Arria NLG a leader in the development and deployment of NLG (Natural Language Generation) technologies developed at Aberdeen University has an early stage partnership with the IBM Watson Group. As part of the Watson developer community, Arria NLG will prototype analytics products for the oil and gas sector.
Former Scottish Liberal Democrat MEP George Lyon (below right) has been criticised for joining a lobbying firm that represents GMO (genetically modified organism) food giant Monsanto months after losing his seat reports "The Herald." Perhaps also at issue should be that GMO regulations are loosing their bite, as a new portfolio of non-regulated, but "genetically engineered" products emerge from organisations like Monsanto.
Neuroscientists at the German Primate Centre can predict grip movements of the hand by measuring brain cell activity and have built a refined robot hand. They analyse the brain activity of non human primates during the execution of hand grasping movements. The neuronal information, recorded with fine electrodes in the cortex, could one day be used to control a robotic hand as a prosthesis for paralysed people.
Successful use of technology during asphalt paving on more than 50 road sections in the Netherlands is one European approach, that follows on VTT Research Centre of Finland Ltd work on permeable pavements that conform with CLASS ( (CLimate Adaptive SurfaceS). In Scotland 60 cyclists are part of an action against City of Edinburgh Council with claims that the cyclists have fallen off their bikes due to tram tracks.
The launch of the world's first bone repair technology marks a successful highlight tp SFI Ireland first year for its funded materials science centre AMBER which include graphene firsts, first ink-jet printed supercapacitor device for energy storage,
Aberystwyth University space scientists contribute perseverance and skills with help of camera's and software to the joyous re-discovery of the Beagle 2 Mars Lander believed lost on Christmas Day 2003.
Technology follows banking at the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) and on the heels of the SEPA management change, CBI appoints a new director for Scotland, technology veteran and authority Hugh Aitken who takes over from accounting and banking authority expert, Iain McMillan the current director appointed in 1995, but recently dogged by referendum controversy.
Talented young scientists and engineers will benefit in future from a £750,000 scholarship fund. Some 70 students from around the world will be able to study for undergraduate degrees at the University of Edinburgh thanks to a scheme, funded by global logistics company Deutsche Post DHL through the DHL UK Foundation
Permeable pavements are already commonly used, in particular in Japan and the USA and in Europe used by Belgium and Germany. Now VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed permeable pavements to reduce the problems caused by storm and runoff water in urban areas. to conform with CLASS ( (CLimate Adaptive SurfaceS)
NLG (Natural Language Generators) Arria, Quill & OnlyBoth are three software approaches to natural report writing, that will work with analytical, data heavy, reports and have emerged from Aberdeen University, and in the USA Chicago and a Pittsburgh University startups respectively. These are also envisaged as the needful voices for emergent IoT.
The first Dundee University Café Science Extra of 2015 is set to light up the New Year by exploring the wonder of auroras. Dr Alex Russell, a researcher in the School of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics, will talk on ‘Predicting Auroras’ at Dundee Science Centre: 6pm on Wednesday, 14th January.
Technical Research Centre of Finland, VTT and the Centre for Metrology and Accreditation MIKES have amalgamated and simultaneously, VTT has become a limited liability company with (L2R) Erkki KM Leppävuori as President and CEO of VTT Ltd.
University of Edinburgh’s STEM model Marina Cortês with Perimeter Institute Faculty member Lee Smolin have been awarded the $10,000 Buchalter Cosmology Prize for groundbreaking work on causality and time concepts.
Timothy Ray Brown, long known as the "Berlin Patient" had HIV for 12 years before becoming the first person to be cured of the infection, following a stem cell transplant in 2007. He recalls his many years of illness, a series of difficult decisions, and his long road to recovery in the first-person account, "I Am the Berlin Patient: A Personal Reflection."
Understanding how protective mutations work has researchers hoping to develop drugs, that by mimicking mutations, can offer everyone protection. The work involves genetic database hunting and recently work with a dog DNA bank in Finland has widened the potential portfolio.
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