In a recent study of adults with early memory loss, a West Virginia University research team lead by Dr. Kim Innes (below right) find that practice with simple meditation or a music listening program may have multiple benefits for older adults with preclinical memory loss.
A white paper by Critical Manufacturing, Manufacturing Software for Industry 4.0 - "Embracing Change and Decentralization," has been awarded MESA’s Smart Story Award, demonstrating that technology may be considered a major challenge in achieving Industry 4.0 vision.
Finland becom es the first European country to pay its unemployed citizens an unconditional monthly income,starting a two-year trial that will follow 2,000 randomly-selected unemployed Finnish citizens, each being given €560 (£477) monthly, regardless of whether they look for work or not. Trial participants are not required to report how the money is spent, and will receive the funding even if they find a job.
Kirkcaldy’s BID (Business Improvement District), Kirkcaldy4All, has launched free high - speed WiFi for Town Centre visitors, and now plans to deliver added – value services, in a move designed to boost local business and tourism. Rapier Systems delivers the technology and data analytics to boost Business and Tourism.
In cooperation with an international team of experts, scientists from the DPZ (German Primate Centre) demand and beg for immediate measures to protect primates. Worldwide, around 60 per cent of the 500 known primate species are threatened with extinction. Primates live in tropical and subtropical areas and are mainly found in regions of Africa, South America, Madagascar and Asia.
For many, Excel is the go-to analysis tool of choice. However, to find real insight from your data, spreadsheets simply won’t provide you with the answers you seek. In today’s data-driven world the real data wins are found in visual analysis.
Cyber is a hot issue at the moment, regardless of weather, and the Chancellor has recently set aside £1.9 billion for his new national cyber security strategy for UK's first National College of Cyber Security. This fittingly is set to open at historic Bletchley Park, integral in cracking the Nazi Enigma code thanks to the creative brilliance of Alan Turing. The current development follows a range of recent hacks from San Francisco’s light rail system, throughTesco Bank and to the hacking of recruitment passwords at Michael Page, (below right). He levels the finger of blame at CapGemini's insecurity, with a development server being left online!
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a wearable assistive device for the visually impaired, which enables them to sense their environment and move around more safely. The device, which is worn like a heart rate monitor, has been clinically tested. The device functions on the basis of a radar system developed by VTT.
USA Defence Logistics Agency has awarded a maximum $403,264,139 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for spare parts supporting various tactical radio systems to Harris Corporation, Rochester, New York. The UK has awarded three main contracts for the provision of the ESN (Emergency Services Network) in 2015 to KBR (Kellogg Brown and Root), Motorola Solutions Inc and EE Ltd
As a new presidential administration prepares to take over the U.S., Committee to Protect Journalists author, Alexandra Ellerbeck CPJ Americas Research Associate (below right) examines the status of press freedom, including the challenges journalists face from surveillance, harassment, limited transparency, the questioning of libel laws, and other factors.
IBM announces that, yet again, it broke the U.S. patent record with 8,088 patents granted to its inventors in 2016, marking the 24th consecutive year of innovation leadership as #1 on U.S. Patent List. IBM’s 2016 patent output covers a diverse range of inventions in artificial intelligence andIBMers received 2,700+ cognitive and cloud computing patents, cognitive computing, cognitive health, cloud, cyber security and other strategic growth areas for the company.
‘Walking for Well-Being’, is a prototype app that makes it easy to plan less difficult, less demanding walking routes, and could help people to stay fit, active and independent as they get older. But dig around and you are spoilt for choise on free apps
Many people are profiting from an extraordinary period of global growth. Exceptions, however, are two key groups - the global poor and in the developed countries, working classes. The big four future technologies of AI, robotics, solar power and gene editing are punted as the four most important technologies over the next decade, while a Universal Basic Income may become the next economic evolution.
It's good to know that Scots are overwhelmingly opposed to the idea of holding another independence referendum this year, according to a new BMG poll for "The Herald". This showed, excluding ‘don’t knows’ more than 6 in 10 Scots, 61.5 per cent to 38.5 per cent were against a new 2017 vote.
No, they aren’t talking about “put your phone down, dear, while you are eating your supper” but about drawing together the various elements of advanced semiconductor technology that will go into Home Automation (HA)! At CES 2017 US Bridgetek Solutions will demonstrate its game-changing PanL HA approach.
The genetic and environmental etiology of speech and broader language skills are examined in terms of their concurrent relationships in young children; their longitudinal association with reading; and the role they play in defining the ‘heritable phenotype’ for specific language impairment (SLI).
Controls engineers at UC San Diego have developed practical strategies for building and coordinating scores of sensor-laden balloons within hurricanes achieving this by using onboard GPS and cellphone-grade sensors so each drifting balloon becomes part of a ``swarm'' of robotic vehicles, which can periodically report, via satellite uplink, their position, the local temperature, pressure, humidity and wind velocity.
The Common Market has done little for energy crowdfunding platforms. Investors experience many problems if they want to finance projects that cross legal boundaries between EU member states. International experts are now struggling to harmonise to European sector regulations.Three different parties are involved renewable energy crowdfunding. These are the fundraising platform, the investors generally expecting a return, and project developers needing money. They may also come from different nations. And that is the biggest complication, as not one legislative framework fits this business sector, nor is one sufficiently recent as to be linked to the use of the web.
How would you go about understanding how markets can suddenly be gripped by panic? To physicists, the use of a model originally developed to explain magnetism might make sense. But economists may find this extremely counter-intuitive.
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