Every Finnish expectant mother can choose to receive a free of charge maternity package containing baby clothes and other useful items as VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland currently develops a Digital Maternity package. Its purpose is the digital gathering reliable health information that can provided by various smart devices, electronic services, and guides into a single user interface. VTT is currently seeking partners for the development and commercialisation of this digital maternity package could be on which could be on the market in the next couple of years.
A Scottish Enterprise award of £100,000 brings Payfont closer to market its online security to counter data theft disasters such as those that have impacted Adobe, Target and Amex, protecting millions of online users and providers from cybercrime.
Space technology STAR Dundee is “a role model spin-out” with the company taking a major prize at the Scottish Chambers of Commerce’s inaugural awards. Coming close after Clyde Space, Craig Clark winning the Baird of Bute award, the next breathlessly awaited news will be chosen location of UK's first space port.
Traditional educational tools present information to students in a conventional way: what they present is true and students are expected to learn what is presented. In a PhD study completed recently at the University of Eastern Finland, Andrés Moreno, MSc, developed a tool, Jeliot ConAn, that tricks students during their learning process. Jeliot ConAn uses "conflictive animations" to teach computer programming, which is a very challenging topic for students due to its abstract nature.
The University of Huddersfield’s Professor Wolfgang Faber is a newly-crowned Olympic champion. But his mind is the muscle behind the victory, for he is a member of a team of experts in a field of AI who successfully took part in a major international problem-solving contest.
AI (Artificial intelligence) and machine learning are the tech trends that will have the biggest impact on our lives over the next ten years according to two of the panelists at ScotSoft 2014. Speaking ahead of the event, which will include a forum on emerging trends. Gareth Williams, CEO of Skyscanner, and Greg Williams, executive editor of WIRED Magazine, highlighted AI as the development most likely to radically change the way we live and do business.
A critical vulnerability in BASH (Bourne again shell) that is present in most Linux and UNIX distributions and Apple’s Mac OS X, has been discovered and administrators are being urged to patch immediately.
The August announcement that video games companies across the UK can claim corporation tax relief for the production of games qualifying under new cultural test regulations, is now followed by the launch of The NextGen Skills Academy at the London EGX games show
A new Scottish Renewable report shows the wave and tidal energy sector has invested more than £217m in the country to date, with £31.8m spent in the last 12 months alone while two thirds (62%) of the industry's supply chain is Scottish. Marine energy, where Scotland is recognised as a world leader, is forecast to be worth £50bn by 2050.
The Government’s plan to incorporate specialist businesses into the replacement IT system responsible for collecting £500bn worth of income tax is hailed as a wise move by Mark Colonnese, director, Aquarium Software. He may care to reflect on the monetary venom of frustrated big players.
As the Royal & Ancient opens it doors to the ladies, and some of the world’s top golfers prepare to descend upon Scotland for the 2014 Ryder Cup, both traditional and modern golfers on 22 September will be considering the 3D-printed club head on display at Geddes Quadrangle, University of Dundee. Researchers have celebrated the game's history in having produces the world's first 3D metal printed clubs, using irons loaned by the British Golf Museum in St Andrews.
Weightless SIG has launched Weightless-N, a breakthrough, complementary open standard for IoT. The vision for Weightless SIG is to deliver wide-area machine connectivity standard that enables the 95% of the IoT opportunity denied by the high cost and power consumption characteristics of traditional cellular alternatives. This delivers on that vision and complements the existing Weightless-W standard through extension into the licence exempt frequency spectrum.
Sheila Kennedy, an internationally recognised architect, innovator and educator is 2014 recipient of the Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professorship and Prize. She is also a Professor of the Practice of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s School of Architecture & Planning,and the first woman to hold that position at MIT. Like women in IT, architecture has formerly always favoured male proponents
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.
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