NASA’s Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star. This discovery and the introduction of 11 other new small habitable zone candidate planets mark another milestone in the journey to finding another “Earth.”
Australia with one of the highest rates of animal species that face extinction, decline or negative impacts from human behaviour in the world, has over the last decade had rare occurrences of animals, rebounding and thriving. An example the conservation success story in recovery of humpback whales that breed in both East and West Australian waters.
In an especially rare and historic event, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita) will host many of the founding members of modern physics in Stockholm in an attempt to solve one of the most complex and mind-twisting topics of our time: whether singularities in black holes exist and whether Hawking radiation has any bearing on their existence.
Critical care doctor, Julio Barado-Hualde has developed a mathematical simulation model that enables the occupancy of beds in an ICU (Intensive Care Unit) to be predicted and managed more effectively. Research, which focusses on the Hospital Complex of Navarre, is part of his PhD thesis read at the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre.
At the CFCC, there were some who were of the belief that it might be too late to just rely on clean energy. “We should have done this 20 to 30 years ago" And others note "there are limits to adaptation." From the STEM viewpoint four women players have three male counterparts.
Glasgow has won the bid to host Europe’s largest IB (industrial biotechnology) conference next year when hundreds of delegates will attend EFIB 2016 at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre towards the end of October.
An IMF watcher is predicting that October 20th 2015, for the first time in 35 years, an upcoming announcement could start a new era in modern finance, creating a once-in-a-lifetime moneymaking opportunity as an eighth currency is added to the existing seven. It could also wipe billions off stocks.
Associate Professor Stig Kvaal and fellow Professor Per Østby at NTNU have written a newly published book Juvelen i kronen [The Jewel in the Crown], which presents the development of Kongsberg Maritime’s dynamic positioning systems.
This staggering technical development and system was created by people who tended to ask for forgiveness rather than permission!!
Irwin McLean, Professor of Human Genetics and Scientific Director of the Centre for Dermatology and Genetic Medicine at Dundee University, a world renowned expert in genetics of skin diseases, has been awarded the prestigious Buchanan Medal of the Royal Society. Almost simultaneously Dundee University plays host to American Fulbright scholars that arrive to explore Scotland's identity, culture and innovation.
An exciting opportunity emerges to join the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath and work with Professor Chris Bowen, on a European Research Council Advanced Fellowship in "Novel Energy Materials: Engineering Science and Integrated Systems (NEMESIS)"
Gaberlunzie is awed by the thorough approach adopted here. Shown below, is an actual letter sent to a bank by an 86 year old lady. The bank manager thought it sufficiently amusing enough to have it published in "The Times."
The charity Rewilding Britain is looking to bring back missing species, allow native forests to grow once more on the hills, let rivers run wild and help parts of the sea recover from industrial fishing.
As part of Government’s Summer Budget, Chancellor George Osborne, confirms funding for six new multidisciplinary research centres - worth a total of £45 million with partner contributions - to drive forward UK’s Digital Economy research, skills and knowledge .
Healing times for skin ulcers and bedsores can be reduced by a third with the use of low-intensity ultrasound, scientists from the University of Sheffield and University of Bristol have found. More than 200,000 patients in the UK suffer with chronic wounds and the prediction is healing time can be reduced by a third.
Business networks are an important economic phenomenon of increasing practical importance throughout Europe. Research into “Business Networks Reloaded” examines business networks from an interdisciplinary perspective and has as its authors (below) L2R Dr. Stefanie Jung, Prof. Dr. Peter Krebs, Prof. Dr. Gunther Teubner.
38 Degrees Scotland is hiring! It wants someone to head up the Scotland campaigns permanently, with an opportunity for members to get everyone involved in shaping the future of 38 Degrees. Are you, or do you know the perfect person to lead the team?
To be more effective, new IT development needs to keep pace with and manage the huge and increasingly complex systems that are important to society. With a rare Advanced Grant of €2.5 million from the ERC (European Research Council), Kim Guldstrand Larsen, Professor at Aalborg University’s Department of Computer Science, will now approach the problem in an entirely new way.
Cloud accountants FreeAgent note that an astonishing 95% of all businesses in the UK have fewer than 10 employees. These 5 million freelancers and micro-businesses all have one thing in common: the need to stay on top of their business finances.But this isn’t as easy as it sounds; chasing down paperwork, wrestling with spreadsheets and grappling with tax returns is time-consuming and stressful. It's why they founded FreeAgent in sunny Scotland.
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