The potential to develop new drugs to target a class of enzymes implicated in major diseases such as cancer and neurodegenerative conditions has been boosted with the development of a new drug discovery method in a research effort led by the University of Dundee.
JMT (John Muir Trust) launches a legal challenge to Scottish government consent for the 67-turbine Stronelairg wind farm in the Highlands. It has lodged a petition with the Court of Session asking for a judicial review into the June decision by energy minister Fergus Ewing to approve the SSE's 200MW project.
In the usual ever rush of Monday and work, Gaberlunzie confesses that he has not even considered any light entertainment...with one exception which you can see in the picture and its caption. He really went a bunch on this, probably because CES, and IEDM are shows everyone technology should be at at least once in a lifetime, and its going to be interesting to see what emerges as the MUST attend for graphene shows!
UK companies looking to do business with Russia and the Baltic might consider Netnod, the Scandinavian gateway into Europe for Russia and Baltic ISPs. There is an amazing set of networks on both oil and gas pipelines across the territory.
As Manchester, Antonios Oikonomou is winner of the Eli and Britt Harari Graphene Enterprise Award 2014 for the set up of GCSS (Graphene Characterisation and Standardisation Service) Grafoid Inc announces the purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares of ALCERECO in exchange for 250,000 common shares of Grafoid at a price of $5.00 per share, for a total value of $1,250,000 as the graphene company opens its Ontario MesoGraf production facilities in Kingston, Ontario.
Anyone who picks up "2040" by Graham Tottle and reads its back cover will certainly learn that the author is an Anglo-Scot. With forbearing seafarers from Orkney and Hull, there's understandably lots of lovely writing about boats and yachts, but equally inclusive of nuclear power, robots and surveillance. Obviously as the work of a Cambridge trained historian and computer scientist, you would expect and will find the novel to be truly scientific, dimensional and 'technology-couth.'
Reform Scotland, the independent, non-party think tank, shows that only two-thirds of nearly 1,000 GP surgeries in Scotland have a website, and less than 10% will allow appointments to be booked online.
As a Japanese company Softbank offers a robot that expresses emotion researchers in Bangladesh design a computer programme that can accurately recognise users’ emotional states by as much as 87% of the time, depending on the emotion, but especially the extremes of joy and anger.
Dr Kent Brantley and missionary Nancy Writebol , the two aid workers who contracted the ebola virus and received an experimental drug while still in Africa, have been discharged from Emory University Hospital, but the experts are uncertain if the experimental drug had played any part in aiding in their recoveries.
Climate change and the increasing pressure on the planet’s natural resources mean raising awareness and innovating around environmental sustainability has never been more urgent. How can rural Scotland address these issues? £20k prototype funding is on offer.
Infineon Technologies AG and International Rectifier Corporation have signed to Infineon acquiring International Rectifier for $40 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $3 billion.
As an acronym, EDGE can be "enhanced data rates for Global Evolution" or "Explicit Data Graph execution," but for entrepreneurs and small business ScotEDGE.com is a fund of £3.2million set up by Royal bank of Scotland and The Hunter Foundation investing £2.5m and £0.7m respectively for growth through to the end of 2017.
The DARPA GXV-T (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Ground XVehicleTechnology program) aims to introduce technology and mobility to make fighting vehicles more mobile, effective and affordable, by replacing the expensive and slow 'more armour' paradigm for fighter's protection.
In his "Just say No" leader, Brendan O'Neill, editor of Spiked-Online argues that "in essence, then, the new phenomenon of ‘Scottish independence’ can be seen as an end result of the dual crisis of our times: the crisis of the state and the crisis of the left, with the former inciting separatism and the latter undermining the old values of universalism
UK government and the Green Investment Bank plan to invest in a new renewable energy plant in Scotland, which will help power Macallan's whisky distillery in Murray.The project will cost a total of £74 million. UK Treasury is to raise up to £48 million from a bond issue, and the Green Investment Bank and asset manager John Laing will each invest around £13 million.
A paid placement scheme for Scotland’s future IT experts has been given a five-year funding boost. Set up in 2010 and run by Edinburgh Napier University in partnership with trade body ScotlandIS, e-placement Scotland has successfully created 900 placement opportunities to date to match small firms with students and address a skills shortage in the sector.
A recent study by researchers from the NUS (National University of Singapore) demonstrates for the first time that different types of Buddhist meditation – the Vajrayana and Theravada styles - elicit qualitatively different influences on human physiology and behaviour, producing respectively arousal and relaxation.
Over 40% of accountants in the UK top 100 practices, surveyed by CaseWare (the accounting and financial reporting software provider) say that efficient broadband connections remains the greatest problem for UK accountants working away from the office, with 8% totally unable to access work files outside the office.
A simulation study of Ge (germanium) and Si (silicon) pOS FinFET to demonstrate that Si strain, silicide contact resistance, BTBT (band to band tunnelling) and GIDL (gate induced drain leakage) all contribute to Ge being less than ideal as a replacement for current silicon FinFETs has been undertaken by an intriguing team, half located in Glasgow, Scotland and half in San Jose, California.
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