Ideagen Plc, the Nottingham-based information management software provider, has acquired UK based PleaseTech Ltd, specialist in the development of software approaches for collaborative authoring and review of corporate documentation. The PleaseTech purchase is Ideagen’s 12th in nine years. In 2016, it made three successful acquisitions in IPI Solutions Ltd, Covalent Software Ltd and Logen Ltd.
A new study of atomoxetine, a drug used to treat ADH (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder) is associated with improved reading skills among children 10-16 years of age with either dyslexia alone, or with ADHD and dyslexia, compared to placebo.
Researchers at Dublin City University are working on a €4.6million EU-funded project, RECAP, to develop the next generation of optimised cloud computing systems to support the IoE (Internet of Everything.) The project will pave the way for a radically new concept in the provision of cloud services. The cloud is a key enabling technology for connected people, devices and computers. Over 13 billion devices are currently connected to the internet and whilst the cloud supports this connectivity at hyperscale, it is slowly reaching the end of its capacity.
A team of surgeons and engineers of Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, and the ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, University of Bern, have developed a high-precision surgical robot for cochlear implantation. Recently they report on their first successful Robotic Cochlear Implantation (RCI) in Science Robotics.
As Amsterdam-based Sightcorp uses a simple webcam, its Face Analysis Technology is able to track and measure consumers’ unbiased behaviour responses and interest in different real-life scenarios, in a totally automated and non-intrusive way. Now German Heidelberg-based Dermalog's "Face Matching" claims to be the fastest software for biometric Face Matching on the market. Speed is at 100 million matches per second on a single blade and is accompanied by a low failure rate that the confirmed working speed is ahead of the competition.
Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces. However, one fifth of the world population still lacks access to energy and 3 billion people rely on wood, coal or animal waste for cooking and heating. Today, sustainable energy and climate change are big global concerns. The interconnection of grids would open up an unprecedented opportunity to globally share the resources of the whole planet, bringing clean energy to everybody, everywhere in the world.
The share of women among researchers has increased between four and 11 percentage points between the periods 1996-2000 and 2011-2015 throughout 12 geographies. Across these geographies, women’s scholarly articles are cited or downloaded at a similar rates to men’s, despite women tending to publish fewer articles on average than men.
Precise knowledge of the connections in the brain – the links between all the nerve cells – is a prerequisite for better understanding this most complex of organs. Researchers from Heidelberg University have now developed a new algorithm – a computational procedure – that can extract this connectivity pattern with far greater precision than previously possible from microscopic images of the brain. Prof. Dr Fred Hamprecht, head of the "Image Analysis and Learning" working group at the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing, expects such automated image data analysis to bring about great strides in the neurosciences. It will likely lead to a circuit diagram of the brain.
“The launch bottleneck is causing issues,” says Craig Clark, Clyde Space CEO. "Many companies were unable to send their satellites into orbit in 2016 due to multiple launch delays. As a result, firms were unable to generate data and revenue. We would have seen faster growth.
University of Bristol and Université Libre de Bruxelles have theoretically shown how to write programs for random circuitry in quantum computers. This breakthrough, published in “New Journal of Physics,” is based on the work of the first author, Dr Nick Russell, who tragically lost his life in a climbing accident last year.
The discovery of young stars in old star clusters could trigger a major rethink about one of the Universe’s most common objects. A new result appears in a paper in the journal “Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.”
Two women, an academic and a former managing partner of Ryden, the property consultancy and chartered surveyor, have been respectively inducted and appointed to the chair, to be among Scotland’s outstanding women and role models.
Researchers in Kaiserslautern, Dr. Thomas Kuhn and Fraunhofer IESE (Institute Experimental Software Engineering) Matthias Jung, develop a new simulation process to verify that combinations of hardware and software systems actually function correctly together.
You may have considered earthly life dawning in a sort of primordial, biochemical soup, or you’ve updated this to consider the smoky, sulfurous hydrothermal vents as auspicious locales, rich with energy and chemicals for forging organic life. But have you pondered that physics governs how life forms, then perpetuates and adapts?
Google’s new version of its Chrome Web browser is its bid to get a foothold in a market dominated by Microsoft Corp.The new Chrome represents the first major update of software aimed at the general public since Google entered the browser business six months ago.
Researchers from 35 European countries shared and analysed data on ash dieback across the entire continent over a four-year period, identifying the causes, effects and ways to counter the phenomenon. The invasive species originating from East Asia, the fungus was first seen in Eastern Europe in 1992. It is now threatening one of Europe’s most common tree species, killing millions of ash trees across the entire continent. The challenge now is to identify pathways to breed trees with genes for resistance to both insects and the ash dieback.
ScotlandIS, the trade body championing the digital technologies industry in Scotland, has released the latest in its series of Brexit briefings for the IT industry. These focus on the impact of Brexit on Scotland’s burgeoning FinTech sector and produced in partnership with leading Scottish law firm Burness Paull, a ScotlandIS member company.
A new £1.9million research project, led by the Universities of Dundee and Sheffield has been awarded to investigate ways of improving the oral health of young people living in deprived areas. The researchers will work with 48 schools and nearly 6000 young people in Scotland, England and Wales on the four-year BRIGHT (Brushing Reminder 4 Good Oral Health initiative).
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