an amazing technology event takes place at London’s Roof Gardens next month could be really relevant for hightech watchers. The free event, Cloud UK Live, will see the biggest names in tech coming together to help businesses understand how cloud technology can benefit them and what they must consider if they are to avoid being left behind by the competition.
By a majority of 8 to 3 the Supreme Court dismisses the Secretary of State’s appeal (Lords Neuberger, Mance, Kerr, Clarke, Wilson, Hodge Sumption, and Lady Hale, in the majority, with Lord Reed, Lord Carnwath and Lord Hughes dissenting). In a joint judgment of the majority, the Supreme Court holds that an Act of Parliament is required to authorise ministers to give Notice of the decision of the UK to withdraw from the European Union. Each dissenting justices gives a separate judgment. On devolution issues, the court unanimously concludes that neither section 1 nor section 75 of the NIA is of assistance in this case, and the Sewel Convention does not give rise to a legally enforceable obligation.
Similar to a spoken language, sign language has a complex and differentiated structure. One simply has to be able to discern and interpret it. With the support of the (Austrian Science Fund) FWF, a research team from Klagenfurt is working on the elements of a grammar of sign language.
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