Not since the day of the rotten/pocket boroughs, have voters been acknowledged as 'paid' for voting. Dundee University is to put a new slant on all that by offering £40 for participants from the surrounding area eligible to vote in the UK 2015 General Election to take part in a `snapshot’ of people’s election campaign views, and be paid for their thoughts if they are selected to take part on Thursday 2nd April.
Among the top 10 food and drink trends for 2015 which ranged from pudding bars, Middle Eastern cuisine,, keg wine, vermouth and lobster bars as well as multi-sensory dining, missing was any speculation that in 2015 Kraft and Heinz would merge company creates the world’s fifth biggest food company and third largest in North America.
About 100 young people from across the Glasgow took part in a digital master class. Glasgow City of Science’s Digital Making Project, the first of its kind in Scotland, saw the 14-17 year olds learn the skills necessary to create their own websites, apps and games and use Raspberry Pi computers to code.
As Crieff Hydro unveils hotel expansion plan to buy Peebles Hydro and the Park Hotel in the borders from McMillan Hotels , hotel developers Duddingston House Properties and the Urbanist Group – said at least £7 million would need to be spent on the the former Royal High School or New Parliament House building at the foot of Calton Hill simply to reopen it. The group unveiled plans to transform Edinburgh’s “Athens of the North” landmark into a new capital culture quarter.
Such a stooshie over bonnie Eilean Donan Castle being pictured to advertise Irish castle visiting!!
Gaberlunzie had a wee spier into Google, who is currently punctiliously labelling his picture as Scottish, English, Welsh and Irish.
As Capgemini revenues are forecast to drop by almost one-tenth when the HMRC Aspire contract expires in 2017, Gaberlunzie has been intrigued by HMRC’s visual roadmap approach for 2015 and beyond. Below you can see how the 2014 roadmap panned out too!
As global warming threatens to shift the earth's axis, the UK’s decision to join China’s new alternative to the World Bank, has disrupted London’s relationship with the US, and Europe has followed suit to become founders of the new Chinese-led Asian investment bank, viewed by the USA as rival to the post WWII World Bank.
The deadline for applications for the Scottish Government Geothermal Energy Challenge Fund is April 30th. The fund promises to award £250,000 grant funding to assist the development of a number of geothermal energy demonstrator projects in Scotland by financing feasibility studies. Applications must be for between £10,000 and £50,000 which provides a very significant and much needed boost to the sector.is April 30th and winners will be announced in June.
"For Argyll" has been quick to note that The Barn Owl appears to be one of the front runners in a search for a national bird to represent the spirit of the United Kingdom, adding that “Apparently we need to be in competition with the cocky French and the rapacious Americans." He concludes “As this is about perceived national character, the Bard/Barn? Owl could hardly be very appropriate: inscrutable, opportunist and effectively two-faced”
Queensland scientists in Australia have found that non-invasive ultrasound technology can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease and restore memory. University of Queensland researchers discover that the innovative drug-free approach breaks apart the neurotoxic amyloid plaques that result in memory loss and cognitive decline.
UK and US based insurance technology leader, Aquarium Software have scooped up Vice Chairman of Manchester City FC and appoints him as its Strategic Development Director, with a clear brief to pursue the firm’s rise to the top of the world’s insurance platform software houses premier league.
Ten day countdown to a total eclipse of the sun will take place, visible from the North Atlantic Ocean. Observers in the UK and Ireland will see a partial solar eclipse, with up to 97% of the Sun blocked out. This will be the deepest eclipse in the UK since 1999 and not happening again until 2026. Lerwick will be a prime viewing site. Though as Gaberlunzie seems to remember a lot depends on the cloud cover and rain/snow of course!
An Edinburgh University spin-out company aims to develop a cure for Parkinson's disease and has raised more than £75,000 in crowdfunding investment through technology-focused platform ShareIn. It is not just your new start that is on offer, but existing companies with real growth potential that are being assisted.
UK could be on the brink of a technological revolution, with 80 per cent of manufacturers predicting radical change by 2025 and currently Innovise IES, creator of smart autonomous operations using Cortex Intelligent Automation, has announcde first year apprentice, James Briers, has been received the Apprentice of the Year award.
Suddenly 2015 is flowering with all the overtaking hallmarks of IoT morphing into IoMT (Internet of Moving Things). Consultants Deloitte’s pin the hallmark onto commuting and ambient computing with IOT, while a series of hard and soft acquisitions are rapidly changing a market that was originally envisioned as simply the M2M (machine2machine) Internet of Things (IoT)
Scientists led by a group at the University of Dundee have made a significant discovery about how cells properly inherit their genetic information. The chromosome research team, led by Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow Professor Tomo Tanaka and colleagues Dr Maria Kalantzaki and Dr Etsushi Kitamura in the College of Life Sciences at Dundee, working in collaboration with researchers at the University of Oxford, has studied a process of `lateral linking’ by which cells can properly multiply, one of the basic processes in all life. That appears to endorse the findings of Edward de Bono who coined the term “lateral thinking” in 1967 for improved creativity, and entitled his book “"The Use of Lateral Thinking.”
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