In some computer and industrial circles, the name Paderborn immediately conjures up Heinz Nixdorf who in 1964 producied the small computer System 820, that sold successfully to SME businesses. In 1968, Nixdorf bought Wanderer-Werke, incorporated it into Nixdorf Computer AG, head office, Paderborn. Now the city becomes home to a new electronics manufacturing composite entity Periscope GmbH that combines both Selcom and Flextronics.
In the referendum debate Scotland's finance may not seem of such significance to out weight hearts, souls and history, but for a canny country, bawbees matter and the CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy) believes the public deserve transparent and understandable data on Scotland's finances and the choices that an undefended Scotland would face.
Integrated Device Technology, Inc. shows off the world’s smallest 2-watt wireless power receiver and battery charger, as delivering leading technology in a compact package ideal for small form factors, including wearable applications.
The famous little robot from developers Agilic; featured in broadsheets from "The Times" to "The Huffington Post" (but not on Google search) can draw, follow lines, output a live wireless video feed and be controlled from a web interface, from a smart phone, tablet or any other PC with a browser.
As KPMG and Imperial team on a combined Data Institute, the UK government is to provide £42 million, over 5 years, to fund the Alan Turing Institute and has asked the EPSRC (Engineering and physical Sciences Research Council) to act as key partner to realise this and position the UK as a world leader in the analysis and application of Big Data. Accordingly the EPSRC now invites UK universities to submit expressions of interest in joining the consortium to establish the Institute.
The Friendly WiFi scheme just officially launched has Purple WiFi as part of the scheme. It come on the heels of news from Motherboard Vice that the UK's internet filters block almost 1 in 5 websites. Accordingly Blocked.org are offering a service to both check on this and unblock such sites.
KPMG and Imperial College London are to launch of a major new partnership to create the 'KPMG Centre for Advanced Business Analytics'. KPMG will invest over £20m, with the aim of putting the UK at the forefront of data science.
For close to 180 years, Charles Darwin’s library aboard the ship "HMS Beagle" during his landmark expedition around the world in the 1830s has remained lost having been dispersed at the end of the voyage. Today, amazingly it has been electronically re-constructed in its entirety and also made freely available online as part of the Darwin Online website. The moving genius behind this is historian of science, Dr John van Wyhe, a senior lecturer at the National University of Singapore.
Medical electronics, increasingly under computer control has need of some extremely skillful software both to ensure the safety of the machine use and sometimes overlooked security that prevents any external hacking.
Despite the European Court of Justice overthrowing the Data Retention Directive as too broad and with too few safeguards to protect against abuse of privilege, meaning that UK mass surveillance of citizen communications lacked legality, the UK Government has subsequently introduced primary legislation to restore its powers and ISPs are to collect, store and share data on demand with public sector workers under the RIPA law.
Network operator, telephony services provider and unified communications specialist, Gamma, has been selected by the Scottish Government as a contracted supplier under Scottish Procurement’s Fixed Telephony Services agreement.
Critically acclaimed and bestselling crime writer Val McDermid is to have the new mortuary at the University of Dundee named after her. One of a group of leading crime writers who lent their support to the University’s `Million for a Morgue’ campaign, where the public were asked to donate money to the campaign and vote for which writer they would like the morgue to be named after. Her runner up is Stuart MacBride whom the University is to name a dissecting room after for his passionate support of the campaign.
Aberdeen-based Dynamic Edge has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of a new managing director. Formerly the company’s operations director, Stuart Winterburn has taken on the key strategic role in order to drive growth at the innovative IT business both in the north-east and further afield.
The number of genomes to be sequenced is 100,000. The total number of study participants is about 70,000 as for cancer patients Genomics England intends to obtain the sequence of both inherited DNA as well as that of their cancers.The British government is to hire the US gene-sequencing company Illumina to sequence 100,000 human genomes in what is the largest national project to decode the DNA of a populace. Genomics England has confirmed it has chosen Illumina as its .preferred parter for the £100million project
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