IoT ecosystem expands significantly with new global standards from oneM2M Global Standards. The full potential of the IoT ( Internet of Things) advanced significantly as oneM2M global standards initiative for M2M (Machine-to-Machine) communications and IoT (Internet of Things) has published Release 2 the new landmark set of specifications.
Curious how the UK having opted for Brexit, immediately rushes to sell off UK Mail Group to DHL (Deutsche Post) that is buying the independent British postal operator for £243 million,embedding itself into what are reputedly the three largest European e-commerce markets of Britain, Germany and France.
Whether for use in safe data encryption, ultrafast calculation of huge data volumes or so-called quantum simulation of highly complex systems: optical quantum computers are a source of hope for tomorrow’s computer technology. Tomorrow suddenly got closer.
There are now more LCD displays in the world than human beings. Everyone uses them in mobile telephones, laptops, and flat panel TVs - but very few know how the technology actually works. Fewer still are familiar with the striking colours and patterns that liquid crystals produce in microscopy. In an effort to address this, Manchester scientist Professor Ingo Dierking has created artistic pieces which demonstrate the beauty and fascination of liquid crystal textures.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will expand its lineup of GaN-HEMPT (Gallium Nitride High Electron Mobility Transistors) to include units with 100W and 70W output power for use in satellite earth stations utilising the Ku-band* The new 100W GaN-HEMT offers output power that is among the highest currently available, according to Mitsubishi Electric’s own research as of September 27. Mitsubishi Electric begin shipping samples on October 1.
In spite of the 11 per cent cut suffered since 2010, Scottish councils have increased social work spending by three per cent. That figure is however dwarfed by what Audit Scotland sees coming down the track. By 2020, there will need to be an increase in spending of between 16 and 21 per cent, which equates to more than half a billion pounds.
Internationally renowned cyber-security expert, Troy Hunt, has been announced by ScotlandIS as a keynote speaker at this year’s ScotSoft developers conference. In his speech the Australian based web security expert, Microsoft regional director and MVP will draw on his years of experience running the ethical data breach service ‘have I been pwned’
Scotland’s Digital Xtra Fund is to make an additional £150,000 available to support computing science and digital skills focused extracurricular activities for 2016/17.Applications will open in early October and eligible organisations will be able to bid for grants from £1500 to a maximum £25000 per project. The Digital Xtra Fund launched in May 2016 and is part of a wider programme of activity dedicated to developing digital skills and making extracurricular computing science activities available to all young people aged 16 and under, whatever their background and wherever they live in Scotland.
The review of social and ethical consequences of the 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident in Ukraine concluded that one of the most important lessons learned was that assessment and management of radiation risks needs to go beyond a purely technical assessment (Oughton 2011).
Scotland’s ability to combat cybercrime could be massively boosted thanks to a unique partnership between Abertay University, Police Scotland and private company Droman Crime Solutions. The partnership has developed a ‘serious game’ that can train very large numbers of criminal justice staff in basic techniques to deal efficiently with cybercrime.
Canadian renewable energy firm Boralex has acquired about 200MW of wind power projects in France and Scotland for C$103m (€70m). This includes a 51MW ready-to-build Moulins du Lohan project, Brittany, France, and a 23.5MW Scottish project at an advanced stage of development (locale not identify) together with a further 126 MW of projects in Scotland at preliminary stages of development.
In July last year, Aberdeen engineering design firm, Cadherent moved its 20 staff into the C-listed warehouse on the city’s North Esplanade West, which, built 1937 was retrofitted and modernised for business use. Caretaker’s House was built by John Bisset & Sons, and previously accommodated Unilever and Aberdeen Mineral Water Co.
Some 27 Scottish local authorities have joined forces to appoint a CDO (chief digital officer) and CTO (Chief technology officer). Capita Serco’s Colin Birchenall has been appointed chief technology officer with Martyn Wallace taking the role of chief digital officer. The two will lead the newly created Local Government Digital Office, that will drive digital transformation in Scotland and hopefully focus on fixing and sorting out Police, NHS and Farming computer issues.
Scottish farmers are to be forced to apply to the Scottish Government for loans, due to mismanagement of the £178 million computer system that has failed to pay out their EU support last year and which ministers admit is still not ready to make payments. It seems that major computer systems in Scotland for the Police and NHS are par for the course with the lack of Farming payment.
Aberdeen City Council is to install a fibre network across the city to provide enhanced digital services to residents, businesses and visitors and also allow for on-line remote work for job seekers. The Council has joined SWAN (Scottish Wide Area Network) this month. The Capita IT Enterprise Services managed network, will link together the council’s 188 educational and corporate establishments. Over the next year, the Council will introduce the fibre infrastructure to the majority of its sites to enable it to meet its ambitious digital city plans.
Data analytics company Aquila Insight has demonstrated its growth by moving into the former offices of FanDuel at Edinburgh’s CodeBase incubator to supports its rapid expansion. With an Edinburgh HQ and offices in London and Derby, it is rebranding to mark a new chapter as it approaches its fourth birthday.
The Royal Society of Canada has bestowed a rare honour on a world-leading earth scientist from The University of Manchester, by electing him as a ‘Foreign Fellow’. Professor David Vaughan is Research Professor of Mineralogy at Manchester University and was Founding Director of the University’s Williamson Research Centre for Molecular Environmental Science. He is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the Natural History Museum. In addition, he has uniquely served as President of the mineralogical societies of the UK and the United States, and the equivalent European organisation.
The European Commission has approved a JV between Hutchison and VimpelCom in Italy, allowing merger of Wind and Three mobile telecoms operators. Three and Wind are the respective third and fourth largest mobile companies in Italy. The Commission had concerns that this transaction would harm competition. However, the two companies have offered structural remedies, that will allow French operator Iliad into the Italian market.
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