New animal research with mice reveals fundamental sex differences in how pain is processed. The findings have far-reaching implications for a basic understanding of pain, and how nextgen chronic pain medications are developed — by far the most prevalent human health condition - as well as the way to execute basic biomedical research using mice.
Gaberlunzie ponders really lovely IT jobs in the Academic and University sectors and offers alternatives to Google as an information search engine as Google seems to be determined to ignore editorial and rather focus on its own advertisements. But he hastens to point out that for graphic search Google still holds peer position.
A new online, interactive map has been launched which tracks the development and history of the UK antiques trade during the 20th century. Although much of this deals in art, sculpture, furniture and materials, a sector might eventually focus on technology antiques development, as with 1938 Duke Telephone to the iPhone and the HP 159 touch screen of 1983 as developed to the Z Book, or the slate turned iPad.
Researchers at KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) have developed a material suited for PV photovoltaics). For the first time, a functioning organic solar cell consisting of a single component has been produced on the basis of (MOFs) metal-organic framework compounds. The material is highly elastic and might also be used for the flexible coating of clothes and other deformable components. This development success is presented inl Angewandte Chemie International Edition."
For anyone concerned over the inability to attract women into computing and science disciplines, the "New York Times" Opinion page on"What its Like as a 'Girl' in the Lab" contributed by the molecular biologist Sarah Clatterbuck Soper, probably says it all.
In a study published the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), researchers findings at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal have direct implications for treatment of this devastating disease, caused by the parasite Plasmodium, still one of the main causes of death worldwide.
You have to feel sorry for Jonah, there he was stashed away in the belly while the interesting bit was the " tail." Researchers from the NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) are testing a model “whale's tail” that can be attached to ships to improve fuel efficiency. NTNU is conducting these tests in the Marintek Towing Tank in cooperation with Rolls-Royce and the British companies Seaspeed and MOST.
At the end of May Atlanta based CDC (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention) officials said as many as 18 labs around the country received live anthrax samples. Twenty-six people who may have been exposed, including 22 at an Air Force base in South Korea, were medically treated as a precaution and the incident is one in a series of similar mistakes involving federal labs. All of which makes the latest UC Berkeley research development of a molecular lock and key for bacteria something of immediate interest.
Weightless SIG which declared its open standard in May, has installed a Weightless-N Smart City network across London to support the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The white space system, offers machine-to-machine connections across a few kilometres in what are described as challenging areas - in this case London - and operates at a licence-exempt, sub-1GHz spectrum at the ultra narrowband level.
Julia Hermitage, an Angus sheep farmer is launching a new business after using natural wool to create a luxury product range of cushions, pads, pillows and bedding, with the support of the University of Dundee-led Design In Action project.
IBM is donating its advanced machine learning technology - IBM System ML - to the Apache Spark open source software project. Begun at UC Berkeley in 2009, Spark has been the fastest growing open source project in history. Spark platform offers several major advantages - open, precise, fast, and supports agile data science and development. IBM System ML is claimed to make expressing machine learning algorithms – that can learn from and make predictions on data – much faster and easier.
Just after Swedish research finding that 13 corporations control 19-40% of the largest and most valuable fish stocks and 11-16 % of the global marine catch, a SAMS (Scottish Association for Marine Science) team embark on a three-year project to investigate why the continent’s own aquaculture industry is flat-lining, while countries outside EU have enjoyed a boom time in the sector - but not all!
Funding electronics may have created 212 jobs and safeguarded 147 roles in manufacturing, but but unemployment is a rising tide at present in Scotland in the oil industry seeing BP to axe 300 North Sea jobs and National Oilwell Varco looking to close 100 jobs while both Aberdeen and Dundee Universities looking to around a total of 185 compulsory redundancies.
UK Technical Communication Awards, part of the ISTC (Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators') professional development and recognition programme call for entries from Technology & Engineering Sectors with the deadline of 30th June and open to ISTC members, non-members, individuals, companies or students alike.
Gaber has been trying to collect up oddities for you, getting waylaid by Google trying to make him get an email account, when he already has two and was among the first to ever get a Gmail email!! Sigh! Then he forgot his password for ComputeScotland and notes he has over 300 passwords!! About 10 are valid but only about two are memorable!!
Wanted pioneering woman software start up company in Scotland!! Way to go by Bitlanders perhaps? The proportion of women in the digital and creative industries falling with only a quarter (26%) of those working in the digital sector being female, new research shows. The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), show the proportion of women is down from 33% in 2002 - far below the UK average of 47%.
At great expense to scientists across all fields, Reed-Elsevier, Springer, Wiley-Blackwell, Taylor & Francis, and Sage now publish more than 50% of academic articles, say researchers at the University of Montreal. It has an uncanny echo to the keystone fisheries issues highlighted by the Stockholm Resilience Centre.
Predators use strategies such as camouflage, speed and optical illusions, to catch prey. But prey species also resort to similar tactics to escape from predators. Researchers now discover that this is even used at the molecular level.
Only the commitment of senior doctors working in NHS Scotland has enabled a healthcare system, under severe strain, to fulfil its necessary obligations to patients, according to new research carried out by the Universities of Dundee and Glasgow.
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