One in four UK residential fixed broadband connections is ‘superfast’, according to latest Ofcom research. Proportion of superfast connects – those offering headline speeds of 30Mbit/s or more – has risen from 5% in November 2011 to 25% in November 2013.
3D printing moves into the medical environment, together with robotoic surgery as surgeons use 3D printing to produce exact models of tumour-containing kidneys, allowing them to simulate surgery prior to the actual operation. Models can be personalised to the patient, giving doctors a 3D model of each individual’s tumour.
The D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum at the University of Dundee celebrates Easter by introducing the public to its recently rediscovered emperor penguin. This took pride of place in the original museum; survived the museum demolition in 1950; got misplaced, but by 1970 was the Biology Society's unofficial mascot, often propping up the bar at the students' regular drinking dens. Amazingly, it has remained nameless.
Dynamic businesses are at the forefront of global M&A reveals the Grant Thornton IBR (International Business Report) with global M&A activity rising from this time last year, as dynamic businesses leading the way. Leaders of the world's most progressive businesses have always viewed acquisitions as an important means to supplement and boost their existing operations especially in the acquisition of know-how people.
As wind farms look to be going high altitude, drone satellites are seen as the future for communications, as US corporate Google plays catch-up on the Facebook acquisition of UK's team Ascenta, to buys Titan Aerospace.
Moray Council has put on the market, for lease or sale, a one hectare site at the eastern end of Buckie Harbour, which can accommodate ships of up to 86 metres long. The yard comprises three slips and two side slips, two boat repair sheds, a workshop, office block, warehouse and small stores. Facilities include 24-hour access, pilotage, bunkering by tanker, water on all quays and skilled stevedores.
As the IPCC urges energy efficiency to cut carbon, a UK design break through in signal amplifiers for mobile phone masts could deliver massive 200MW cut in the load of UK power stations, reducing CO2 emissions by around 0.5 million tonnes a year.
Shetland residents now have access to high-speed internet thanks to an ambitious project delivered by the local council and TNP (The Networking People) on the Shetland Islands. TNP already has expertise bringing connectivity to Scotland’s most rural areas, with a similar successful project run with Stirling Council last year, potentially saving local authorities hundreds of thousands of pounds, buildingthe networks that they own, rather than renting them.
Many pathways to substantial emission reductions are available urges the newest report from the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) that shows global greenhouse gas emissions have grown more quickly between 2000 and 2010 than in each of the three previous decades.
With Scotland now home to half of the UK's onshore wind farms and set to have the largest offshore development in the Moray Firth, perhaps the country should consider the latest airborne technology which is to provide power to the remote region of Alaska, while removing the visual ground pollution of land-based generators.
As Maria Miller resigns in the wake of the damaging expenses furore, Scotland's public spending watchdog is being urge to investigate the First Minister's trip to the Ryder Cup, two years ago, if he fails to file the details about the full costs.
More than a million homes and businesses in Scotland can now connect to high-speed fibre broadband, BT announced today. But as a realist also comments: "Now, all they need to do is get the speed up to 1Gbps"
Samsung's proposed Solar Powered Internet school is a self-sufficient school with electricity and internet access built around a shipping container. Now the Edinburgh International Science Festival will hear that Internet access fuelled by the power of the sun could soon be a possibility, as researchers at the University have developed technology that enables solar panels to detect broadband signals, allowing data to be transmitted on the world wide web, using daylight.
The Youth Resolution is the proposal for a kite marked partnership between local authorities, employers and education institutions which benefits businesses, gives young people fair opportunities, helps tackle youth unemployment and drives local growth
Hard on the heels of Clyde Space April 1st launch of the first haggis into space, comes the news that UKube-1 is confirmed to launch on June 19 this year from the Baikonur Cosmodrrome, Kazakhstan, where it will be launched on a Russian Soyuz-2 rocket.
The world's press has flagged up a problem first discovered by a team of Finnish security experts and researchers at Google last week Monday. By Tuesday afternoon, a number of large websites, including Yahoo, Facebook, Google and Amazon Web Services, said they were fixing or had already fixed the problem.
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