Research carried out by the Department for Business innovation and skills, analysed how STEM (Science, Technology, Economics and Maths) subjects are perceived by young people on social media. Terms ‘geek’ and ‘boring’ were mentioned frequently online to describe technology based subjects.
Seven Fraunhofer Institutes have presented their latest developments in seafaring and navigation at the SMM Convention in Hamburg this month. while the Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute Sintef MARINTEK believe that in 10-20 years there will be 200 metre cargo vessels plying the oceans without a captain or crew. But for this to happen, the emerging hard and soft technology will need to be seen working working on existing vessels.
It's an interesting exercise to consider a recent infographic for the five most wanted features for the iPhone 6 and what Apple has launched with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ in its determination to have a two tier state of interaction and mobility.
Living through a time of unprecedented political arguement in Scotland, the artificial intelligence technologies for understanding human reasoning, debate and argument will be examined when Universities of Dundee and Aberdeen host the 5th International Conference on Computational Models of Argument at Atholl Palace in Pitlochry. More than 70 scientists from the UK, Europe, North America and Asia will discuss the latest field developments.
This month the University of Amsterdam (below left showing solar panels) is starting a research project on the use of big data within companies and governmental institutions. A survey has been set up in cooperation with ORTEC Consulting Group in order to gather information about the adoption and implementation of big data applications among businesses.
As the UK government investigates the role that virtual or crypto currencies such as Bitcoin will play in current and future global financial systems, Swedish Kennemar & Cole AB aka KnC Miner raise a €10.81 million Series A from Stockholm-based investor, Creandum and GP Bullhounds, placing them among such brands as BitPay, Coinbase, and Xapo that have raised eight figure sums.
Your last chance for 10 years to have your say on what you think you will require from the communication ecosystem that is fit for purpose. The Br0kent3l3ph0n3 blog warns that the government's Digital Communications Infrastructure Strategy consultation closes on October 1st.
A research team from the Broad Institute and Harvard University, working with the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation and other researchers, has sequenced and analysed many EBD (Ebola Virus Disease) genomes. Findings could have important implications for rapid field diagnostic tests
Like some genie in a lamp, start-up Algorithmia offers an open clearing house and marketplace for algorithms that will polish up the academic treasure hoard and connect these developed, but underused algorithms with people who need them to make sense of different data.
Over the past two weeks we have noted a significant escalation in both the level and sophistication of Russia’s military interference in Ukraine,” said Brigadier General Nico Tak, director of the Comprehensive Crisis and Operations Management Centre at Allied Command Operations. "The satellite images released provide additional evidence that Russian combat soldiers, equipped with sophisticated heavy weaponry, are operating inside Ukraine’s sovereign territory,” he said.
Growth comes as every industry achieves efficiency, automating process robotically. Being unique in that robots can perform multiple steps without human intervention and can adapt to different conditions and manipulate different types of devices thanks to the sensors, the cameras and the software, robots become endowed with flexibility.
Anyone who picks up "2040" by Graham Tottle and reads its back cover will certainly learn that the author is an Anglo-Scot. With forbearing seafarers from Orkney and Hull, there's understandably lots of lovely writing about boats and yachts, but equally inclusive of nuclear power, robots and surveillance. Obviously as the work of a Cambridge trained historian and computer scientist, you would expect and will find the novel to be truly scientific, dimensional and 'technology-couth.'
The DARPA GXV-T (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Ground XVehicleTechnology program) aims to introduce technology and mobility to make fighting vehicles more mobile, effective and affordable, by replacing the expensive and slow 'more armour' paradigm for fighter's protection.
A paid placement scheme for Scotland’s future IT experts has been given a five-year funding boost. Set up in 2010 and run by Edinburgh Napier University in partnership with trade body ScotlandIS, e-placement Scotland has successfully created 900 placement opportunities to date to match small firms with students and address a skills shortage in the sector.
Over 40% of accountants in the UK top 100 practices, surveyed by CaseWare (the accounting and financial reporting software provider) say that efficient broadband connections remains the greatest problem for UK accountants working away from the office, with 8% totally unable to access work files outside the office.
The existence of the "Hacienda" spy program reported by a group of journalists, has five western intelligence agencies using the Hacienda software to identify vulnerable servers across the world in order to control them and use them for their own purposes. TUM (Technische Universität München) scientists have developed free software that can help prevent this kind of identification and the subsequent systems capture.
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