The University of Dundee has been awarded £7.9 million by the Wellcome Trust for a joint project with GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) to boost efforts to find new drugs to treat some of the world’s most devastating parasitic diseases including visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis, and Chagas’ disease.
Newborn humpback whales 'whisper' to their mothers to avoid being overheard by killer whales, researchers have discovered. The recordings – the first obtained from tags directly attached to the whales – are published today in "Functional Ecology."Ecologists from Denmark and Australia used temporary tags on humpback mothers and their calves in Exmouth Gulf off western Australia to learn more about the first months of a humpback's life.
Asperitas AIC24 cleantech startup from Amsterdam, launches its first total liquid cooling concept called Immersed Computing at the London international Cloud Expo Europe. After 1.5 years of R&D with an extended ecosystem of partners, Asperitas has its first market ready, plug & play solution, the AIC24. Asperitas AIC24 is the core of Immersed Computing. It is a closed system and the first water-cooled oil-immersion system to rely on natural convection for the dielectric liquid circulation. This results in a fully self-contained, Plug and Play modular system.
Aaron Wilson, Managing Director of Intern Tech discloses that 41% of UK graduates FAIL to land grad-level jobs after uni, with half clueless on how to secure a role, emerging from the last decade. Outdated and not fit for purpose: over 5 million university students regret the time and money spent on their degrees. Research among 2,000 UK adults commissioned by Intern Tech has revealed that the country’s university system is failing both students and businesses. It found:
Scotland’s Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, Shirley-Anne Somerville (below right) has said that teaching is seen as an "altruistic" profession and that "other careers are more financially attractive". She added that more needs to be done to convince graduates that teaching is both "inspirational and a worthwhile career.” But on the heels of science teacher needs, come Scottish University failings as well.
A massive change in how organisations identify, procure, and implement software solutions is observed by Atle Skjekkeland, senior Vice President at AIMM. He claims that Cloud computing has made it a lot easier to adopt new technology, and now allows business leaders, rather than the IT experts, to take over the IT buying decisions.
Having wasted a day’s work trying to get a jumble of Apple passwords to work, Gaberlunzie today has wasted another whole hour trying to acquire a new password, but despite offering his name, his email address and taking those stupid “I am not a robot” trials Apple refuses to have ever heard of him and will issue neither password nor any form of access.
As Nordics Internet Exchange launches a new Optical IX service to offer Netnod customers unparalleled connectivity options, redundancy, and control over their traffic, Amsterdam-based 3W Infra migrates its IaaS Infrastructure and having grown its dedicated servers from 3,000 to 4,000 in second half 2016, is now migrating its complete IaaS infrastructure to a newly commissioned Data Centre, configured for high-redundancy in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
With data transfer rates of 10 gigabits a second and a latency of just one millisecond, the 5G wireless communications standard is creating the conditions required for the tactile internet. In turn, this opens the door to new industry, transportation and medical applications. Fraunhofer researchers work on the underlying technology and have developed practical concepts to solve one of the most challenging problems – namely high-speed low-latency data transfer that is also entirely reliable. New concepts and technologies will be on show at Hannover Messe 2017.
CodeClan reached a double century milestone after placing its 100th student into a digital role in Scotland alongside the 100 employers now making up Scotland's CodeClan’s employer community.These milestones are significant for CodeClan, especially in light of recent digital skills reports which reveal that more businesses are looking to local hire, and that software and mobile development remain the most in-demand skills by employers.
AlphaGalileo’s concerns over news embargoes in science reporting are highlighted in a recent UK House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology report "Science communication and engagement" that has just been published.
The University of Dundee has again been ranked as the top young university in the UK – and one of the best young higher education institutions in the world – for the second year in a row. It made it into the 16th slot in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings, the best performance of any UK institution
Scotland is to get its first major film studio, elevating its already finely honed film skills at last into international status. Equally important it is also to be allocated a slice of the UK’s £1.6bn film-making finance resources.
Imperva, Inc. committed to protecting business-critical data and applications in the cloud and on-premises, has announced the results of a survey of 170 security professionals taken at the RSA 2017, the world’s largest security conference, and exploring their experiences with ransomware. Thirty-two percent of the respondents said their company had been infected with ransomware, with 11 percent taking longer than a week to regain access to their systems after an attack.
Gaberlunzie has been following the computer industry for close on half a century and the news that Oath is to emerge from the combination of My Space, AOL and Yahoo, had him scurrying over to see what the Pink Paper has to say on the subject.
A new service from start-up, Brainnwave, is offering quick, easy access to datasets from around the world, including Skyscanner, Ordnance Survey and Airbus Defence and Space, all in one place for the first time.
As GDPR is in the limelight currently The Royal Mail offers a FREE data base audit, while some research shows how organisations can lose as much as 6% annual revenue by not having clean data. The new report is essential reading for marketers and data professionals. It aims to provide new insights to help build a business case for driving marketing performance and business growth by improving customer contact data quality.
Scotland is home to a vibrant digital technologies industry with over fifteen hundred companies engaged in a variety of activities from software development and IT services to digital agencies, games development and telecoms. The industry provides products and services across a wide range of end markets from public services through traditional industries such as banking and insurance to the new and innovative industries like renewables and biotechnology. The industry grew substantially in the last five years despite a challenging economic climate, and increasing start-up activity, creating a wide range of new entrants.
The Centres will give academics and industry access to powerful computers to support research in engineering and physical sciences, and will officially be launched on Thursday 30 March at the Thinktank science museum, Birmingham. Funded by £20 million from the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) the centres around the UK, locate at the Universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Exeter, and Oxford, Loughborough, and UCL.
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