An iPad-based early-warning patient monitoring system, developed in Oxford hospitals with EPSRC funding is one of the £260 million for the NHS Technology Fund '‘Safer Hospitals, Safer Wards’ to improve patient safety. In 2009 Scotland's £100 million Stobhill hospital using Orion Health system was opened with a virtually paperless environment. This April Orion added a TotalMobil App Platform and expanded its partnership to include Caradigm.
Entrepreneur-led technology incubator TechCube formally launches in Edinburgh, bringing high-quality, affordable office space, a new community hub and significant new investment capital to Scotland’s tech startups, though the buildings almost at full capacity before doors are opened.
In the USA, General Motors board choses Ms Mary T Barra as its next CEO, the first women to attain the top job at a major auto company, taking over from Daniel F Akerson who assumed G.M. leadership in 2010. In the UK, the 30% Club research finds that a man starting his career with a FTSE 100 UK company is 4.5 times more likely to make the Executive Committee than his female counterpart.
Just what every small island would hope to get for Christmas - a Dark Skies status award. Now Hebridean Coll can play among the world of dark sky islands, as it joins Sark, smallest of the four Channel Islands, which won its status in January 2011. Neat strategy would organise a trip that encompassed both with a stop off for Northumberland and Galloway Forest.
The Guardian, The Independent and The Mirror were the three respective top ranking media in Google search for Google's Doodle on Commander Grace Hooper. It celebrated the life of one of the great computer age pioneers, a great STEM example and who is widely credited as being the "mother" of the Cobol computer language.
Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Paul Wheelhouse, has opened the Angus Smith Building, that brings together over 400 staff from SEPA's (Scottish Environment Protection Agency) scientific, regulatory and other teams into a single, modern, fit-for-purpose facility.
The anatomy of the brain affects cognitive control, an essential skill for learning and academic success. Scientists show that an asymmetry of the two brain hemispheres relative to a particular pattern of a cortical region could partly explain the performance of 5-year old children during a task designed to measure cognitive control.
In its interim report on Digital Scotland, the Royal Society of Edinburgh has collected the evidence of exclusion. "Over a million Scots, and most of our small businesses, do not have the access and skills they need to share in the benefits of a Digital Scotland and this digital exclusion exacerbates existing divides," it finds.
Older people in Dundee living with knee pain and osteoarthritis are to be asked to join a research study that hopes to find a safer treatment for reducing pain and improving the quality of life in sufferers.
German airfy GmbH - a Munich start-up - is offering free WiFi access anywhere and whenever you want. Everyone can use it - whether private individuals, hotel owners, shops and even public administration offices can make it available to their clients and visitors. The price for one hour's surfing is a short commercial lasting a mere ten seconds that is played first.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Glasgow are invisible to potential customers because they are not keeping pace with consumers’ preference for using the web and social media to find local businesses
Calnex, Linlithgow-based mobile network testing specialist, is targeting accelerated growth having secured a £2 million Scottish Loan Fund to embark on a “significant period of growth” that will provide the support to enable the company to implement its next generation product development plans.
Research into the brain is being addressed in 2014 by USA, Europe and China, in three very different projects, which hopefully by avoiding duplication can contribute to an in-depth understanding of that mysterious and elusive world, the brain.
BrewDog, Moonpig and Alexa Chung’s favourite wellies are among 1,000 companies leading economic recovery, says a new report based on Growth Intelligence data. Geographically Scotland is trailing in the top performers, where the leaders are SW England with London only in 4th place!!
Gaberlunzie opted to try to download the actual "Scotland's Future - blueprint for a fairer country" report but after dipping around a bit discovered discovered the only downloadable seemed to be the three page commentary from Alex Salmond rather than the report itself.
Gaberlunzie finds chess satisfying, as world Chess Champion 22-year-old Magnus Carlsen, the Norwegian who has been the most dominant chess player since 2010 and finally wins win the world championship.
The University of Dundee’s CAHID (Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification) is awarded a prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education. In recognition of 'world class excellence’ the Queen’s Anniversary Prizes are among the most highly-regarded awards for the UK’s universities and colleges.
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