When male Japanese tree frogs sing at the same time, females cannot differentiate between them in order to choose the best one. Would-be suitors accordingly have come to an agreement and sing one by one. This natural lyrical de-synchronisation has inspired the development of computational algorithms, which can be used to design wireless systems and analyse social networks such as Facebook or Twitter.
More than 99% of the time, two words are enough for normal hearing people to distinguish the voice of a close friend or relative amongst other voices, says University of Montreal's Julien Plante-Hébert.
Visitors to the University of Dundee this autumn are invited to enter a fantastical world of the scientific imagination whose hero moves from the outer Hebrides island of Taransay to the vasty region of the Congo.
Aboriginal society has preserved memories of Australia’s coastline dating back more than 7,000 years conclude that University of the Sunshine Coast, Professor of Geography Patrick Nunn and reached in a ground-breaking paper published in the Australian Geographer.
Back in 2010 Alchemy Plus submitted a £20m Data Centre proposal for Inverness that did not mature. In February 2011, Lloyds Banking Group suspended plans for its £250m datafarm investment in Ecclefechan and a Lockerbie Data Centre plans were never realised. Now a team comprised of West Coast Energy and US DataVita will break the jinx and raise the Fortis Data Centre in Lanarkshire.
New data from Juniper Research finds that the digital games industry will generate software revenues of just over $80 billion this year, rising to $104 billion by the end of 2018. Majority of this growth will stem from the contributions made by the PC market, with this alone accounting for 42% of games revenues this year.
Patricia Lewis, (below) Research director, International Security Chatham House writes with Roger Brunt and David Livingstone their Chatham House Report that: "The nuclear industry is fortunate in having established regulatory systems and international guidance.
A JRC invention, initially stemming from nuclear sector research, will soon be used by hospitals for minimally-invasive robotic surgery. TELELAP ALF-X is an advanced multi-port robotic system that will empower surgeons with new technologies such as eye-tracking and haptics, allowing them eye-control of the camera and touch sensation during surgery. Hospitals will use the most advanced technology, while running at low operational costs, as this system can use current surgical instruments.
Society for Endocrinology’s annual BES conference is held from 2-4 November at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. This is the biggest gathering of endocrinologists in the UK, and expects world-leading scientists and clinicians to be presenting the latest science on hormones, including the most up-to-date research on obesity, osteoporosis, IVF, diabetes and other endocrinology-related hot topics.
As IBM and ARM collaborate on accelerating the Internet of Things platforms , maybe the partnership will also produce the long awaited new material to replace silicon chips. Research in 2014 seemed to favour graphene, but now IBM work favours carbon as the replacement material for the computer chips.However, the jury would appear to be still be out on both materials.
VTT enlivens the traditional rollator smart by retrofitting it with sensors and digital software that analyse a user's physical condition and daily activities. This allows the device to collect useful information on user's daily rhythm, walking distances, duration and speed of walking, in addition to hand grip strength. Such information can then be used to monitor user's wellbeing and physical condition.
EINS, the Network of Excellence ends its efforts after breaking new ground for the foundation of a “Science of the Internet” or, succinctly “Internet Science”. To ensure that this legacy is not wasted, the international research community must take up the torch, lighting the way for first wave of future internet scientists.
A survey of IT security professionals examines attitudes to threat-sharing in different scenarios. If security researchers get no response from manufacturers when disclosing vulnerabilities with life-threatening implications, the majority of IT security professionals (64%) believe the information should then be made public,
University of Dundee researchers have been awarded funding for a project worth more than £1.1million by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) ) to develop new tools to carry out arguement mining, a relatively new field of AI and one regarded as having exceptional academic, commercial and cultural potential.
Sensor-laden body armour, a smart watch that monitors life signs, smart glasses with integrated cameras are all part of the futuristic design for military uniforms, unveiled today. And tomorrow, transport tanks to match?
Having been urged to think big at the ScotlandIS trade body yearly event, Fan Duel promptly did just that, and has announced its acquisition of America’s Alpha Draft that offers fantasy contests linked to competitive video gaming.
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