5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) at the University of Surrey has had its first full demonstration of an Orchestrated, NFV (Network Function Virtualisation) based on virtualised (FDC) ‘Flat Distributed Cloud’ on a 5G core network architectur. New orchestrated virtualised architecture enables rapid speed of deployment, flexibility of complex combinations, and swift software updates and feature additions. FDC will also significantly reduce installation and maintenance costs for network operators, making delivery of a 5G network more commercially viable
A SET (single electron transport) device works as electrons flow across the device from the "source" to the "drain." A region of silicon between the gates - called an "island" - is briefly used to store single electrons. Controlling the voltages of two gates, researchers can influence the electrons' movement, so that a single electron remains in the island, before tunneling into the drain. Repeating this process at a high rate, allows many electrons flow one at a time across the device, providing a source of current.
IBM throws its hat in the blockchain ring of supporters and announced a partnership with Tokyo-based SBI Securities . And as skeptics question how long it will take for emerging blockchain technology to make a dent in the financial technology market, several high-profile backers of the decentralised secure transaction platform claim it is poised to "rewire" financial markets.
Engineering Scotland’s Autumn Lecture is hosted by the University of Glasgow and delivered by Professor Jim Hough OBE on the detection of Gravitational Waves. Hosted by the University of Glasgow, Doors open at 18.00, October 24, 2016. Professor Hough will discuss the work done at the University of Glasgow, and elsewhere, leading to the announcement of the discovery of Gravitational Waves in February of this year.
Hunting for the gift for the person who has everything? How about a new, limited edition, made to order, GOLD drone. Those with the taste for opulence can now add a customised DJI Phantom 4 which comes adorned in a 24-carat gold-plating.
News that the Earlham Institute launches the first CyVerse-UK hub for ‘big data’ analysis, comes suitably on World Statistics day as Earlham Institute establishes the first UK dedicated HPC (high-performance computing) cluster for international data portal ‘CyVerse’ - providing free, open-source genome analysis for ‘big data’ research.
Scottish ministers have granted planning permission for a 19 turbine wind farm at Aikengall, despite the East Lothian council claiming that the 19-turbine wind farm in the south of Scotland would cause “unacceptably harm” to the landscape.
The Computational Intelligence Laboratory of Nottingham Trent University, UK, is part of the Si elegans project, set up in 2013 to create an emulation platform for the C. elegans nervous system. The objective is to create a reconfigurable, scalable and modular open-access computational platform that will provide a technological blueprint for a new era of brain-like computational architectures.
Findings of the latest Deloitte ‘Mobile Consumer Survey’ are that 37 million people in the UK now own a smartphone, and a more amazing statistic is that around a third of these mobile phone addicts admitted to waking up throughout the night to check their devices for messages, as well as reaching for the device as soon as they wake in the morning. Mobile devices have become an integral part of modern life that cannot be ignored. And time and attendance software developer UniqueIQ argues that the HR industries should be paying close attention.
Finland HQ Tieto, with more than 13 000 experts in close to 20 countries, a turnover of approximately €1.5 billion with shares listed on NASDAQ in Helsinki and Stockholm appoints an Artificial Intelligence as a member of the leadership team of its new data-driven businesses unit. Called Alicia T the AI is the first to be nominated to a leadership team in an OMX-listed company. AI will help the management team to become truly data-driven and will assist the team in seeking innovative ways to pursue the significant opportunities of the data-driven world.
Manufacturing in Livingstone, the California HQ optical components manufacturer Kaiam Corporation, which developed the LightScale1 platform, multiple channels of 10Gbps or greater integrated into a single package, providing a lower-cost solution for Data Center and Datacoms with best-in-class performance, has launched LightScale2
The world’s most powerful tidal turbine, developed and made by engineering company Scotrenewables Tidal Power Ltd, has been installed on moorings at the European Marine Energy Centre, Orkney as part of site commissioning and testing. The 2MW SR2000 floating turbine was towed to site by Green Marine’s vessel the Green Isle. Leaving Kirkwall at 9am on 12th October it connected to its moorings on the Fall of Warness by 3pm. Adhering to engineering a low cost, low risk approach to their turbine solution: Scotrenewables completed construction and installation on site for the 2MW unit, including installation of the 500 tonne turbine itself, using locally available workboat vessels.
Given that the Qatar National Cyber Security Strategy stressed the importance of developing local cyber security talent, multinational business facilitator Naseba hosted a fun and engaging youth empowerment program named CyQ during the 2nd day of the 9th Cyber Defence Summit that concluded yesterday in Doha.
University of Huddersfield Institute of Railway Research (IRR) experts are working with engineering giant Siemens to develop an inexpensive and easily-fitted sensor that could turn virtually every rail vehicle into a track monitor, detecting and transmitting vital information about the condition of rails and rail bed throughout the network. Result would not only be improvements in safety and reliability, but also provide major efficiency gains and cost savings for network operators, plus improved ride quality for passengers.
An economic, efficient, and environmentally-friendly technique for hydrogenation of graphene using visible light is developed by a team of researchers at Uppsala University and AstraZeneca Gothenburg, Sweden. The findings are published in “Nature Communications”.
The Netherlands becomes the eleventh country to ratify the UPC (Unified Patent Court) Agreement of 29 Sep 2016 following France, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Sweden and Finland in implementing national legislation endorsing the UPC agreement. This needs to be officially ratified by at least 13 EU countries, including France, Germany and, as it stands, the UK, for the Agreement to take effect.
A Glasgow tech start-up Swipii, that created a digital platform to help small firms attract repeat business, has raised £2m from new investors as its automated marketing suite allows businesses from beauty salons to coffee shops to collect customer details in order to offer them rewards and remain in contact.
Key players in Scotland’s digital technologies industry gather in Edinburgh tomorrow (Thursday 6 October) to ask and find out what it takes to build a global business and stay agile while scaling for growth. The issues will be debated as part of the Global Forum at this year’s ScotSoft conference. Two panels of experts will answer questions and share advice, encouragement and their personal war stories with the audience of CEOs and decision makers at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.
Scotland’s Digital Xtra Fund launched in May 2016 and awarded £250,000 to 12 projects, which expect to reach a combined total of 10,500 young people across the country by March 2017. An additional £150,000 has now been made available in response to the high number of applications received for the first round of funding. Applications open on 3 October via Public Contracts Scotland and eligible organisations can bid for grants from £1500 to a maximum £25000 per project to support computing science and digital skills focused extracurricular activities for 2016/17. Deadlines are 4th November.
Scotland’s Digital Xtra Fund launched in May 2016 and awarded £250,000 to 12 projects, expected to reach a total of 10,500 young people across the country by March 2017. Now an additional £150,000 has now been made available in response to the high number of applications received for first round funding. Applications open 3 October via Public Contracts Scotland. Eligible organisations can bid for grants from £1,500 to a maximum £25,000 per project to support computing science and digital skills focused extracurricular activities for 2016/17.
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