In its interim report on Digital Scotland, the Royal Society of Edinburgh has collected the evidence of exclusion. "Over a million Scots, and most of our small businesses, do not have the access and skills they need to share in the benefits of a Digital Scotland and this digital exclusion exacerbates existing divides," it finds.
The Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology in Warsaw launches research programs that require state-of-the-art MRS (magnetic resonance scanner) and the device has been put into operation in the newly opened Laboratory of Brain Imaging. For the first time in Poland a diagnostic device will be employed solely in the service of science.
As Google doodles to celebrate the birthday of Carlos Finlay, the Cuban physician and scientist whose studies concluded that yellow fever was spread by mosquitoes, Sanger Institute researchers discover why the parasite that causes malaria, also carried by mosquitoes, only infects humans.
Older people in Dundee living with knee pain and osteoarthritis are to be asked to join a research study that hopes to find a safer treatment for reducing pain and improving the quality of life in sufferers.
Google did indeed indulge in two doodles recently. But Gaberlunzie had such a busy St Andrews Day, that trying to find the Doodle retrospectively made him notice that Google via Chrome does not welcome you into its archive collection of Doodles and prefers to hurl you at whatever is the favoured media! And being Gaberlunzie, he's lost the that serendipitous link to the archive collection!
German airfy GmbH - a Munich start-up - is offering free WiFi access anywhere and whenever you want. Everyone can use it - whether private individuals, hotel owners, shops and even public administration offices can make it available to their clients and visitors. The price for one hour's surfing is a short commercial lasting a mere ten seconds that is played first.
Definitely for the clutteratti and chatteratti Aghhh! a brand new surf engine is home page of choice for Britain’s internet users following its launch this autumn. Gaberlunzie took one look at it and has fled back to processing press releases even if they are work.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Glasgow are invisible to potential customers because they are not keeping pace with consumers’ preference for using the web and social media to find local businesses
Calnex, Linlithgow-based mobile network testing specialist, is targeting accelerated growth having secured a £2 million Scottish Loan Fund to embark on a “significant period of growth” that will provide the support to enable the company to implement its next generation product development plans.
Research into the brain is being addressed in 2014 by USA, Europe and China, in three very different projects, which hopefully by avoiding duplication can contribute to an in-depth understanding of that mysterious and elusive world, the brain.
The Scottish Salmon Company Ltd is focused on development of Scottish salmon and clearly sea-lice. The group of companies includes Lighthouse Caledonia and is a fully integrated farmer of Scottish salmon. There are 35 farms located on the Hebrides and West Coast of Scotland, with current potential harvest volume of approximately 24,000 tonnes. Potential figures may now need some revision!
The visual, the noise and the flicker may be stated in an Environmental Assessment during planning, but there has never been a multi-site study of the match against the statment in the EA during the planning process and the actuality of the impact on the environment, later once the wind farm is operational.
Gaberlunzie opted to try to download the actual "Scotland's Future - blueprint for a fairer country" report but after dipping around a bit discovered discovered the only downloadable seemed to be the three page commentary from Alex Salmond rather than the report itself.
The UK New Wave Energy Ltd will be trading under a new name, as yet to be determined, when its high altitude aerial power plant goes live. its idea is to build the first high-altitude aerial power plant, using networks of unmanned drones to harvest energy from multiple sources, and then transmit that wirelessly to receiving stations on the ground.
Wolfson Microelectronics, RD&D (Research Design & Development) of mixed-signal semiconductor devices and audio applications for consumer electronics products, has been awarded the Consumer Electronic Technology Award at the IET ( Institution of Engineering and Technology) Innovation Awards, highlighting best new world innovation in science, engineering and technology.
UK's first floating wind farm and the largest floating European wind scheme i to date is to be sited off the Aberdeenshire coast as part of Norwegian Statoil's ambitious Hywind project for five 6MW floating turbines at tje Buchan Deep site between 12 and 20 miles east of Peterhead as Norwegian company Statoil is granted its lease by Crown Estate.
Gaberlunzie finds chess satisfying, as world Chess Champion 22-year-old Magnus Carlsen, the Norwegian who has been the most dominant chess player since 2010 and finally wins win the world championship.
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