The study included 80 volunteers who took part in a task guessing the number of pennies in a jar, based on a big picture of it on the computer screen. They were asked to send an estimate of how much money was in the jar to an unseen partner who saw a smaller picture of the jar.
A SET (single electron transport) device works as electrons flow across the device from the "source" to the "drain." A region of silicon between the gates - called an "island" - is briefly used to store single electrons. Controlling the voltages of two gates, researchers can influence the electrons' movement, so that a single electron remains in the island, before tunneling into the drain. Repeating this process at a high rate, allows many electrons flow one at a time across the device, providing a source of current.
Mountains of opportunity await any child that learns technology skills early in life. But to a kid, entering the world of solder and silicon isn’t all that easy or fun. That's why Microduino made Itty Bitty City, an eight- in -one kit that makes DIY electronics into child’s play as any kid that can build a LEGO set can build the projects, and any kid that can that can install Minecraft, can then program them. Perhaps next step is to widen the net to include girl things!
Browsing through the manufacturers top 100 companies, Gaberlunzie was delighted to discover that its not just a man’s game and
in fact there are 12 fabulous women who rank among the top 50 manufacturers with a further 5 appearing in the second 50.
For those of you who remember that tomorrow is Trafalgar Day, Pivigo’s PhD CEO (below right) and astrophysicist Kim Nilsson would like to remind us that today is World Statistics Day, which celebrates the achievements of the global statistics community.
The Computational Intelligence Laboratory of Nottingham Trent University, UK, is part of the Si elegans project, set up in 2013 to create an emulation platform for the C. elegans nervous system. The objective is to create a reconfigurable, scalable and modular open-access computational platform that will provide a technological blueprint for a new era of brain-like computational architectures.
Findings of the latest Deloitte ‘Mobile Consumer Survey’ are that 37 million people in the UK now own a smartphone, and a more amazing statistic is that around a third of these mobile phone addicts admitted to waking up throughout the night to check their devices for messages, as well as reaching for the device as soon as they wake in the morning. Mobile devices have become an integral part of modern life that cannot be ignored. And time and attendance software developer UniqueIQ argues that the HR industries should be paying close attention.
Finland HQ Tieto, with more than 13 000 experts in close to 20 countries, a turnover of approximately €1.5 billion with shares listed on NASDAQ in Helsinki and Stockholm appoints an Artificial Intelligence as a member of the leadership team of its new data-driven businesses unit. Called Alicia T the AI is the first to be nominated to a leadership team in an OMX-listed company. AI will help the management team to become truly data-driven and will assist the team in seeking innovative ways to pursue the significant opportunities of the data-driven world.
Christopher Conselice, Professor of Astrophysics at Nottingham University has led an international team of astronomers to find the universe contains at least two trillion galaxies, twenty times more than previously thought. [ [Latest revision 100 – 200 billion galaxies]. Work begun with seed-corn funding from the Royal Astronomical Society is published in the" Astrophysical Journal." Portsmouth University astrophysicists create the largest Universe map tracking cosmic voids and superclusters and used to measure the effect of dark energy `stretching’ the Universe, results that confirm the predictions of Einstein’s theory of gravity.
Given that the Qatar National Cyber Security Strategy stressed the importance of developing local cyber security talent, multinational business facilitator Naseba hosted a fun and engaging youth empowerment program named CyQ during the 2nd day of the 9th Cyber Defence Summit that concluded yesterday in Doha.
Cambridge Wireless is to have a final pitch event for its Discovering Start-Ups 2016 competition, on Wednesday 19 October sponsored and hosted by Deloitte UK at 2 New Street Square, London. Ten finalists will pitch their disruptive technologies and business plans to a panel of 27 expert judges, that include leading tech-business executives and investors as ARM, Barclays, BT, Deloitte, Google, Oxford Capital, Samsung and UK Business Angels.
Staphylococcus aureus, a bacterium that colonises some 30% of the human population at any one time, is now been shown to attack other bacteria, according to ground-breaking research from the University of Dundee which reveals the secret war of Staphylococcus aureus on competitive bacteria.
An exceptional student from Robert Gordon’s University has been named Young Software Engineer of the Year 2016. Stuart Whitehead won first prize for an innovative project developing a software platform for internet of things (IoT) applications. The judge considered the project to be outstanding. Andreea Lutec from the University of Glasgow took second place for her project developing real time robot camera controls. Third place went to Ana Ciocarlan Aberdeen University for an innovative e-health project to monitor colorectal cancer. The Leidos Software Engineering Project Award went to Graeme Sutters from the University of Strathclyde who developed a seriously smart travel app.
A Glasgow tech start-up Swipii, that created a digital platform to help small firms attract repeat business, has raised £2m from new investors as its automated marketing suite allows businesses from beauty salons to coffee shops to collect customer details in order to offer them rewards and remain in contact.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 goes to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, University of Strasbourg, France, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, US and Bernard L. Feringa, University of Groningen, the Netherlands "for the design and synthesis of molecular machines" as in a tiny lift, artificial muscles and miniscule motors.
Scotland’s Digital Xtra Fund launched in May 2016 and awarded £250,000 to 12 projects, which expect to reach a combined total of 10,500 young people across the country by March 2017. An additional £150,000 has now been made available in response to the high number of applications received for the first round of funding. Applications open on 3 October via Public Contracts Scotland and eligible organisations can bid for grants from £1500 to a maximum £25000 per project to support computing science and digital skills focused extracurricular activities for 2016/17. Deadlines are 4th November.
Scotland’s Digital Xtra Fund launched in May 2016 and awarded £250,000 to 12 projects, expected to reach a total of 10,500 young people across the country by March 2017. Now an additional £150,000 has now been made available in response to the high number of applications received for first round funding. Applications open 3 October via Public Contracts Scotland. Eligible organisations can bid for grants from £1,500 to a maximum £25,000 per project to support computing science and digital skills focused extracurricular activities for 2016/17.
Combined with the knowledge that a single technology will not do everything, a group of South African scientists at Stellenbosch University in the Western Cape, have pioneered a solar energy generation technology that had Google stumped.
IoT ecosystem expands significantly with new global standards from oneM2M Global Standards. The full potential of the IoT ( Internet of Things) advanced significantly as oneM2M global standards initiative for M2M (Machine-to-Machine) communications and IoT (Internet of Things) has published Release 2 the new landmark set of specifications.
Award-winning UK energy technology firm ELe (Extreme Low Energy Ltd) has appointed Peter Ormerod formerly VP of sales at global education company Promethean as head of the Merseyside-based firm’s worldwide development team new head of global business development.
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