Software firm Ideagen is delighted to announce it has launched Ideagen Coruson – a definitive and visionary re-brand of its enterprise safety management and incident reporting software. Gael Enlighten a cloud-based software application used by some of the world’s leading brands as Virgin Trains, Telefonica and Haeco Group, will now be known as Ideagen Coruson from the 22nd February 2017.
University of Oregon (below) in Eugene have replicated some of the same brain patterns exhibited by human meditators in the brains of mice - no tiny meditation cushions or squeaky "oms" required. Still, experiments show that the "meditating mice" were more relaxed and less stressed than those with no rodent meditation training.
The Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation, with nearly 700 000 members, works to save lives by strengthening its air ambulance service throughout Norway. This is done after thorough research, development and cooperation with other emergency services.
Professor Hazel Hall is one of several women to be elected to The RSE (Royal Society of Edinburgh) this year and the award-winning academic and Professor of Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier, is among 60 new Fellows appointed to the prestigious society.
A partnership between Morocco’s Dar Si Hmad non-profit and Germany’s Water Foundation and Aqualonis, the award-winning CloudFisher water gathering project is now being expanded to help other communities. Located on Mount Boutmezguida in the pre-Saharan Atlas Mountains, CloudFisher nets gather water from the frequent heavy fogs and funnel it into storage tanks and pipelines that provide clean drinking water directly to homes.
As part of a significant investment in its BTC (business technology consulting) practice, business advisers and accountants Scott-Moncrieff has appointed Fraser Nicol as Partner to lead the BTC team. Fraser joins from the London headquarters of a global ‘big four’ firm, where he played a central role in developing technology risk consulting, cyber security and data analytic services.
Scottish businesses can apply for a share of £1.5 million to work with South African partners on non-communicable diseases and child health.
Innovate UK has up to £1.5 million to invest in business projects to develop affordable gene-based diagnostics for non-communicable diseases and child health in South Africa.
London Science Museum robotic delights ranging from a 5th century Spanish clockwork monk that kisses his rosary and beats his breast in contrition, to a Japanese “childoid” newsreader, created in 2014 with lifelike facial expressions, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s unstoppable Terminator cyborg and Robby the Robot, star of the 1956 film “Forbidden Planet,” representing the horror and the fantasy of robots with minds of their own.
The world’s first app to be approved for contraception is launched.Natural Cycles is the fertility tracking app that uses a smart algorithm to help women pinpoint their fertility, and has accordingly become the world’s first app to be approved specifically for contraception.
A rates fiasco threatens to end hydro-power in Scotland with a new regime of business rates marking out hydropower for “special punishment”, and threatening to end independent development of schemes north of the border, Scottish industry representatives at Alba Energy are warning. Small hydro-businesses now face an increase in rates of up to 650%, with bills on some sites rising to as much as a quarter of total turnover. With some operators facing insolvency, others are left to calculate the cost of a future in which renewable energy ceases to be financially sustainable.
A recent Tech Pro Research survey asked what IoT data companies are collecting, and how it’s being used? Some 38 percent of respondents to a survey conducted in December 2016 said their companies are currently using IoT devices. More companies will be joining this group in the next year, as 30 percent of respondents said their companies are in the planning or considering stages.
A new method uses near infrared light to shed light on memory loss conditions as researchers at Hiroshima University have developed a new laser activated technique for bridging missing links in memory flow.
European countries installed around 6.9 GW of solar power systems in 2016 - a 20% decrease compared to the 8.6 GW that grid-connected in 2015, according to SolarPower Europe, the association of the solar power sector in Europe. In the same period, the global on-grid solar power market grew by about 49% to around 76.1 GW in 2016, from about 51.2 GW in 2015.
The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) became law just under a year ago. In a year from now, the Information Commissioner's Office starts to enforce it. DataIQ is now benchmarking how companies are preparing for GDPR compliance across the four key areas of permission, profiling, protection and personal.
CodeClan, the UK’s first accredited digital skills academy, is offering employers access to a fresh source of digital talent in the west as its Glasgow courses get off to a flying start. The academy has seen a great take-up for its first 16-week software development course and applications are flooding in from those keen to secure their place on cohorts two and three, which are due to begin later this year.
The 8th Annual Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management Conference Europe (24th and 25th May 2017, Manchester, UK) is Europe’s leading platform to reduce cost-uncertainty, meet new regulations and create a holistic strategy for your decommissioning and waste management operations.
The global patient registry software market is categorised, based on various types of database, product, functionality, delivery mode, and end users. Based on types of databases, the report covers chronic disease, rare disease, cancer, cardiovascular, and diabetes registries.
Based on types of product, the report covers stand alone and integrated software. Integrated software representing the fastest growing segment in the global patient registry software market. Based on functionality, the report covers point of care (PoC), product outcome evaluation, patient care management, and population health management.
While Defra instituted a 2000 Gull Cull over Wharton airport back in July 2013, time alters much and currently research published in the BTO (British Trust for Ornithology) journal, "Bird Study" research looks at the breeding populations of three species of large gull; Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gull on the Hebridean island of Canna and studied the relationship between these gull populations and the fall in the quantity of fish landed in the nearby harbour of Mallaig.
A series of sustainable digital initiatives aimed at engaging and inspiring Scotland’s next generation of digital makers have received sums of up to £25,000 in awards to support 10 extracurricular computing science projects, including one that uses the context of lighthouses to introduce young people to STEM concepts, and another that teaches young people to code using the BBC Micro:bit.
A new report focusing on the digital transformation of public services in Scotland has highlighted the need to accelerate the pace of change to ensure Scotland reaps the opportunities offered by new technologies. "Smart Citizens, Smart City Regions - Delivering Digital Public Services in Scotland" has been published by SCDI (Scottish Council for Development and Industry), ScotlandIS, The Royal Society of Edinburgh and BT Scotland and calls for distinct and high level leadership through a newly-created Digital Leader for Scotland role.
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