Over the past two weeks we have noted a significant escalation in both the level and sophistication of Russia’s military interference in Ukraine,” said Brigadier General Nico Tak, director of the Comprehensive Crisis and Operations Management Centre at Allied Command Operations. "The satellite images released provide additional evidence that Russian combat soldiers, equipped with sophisticated heavy weaponry, are operating inside Ukraine’s sovereign territory,” he said.
KIC InnoEnergy has issued a new call for Innovation Proposals 2014. Those who have a business idea linked to sustainable energy and a proven concept, that now needs to be commercialised with business and financing support,should apply to the KIC InnoEnergy innovation project.
Glenmorie near Bonar Bridge and Barrel Law in the Scottish Borders have the Public Local Inquiry Reporter find against their development in one case for impact on landscape and scenery and in the other as surplus to government renewable requirements.
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.
Growth comes as every industry achieves efficiency, automating process robotically. Being unique in that robots can perform multiple steps without human intervention and can adapt to different conditions and manipulate different types of devices thanks to the sensors, the cameras and the software, robots become endowed with flexibility.
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.
UK companies looking to do business with Russia and the Baltic might consider Netnod, the Scandinavian gateway into Europe for Russia and Baltic ISPs. There is an amazing set of networks on both oil and gas pipelines across the territory.
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.
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.
Climate change and the increasing pressure on the planet’s natural resources mean raising awareness and innovating around environmental sustainability has never been more urgent. How can rural Scotland address these issues? £20k prototype funding is on offer.
As an acronym, EDGE can be "enhanced data rates for Global Evolution" or "Explicit Data Graph execution," but for entrepreneurs and small business ScotEDGE.com is a fund of £3.2million set up by Royal bank of Scotland and The Hunter Foundation investing £2.5m and £0.7m respectively for growth through to the end of 2017.
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.
Over 40% of accountants in the UK top 100 practices, surveyed by CaseWare (the accounting and financial reporting software provider) say that efficient broadband connections remains the greatest problem for UK accountants working away from the office, with 8% totally unable to access work files outside the office.
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.
The catalogue may not be dead yet, but for electronic component supplier Kennet, the move has been to develop a Catalogue App for the iPad that provides convenient access to more than 350 capacitor and electronic component product datasheets.
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