The control of modern infrastructure such as intelligent power grids needs lots of computing capacity. Scientists of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) at the University of Luxembourg have developed an algorithm that might revolutionise these processes.
Scotland’s Rural College has launched a new Monogastric Science Research Centre, a focus for the College’s work on pigs and poultry, in particular bringing together vital research on nutrition. Monogastric refers to animal species with a single chamber stomach (compared to ruminants such as cows and sheep, whose stomachs have four chambers).
Robert McGilvray's "TIME/TIDE moment from place" was on display at the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts in April. It showed a close affinity to the coastal landscape of the River Tay and the North Sea, along with the contrasting dark, brooding skies that envelope the lochs and hills of the Western Highlands.
In September the Virtual Reality Factory was launched in Coventry by Siemens to showcase UK's manufacturing potential and to urge the UK Government to provide tax reliefs for SME’s, encouraging investment in new productivity enhancing technologies - as well as industry funding for a ‘living laboratory.’ Already robots, sensor tools, Additive Manufacture & power cable developments are forging ahead in Europe, in the morph towards creating the fourth, probably to be quickly followed by the fifth Industrial revolution.
Additive manufacture starts to emerge jumping from food, toys and dental/medical implants, with 3D printed guitars on the road for the first time as part of the Klaxons tour which kicked off on Saturday.
High-performance energy storage technologies for the automotive industry or mobile phone batteries and notebooks providing long battery times – these visions of the future are being brought one step nearer to the present by scientists from Graz University of Technology.
The ultimate STEM PLANTOID project is led by Barbara Mazzolai, and aims at taking inspiration from the smart, effective, and efficient strategies of plant roots to develop a new generation of robots and ICT technologies in sensing, actuation, and distributed adaptive intelligence for tasks of soil exploration and monitoring
Fewer cords, smaller antennas and quicker video transmission may result from a new microwave circuit designed at Chalmers University of Technology. The circuit research team currently holds an attention-grabbing record and results will be presented at a conference in San Diego.
A new anthology of verse from Joseph Lee, Dundee’s forgotten war poet, will be launched at the city’s annual Literary Festival this week. ‘Joseph Lee: Poems from the Great War’ is the first collection of poems by Lee to be published for decades. His life and work will be celebrated at the launch event at the Bonar Hall from 7.30pm on Wednesday, 22nd October.
Particle physicists have a hard time identifying all the elementary particles created in their particle accelerators. Now researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have designed a material that makes it much easier to distinguish the particles.
Professor Douglas Paul, a University of Glasgow physicist has received the Institute of Physics President’s Medal of which only eight such medals have been presented since the award’s inception in 1998. He joins such recipients as particle physicist and broadcaster Professor Brian Cox in 2012 and World Wide Web inventor Sir Timothy Berners-Lee in 2006.
The UK is to join the USA and play a key role in an international project to develop a radical new type of nuclear power station that is safer, more cost-effective, compact, quicker and less disruptive to build than any previously constructed.
In October 2014 the European Commission invited the fusion community into the heart of the European Quarter, the Solvay Library, to officially launch the European Consortium for the Development of Fusion Energy, EUROfusion for short. The new consortium agreement will substitute the fourteen year-old European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA), as well as 29 bilateral Association agreements between the Commission and research institutions in 27 countries.
Scientists at the University of Twente are working developing robots that are expected to save lives in calamity situations in the Alps. The emphasis within this SHERPA project is on cooperation between human rescue workers, the ground robot (‘ground rover’) with a robotic arm and flying robots.
On the internet Dr Giovanni Vigna can be found as the computer science professor at UCSB (University of California in Santa Barbara), with 500 connections on LinkedIn and also seen as co-founder and CTO of Lastline
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