Gaberlunzie confesses to being a tad muddled over the Brexit issue. In order to gain enlightenment, he has indulged in Friday hookey exercise with a browse of "The Economist" and others. He hopes this combination of opinions clarifies something, even if it's only rediscovering that great Chinese proverb: "May you live in interesting times."
Heat dissipation in electronics and optoelectronics is a wicked bottleneck in the further development of systems in these fields. To come to grips with this issue, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed an efficient way of cooling electronics using functionalised graphene nanoflakes. The results are published in “Nature Communications”.
Gaberlunzie, long an admirer of "The Man Who Planted Trees" notices that the Scottish Rural University College staff and their suppliers recently spent a day planting over 800 trees at North Wood just outside of Livingston. Held in conjunction with the Woodland Trust Scotland, the exercise is part of Premier Paper’s Carbon Capture Programme that helps to mitigate CO2 emissions generated by the paper that Scotland’s Rural College purchases by planting trees in Government-approved woodland carbon sites.
Four years ago in October Sophant Technologies launched its software muscled antenna. Now the pioneering Sofant Technologies Ltd has secured €1.97 million (£1.54 million) of European funding. The investment, part of the €3 billion Horizon 2020 SME Instrument programme will be used to take Sofant’s patented technology to market, potentially doubling battery life for mobile devices and greatly reducing antenna energy usage.
Age cannot wither, nor custom stale “… an urgent need for a reliable method to determine the age of undocumented migrants and identification of terror victims in the Middle East… A world expert for age estimation forensics at the University of Huddersfield, in association with the AgEstimation Project headed by Professor Cameriere in a two-day workshop that runs on 13-14 May 2016.
Twitter's first quarter results suggest that Sotirios Paroutis, Associate Professor of Strategic Management at Warwick Business School, who studies Twitter, is set to become the services Guru. "While competitors are moving faster in acquiring new users, it now seems marketers can utilise Twitter more effectively to run their campaigns,” he says.
(SCC) Scottish Chambers of Commerce’s “Sustaining Growth, Supporting Business” campaign sets out the key priorities for Scotland’s businesses over the next five years. It forms the foundation of SCC’s engagement with the next Scottish Government and calls to action will help Scotland’s businesses to compete and deliver growth in our economy.
A new report published today by Beecham Research helps enterprise companies to match their IoT (Internet of Things) applications to the most appropriate public connectivity services to enable them. The report, "An Introduction to LPWA Public Service Categories: Matching Services to IoT Applications" proposes a new acronym/name for this new class of providers. Those offering LPWA-based connectivity services directly to users are referred to as Public LPWA LSPs (Services Providers,) Where LSP services are enabled through a Cloud-based service – for example, to provide a co-ordinated international coverage the Cloud-based provider is referred to as an LSE (LPWA Services Enabler).
Dundee’s Botanic Garden will come alive with the sound of music, thanks to Lily Hassioti, a fourth year Fine Art student from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, with her final year project.
Psoriasis is a long-lasting autoimmune disease characterized by patches of abnormal and inflamed skin. It is generally thought to have a genetic origin, which can be further triggered by environmental factors. People with specific mutations in the CARD14 gene have a high probability of developing psoriasis. A VIB/UGent research team now reveals the molecular signaling mechanism by which mutations in CARD14 lead to increased inflammation in patients with psoriasis.
A drone fitted with a thermal camera to monitor buildings’ energy efficiency is being developed by students at the University of Strathclyde. The team of three students, from the University’s Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, aim to commercialise the concept, which is designed to give a comprehensive assessment of energy use.
Among leading R&D partners in the development of surface technologies for organic electronics, the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP will be exhibiting its recent achievements in vacuum coating of ultra-thin glass at SVC TechCon 2016 (Booth 846), taking place in Indianapolis, USA from May 9 – 13.
In February the UK's HFEA ( Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority) approved the first studies of New Gene Editing Technique CRISPR on human embryos. The technique offers hope for victims of genetic conditions and infertility, but it also raises some misgivings over ethical issues.
Created inside a thermos tube of Graphene, Carbyne is said to be stronger than both graphene and diamond, and twice as stiff as the stiffest known materials. Simultaneously sustainable industry carbon, emerging from research at University of Vienna, Austria, discovers new super material Steambio, a sustainable industry carbon. Glasgow will be hosting a Meeting & Workshop on Steambio from 28-29th June.
The US Navy has awarded UK's BAE Systems a $22 million contract to produce the Archerfish mine neutralisers for its use, while the Royal Navy’s ice patrol ship HMS Protector has launched tiny pilotless aircraft from its decks for the first time to assist with Antartic navigation.
A team of scientists in the UK and Bangladesh turn to combined knowledge of the global scientific community to address that fearsome fungal disease, wheat blast, an emerging threat to Asian agriculture which follows upon the heels of Europe's ash dieback.
With a deadline of April 21st the successful candidate has probably filed already. Edinburgh University is an internationally renowned Research University, and amongst the world’s top 20 institutions of higher education, located in one of the world’s finest cities, it claims. The School of Engineering reflects the University’s principal characteristics, with a cosmopolitan academic staff numbering over 100, a body of 1,450 undergraduate and 450 worldwide postgraduate students. It conducts internationally excellent teaching, research, and attracts high-calibre students and an excellent level of research funding.
At a time when the financial community is aware of the desperate need for data security, in the medical world the Inclusion of one-time consent is “crucial” for future of cancer research, The new Regulation will help to harmonise public health research across all 28 EU member states. ESMO – the lead European professional organisation for medical oncology – welcomes the European Parliament’s adoption of the EGDPR (EU General Data Protection Regulation) which it describes as “crucial” for the future of cancer research.
Mentally mimicking other performers improves musicians’ technique more than them focusing solely on their own part, research suggests. Tests that investigated musicians’ brain activity while playing piano duets reveal that timing and accuracy improve when a pianist can follow a co-performer’s lead by mentally copying his or her technique.
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