A €4.6 million research project ChangingEmployment, a Marie Curie International Training network to identify the nature of the restructuring of European labour markets and economies as a result of current economic and social change is to be coordinated by the University of Strathclyde
A £7 million funding package will help businesses across Scotland to become more digitally connected. The new funding from the Scottish Government will be available to SMEs to enable them to adopt and better use of new technologies to become more competitive.
Translocation – or moving animals to safer places – is a vital tool for saving species from extinction. Many factors influence the success of the new populations, including habitat quality, predators, capture and release techniques, the number and sex of individuals, and their genetic diversity. Now research, the first of its kind, published in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Applied Ecology suggests bird song could also be important.
In December of last year Nesta hosted a half-day event that explored the current state of crowdfunding in the UK and the potential for this new way of financing projects to grow over the coming years. What NESTA took away from the day was a significant demand for practical information on how the model works and how and where it can be replied. Accordingly Nesta has produced two resources.
Gaberlunzie was wading through the press releases on which he tries to spend only 30 minutes sorting the must cover from the prime discards and then the some to ponder - a irritating category, but worth spending time one. However he has no problem putting the Nyco Project into something for his musical week-enders to get their their hands on next month, midsummer June 24th
iomart Hosting has helped the RHS(Royal Horticultural Society), the world’s largest gardening charity, to create a secure, resilient and scalable IT infrastructure to meet the online demands of growing global membership and staff.
The 18-year-old Jake Davis who hacked into computers from his home bedroom in Shetland, as part of a conspiracy that attacked major global institutions, has been sentenced to two years at a young offenders institute.
There are no technical or functional reasons for Amazon and Apple to fence off their e-book worlds using proprietary e-book formats. This is the result of a research study conducted by Professor Dr. Christoph Bläsi and Professor Dr. Franz Rothlauf of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and handed over today to Neelie Kroes, EU Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, in Brussels.
In the UK, the news is that you can get your hands on a real Enigma machine, thanks to the Bletchley Park Trust's Enigma Outreach programme. Education Officer Tom Briggs has swapped teaching maths for telling people about code-making and code-breaking. At another end of the spectrum, even Google, NASA and a Universities consortium will need codes to program the quantum D-Wave Two computer.
Organised by SDS, in partnership with SWiT (Scotland Women in Technology) a conference was held today to encourage women and young people to consider a Technology sector career and more than 80 career professionals heard from speakers including Rhona Hutchon, director of Harvey Nash Scotland, and creative technologist Don McIntyre joined by graduates and Modern Apprentices from Dell, IBM, HP, Cisco and Oracle, who heard about the growing opportunities in the sector.
As the NYT devotes its three lead technology stories to publicising Google, in the UK Reuters reports on MPs investigating its tax affairs. The Reuters link, usually impeccable is currently recording http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/16
The University of Strathclyde’s PNDC (Power Networks Demonstration Centre) first of its kind in Europe is officially opened, established in response to demand for secure, reliable and environmentally-friendly electricity across the globe.
In April, University of Surrey disclosed the architectural design of its new £35m centre for research into 5G mobile technology due to open in January 2015, housing 130 researchers from the University and its industrial partners, as well as providing a base for 90 PhD students. It is estimated that 5G mobile networks will be available to the public from around 2021. Now one of its key industrial players, Samsung Electronics has made a breakthrough in developing mobile technologies for 5G networks that would provide data transmission up to several hundred times faster than the current 4G technology.
Calamitous computer glitches could be prevented if research by the University of Strathclyde academics together with experts from Microsoft and Universities of Edinburgh and Copenhagen are successful in developing the 'ne plus ultra' of program verification.
Princess Anne, patron of the Northern Lighthouse Board has made clear her incredulity at the proposal to site hundreds of wind turbines in the close vicinity of the Grade A listed Skerryvore Lighthouse, south of the Isle of Tiree.
Gaberlunzie ponders on the current fashionable app Snapchat with the mobile and intensely interactive crowd as the slightly older fraternity grumble about not having sufficiently mobile fingers for fast operations!! (and the Snapchat logo for some reason reminds him of Caspar.)
Amor Group having won the Scottish Government ISIS now gains a place on the UK's G-Cloud Framework, a Government programme aimed at encouraging public sector a ofdoption cloud computing to access beneficial economics,sustainability of ICT IInformation and Communication Technology) and fundamentally changing the way the public sector procures and operates ICT.
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