Fireworks add the finishing touch to Queen Mary 2’s current visit to Greenock as part of the Cunard’s 175th anniversary celebrations, culminated in a fusillade lighting up the sky as the flagship set sail at 22h00 yesterday. And fireworks were also an ideal way to celebrate BAE news on the future of both the Govan Fairfield and Scotstoun shipyards.
Ofcom is proposing that BT should give competitors physical access to its fibre-optic cables, allowing competing operators to take direct control of the connection. This service is often referred to as dark fibre, because the fibre-optic cables would not be ‘lit’ using BT’s electronic equipment. Instead, they would be ‘lit’ by the competitor installing its own equipment at either end of the cable.
A prominent German journalist living in the Scottish Highlands is reported as provoking the wrath of his adopted homeland by describingScottish National Party (SNP) ideology as “modern national socialism light.” Gaberlunzie reckons its a great publicity move, and worth reflecting on. In another take, one of the Great Queens visits the Clyde which built 120 for Cunard to mark the long and historic link in the company's 175th anniversary.
The new EU funded ODInE (Open Data Incubator for Europe) which involves the University of Southampton, is calling for startups across the UK and Europe to apply for a place on its new programme, with the chance to secure up to €100k of grant funding.
The newly launched ascribe is set to change the digital art market by providing authentication. Using Bitcoin's Blockchain technology, this revolutionary service allows artists to securely share their digital works and track the provenance - be that photography, images, video or 3D printing recipes, means artists can now control ownership, trade their works, and ultimately making digital art collectable.
Sensewhere, which burst into the market in 2011 with its hyper-local and indoor positioning solutions, is nnow to increase its presence in China by taking up a place offered at the City of Edinburgh Council’s new incubator facility in Shenzhen F518 creative industry park, the Edinburgh-Shenzhen Creative Exchange.
Mosaic claims Experian, is the most comprehensive cross-channel classification system to date. Built for today’s hyper-connected world, it helps you understand consumers in extraordinary detail. By providing rich, accurate data and a robust methodology, Mosaic gives you the means to start treating people as individuals, and communicate with the UK population more effectively than ever before.
A vocabulary of sign language which is to revolutionise how science is taught to deaf children has reached a milestone today with its thousandth sign as the 'fireball' is the thousandth term to be added to a website compiled by experts for use by teachers, interpreters and pupils
Predatory seals are constraining the recovery of cod stocks in Scottish West coast waters, research led at the University of Strathclyde suggests, meanwhile an ambitious programme of wild fisheries reform is set out by Environment minister Dr Aileen Mcleod. From Europe, Norway urges the more work on monitoring with GEOSS should be undertaken..
In an attempt to break the Ayrshire jinx on big data farms, ILI (Intelligent Land Investments) lodges its planning application for a 10,000 square metre centre in East Ayrshire
where the proposed facility will be 40 per cent powered by six nearby wind turbines.
A new world class facility with the potential to support up to 1,300 jobs on site, and create a further 940 new jobs across the Highlands and Islands over the next five years is officially opened by Deputy First Minister, John Swinney.
The UK government is launching a new research initiative which will bring together the Research Councils, Alan Turing Institute and Digital Catapult with industry in order to address the research opportunities and challenges for digital currency technology, and will increase research funding in this area by £10 million to support this.
A piece of work by the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre on how to turn a basic electronics lab into a low-cost, complete telecommunications lab has received the best paper award at EDUCON (Global Education Conference) in the category of “Innovative Materials, Teaching and Learning Experiences in Engineering Education”
Crowd sourced startup Outernet, is aiming to rent communication satellites to carry the 'essentials' of the internet, as Wikipedia, open source software, health resources from Disease Control Centres and international news to billions of people,
Page views and “likes” are great for journalists' and webmasters’ egos, but don't pay any bills. University of Luxembourg researchers may have a solution. They identify a secure, anonymous way for readers, viewers and gamers to pay for online content without having to make a cash payment.
Coding is becoming an increasingly popular career choice for women according to Stck Overflow Careers, that enables employers to engage with the largest community of developers in the world. UK developers are among best paid and most highly skilled coders in the world, claims a newly published global report.
Apogee Corporation, the Wimbledon-based European supplier of managed print services and digital document solutions, has deployed a new CBS service management system from Purpose Software in France enabling Apogee to migrate data from a SAP-based environment, and standardise the business processes using an industry specific solutionin its recently acquired French operation near Paris
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