As the distributed management of data laboratories is becoming the norm, as in Europe's DMOD with its emphasis on mobile, ubiquitous, distributed management processing and visualisation, Scotland is riding the data wave and to have a new £11.3 million innovation centre to helping capitalise on this tsunami of market data, analytics and ‘big data’ technology . The Data Lab will opening later this year.
Metamaterials in optics has already produced the possibility of invisibility cloaks. Now £2.5 million is to be invested by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) to take the approach to allied areas of advanced materials.Researchers will apply concepts to acoustic metamaterials, thermal cloaking, with engineer designed-specific properties for metamaterials and a brave new metamaterial world.
As Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2014 celebrate the winners at the Hilton Hotel on June 4th, in Scotland Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announces a first ever all-female Cabinet event for June 9th in Edinburgh. This is to bring together women from organisations across Scotland to discuss all the issues of importance in the referendum and explore opportunities to promote and improve gender equality.
VisitScotland’s recently mooted "sales pitch" was that the ill-connected Highlands & Islands locations could market themselves as uniquely offering visitors the restfulness of OOC (Out Of Contact) or JOMO (Joys of Missing Out) – by being blissfully unable to contact with the rest of the world for the duration of their stay.
In an evolutionary morph, that joins vision to touch, Barrett Technology is offering a full-sensor-suite for its BarrettHand under the protection of US Patent 7,168,748 where claims cover the addition of cameras and other sensors on the finger and palm surfaces of a robotic hand.
As the deadline for submissions for the Data Journalism competition from the Global Editors Network closed this month with 523 applications, (winners to be announced in June) Cardiff University announces it is to introduce a Computational Journalism Master's degree in September in a bid to supply the industry more journalists with coding abilities.
3D printing moves into the medical environment, together with robotoic surgery as surgeons use 3D printing to produce exact models of tumour-containing kidneys, allowing them to simulate surgery prior to the actual operation. Models can be personalised to the patient, giving doctors a 3D model of each individual’s tumour.
The D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum at the University of Dundee celebrates Easter by introducing the public to its recently rediscovered emperor penguin. This took pride of place in the original museum; survived the museum demolition in 1950; got misplaced, but by 1970 was the Biology Society's unofficial mascot, often propping up the bar at the students' regular drinking dens. Amazingly, it has remained nameless.
Dynamic businesses are at the forefront of global M&A reveals the Grant Thornton IBR (International Business Report) with global M&A activity rising from this time last year, as dynamic businesses leading the way. Leaders of the world's most progressive businesses have always viewed acquisitions as an important means to supplement and boost their existing operations especially in the acquisition of know-how people.
Many pathways to substantial emission reductions are available urges the newest report from the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) that shows global greenhouse gas emissions have grown more quickly between 2000 and 2010 than in each of the three previous decades.
Samsung's proposed Solar Powered Internet school is a self-sufficient school with electricity and internet access built around a shipping container. Now the Edinburgh International Science Festival will hear that Internet access fuelled by the power of the sun could soon be a possibility, as researchers at the University have developed technology that enables solar panels to detect broadband signals, allowing data to be transmitted on the world wide web, using daylight.
The Youth Resolution is the proposal for a kite marked partnership between local authorities, employers and education institutions which benefits businesses, gives young people fair opportunities, helps tackle youth unemployment and drives local growth
Hard on the heels of Clyde Space April 1st launch of the first haggis into space, comes the news that UKube-1 is confirmed to launch on June 19 this year from the Baikonur Cosmodrrome, Kazakhstan, where it will be launched on a Russian Soyuz-2 rocket.
A powerful camera is being developed by Edinburgh and Heriot Watt Universities' researchers that will enable scientists to examine living cells in unprecedented detail in a 5-year £2.3m project supported by the European Research Council. It follows on the heels of work by Dundee and St Andrews Universities on advancing microscopy resolution.
Prato, the Belgian HR-software provider in the job to candidate search field acquires a majority stake in Actonomy. In yet another (partial) acquisition of HR-technology expertise, it is consolidating a position as a Belgium-based market leader.
Molecular wires could replace silicon chips, offering massive increases in computing power and data storage capacity. They are a research goal with University of Huddersfield’s Dr Nathan Patmore, now recipient of one of a small number of URFs (University Research Fellowships) given annually by the Royal Society.
Gaberlunzie who loves search engines was sent a press release that declares the launch of the world’s first 3D search engine Squify.com that aims to usher in a new era of search, powered by people, not by corporations! And he's been having fun with carousels ever since.
The Glasgow-based ORE Catapult is to merge with NAREC (National Renewable Energy Centre) to create a "national champion" for the development and cost reduction of offshore wind, wave and tidal energy across the UK.
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