An international, interdisciplinary group of researchers from the Clinical Institute of Neurology at the MedUni Vienna, demonstrates, through the use of a new antibody, how Parkinson's disease spreads from cell to cell in the human brain.
Scientists at The University of Manchester have generated a new star-shaped molecule made up of interlocking rings, which is the most complex of its kind ever created. Known as a ‘Star of David’ molecule, scientists have been trying to create one for over a quarter of a century. The team’s findings are in the journal "Nature Chemistry".
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.
As an ambitious, aggressive government campaign against the Ebola epidemic in West Africa has begun in Sierra Leone, the disease's shape shifting expertise is revealed by an extensve team of researchers with the Scripps Research Institute while a Swedish geoinformatics expert urges the mappingof fruit bat habitats for disease causes and transmission.
The Lion and the Unicorn
Are now golfing the same ground
As they opt for being together
Being best for all, all round.
As neither fancies white bread,
Or even the brown,they are rejecting
Plumcake for confections of their own
Scientists in Northern Italy are experimenting with unusual and totally eco-friendly sound and odour devices to keep insects from their cultivated fields. Studies suggest that the methods could be as efficient in protecting crops as any chemical based pesticides.
The Moray, Scotland area currently has two entries in the UK government's list of eight potential sites for a commercial spaceport and there's a plea to make Moray spaceport bid priority. However, although news was expected in the summer, it seems likely that the outcome of Yes or No will play a considerable part in this
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.
Some £60million in funding from the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund, the Technology Strategy Board and Masdar, the Abu Dhabi-based clean technology and renewable energy company, is to create the GEIC, that should strengthen and enrich the Manchester based NGI (National Graphene Institute).
The Stonehenge landscape has been the focal point of archaeological studies for more than four centuries. However, no detailed mapping of buried landforms have been conducted, although knowledge about this is pivotal to understanding the prehistoric occupation of such an enigmatic landscape.
“We know what we are looking for, we just haven’t found it yet." Research between Surrey and Ben-Gurion Universities (Israel) uncovers a new method to detect Majorana particles, a key element for a next-generation quantum computing platform.
The offshore renewables ‘Protocol for Archaeological Discoveries’, initially implemented in draft form by Wessex Archaeology in 2010, has already helped to protect over 400 discoveries, such as peat and wood, that offer insight into the past environment of the Dogger Bank area of the North Sea, and evidence of our rich maritime heritage including an historic cannon investigated in 2012.
AERTOs (Associated European Research and Technology Organisations) has started a 2-year research project to stimulate the development of the bio-based economy in Europe. It will also overcome technical hurdles in the innovation value chains. But in the case of TU Darmstadt they are preaching to the converted. There, biology professor Ralf Kaldenhoff is making microalgae fit for industry, microorganisms that could produce a variety of products from carbon dioxide to light.
Next week, philosopher John Foster visits the University of Dundee to argue that it is too late now to protect the Earth from climate change and we are unprepared for the ecological and economic ravages that will bring.
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.
The ability of pathogenic bacteria to evolve resistance to antibiotic drugs poses a growing threat to human health worldwide. Scientists now discover that some bacteria may be even craftier than suspected, using hidden genetic changes to promote rapid evolution under stress, and developing antibiotic resistance in more ways than previously thought.
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.
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