Back in 2014 University of York’s Dr Neil Lunt led a study into the British travelling abroad for medical treatment while being unaware of the potential health and financial consequences that they could face. Now his research team has produced the ’Handbook on Medical Tourism and Patient Mobility.’
ScotlandIS has just launched its new re-branded website, including a new interactive area, which provides companies and members with a platform to raise questions, follow discussions and participate in thought provoking debate. This is where the latest IT news will be found and ScotlandIS events can be booked online in the interactive area.
The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is planning to transfer staff and services from Scotland to the organisation that runs its services south of the Border in a "sans frontiers" approach. But the plan has many fearing that its work and fundraising will be undermined. One approach might be to rename the Scottish operation RSNIB to distinguish it from its other, OTB (over the borders) institutions.
Stephen Coty, chief security evangelist, for Alert Logic argues that hacktivism has been around for 35 years, initially as service denials and demos. That he notes has shifted to being more intrusive and destructive. His message is that the motive is not iimportant, but the key to fighting back is through Threat Intelligence teamed with reverse engineering.
Thousands of controversial .sucks domains emerge from a sunrise period on Sunday 21 June to become available to the general public. Only 20 per cent of the UK’s top brands have taken them up, leaving the remaining 80% in danger from online trolls.
Three sectors of the growing wearables industry will raise the market value to $90B by 2020 and new applications such as safety enhanced automotive, medical monitoring and next-generation wearable smart equipments in a number of theses systems will be powered by energy scavenging technologies. Already, whether it is to get the best battery autonomy or to fit within the power budget, energy efficiency has become the key challenge across most of applications.
Atom Bank, granted its licence by the Bank of England, plans to launch to customers later this year. Championing innovation, transparency and convenience, the organisation is developing a range of personal and business banking products and services, delivered through an app experience, designed initially for mobile devices, desktops to follow. It is also partnering with FIS. But not a clink as yet about Bitcoin, although London has at least two services already.
Gaberlunzie is sure that not many people will have missed the latest lullaby music. People since time immemorial have been dozing off in concert halls, reports Reuters on the British composer Max Richter who has written an eight-hour-long piece called "SLEEP" which he says is designed to make people nod off during the performance -- with beds provided.
As wind turbine funding falls, solar power may be moving to pole position, technology playing an undeniable role driving global solar with new materials, and new applications as in solar paint. But solar also threatens visual landscape and wildlife pollution. It is not simply a matter of reduced panel costs, but also its efficiency at large utility scale.
BT is to boost its army of frontline engineers in Scotland by taking on another 112 recruits from Orkney and Oban to Greenock and Galashiels, with a third of the posts based in the Highlands and Islands and North East Scotland. They’ll join Openreach, BT’s local network business, to install new lines, fix faults and help bring high-speed fibre broadband to homes and businesses across the country.
Despite the hoped for reprieve of turbine alley, the RSPB Scotland expresses grave concerns for the fate of special breeding birds if a contentious wind farm, planned for the heart of the Flow Country in Caithness and Sutherland, gets the go ahead. A public local inquiry was been held this week to scrutinise an application by energy giant SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy), that wants to build a 39 turbine wind farm at Strathy South, home to some of the world's rarest birds
ScotlandIS, digital technologies trade body awarded the winners of its fifth annual Digital Technology Awards at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (not Glasgow Arches) where the elite of Scotland’s companies attended an event celebrating their continuing successi in the sector.
Perhaps bad news for Scotland to be loosing £3bn in investment, as UK government decides to exclude new onshore wind farms from a subsidy scheme a year earlier than planned. But the good news would be an end to “turbine alley” with no Stronelairg wind farm to visually pollute the Monadhliath mountains’ amazing landscapes, an issue still awaiting Court of Sessions judgement.
In March 2014 BT and EE today announced a contract under which EE will provide various mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) services to BT’s customers and employees in UK. The agreement further strengthens the existing relationship in telecommunications between BT and EE. It was only a matter of time before the alignment was pushed to further growth.
The Marine Aquaculture Awards, organised by The Crown Estate, celebrate achievements and success of an industry vitally important to Scotland and its coastal communities. Held every two years, it matches the industry’s production cycles and development of new products and initiatives
You have to feel sorry for Jonah, there he was stashed away in the belly while the interesting bit was the " tail." Researchers from the NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) are testing a model “whale's tail” that can be attached to ships to improve fuel efficiency. NTNU is conducting these tests in the Marintek Towing Tank in cooperation with Rolls-Royce and the British companies Seaspeed and MOST.
At the end of May Atlanta based CDC (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention) officials said as many as 18 labs around the country received live anthrax samples. Twenty-six people who may have been exposed, including 22 at an Air Force base in South Korea, were medically treated as a precaution and the incident is one in a series of similar mistakes involving federal labs. All of which makes the latest UC Berkeley research development of a molecular lock and key for bacteria something of immediate interest.
Weightless SIG which declared its open standard in May, has installed a Weightless-N Smart City network across London to support the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The white space system, offers machine-to-machine connections across a few kilometres in what are described as challenging areas - in this case London - and operates at a licence-exempt, sub-1GHz spectrum at the ultra narrowband level.
A Scottish brewer focused on honey beer and mead rockets past its last year’s 175% overfunded crowdfunding to get the additional resources to start creating its own onsite brewery at its Motherwell headquarters meeting growing demand for honey beers and mead, among historic fermented beverages.
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