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.
The potential to develop new drugs to target a class of enzymes implicated in major diseases such as cancer and neurodegenerative conditions has been boosted with the development of a new drug discovery method in a research effort led by the University of Dundee.
JMT (John Muir Trust) launches a legal challenge to Scottish government consent for the 67-turbine Stronelairg wind farm in the Highlands. It has lodged a petition with the Court of Session asking for a judicial review into the June decision by energy minister Fergus Ewing to approve the SSE's 200MW project.
As Manchester, Antonios Oikonomou is winner of the Eli and Britt Harari Graphene Enterprise Award 2014 for the set up of GCSS (Graphene Characterisation and Standardisation Service) Grafoid Inc announces the purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares of ALCERECO in exchange for 250,000 common shares of Grafoid at a price of $5.00 per share, for a total value of $1,250,000 as the graphene company opens its Ontario MesoGraf production facilities in Kingston, Ontario.
Anyone who picks up "2040" by Graham Tottle and reads its back cover will certainly learn that the author is an Anglo-Scot. With forbearing seafarers from Orkney and Hull, there's understandably lots of lovely writing about boats and yachts, but equally inclusive of nuclear power, robots and surveillance. Obviously as the work of a Cambridge trained historian and computer scientist, you would expect and will find the novel to be truly scientific, dimensional and 'technology-couth.'
Reform Scotland, the independent, non-party think tank, shows that only two-thirds of nearly 1,000 GP surgeries in Scotland have a website, and less than 10% will allow appointments to be booked online.
As a Japanese company Softbank offers a robot that expresses emotion researchers in Bangladesh design a computer programme that can accurately recognise users’ emotional states by as much as 87% of the time, depending on the emotion, but especially the extremes of joy and anger.
Everyone knows R2D2!! Now consider C2D2!! the Paraswift robot that has won an award in the ‘Prolongation of service life’ category in an international competition at the COIN (Concrete Innovation Conference ) on 13 June 2014 held for the first time this year.
A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech University has developed an innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants that can contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic compounds for targeted drug delivery.
Dr Kent Brantley and missionary Nancy Writebol , the two aid workers who contracted the ebola virus and received an experimental drug while still in Africa, have been discharged from Emory University Hospital, but the experts are uncertain if the experimental drug had played any part in aiding in their recoveries.
Young Professionals in Renewables (YPiR), is a group due to launch formally on Trafalgar day 21 October. It aims at developers, academics, accountants, lawyers and financiers working within the green energy industry and marks a partnership between industry body Scottish Renewables, the law firm Pinsent Masons and renewable energy developer BayWa r.e. UK, HQ in Munich.
In his "Just say No" leader, Brendan O'Neill, editor of Spiked-Online argues that "in essence, then, the new phenomenon of ‘Scottish independence’ can be seen as an end result of the dual crisis of our times: the crisis of the state and the crisis of the left, with the former inciting separatism and the latter undermining the old values of universalism
A paid placement scheme for Scotland’s future IT experts has been given a five-year funding boost. Set up in 2010 and run by Edinburgh Napier University in partnership with trade body ScotlandIS, e-placement Scotland has successfully created 900 placement opportunities to date to match small firms with students and address a skills shortage in the sector.
A recent study by researchers from the NUS (National University of Singapore) demonstrates for the first time that different types of Buddhist meditation – the Vajrayana and Theravada styles - elicit qualitatively different influences on human physiology and behaviour, producing respectively arousal and relaxation.
A simulation study of Ge (germanium) and Si (silicon) pOS FinFET to demonstrate that Si strain, silicide contact resistance, BTBT (band to band tunnelling) and GIDL (gate induced drain leakage) all contribute to Ge being less than ideal as a replacement for current silicon FinFETs has been undertaken by an intriguing team, half located in Glasgow, Scotland and half in San Jose, California.
Already operating successfully in Bantry, West Cork, Norwegian contained tank fish farming company, Niri AS has now chosen the Gaydon hanger at the Macrihanish Airbase as its site in Scotland. It brings its desirable contained fish farming operation as opposed to the existing numerous sea-cage fish farm systems with their lice and worrying pollution problems.
Newborns suffering from life-threatening bacterial infections such as sepsis could benefit from improved treatment, thanks to a ground-breaking study where researchers have been able to detect and decode a signal generated from a baby’s DNA that can tell whether or not a bacterial infection is present in the bloodstream.
Another Skills Investment Plan, this aimed at helping Scotland’s engineering and advanced manufacturing sector attract the new entrants it needs has been launched by SDS (Skills Development Scotland) together with key industry figures, stakeholders and employers at the Glasgow Science Centre.
Amazon is putting considerable pressure on authors and boutique publishers. While some blame Amazon for greed, other insist that the big revolution for writers and other content producers will not account Amazon, but rather from encouraging startups like Patreon.
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