A thriving music scene, an outstanding array of art galleries and museums, handsome architecture, superb shopping and great gastronomy, Glasgow bags 20th place on "National Geographic" Traveller's Best of The World 2016 list!
The ParaFishControl project AquaTT held its kick-off meeting in Benicàssim, Spain, in May this year where project’s partners discussed the vision, goals and planned methodologies, where a promising exchange between the participating scientists and aquaculture industry partners was initiated.
Humans have been exploiting honeybees for almost 9,000 years, according to archaeological evidence and our links with the honeybee date back to the dawn of agriculture. Now there are two studies - Landscape-wide research by former UK government agency on oilseed rape fields in England and Wales that shows a link between neonicotinoids and honeybee colony losses. It reinforces the 2013 study in Bern,from May-December when Swedish researchers established neonicotinoids severely affect honey bee queens and their ability to reproduce worker offspring. How much more proof is needed?
The University of Dundee will play host to the prestigious World Cultural Council Annual Award Ceremony as part of its Winter Graduation celebrations this week where the seven awarded STEM women amazingly outnumber the one expert man.
In 2013 the UK’s wildlife organisations joined forces (for the first time ever!!) to undertake a health check of nature in the UK and its Overseas Territories. The resulting "State of Nature" report finds that 60 per cent of UK species studied had declined in recent decades. More than 1 in 10 could disappear from our shores altogether.
A new molecular biology tool derived from a bacterial defence system has been used for the first time by KAUST researchers to demonstrate a way to protect plants against viral pathogens. At Edinburgh University the study of a biological process that enables green algae to grow efficiently, has taken the first steps to recreating that mechanism in a more complex plant, possibly leading to high yields of wheat, rice and barley.
Fiona Hyslop is taken to task by "The Sunday Herald" that publishes an open letter today from the paper’s theatre critic Mark Brown to Fiona Hyslop, cabinet secretary for culture, in which he savages Creative Scotland’s strategy plans for the 'jargon' it uses, referring to it as ‘ridiculous’ and ‘market obsessed.’
If it’s not in your diary, put the date there now, that IEDM - will get underway, preceeded by 90 minute tutorials on Saturday 5th December and day-long short courses on Sunday 6th December. The heart of the matter,is a technical program of some 220 papers, and a rich offering of other events taking place during the meeting. This includes evening panels, special focus sessions, IEEE awards and an entrepreneurial luncheon sponsored by IEDM and (hurrah!!) IEEE Women in Engineering.
Alan Turing Institute and Intel agree to form a long term strategic partnership to deliver a research programme focussed on high-performance computing and data analytics. Researchers from both organisations will work together with co-funded research fellows and software engineers. ARM’s November TechCon conference revealed its new low-power application-tier CPU - Cortex-A35 offering, a new family of ultra-high efficiency processors, offering 64-bit compute to smartphone users, and ultrahigh efficiency for wearables. For IBM, the £12,000 contribution to partnership with the University of Warwick, offers researchers guidance through the ethical minefield of using big data and real time analytics.
Appalled at the French massacres of 13th November, which like the assassination of President Kennedy is now embedded into a date and time memory, as are the Twin Towers disaster and other one-day atrocities for which there is no offering and no contribution to ease or enlighten the travesties of willfull destruction by humans of humans.
UK’s four Quantum Technologies Hubs yesterday at The first Quantum Technology Showcase held in London had 300 hundred delegates from industry, business and government hearing how UK’s £270 million NQTP (National Quantum Technologies Programme) is drawing the country’s research base together, with industry, research funding bodies and other government agencies to accelerate the transition of new technologies from the laboratory to industry. Alas, no women Hub leaders!
A high wind-turbine farm of 13 units proposed for moorland below the Corrieyairack Pass, south of Forth Augustus, has been temporarily postponed with councillors on the south planning application committee agreeing to hold a site visit before reaching any decision.
Professor Sarah Parcak of University of Alabama at Birmingham, has recently been named as winner of the $1million 2016 TED (Technology, Entertainment & Design) Prize, after founding the Laboratory for Global Observation.
An extended period of lower oil prices would benefit consumers, but would trigger energy-security concerns by heightening reliance on a small number of low-cost producers, or risk a sharp rebound in price if investment falls short, says the IEA (International Energy Agency) in its 2015 edition of the flagship "World Energy Outlook" publication (WEO-2015)
The Scottish government has given permission to Norwegian multinational Statoil of Stavanger, Norway – to create the world’s largest floating wind farm off the Scottish coast in what may not be the last of windfarm hedging coastline beauty.
A rap generator DeepBeat, developed by researchers from the Department of Computer Science at Aalto University, HIIT and the University of Helsinki was published online on the 5th of November. Earlier the generator has been only in research use.
While sensor embedded fabric is one hightech route to clothes of the future, another textile adventure is currently being led from Dunoon (doon the watter) where the creation for the birth of Cowall Tweed is underway to join that prestigious Harris Tweed portfolio.
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