'Thermal issues are the biggest challenge facing the trend to smaller and more powerful devices, and new techniques to increase power density, such as embedded chips and 3D chip packaging, will only produce more heat,' explains Afshin Ziaei, a manager of research at Thales Research & Technology in France.
Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Paul Wheelhouse, has opened the Angus Smith Building, that brings together over 400 staff from SEPA's (Scottish Environment Protection Agency) scientific, regulatory and other teams into a single, modern, fit-for-purpose facility.
Increasingly small robots carry out their functions even inside the human body, not as scientific fiction but an increasing possibility. But that depends on one condition: the miniaturisation of these devices requires them to acquire the same flexibility and “softness” of abiological tissues.
The anatomy of the brain affects cognitive control, an essential skill for learning and academic success. Scientists show that an asymmetry of the two brain hemispheres relative to a particular pattern of a cortical region could partly explain the performance of 5-year old children during a task designed to measure cognitive control.
In an intriguing team-up, worth watching, SIMTech (Singapore's Institute of Manufacturing Technology), a research institute of A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology & Research), and VTT (Technical Research Centre) Finland ink a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) to promote technology innovation R&D and new capability development for FoF (Factories of the Future).
The Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology in Warsaw launches research programs that require state-of-the-art MRS (magnetic resonance scanner) and the device has been put into operation in the newly opened Laboratory of Brain Imaging. For the first time in Poland a diagnostic device will be employed solely in the service of science.
As Google doodles to celebrate the birthday of Carlos Finlay, the Cuban physician and scientist whose studies concluded that yellow fever was spread by mosquitoes, Sanger Institute researchers discover why the parasite that causes malaria, also carried by mosquitoes, only infects humans.
Older people in Dundee living with knee pain and osteoarthritis are to be asked to join a research study that hopes to find a safer treatment for reducing pain and improving the quality of life in sufferers.
Research into the brain is being addressed in 2014 by USA, Europe and China, in three very different projects, which hopefully by avoiding duplication can contribute to an in-depth understanding of that mysterious and elusive world, the brain.
Gaberlunzie opted to try to download the actual "Scotland's Future - blueprint for a fairer country" report but after dipping around a bit discovered discovered the only downloadable seemed to be the three page commentary from Alex Salmond rather than the report itself.
The University of Dundee’s CAHID (Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification) is awarded a prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education. In recognition of 'world class excellence’ the Queen’s Anniversary Prizes are among the most highly-regarded awards for the UK’s universities and colleges.
July to September 2013 quarterly report from SSPO (Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation) show that in the 3Q of 2013 sea lice numbers on farmed salmon in the north-west Highlands were massive, average lice numbers on farms between Kinlochbervie in the north and the south Applecross peninsula being between 9 and 12 times over the industry’s OWN threshold.
You have to admire a city like Dundee that, losing out in its bid to be named UK’s City of Culture in 2017, is to play the game with elegance and press ahead with a large part of its proposed £25 million package of events, in what is a fine example of great city sportsmanship.
An age-old engineering problem is how to precisely measure forces acting between two components inside a machine or say on the sail of a boat, without drilling holes or sticking on a sensor? Technischen Universität Darmstadt researchers have emerged with a brilliantly simple solution: a screw with an integrated sensor.
For wireless communication, the amount of data that needs to be transferred keeps growing and the basis for this to happen are highly perfected crystals with very specific features. An international team of researchers has now developed a material system that meets the highest requirements, results of the research published in "Nature'.
The Nano-Electronic Diamond Devices and Systems Group at Glasgow University School of Engineering have emerged with an answer to an age old doping and stability problem issue in diamond electronics. Over at Basel University, with tiny diamond crystals, physicists discover new quantum information possibilities for the material.
Numbers of pests and disease outbreaks in trees and forests across the world has been increasing. New research into "The consequences of Tree Pests and Diseases for Ecosystem Services" by scientists from the universities of Southampton, Cambridge, Oxford and St Andrews is published in the journal "Science"
World-leading scientists will push the boundaries of studies on how to deflect asteroids and manipulate space debris, as the University of Strathclyde gets set to transform international space research.
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