The Lion and the Unicorn
Are now golfing the same ground
As they opt for being together
Being best for all, all round.
As neither fancies white bread,
Or even the brown,they are rejecting
Plumcake for confections of their own
The quirkiest take on the referendum lies in the hands of Orkney and Shetland as if either or both islands vote ‘No’ and Scotland as a whole votes ‘Yes’, it is possible that one or both might seek to hold a local referendum to decide their own futures, severally or acting together.
Weightless SIG has launched Weightless-N, a breakthrough, complementary open standard for IoT. The vision for Weightless SIG is to deliver wide-area machine connectivity standard that enables the 95% of the IoT opportunity denied by the high cost and power consumption characteristics of traditional cellular alternatives. This delivers on that vision and complements the existing Weightless-W standard through extension into the licence exempt frequency spectrum.
Major VAT rule changes that impact how tens of thousands of UK e-service providers that do business in the EU are less than four months away when on 1st January 2015, VAT on e-services must be calculated based on the end customer’s location. The majority of those affected are unprepared and at risk of heavy non-compliance penalties.
Sheila Kennedy, an internationally recognised architect, innovator and educator is 2014 recipient of the Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professorship and Prize. She is also a Professor of the Practice of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s School of Architecture & Planning,and the first woman to hold that position at MIT. Like women in IT, architecture has formerly always favoured male proponents
Research carried out by the Department for Business innovation and skills, analysed how STEM (Science, Technology, Economics and Maths) subjects are perceived by young people on social media. Terms ‘geek’ and ‘boring’ were mentioned frequently online to describe technology based subjects.
“We know what we are looking for, we just haven’t found it yet." Research between Surrey and Ben-Gurion Universities (Israel) uncovers a new method to detect Majorana particles, a key element for a next-generation quantum computing platform.
AERTOs (Associated European Research and Technology Organisations) has started a 2-year research project to stimulate the development of the bio-based economy in Europe. It will also overcome technical hurdles in the innovation value chains. But in the case of TU Darmstadt they are preaching to the converted. There, biology professor Ralf Kaldenhoff is making microalgae fit for industry, microorganisms that could produce a variety of products from carbon dioxide to light.
Next week, philosopher John Foster visits the University of Dundee to argue that it is too late now to protect the Earth from climate change and we are unprepared for the ecological and economic ravages that will bring.
Crowdsourcing provides the ability to accomplish information-gathering tasks that require the involvement of a large number of people, often across wide-spread geographies, expertise, or interests. But research finds that malicious behaviour is the norm in crowd sourcing competitions — even when it is in everyone’s interest to cooperate.
The University of Dundee has announced the appointment of qualified accountant with 25 years of entrepreneurial journeying, Alasdair McGill to the new role of Head of Enterprise & Entrepreneurial Strategy.
A research team from the Broad Institute and Harvard University, working with the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation and other researchers, has sequenced and analysed many EBD (Ebola Virus Disease) genomes. Findings could have important implications for rapid field diagnostic tests
For Argyll picks up on "The Herald" report that major universities are preparing for an exodus of accomplished scientists if there is a vote for independence. The reason being that cross border "work of the team as at Edinburgh University’s Centre for Population Health Sciences, is done in collaboration with research colleagues across the United Kingdom and with cancer charities.
Merryland International School, at Mussafah, United Arab Emirates, has launched what is claimed is the first robotic lab in a UAE school, with more than 30 cutting edge robots including humanoids with built-in intelligence.
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