The first robotic micro-sub capable is being used from a larger robotic boat has been on show in the Marine Autonomous and Technology Annual Showcase this November, held at the NOC (National Oceanography Centre).
Technology developed at the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) in South Africa is an ingenious new-generation fingerprinting sensing technology using high-speed, large-volume OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography). The device will contribute both to law enforcement and forensics in general.
Back in September, Code Clan declared its intention of opening Glasgow offices. Now that plan is endorsed by the launch of two new Glasgow scholarships for 2017 To celebrate our first birthday and the launch of our first Glasgow course in January 2017, we’re offering two half scholarships, each to the value of £2,250, for two new students
The UK government is pro-fracking and Swiss authorities are against it, so why is there very little difference in policy outcomes between the two? Paul Cairney (University of Stirling) queries this, together with Karin Ingold (University of Bern) and Manuel Fischer (Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology) .
Evidence of a possible role for biofilms in the pathogenesis and chronicity of atopic dermatitis, plaque psoriasis, Lyme disease and tinea versicolor In atopic dermatitis, plaque psoriasis and Lyme disease, suggests that biofilm-mediated Toll-like-receptor 2 recruitment and activation of the MyD88 pathway is essential.
Skyscanner’s merger with China’s Ctrip and FanDuel merging with rival Draft Kings is in the first case, an “incredible achievement” and in the second, a merger to help recovery from a year in which both saw companies' values plummet with several Attorneys General questioning the games legality in different states. This merger must still be approved by regulators and only expects to close in second half of 2017. By contrast Skyscanner founder Gareth Williams says that the company “remains completely committed” to Scotland following its £1.4 billion sale to China's travel management group, Ctrip. Williams founded the business in 2003 with Bonamy Grimes and Barry Smith.
Two pioneering engineering graduates from The University of Manchester have launched a DIY walking robot which anyone can build with 3D printing technology. Jack Scott-Reeve and Josh Elijah, who graduated with Master’s degrees in engineering from the University’s School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, have developed QuadBot, a 3D printable walking robotics platform. Their aim is to help as many people as possible to learn about robotics.
In October last year, Nesta launched the EDCi (European Digital City Index) (EDCi), a ranking intended to measure how well different cities across Europe support start-ups and scale-ups in digital industries. Today, as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, we are launching the 2016 version of the EDCi, which again describes the ‘fertility’ or attractiveness of different European cities for digital entrepreneurs. As before, this is not a simple count of the number of new firms or capital flows, but a composite measure of the varied factors which matter to founders and young firms.
An enterprising researcher from The University of Manchester has developed a prototype tool that could help transform the lives of the blind and visually impaired. Vasileios Tsormpatzoudis has upgraded the white cane - which has been used as a mobility tool for centuries – by adding a low-cost embedded computer that functions in a similar way to a car parking sensor.
Disruptive technology companies dominate "The Startups Awards" as winners are announced at London ceremony with winners selected from a diverse range of fields that encompass pet food, pensions and personal grooming. Key factor linking winner success, however, has been the way they have embraced and and pioneered hightech to better serve customers and disrupt established industries.
Gaberlunzie who has been researching how to buy and sell websites (anyone out there that is clued up should email us!!) is simply amazed at the differentials in prices - variants on a whole host of considerations, and it was with some hoped for relief that he turned his attention to the Oxford Dictionaries’ wonderful “word of the year.”
One of the most highly endowed German research awards funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will be used to establish a junior research group to study dark matter at Mainz University. Together with six other award winners, particle physicist Dr. William Shepherd received the highly endowed Sofja Kovalevskaja Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Berlin yesterday. The award was presented by Georg Schütte, the State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), and Enno Aufderheide, the Secretary General of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
President Obama launched the BRAIN Initiative In 2013, as a large-scale effort to equip researchers with insights necessary for treating a wide variety of brain disorders as Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, autism, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury. The WHO (World Health Organisation) estimates that devastating brain disorders affect more than one billion people worldwide. Researchers note that bioelectronics will make humans more robotic than ever before.
The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE is a $5 million AI and cognitive computing competition challenging global teams to develop and demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful AI technologies to tackle the world’s grand challenges. This prize is focused on creating advanced and scalable applications that benefit both consumer and business across a multitude of disciplines. Solutions will contribute to the enrichment of available tools and data sets for the usage of innovators everywhere. The ultimate goal is also to accelerate the understanding and adoption of AI’s most promising breakthroughs.
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design PhD student Kieran Baxter has won an award for his stunning visual reinterpretation of two prehistoric Angus hill forts. ‘The Caterthuns’ won Kieran the 2016 Arts and Humanities Research Council 'Research in Film Awards' Doctoral Award for the film wwhich saw Kieran recreate the White and Brown Caterhun hill forts near Edzell more than 2,000 years after they were populated. It formed part of his PhD project at Duncan of Jordanstone, part of the University of Dundee.
A new and important appeal has been made to save the historic Glasgow Music Hall, the oldest in the world, from "disappearing forever".
Social historian Judith Bowers who has successfully led campaign to save the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall in Glasgow from demolition is concerned that essential repairs are required for the delicate fabric of the auditorium.
For the first time in history, online shopping has outweighed shopping in stores this year: consumers now making 51% of their shopping online, compared to 48% in 2015. When people start shopping for their Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, kicking off Christmas shopping season, online hackers start their busy season, too. Nearly half (48%) of consumers who shopped online in the past year have experienced payment fraud - which is nearly 80 million people. Many online shops and their clients are still not aware of simple safety protocols as we are entering deeper into all-digital age.
There was a silent Trump vote that the polls failed to pick up on. Polling averages gave Clinton about a 3-point lead overall, and the state-by-state polls implied she would win at least 300 electoral votes. It seems reasonable to conclude that many Trump voters kept their intentions to themselves, not sharing with pollsters.
Metabolomics is the analysis of all of metabolism - the process by which living organisms grow, reproduce and interact with their environments. Scotland houses world-class groups and facilities from Inverness to East Kilbride, analysing small molecules of biological origin. On Wednesday and Thursday 16-17 UHI Lipidomics Research Facility hosts Scottish metabolomics 2016.
Follow-up to the successful Go-Lab project, the European Union and the Swiss government have jointly made €6.3 million available for the Next-Lab project aimed to bring about large-scale changes in the way that science, engineering and technology are taught throughout Europe.
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