Glasgow-based GSS (Gold Standard Simulations) has a multimillion dollar contract to license its complete TCAD/EDA tool suite to GlobalFoundries. The news follows on from the world's largest foundry TSMC also licensing the statistical analysis tools.
In some computer and industrial circles, the name Paderborn immediately conjures up Heinz Nixdorf who in 1964 producied the small computer System 820, that sold successfully to SME businesses. In 1968, Nixdorf bought Wanderer-Werke, incorporated it into Nixdorf Computer AG, head office, Paderborn. Now the city becomes home to a new electronics manufacturing composite entity Periscope GmbH that combines both Selcom and Flextronics.
Although nuclear power has been described by some as "a busted flush," Scottish Enterprise is to invest in a project aimed at helping Scottish firms to skill-up and move into the nuclear power industry.
Researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Barcelona Tech (UPC), the Instituto de Química Mèdica (IQM-CSIC) and University of Glasgow have proved that the CD27 drug is a true alternative against malaria. They have analysed the crystalline structure of the DNA with the drug by performing X-ray diffraction experiments at ALBA synchrotron.
As US research into Ormia ochracea a parasitic fly discovers its survival depends on a unique and sophisticated sound processing mechanism, which can be adapted for a generation of hypersensitive hearing aids, UK research shows that bio-acoustic recorders can provide vital additional information to help protect such rare and endangered birds as the European nightjar, the Capercaillie and the wood lark.
As KPMG and Imperial team on a combined Data Institute, the UK government is to provide £42 million, over 5 years, to fund the Alan Turing Institute and has asked the EPSRC (Engineering and physical Sciences Research Council) to act as key partner to realise this and position the UK as a world leader in the analysis and application of Big Data. Accordingly the EPSRC now invites UK universities to submit expressions of interest in joining the consortium to establish the Institute.
KPMG and Imperial College London are to launch of a major new partnership to create the 'KPMG Centre for Advanced Business Analytics'. KPMG will invest over £20m, with the aim of putting the UK at the forefront of data science.
For close to 180 years, Charles Darwin’s library aboard the ship "HMS Beagle" during his landmark expedition around the world in the 1830s has remained lost having been dispersed at the end of the voyage. Today, amazingly it has been electronically re-constructed in its entirety and also made freely available online as part of the Darwin Online website. The moving genius behind this is historian of science, Dr John van Wyhe, a senior lecturer at the National University of Singapore.
Despite the European Court of Justice overthrowing the Data Retention Directive as too broad and with too few safeguards to protect against abuse of privilege, meaning that UK mass surveillance of citizen communications lacked legality, the UK Government has subsequently introduced primary legislation to restore its powers and ISPs are to collect, store and share data on demand with public sector workers under the RIPA law.
Critically acclaimed and bestselling crime writer Val McDermid is to have the new mortuary at the University of Dundee named after her. One of a group of leading crime writers who lent their support to the University’s `Million for a Morgue’ campaign, where the public were asked to donate money to the campaign and vote for which writer they would like the morgue to be named after. Her runner up is Stuart MacBride whom the University is to name a dissecting room after for his passionate support of the campaign.
Aberdeen-based Dynamic Edge has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of a new managing director. Formerly the company’s operations director, Stuart Winterburn has taken on the key strategic role in order to drive growth at the innovative IT business both in the north-east and further afield.
Scottish software company Digimania is launching a new toolkit Render Digimania which it believes can save the animation industry millions of pounds and is is currently recruiting for two technical artists/riggers (Maya) and one 3D modeller/artist.
Linked-in has Anastasia Emmanuel titled as marketing & community manager. It’s a conventional tag that does not do justice to the self-dubbed “wordy” young live-wire who undertakes the task of being UK's face for the San Francisco original crowd funding platform, Indiegogo. Originated in 2008 it is currently the largest platform among some 200 global fundraiser sites
Sir Donald Miller, former chair of Scottish Power and the South of Scotland Electricity Board has spoken out on the SNP’s current energy policy of producing 100 per cent of Scotland’s needs from renewables as “disastrous.”
Researchers are discovering that the bird populations of common insectivorous birds like starlings and barn swallows are declining in farmland areas with high levels of the neonicotinoid insecticide imidacloprid. This is shown by an analysis of detailed data on local bird population trends and environmental factors, which include imidacloprid concentrations in surface water.
It has been an eight year journey to secure .scot - dictated by ICANN's application and selection process. Now for the first time, it will now be possible for the Scottish community to identify itself on-line. This will open up new possibilities for business, as well as for arts, music and language. Previously, anyone wanting a domain name in Gaelic had to use the Anglicised version of their name. Now .scot can handle all six Scottish languages and dialects.
The best laid plans 'of mice and men aft gang agley'. Accordingly Edinburgh will not be the new GOWEX Wi-Fi city centre nor will its 13 suburban areas help transform the capital into a Wireless Smart City. The same goes too for Dublin, Newcastle and Gateshead as an American Gotham City Research dubbed Gowex 'a charade.'
SFC (Scottish Funding Council) is supporting the creation of a new MSc in Sensor and Imaging Systems for entry September 2014. The much anticipated Masters have been developed in recognition of the high demand for qualified students to fill industry skills gaps within Scotland. Jointly taught and awarded by both the University of Glasgow and the University of Edinburgh, the programme drawing on knowledge and complementary expertise of renowned academics from four Schools in these two top-ranking Russell Group universities.
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