nooQ is the brainchild of founder and CEO Graeme Bodys. Graeme apparently has extensive experience delivering multi-million pound technology projects for global brands including Tesco Bank, Airbus, IBM, RedHat and Volkswagen. Any graphic searching will disclose his environment is extensively male, so maybe this is just for the boys. (And they wonder why women STEM out!)
A fleet of robotic ‘porters’, will roam the corridors of Scotland's South Glasgow Hospital as part of a £1.3million new transport and deliivery scheme. In the Western Isles as part of the EU project Remodem, NHS is piloting Giraff as a way of helping people with with disabilities or dementia to be in contact with friends and family in remote and rural areas.
Back in 2014 Buccleuch Estates sold its Buccleuch Bioenergy operation to Scot Heating for an undisclosed sum. Now the estate teams up with 2020 Renewables to examine the potential for 140 turbine windfarm stretching through Dumfries and Galloway, in Loather Hills between Sanquhar and Wanlockhead. Described as “insane” by conservationists, who can challenge them? If the beauty of Stronlairg, legally challenged by the John Muir Trust does not yield protection, the lovely, lonely landscapes will become an intricate map of turbine alleys without recycling plans.
Estonia may be tiny, its population a mere 1.3 million, yet it produces more start-ups per head than any other country in Europe and is the birthplace of Skype. Together with the University of Tartu both organisations are to explore what factors EW hinder women joining the fast growth ICT sector, something that has taxed many andalready been explored without the desired outcome. Peprhaps this time something will develop to change the situation.
Based on methods developed by scientists fromPoland’s Lodz University of Technology, a spinoff company AGP has created a production process for graphene that is unique and also extremely efficient as it introduces an entirely new graphene product HSMG (High Strength Metallurgical Graphene) produced on a liquid metal substrate.
Sensorsolutions GmbH is a provider of IT systems for sports analysis, motion and performance measurement, has announced its advanced version of SensoGlove, the first digital golf glove with wearable sensor technology, is available at 20% off from now until Father’s Day, June 21, 2015. Alternately to Gaberlunzie’s way of thinking another sensory experience, is that one in whisky, foodand craft beer on offer from 27-28 May, at the island of Jura Tastival 2015 .
ScottishPower Renewables is working to protect endangered black grouse on its wind farms across Scotland. A team has been overseeing creation of native woodland habitats, involving planting trees and restoration of moorland areas, at sites that include Cruach Mhor in Argyll and Bute and Green Knowes, Perthshire. SPR also plans a detailed study, tracking the movements of these grouse, following funding support by the World Pheasant Association, in a collaborative study with Newcastle University
Queensway Park gets green light for £100 million Data Centre campus in Fife and detailed consent has been granted for phase one of the country’s largest green data centre development located in Fife Scotland.
Anacail Limited, a University of Glasgow’s School of Physics and Astronomy spinout, closes a £2 million “Series A” equity investment whose consortium includes new investor Sussex Place Ventures, existing investors IP Group plc and SIB (Scottish Investment Bank) plus some private individuals. Fundraising process support came from IP Group subsidiary, IP Capital.
Cambridge Consultants has successfully completed initial trials of the world’s first fully digital radio transmitter. Unlike SDR (software-defined radio), it does not mix of analog and digital components, but is completely digital, a radio that can enable new ways of using spectrum intelligently. Pizzicato – tit is claimed will unlock the potential of the IoT or IoE opening the door to new dynamics in which the 100 billion IoT devices operate together in a crowded radio spectrum and enables the creation of 5G systems, with multiple radios and antennas.
Website foundries are working overtime. The html wizards are casting their spells. In three days time, intensive work on the new website Madeherenow.com will be launched at 6.30pm at the Building Centre Gallery, London, featuring speeches by (below) author and commentator Will Hutton and CEO of the EEF, the manufacturer's organisation Terry Scuoler
The HWDT (Hebridean Whale and Dophin Trust) reports a doubling of common dolphin encounters in the Hebrides. This substantial increase in common dolphin encounters off western Scotland is to be studied by Cetacean Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust in a new season of marine research expeditions beginning next month.
In a bid to close the cyber security skills gap, MWR InfoSecurity - the global research-led security consultancy, is bringing back its highly anticipated and prestigious HackFu event for the eighth year running. HackFu 2015 aims to test and improve existing cyber security and team work skills amongst the industry’s best emerging talent, through a series of tasks and challenges that push participants to explore beyond their comfort zones.
The ever changing face of technology coupled with demanding business requirements dictates enterprises revamp existing enterprise applications, with newer versions supporting such disruptive technologies such as cloud, mobility and analytics.
“Eight years of dedicated effort by a team that have taken all sorts of abuse and misrepresentation on the chin in order to remain faithful to the trust of the Oban business community, writes "ForArgyll" on the proposed Transit Marina for Argyll & Bute Council
University of Dundee student Ellis O’Connor has been selected for a month-long residency in the Arctic. Aged 23 she graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, part of the University, last year, recently winning the RSA Landscape Award at the prestigious New Contemporaries exhibition in Edinburgh.
Red deer may be distressed, but The Crown Estate announces its prestigious acquaculture awards for 2015 to celebrate the achievements and success of an industry vitally important to Scotland and its coastal communities that is thriving. Perhaps someone prestigious could tuck the deer herds up safely too?
Global wind and solar company, Mainstream Renewable Power, has announced that its 448MW offshore wind farm, 15 miles off the Scottish Fife coast will use two newly launched technologies set to decrease costs, reduce construction and operational risk, improve safety and accordingly provide the cheapest electricity ever produced by a UK offshore wind farm.
Gamekeepers describe Scotland’s red deer population as “at crisis point” animals being too weak to escape culling and Highlands stalkers blame conservation groups for “slaughtering” beasts who lack the strength to run.
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