Innovate UK is to invest up to £2m to stimulate innovative technology that exploits commercial opportunities through the integration of Omics (e.g. genomics, proteomics, metabolomics etc.) and the application of Systems Biology through a forthcoming 'Profiting from Complexity' competition. SAMS
(Scottish Association for Marine Sciences) is offering a PhD for work on its development of the ORCAE (online algal system biology) platform, that integrates diverse omics data.
Seems that the Pelamis and Aquamarine withdrawals from the wave energy scene has revitalised Scotland’s first wave energy technology development body, Wave Energy Scotland will receive a total of £14.3 million over the next thirteen months declares Energy Minister Fergus Ewing.
Under the EC Habitat and Birds Directive any new plan or project has to undergo an HRA (Habitat Regulations Appraisal) to determine whether it is likely to have a significant effect on certain European protected sites and how an adverse effect on site integrity can be avoided.
Gaberlunzie says have your pick of two items involved with TV for Mother's day. For some fated reason (Ides style) Kannuu is partnering with UK and European multiple systems operators to make online TV searching increasingly intuitive.
A Glasgow Chamber of Commerce report outline how technology will uimpact the city over the next five years. ‘Tomorrow’s City Centre: Glasgow Agenda’ white paper ‘considers how constantly evolving digital technologies will influence consumer behaviours and potentially impact the Glasgow city centre experience in the next five years.’
The Cisco specialist Integrated IT networking and communications specialist, Arrowdawn, has secured new contracts worth £200,000. Arrowdawn has completed a system upgrade for EnerMech, the mechanical engineering specialist to the energy sector, at a number of sites sites including Aberdeen and Norway. The news comes as a welcome if slight offset to the haemorrhage of local specialist skills for any future engineering extraction and exploration on the continental shelf.
A new report by Audit Scotland states that the Scottish Government process in its purchase of Glasgow Prestwick Airport was reasonable. It now has to develop comprehensive plans to clearly map out potential future development of the airport.
As the court judgement over the wild, lonely, lovely Monadhliath range is expected in the next two to three months, "Save Wigtown Bay" campaign gains further momentum, and the Scottish Government is now considering an appeal against a ban on building a meteorological mast a current application for a seven turbine site. Wigtown conservationists dub Ecotricity "disrespectful" in its farm application, others hit out over a planning application for a wind park in Galloway and Germany's PNE Wind lines up to portfolio with other as well as Scotland's Forestry Commission portfolio.
A new super powerful STEM (Scanning Transition Electron) Microscope that can pinpoint the position of single atoms, helping scientists push field boundaries of advanced materials, healthcare and power generation, has been unveiled by EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council).
A mixture of news, opinion, humour and game culture, the site Kotaku UK has as Editor, Keza MacDonald from Edinburgh. She ranks in the top five women that the news and comparison games and casinos site MobileSlot recently featured because of a new gender twist on the scene.
The Inspiring Fifty: Europe initiative followed the success of the prior year’s Inspiring Fifty: Netherlands, a search to identify and showcase that country’s fifty most inspiring women in technology and business. Throughout 2014, Inspiring Fifty asked its extended network of professionals, journalists, and social media followers to nominate those women serving as role models and standing as an inspiration to others. You can find UK's prime 13 women, more than any other EU state achievement.
Gaberlunzie from his lovely location in sunny Spain has taken pity on his editor - although she has no newsletter scheduled for this week and has the whole of Scotland’s beautiful Peatlands surrounding her, covered with woolly jumpers well equipped to keep out the cutting north wind!!
Accordingly he offers her, his friend's (with the inexhaustible sense of humour) graphic and wisdom in general on politics as well as his personal take on the luscious differences available in cherry conserve or jam.
Lighting Innovators, iViTi Lighting Ltd, based in Cardiff and Shropshire have developed both pioneering LED/Battery lighting as well as a Grid frequency monitoring technology in responding to energy supply and climate change challenges.
With its 8 themes and 3 research environments Bournemouth University’s (BU) research website, launched only a year ago, wins ‘Best Research Website’ in the international eduStyle Awards. The site won in both the People’s Choice and the Judged Awards categories.
A lone bale of hay tumbles across a dry and dusty road. A wooden door creaks on rusty hinges. Not a soul in sight. Familiar scenario from old Western movies, but also the view in many German towns and villages. This summer, the headline of a major German daily newspaper read: “Young people heading for big cities in droves.” With the people goes the infrastructure.
As the £60m boost for community scale renewable energy project is in Loch Lomond National Park, Crianlarich’s powerful start to renewable energy scheme could also be echoed by parallel complimentary networking for broadband to local communities, so that the energy funding could more efficiently afford better links for remote Scottish rural communities than to date BT has to date been able to supply although it is recorded as trialling white space.
VTT Technical Centre of Finland has developed and used a mass production method based on printing technologies that allows manufacturing of decorative, organic solar panels. Design freedom improves the panels range of applications on the surfaces of interior and exterior building spaces. VTT is also studying the feasibility of mass production printing technology of solar panels made from inorganic perovskite materials.
Yesterday TI (Transparency International) UK, part of a global organisation based in Berlin, "Lifted the Lid on Lobbying." Apposite timing as data mining research by Michal Paulus and Ladislav Kristoufek at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, for the first time finds a correlation between the perception of corruption in different countries and their economic development, disclosing a global link between corruption and wealth.
£1.79m of the funding has been awarded to a project led by Professor Jason Swedlow at the University of Dundee to build a next generation image repository, allowing access for scientists and the public around the world to genome-scale imaging datasets.
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