An Alice in Wonderland corporate Quadrille in Airport sales weakens the force of competition law, notes ForArgyll, while the Zodiac signs seem to be backed up by recent research in neuro-psychopharmacology and bankers are out to make money out of you!!
The Hebridean island, three hours by ferry from Oban, has had its water supplies cu,t after Scottish Water decided, with no warming to cap the only public water tap located on the pier, claiming the tap was being misused by yacht visitors.
The UK is to join the USA and play a key role in an international project to develop a radical new type of nuclear power station that is safer, more cost-effective, compact, quicker and less disruptive to build than any previously constructed.
Gaberlunzie has been alerted that there's a new browser on the loose, Hola, which over the past 20 months has emerged with over 30 million users already installing it - to show that they want a more open, and more private Internet.
*At the 2014 World Economic Forum, Commissioner Neelie Kroes called on the private sector, representative organisations and social partners to endorse the “Davos Declaration” on the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs. One of the three concrete asks of this declaration was to assist in the modernisation of European education systems to ensure that no student leaves school without a basic set of ICT skills. The reply is as follows:
The average smartphone user checks their device 221 times a day for tasks it emerges as a study of 2,000 smartphone owners revealers the extent to which we rely on handheld devices in everyday life - that at its basic is 3hours and 41 minutes of a day devoted to a device!
Scientists at the University of Twente are working developing robots that are expected to save lives in calamity situations in the Alps. The emphasis within this SHERPA project is on cooperation between human rescue workers, the ground robot (‘ground rover’) with a robotic arm and flying robots.
The Nobel Committee has decided the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 is to be awarded to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.
On the internet Dr Giovanni Vigna can be found as the computer science professor at UCSB (University of California in Santa Barbara), with 500 connections on LinkedIn and also seen as co-founder and CTO of Lastline
The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2014 is awarded to the French, Paris-based author Patrick Modiano "for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation”.
As Gartner examines the shift in the age old relationships between man and machine, due to the emergence of digital business, two early founders of older-style digital business IBM (1911) and HP (1939) are busy reinventing themselves. IBM has recently opened its New York offices for Watson, while Hewlett Packard has split into Inc and Enterprise.
The three winners of a prestigious national competition for researchers (interestingly all were male) who are pioneers in ICT (Information and Communication Technology) were announced last night at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London. Keep an eye on their futures!
The JPMorgan Chase bank cyberattack impact affects 76million households and 7million small businesses reports "NYTimes" putting the intrusion among the largest ever. Security specialist Alert Logic offers users some advice.
A new study led by Queen’s University Belfast into how cheetahs burn energy suggests that human activity, rather than larger predators, may force them to expend more energy and thus be the major cause of their decline.
Babcock has signed the MSDF (Maritime Support Delivery Framework) with the MoD (Ministry of Defence). Working within Babcock’s existing ToBA (Terms of Business Agreement), which runs to 2025, MSDF confirms the continuation of the contract to deliver services at HMNB Clyde and HMNB Devonport to March 2020, replacing WSMI ( Warship Support Modernisation Initiative) contracts.
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