IoT ecosystem expands significantly with new global standards from oneM2M Global Standards. The full potential of the IoT ( Internet of Things) advanced significantly as oneM2M global standards initiative for M2M (Machine-to-Machine) communications and IoT (Internet of Things) has published Release 2 the new landmark set of specifications.
Award-winning UK energy technology firm ELe (Extreme Low Energy Ltd) has appointed Peter Ormerod formerly VP of sales at global education company Promethean as head of the Merseyside-based firm’s worldwide development team new head of global business development.
Poor regulation of research can cause direct harm to patients, suggests a new international research study led by Dr. Jonathan Mendel from the University of Dundee. That calls for greater transparency in ethics committee processes.
In a race to feed growing populations, it is also essential to consider sustainability. University of Illinois researchers promote agroforestry — the intentional practice of planting of trees and shrubs together with crops or livestock — to achieve sustainability goals. A number of practical and policy challenges have to date prevented adoption of agroforestry practices on a large scale in the U.S. But, urge researchers
if adopted more widely, agroforestry could benefit wildlife, soil and water quality, and the global climate.
Scotland’s Digital Xtra Fund is to make an additional £150,000 available to support computing science and digital skills focused extracurricular activities for 2016/17.Applications will open in early October and eligible organisations will be able to bid for grants from £1500 to a maximum £25000 per project. The Digital Xtra Fund launched in May 2016 and is part of a wider programme of activity dedicated to developing digital skills and making extracurricular computing science activities available to all young people aged 16 and under, whatever their background and wherever they live in Scotland.
Curiously, while wave energy (focus of Universities) seems to be funded primarily within Scotland, there seems to be no problem with other countries such as Canada or China buying into Scottish wind-farms. Nice to see InfraRed balancing up the score. But also InfraRed slippage is a male:female management ratio of 50:27
Scotland’s ability to combat cybercrime could be massively boosted thanks to a unique partnership between Abertay University, Police Scotland and private company Droman Crime Solutions. The partnership has developed a ‘serious game’ that can train very large numbers of criminal justice staff in basic techniques to deal efficiently with cybercrime.
Some 27 Scottish local authorities have joined forces to appoint a CDO (chief digital officer) and CTO (Chief technology officer). Capita Serco’s Colin Birchenall has been appointed chief technology officer with Martyn Wallace taking the role of chief digital officer. The two will lead the newly created Local Government Digital Office, that will drive digital transformation in Scotland and hopefully focus on fixing and sorting out Police, NHS and Farming computer issues.
A woman, but also one of the UK’s leading figures in the field of engineering (amazement! wonder!) is to receive an honorary doctorate from Huddersfield University. Professor Dame Ann Dowling will receive the award of Honorary Doctorate of the University for her services to engineering and will collects her award at the November Awards Ceremonies.
Fire investigators from more than 20 countries will descend upon the University of Dundee next week to take part in the 19th ENFSI (European Network of Forensic Science Institutes) fire and explosion investigation working group meeting. Dozens of experts from across Europe will be taking part in the event, which will be hosted by the University’s world-renowned CAHID (Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification), from Tuesday 20th-Friday 23rd September.
Thor3D, a company based in Moscow, Russia, has emerged thanks to Andrey Klimov (below) the creator of the technology behind the single scanner he envisioned as being invaluable being able to be used by different university departments on a range of different sized items.
Atlantis has officially unveiled the MeyGen project, the world’s largest free-stream tidal power array. Jenny Hogan, director of Policy for Scottish Renewables (below left) notes ”Scotland has been at the forefront of tidal energy innovation for many years, from design to testing, and now – with the MeyGen project – deployment. Our waters have the lion’s share of the UK’s tidal stream resources, so it makes perfect sense that we utilise that advantage by installing devices like those developed by Atlantis.
Data analytics company Aquila Insight has demonstrated its growth by moving into the former offices of FanDuel at Edinburgh’s CodeBase incubator to supports its rapid expansion. With an Edinburgh HQ and offices in London and Derby, it is rebranding to mark a new chapter as it approaches its fourth birthday.
In 1997 some enlightened study began ahead of the construction of a wind farm, and in scoping work for the farm developer, ScottishPower Renewables, identified and disclosed the Kintyre site as the nesting territory for Scotland’s Golden Eagle.
The Royal Society of Canada has bestowed a rare honour on a world-leading earth scientist from The University of Manchester, by electing him as a ‘Foreign Fellow’. Professor David Vaughan is Research Professor of Mineralogy at Manchester University and was Founding Director of the University’s Williamson Research Centre for Molecular Environmental Science. He is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the Natural History Museum. In addition, he has uniquely served as President of the mineralogical societies of the UK and the United States, and the equivalent European organisation.
An international Conference on Embedded into Everyday Computers brings together experts from academia, industry and fashion/gadget exhibition newest prototypes. Computers an important tool in daily life, whether as a PC or a smartphone will In future, increasingly merge with the everyday objects such as a watch, display glasses, sensor clothing and much more to support the user. Scientists, entrepreneurs, fashion designers and users are to exchange upon their products and visions at a conference co-organized by KIT ISWC /UbiComp from 12 to 16 September 2016 in Heidelberg about this trend of digitization.
Intelligent Point of Sale, developer of a tablet-based till system for the retail and hospitality sector, quadrupled turnover last year to over £1m. The Edinburgh-based start-up claims to have more than doubled clients, to over 1000 in the past 10 months. From 14 staff at the start of 2015, IPOS now employs 25, another five to be recruited by the end of next month.
It's nothing to do with luck that NTU (Nanyang Technological University) Singapore continues to establish its place in the upper echelon of top-ranking global universities ranking lucky 13th position in the world but much more to do with hard graft making it one of Asia’s top two universities for the second year running according to the latest Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings
Futurist and humanist Gerd Leonhard explores the critical challenges and choices we face in balancing mankind’s urge to upgrade and automate everything (including human biology itself) with our timeless quest for freedom and happiness in his new book.
Huddersfield University scientists and engineers have scored in excellence with work for the European LHC (Large Hadron Collider) building a new faster system for CERN, while Pprofessor Ted Charsley becomes the first Briton to deliver the prestigious Robert Mackenzie Memorial Lecture at Orlando
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