Back in 2010 Alchemy Plus submitted a £20m Data Centre proposal for Inverness that did not mature. In February 2011, Lloyds Banking Group suspended plans for its £250m datafarm investment in Ecclefechan and a Lockerbie Data Centre plans were never realised. Now a team comprised of West Coast Energy and US DataVita will break the jinx and raise the Fortis Data Centre in Lanarkshire.
New data from Juniper Research finds that the digital games industry will generate software revenues of just over $80 billion this year, rising to $104 billion by the end of 2018. Majority of this growth will stem from the contributions made by the PC market, with this alone accounting for 42% of games revenues this year.
During the 2015 statutory bathing season (all of 107 days from 1 June to 15 September), SEPA monitored Scotland's 84 official EU designated bathing waters. These run alphabetically from from Aberdour (Silversands) graded Excellent through to Yellow Craig graded poor.
Patricia Lewis, (below) Research director, International Security Chatham House writes with Roger Brunt and David Livingstone their Chatham House Report that: "The nuclear industry is fortunate in having established regulatory systems and international guidance.
Plessey announces that its chip scale packaged dotLEDs have been shortlisted in Elektra Awards' category of Design Team of The Year. Selected by an independent panel of judges, winners will be announced on Tuesday 24th November 2015 in London. Other companies shortlisted in the category Design Team of The Year are ByteSnap Design, ESCATEC, AndersDX and Peratech.
Society for Endocrinology’s annual BES conference is held from 2-4 November at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. This is the biggest gathering of endocrinologists in the UK, and expects world-leading scientists and clinicians to be presenting the latest science on hormones, including the most up-to-date research on obesity, osteoporosis, IVF, diabetes and other endocrinology-related hot topics.
Chalmers University of Technology researchers have reached how, what is known as “time-reversal symmetry” can break in one class of superconducting material. Results have been published in "Nature Physics" journal, with the Chalmers researchers' study on its cover.
VTT enlivens the traditional rollator smart by retrofitting it with sensors and digital software that analyse a user's physical condition and daily activities. This allows the device to collect useful information on user's daily rhythm, walking distances, duration and speed of walking, in addition to hand grip strength. Such information can then be used to monitor user's wellbeing and physical condition.
Sensor-laden body armour, a smart watch that monitors life signs, smart glasses with integrated cameras are all part of the futuristic design for military uniforms, unveiled today. And tomorrow, transport tanks to match?
Having been urged to think big at the ScotlandIS trade body yearly event, Fan Duel promptly did just that, and has announced its acquisition of America’s Alpha Draft that offers fantasy contests linked to competitive video gaming.
Mackie’s of Aberdeen, famous icecream makers has had as its main source of renewable energy four wind turbines with a total capacity of 3MW. Now the addition of a ten acres site of Solar PV Panels in 2015 enables the ice cream company to benefit from the sun in more ways than one!
This year Graphene Week 2015 was hosted by the University of Manchester. The excercise showed Haydale, developing and commercialising enhanced graphene and nano-particulate materials, and having recently been awarded a number of research grants, totalling over £450,000. Projects relating to grants are expected to run for a period of between 18 to 24 months. And next year, the event will be hosted in Warsaw from June 13-17, 2016
The recent conduct of the banking community and the add-in Volkswagen’s ethics on CO2 software, find some suggestions for reworking the systems according to research from Gerhard Minnameier, Professor for Business Ethics and Business Education at the Goethe University Frankfurt. Interviewed in Faculty of Economics newsletter, he feels that unethical conduct by employees of financial institutions can usually be traced back to improper incentives in the internal corporate structure. Deductively ths same can probably be said for Big Business.
With ambitions to be a separate kingdom, it transpires that the Scottish powers that be are unable to create that quiet peaceful and basic essential of a national garden for Scotland. Jim McColl, Beechgrove Garden host, aged 80, has for quarter of a century spearheaded a project to create a national garden for the people of Scotland. He now admits the dream of establishing Scotland's first national garden may have failed. Although as technologists know, biosciences are among the most valuable designs to emulate.
HTS (Historical Thesaurus of Scots) is a new online resource aimed at categorising the Scots' vocabulary from the earliest records to the present, according to semantic field. The project currently in a pilot phase is focused on selected categories rich in Scots vocabulary, as sports & games, food, and weather. A pilot version of HTS, covering this initial range of categories, will be made available via this website.
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