As the Crown Estate deservedly wins the Environmental Leadership Award at the SBC (Scottish Business in the Community) awards, close on its heels comes the New Economics Foundation, that propose a UK-wide Blue Deal with ”Setting the Vision “report.
Back in 2014 University of York’s Dr Neil Lunt led a study into the British travelling abroad for medical treatment while being unaware of the potential health and financial consequences that they could face. Now his research team has produced the ’Handbook on Medical Tourism and Patient Mobility.’
Graphene Week 2015 in Manchester found delegates and others treated to the premiere of a musical suite by Sara Lowes, composer-in-residence at the National Graphene Institute. The Suite was commissioned by Brighter Sound, a Manchester-based producer of creative music projects and cultural events.
For IBM the decades where its semiconductor and microelectronic business was the critical core to its ability to dominate the computer market, have given way to its focus on software systems. Sale of its microelectronics business is not unexpected as GlobalFoundries gains both differentiated technologies to enhance product offerings in key growth markets, from mobility and IoT (Internet of Things (IoT) to that of Big Data high-performance computing.
ScotlandIS has just launched its new re-branded website, including a new interactive area, which provides companies and members with a platform to raise questions, follow discussions and participate in thought provoking debate. This is where the latest IT news will be found and ScotlandIS events can be booked online in the interactive area.
The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is planning to transfer staff and services from Scotland to the organisation that runs its services south of the Border in a "sans frontiers" approach. But the plan has many fearing that its work and fundraising will be undermined. One approach might be to rename the Scottish operation RSNIB to distinguish it from its other, OTB (over the borders) institutions.
Gaberlunzie ponders really lovely IT jobs in the Academic and University sectors and offers alternatives to Google as an information search engine as Google seems to be determined to ignore editorial and rather focus on its own advertisements. But he hastens to point out that for graphic search Google still holds peer position.
A new online, interactive map has been launched which tracks the development and history of the UK antiques trade during the 20th century. Although much of this deals in art, sculpture, furniture and materials, a sector might eventually focus on technology antiques development, as with 1938 Duke Telephone to the iPhone and the HP 159 touch screen of 1983 as developed to the Z Book, or the slate turned iPad.
Thousands of controversial .sucks domains emerge from a sunrise period on Sunday 21 June to become available to the general public. Only 20 per cent of the UK’s top brands have taken them up, leaving the remaining 80% in danger from online trolls.
Three sectors of the growing wearables industry will raise the market value to $90B by 2020 and new applications such as safety enhanced automotive, medical monitoring and next-generation wearable smart equipments in a number of theses systems will be powered by energy scavenging technologies. Already, whether it is to get the best battery autonomy or to fit within the power budget, energy efficiency has become the key challenge across most of applications.
Atom Bank, granted its licence by the Bank of England, plans to launch to customers later this year. Championing innovation, transparency and convenience, the organisation is developing a range of personal and business banking products and services, delivered through an app experience, designed initially for mobile devices, desktops to follow. It is also partnering with FIS. But not a clink as yet about Bitcoin, although London has at least two services already.
BT is to boost its army of frontline engineers in Scotland by taking on another 112 recruits from Orkney and Oban to Greenock and Galashiels, with a third of the posts based in the Highlands and Islands and North East Scotland. They’ll join Openreach, BT’s local network business, to install new lines, fix faults and help bring high-speed fibre broadband to homes and businesses across the country.
Despite the hoped for reprieve of turbine alley, the RSPB Scotland expresses grave concerns for the fate of special breeding birds if a contentious wind farm, planned for the heart of the Flow Country in Caithness and Sutherland, gets the go ahead. A public local inquiry was been held this week to scrutinise an application by energy giant SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy), that wants to build a 39 turbine wind farm at Strathy South, home to some of the world's rarest birds
ScotlandIS, digital technologies trade body awarded the winners of its fifth annual Digital Technology Awards at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (not Glasgow Arches) where the elite of Scotland’s companies attended an event celebrating their continuing successi in the sector.
Perhaps bad news for Scotland to be loosing £3bn in investment, as UK government decides to exclude new onshore wind farms from a subsidy scheme a year earlier than planned. But the good news would be an end to “turbine alley” with no Stronelairg wind farm to visually pollute the Monadhliath mountains’ amazing landscapes, an issue still awaiting Court of Sessions judgement.
In March 2014 BT and EE today announced a contract under which EE will provide various mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) services to BT’s customers and employees in UK. The agreement further strengthens the existing relationship in telecommunications between BT and EE. It was only a matter of time before the alignment was pushed to further growth.
For anyone concerned over the inability to attract women into computing and science disciplines, the "New York Times" Opinion page on"What its Like as a 'Girl' in the Lab" contributed by the molecular biologist Sarah Clatterbuck Soper, probably says it all.
The Marine Aquaculture Awards, organised by The Crown Estate, celebrate achievements and success of an industry vitally important to Scotland and its coastal communities. Held every two years, it matches the industry’s production cycles and development of new products and initiatives
In a study published the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), researchers findings at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal have direct implications for treatment of this devastating disease, caused by the parasite Plasmodium, still one of the main causes of death worldwide.
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