The first robotic micro-sub capable of being used from a larger robotic boat has been on show in the Marine Autonomous and Technology Annual Showcase this November, held at the NOC (National Oceanography Centre).
VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland has developed a unique solution to measure in-store shopper’s intentions. The implementation respects privacy -with no identity information about shoppers being collected. The objective is to start commercial deliveries in spring 2017.
Technology developed at the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) in South Africa is an ingenious new-generation fingerprinting sensing technology using high-speed, large-volume OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography). The device will contribute both to law enforcement and forensics in general.
Mining firm Scotgold Resources extracted the gold from 2,400 tonnes of ore which was taken from Cononish mine near Tyndrum. The gold was sold in "rounds" stamped with the Scottish Gold Mark and a unique serial number. The average price was £4,557.9 per ounce, which Scotgold said was a premium of 378% over current prices.
The UK government is pro-fracking and Swiss authorities are against it, so why is there very little difference in policy outcomes between the two? Paul Cairney (University of Stirling) queries this, together with Karin Ingold (University of Bern) and Manuel Fischer (Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology) .
It is well known that F1 teams use 3D printing in developing their cars. Rapid prototyping has advantages in F1, particularly if the less secretive Formula Student is anything to go by. 3D printing is an obvious tool for working on a high performance car that is constantly evolving and changing. And as with aerospace, where many advances in 3D printing are first seen, F1 racing can also provide some indications of what might be next in 3D printing.
Pioneering laser technology could boost the performance of the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) at CERN to new levels of efficiency, helping unlock some of science’s greatest mysteries going back to the `Big Bang’.
Do you want to be the top or the bull? Well, both options are open to you discovers Gaberlunzie, who tired of the weekly lottery ticket, thought his gelt might be better spent on acquiring stocks and shares. Next came learning who was in the market and how exactly these bulls and bears worked.
Evidence of a possible role for biofilms in the pathogenesis and chronicity of atopic dermatitis, plaque psoriasis, Lyme disease and tinea versicolor In atopic dermatitis, plaque psoriasis and Lyme disease, suggests that biofilm-mediated Toll-like-receptor 2 recruitment and activation of the MyD88 pathway is essential.
Fraunhofer FEP with extensive and long lasting expertise and know-how in operating R&D lines for manufacturing of OLED lighting devices as
one of the core team partners within the European pilot line project PI-SCALE. Fraunhofer FEP now presents its first demonstrators of flexible OLEDs from first pilot line production within the PI-SCALE project at the IDW 23rd International Display Workshops in Fukuoka, Japan, from December 7-9, 2016, 4th floor, booth no. 13.
Skyscanner’s merger with China’s Ctrip and FanDuel merging with rival Draft Kings is in the first case, an “incredible achievement” and in the second, a merger to help recovery from a year in which both saw companies' values plummet with several Attorneys General questioning the games legality in different states. This merger must still be approved by regulators and only expects to close in second half of 2017. By contrast Skyscanner founder Gareth Williams says that the company “remains completely committed” to Scotland following its £1.4 billion sale to China's travel management group, Ctrip. Williams founded the business in 2003 with Bonamy Grimes and Barry Smith.
Ocado is revealing more details about the 4G-based wireless protocol used to control the robots powering its new warehouses.
Highly-automated these will be offered as part of a managed service entitled "Ocado Smart Platform" which enables international partners to build scalable, sustainable and profitable online retail businesses. The protocol marks the first deployment worldwide to use the unlicensed 4G spectrum for warehouse automation. It guarantees a connection ten times per second to each of the 1,000+ robots roaming around the warehouse - and all working within a 150 meter radius.
Two pioneering engineering graduates from The University of Manchester have launched a DIY walking robot which anyone can build with 3D printing technology. Jack Scott-Reeve and Josh Elijah, who graduated with Master’s degrees in engineering from the University’s School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, have developed QuadBot, a 3D printable walking robotics platform. Their aim is to help as many people as possible to learn about robotics.
A recent study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that among users of anti-dementia drugs, persons using memantine have the highest risk of pneumonia, use of rivastigmine patches is also associated with an increased risk. Now an experimental Alzheimer’s drug that previously appeared to show promise in slowing thinking and memory deterioration has also failed in a large Eli Lilly clinical trial, dealing a significant global disappointment to patients hoping for a treatment that would alleviate their symptoms.
Government is to implement a new diverted profits restriction, tackling tax relief for corporate interest expenses to “reform the way that relief is provided for historic losses,” according to chancellor Philip Hammond who aims a new diverted profits restriction tackling tax relief for corporate interest expenses
In October last year, Nesta launched the EDCi (European Digital City Index) (EDCi), a ranking intended to measure how well different cities across Europe support start-ups and scale-ups in digital industries. Today, as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, we are launching the 2016 version of the EDCi, which again describes the ‘fertility’ or attractiveness of different European cities for digital entrepreneurs. As before, this is not a simple count of the number of new firms or capital flows, but a composite measure of the varied factors which matter to founders and young firms.
First oil from the Scolty/Crathes development was achieved on 21 November 2016. “EnQuest is pleased to confirm the delivery of first oil from Scolty/Crathes ahead of schedule and under budget, approximately a year after the Field Development Plan (‘FDP’) was approved and the project was sanctioned. This was the only offshore pure oil FDP approval in the UK North Sea in 2015. Unit operating costs are expected to be under $15/bbl in the initial peak volume years and production is anticipated to continue until 2025.
Field robots and plane-based remote sensors can patrol the earth and the sky to monitor the gases that cause climate change. Standing on three large wheels that help it avoid getting stuck in the soil, the Field Flux robot is able to lower two sampling chambers held on large arms to test soils for tiny amounts of nitrous oxide (N2O).
Seven out of 10 firms are planning to increase or maintain innovation in the light of Brexit, claims a CBI survey, showing businesses are concerned that UK lags behind international competition. This is complemented by a Materials Selection 16/17” report undertaken by
designfabrik, BASF’s performance materials scout team that offers new materials and material combinations for improved products in almost all industries.
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