It has finally happened, writes Bernard-Louis Roques in the 9th edition of the Truffle 100 that carries a graph where the lines representing profits (€6.3bn) and research & development (€6.9bn) have crossed!
Imaging, sensing & metrology, computing & simulation and communications are all embraced by four new QTH (quantum technology hubs )to be located at the Universities of Glasgow, Birmingham, Oxford and York. The new £120m network will involve 17 universities and 132 companies announced Greg Clark, Minister of State for Universities, Science and Cities.
Creativepool, an industry network for the creative industry where companies and individuals showcase and share their work, broadcast their news, promote their services and connect, has been named the joint winner of the Best Innovation in Online Recruitment Award at the 14th Annual NORA Awards.
As Manchester University start-up 2-DTech signs a MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) to become a project partner of the NGI (National Graphene Institute) Chalmers University, Sweden, offers a Graphene MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).
Italian headquartered Eurotech Group has launched its Hive (High Velocity) system in the Aurora line of supercomputers built on Bricks supercomputing architecture for acceleration, optimisation and flexibility. A leading player in the M2M/IoT marketplace, it has also joined the Red Hat Partner Program, becoming a Red Hat ISV Advanced Partner.
The Scottish Government's new Cabinet has a 50:50 gender split and is tasked to create a nation that is both socially democratic and socially just, a nation that is confident in itself and governed effectively, and a nation which will address poverty, support business, promote growth and tackle inequality.
This Saturday "Computing at School Scotland" is being held at Craiglockhart campus Napier University with the aim to educate, engage and encourage the number of computing science teachers in Scotland, as these have dropped so acutely that the current generation of school children's expertise in the subject will not be fit for employment purpose.
National Trust for Scotland is contacting all its 320,000 members urging them to support John Muir Trust’s opposition to the Stronelairg wind farm development that has already been strenuously opposed by both Scottish Natural Heritage, and the Cairngorms National Park Authority..
The UK has become Europe's most entrepreneurial economy and has climbed five places to fourth globally, according to the 2015 edition of the GEI (Global Entrepreneurship Index) according to Imperial College Business School with collaborators in London School of Economics and Unversities of Pécs and George Mason.
Giraffa camelopardalis is the archetypal African savanna animal, a fixture on every safari agenda as a fascinating animal. Contrary to many of the continent’s other wild animals, the long-necked lovelies are rather poorly studied. Based on their markings, distribution and genome, some nine subspecies are nrecognised – including the two subspecies Angola Giraffe (Giraffa c. angolensis) and South African Giraffe (Giraffa c. giraffa).
US and European nuclear experts and observers emphasise that an industry which has previously been geared up for expansion may have little acquaintance with decommission costs, and shortage of nuclear engineers. It is viewed as an emerging market of somet €80.4bn as an estimated spend for global decommissioning in the next 25 year with some 200 reactors to be shut down by 2040.
Scientists at TSRI (The Scripps Research Institute) identify weak spots on the surface of Ebola virus that are targeted by antibodies in ZMapp, the experimental drug administered to several patients during the recent Ebola outbreak.
Long time a happy user of Petrol Prices which does a price comparison of local garages saving many pennies seeing offered what in the way of diesel prices and how far away one had to drive to reach the fuel, Gaberlunzie has been using a energy supplier swtiching scheme also from Petrol Prices.
Lesley Anne Glover, CBE, FRSE and FASM is a Scottish biologist and Professor of Molecular and Cell biology at the University of Aberdeen. But best of all, she can now put her indubitable skills to use where they are sorely needed, not wasting them as chief scientific adviser to the President of the European Commission, who is to dispose of all his policy advisors and clearly determined to get rid of the brightest women players too.
A New York Times article on the Failure Age may well be the coining of a descriptor term 'failurage' that not only addresses the impact of excessive innovatio, but also inevitable and implicitly hurtful accompanying impact.
Every year, 25,000 people die as a result of antimicrobial resistance in Europe. A global action plan against one of the greatest health threats of our time is the aim of a conference currently underway in Oslo. Representatives from 40 countries are attending the conference arranged by Norway together with six other countries and the WHO (World Health Organisation).
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