Despite accounting for almost 50% of all licence holders in the UK, a recent survey conducted by Approved Garages shows that women in Scotland feel they are treated differently to men by their garages and car mechanics. Over half of the 1330 women surveyed admit to asking a male friend or family member to accompany them to a garage when their car needs service or repair work doing, in a bid to be treated fairly.
As Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2014 celebrate the winners at the Hilton Hotel on June 4th, in Scotland Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announces a first ever all-female Cabinet event for June 9th in Edinburgh. This is to bring together women from organisations across Scotland to discuss all the issues of importance in the referendum and explore opportunities to promote and improve gender equality.
While robots often resemble humans, increasingly they shape and sized to fit specific work. Two new micro-bots are SRI International's MAMR (Magnetically Actuated Micro-Robots) designed to build small things on small scales like a swarm of ants, under control of a central computer, and Harvard developed TERMES robots (inspired by Namibian termites) that can carry bricks, build staircases, climb them, add structure bricks, follow low-level rules, to independently complete a project construction.
VisitScotland’s recently mooted "sales pitch" was that the ill-connected Highlands & Islands locations could market themselves as uniquely offering visitors the restfulness of OOC (Out Of Contact) or JOMO (Joys of Missing Out) – by being blissfully unable to contact with the rest of the world for the duration of their stay.
Renewable energy exerts are predicted to inject around £350,000 into the economy of Lewis when they attend EIMR (Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewables) international conference from 30th April (faunal interactions & methodology) - 1st May (Ecological modelling & overviews). It comes on the heels of the island's missile test range value being claimed by the First Minister as of more importance to Nato nuclear alliance than Trident.
As the deadline for submissions for the Data Journalism competition from the Global Editors Network closed this month with 523 applications, (winners to be announced in June) Cardiff University announces it is to introduce a Computational Journalism Master's degree in September in a bid to supply the industry more journalists with coding abilities.
One in four UK residential fixed broadband connections is ‘superfast’, according to latest Ofcom research. Proportion of superfast connects – those offering headline speeds of 30Mbit/s or more – has risen from 5% in November 2011 to 25% in November 2013.
Dynamic businesses are at the forefront of global M&A reveals the Grant Thornton IBR (International Business Report) with global M&A activity rising from this time last year, as dynamic businesses leading the way. Leaders of the world's most progressive businesses have always viewed acquisitions as an important means to supplement and boost their existing operations especially in the acquisition of know-how people.
As wind farms look to be going high altitude, drone satellites are seen as the future for communications, as US corporate Google plays catch-up on the Facebook acquisition of UK's team Ascenta, to buys Titan Aerospace.
Moray Council has put on the market, for lease or sale, a one hectare site at the eastern end of Buckie Harbour, which can accommodate ships of up to 86 metres long. The yard comprises three slips and two side slips, two boat repair sheds, a workshop, office block, warehouse and small stores. Facilities include 24-hour access, pilotage, bunkering by tanker, water on all quays and skilled stevedores.
As the IPCC urges energy efficiency to cut carbon, a UK design break through in signal amplifiers for mobile phone masts could deliver massive 200MW cut in the load of UK power stations, reducing CO2 emissions by around 0.5 million tonnes a year.
Shetland residents now have access to high-speed internet thanks to an ambitious project delivered by the local council and TNP (The Networking People) on the Shetland Islands. TNP already has expertise bringing connectivity to Scotland’s most rural areas, with a similar successful project run with Stirling Council last year, potentially saving local authorities hundreds of thousands of pounds, buildingthe networks that they own, rather than renting them.
Many pathways to substantial emission reductions are available urges the newest report from the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) that shows global greenhouse gas emissions have grown more quickly between 2000 and 2010 than in each of the three previous decades.
As Maria Miller resigns in the wake of the damaging expenses furore, Scotland's public spending watchdog is being urge to investigate the First Minister's trip to the Ryder Cup, two years ago, if he fails to file the details about the full costs.
More than a million homes and businesses in Scotland can now connect to high-speed fibre broadband, BT announced today. But as a realist also comments: "Now, all they need to do is get the speed up to 1Gbps"
Samsung's proposed Solar Powered Internet school is a self-sufficient school with electricity and internet access built around a shipping container. Now the Edinburgh International Science Festival will hear that Internet access fuelled by the power of the sun could soon be a possibility, as researchers at the University have developed technology that enables solar panels to detect broadband signals, allowing data to be transmitted on the world wide web, using daylight.
Hard on the heels of Clyde Space April 1st launch of the first haggis into space, comes the news that UKube-1 is confirmed to launch on June 19 this year from the Baikonur Cosmodrrome, Kazakhstan, where it will be launched on a Russian Soyuz-2 rocket.
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