Renesas Electronics Europe, advanced semiconductor provider has teamed up with G&D (Giesecke & Devrient) international technology specialists in the banknote, payment, secure communication and identity management sectors to collaborate for industrial security solutions and services. The first product, being demonstrated at this week’s Nuremberg SPS IPC Drives, fis ocused on anti-counterfeiting solutions for industrial products.
As researchers in China are recorded in “The Lancet” ominously to have found E.coli bacteria resistant to colistin ‘the antibiotic of last resort,’ hopefully some help may emerge on this global issue with Liverpool’s future world class life science hub around the new £25m Sciences Accelerator laboratory developmen,t enabling innovative antibiotic resistance research.
Beauty may well lie in the eye of the beholder, but the concept is to be tested in a January 2016 beauty contest. Robots trained by deep neural networks, will judge human contestants,on perceived “wrinkliness” and other features. Work underway by Mexican researcher David Silvera Tawil is on how easily people can identify humans from geminoid. Half the people in his study were unable to confirm the robot, causing anxiety and fear in exposure to geminoids. The generic ‘humanoid’ is applied to robots simply with the human structural shape. But if a female geminoids were to submit their photos to the AI judge robots, would algorithmic robot judges find them irresistible in contrast to the imperfect humans?
A team of Aston scientists teamed with Durham and Leeds have discovered a new strategy to fabricate ‘self-assembled’ catalytic materials that could offer some revolutionary applications in chemistry, energy and healthcare.
Scientists at the University of Twente's MESA+ research institute have developed a new manufacturing method to create three-dimensional nanostructures and enables large-scale production of photonic crystals that can capture light.
The ParaFishControl project AquaTT held its kick-off meeting in Benicàssim, Spain, in May this year where project’s partners discussed the vision, goals and planned methodologies, where a promising exchange between the participating scientists and aquaculture industry partners was initiated.
Humans have been exploiting honeybees for almost 9,000 years, according to archaeological evidence and our links with the honeybee date back to the dawn of agriculture. Now there are two studies - Landscape-wide research by former UK government agency on oilseed rape fields in England and Wales that shows a link between neonicotinoids and honeybee colony losses. It reinforces the 2013 study in Bern,from May-December when Swedish researchers established neonicotinoids severely affect honey bee queens and their ability to reproduce worker offspring. How much more proof is needed?
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The University of Dundee will play host to the prestigious World Cultural Council Annual Award Ceremony as part of its Winter Graduation celebrations this week where the seven awarded STEM women amazingly outnumber the one expert man.
In 2013 the UK’s wildlife organisations joined forces (for the first time ever!!) to undertake a health check of nature in the UK and its Overseas Territories. The resulting "State of Nature" report finds that 60 per cent of UK species studied had declined in recent decades. More than 1 in 10 could disappear from our shores altogether.
A new molecular biology tool derived from a bacterial defence system has been used for the first time by KAUST researchers to demonstrate a way to protect plants against viral pathogens. At Edinburgh University the study of a biological process that enables green algae to grow efficiently, has taken the first steps to recreating that mechanism in a more complex plant, possibly leading to high yields of wheat, rice and barley.
If it’s not in your diary, put the date there now, that IEDM - will get underway, preceeded by 90 minute tutorials on Saturday 5th December and day-long short courses on Sunday 6th December. The heart of the matter,is a technical program of some 220 papers, and a rich offering of other events taking place during the meeting. This includes evening panels, special focus sessions, IEEE awards and an entrepreneurial luncheon sponsored by IEDM and (hurrah!!) IEEE Women in Engineering.
Appalled at the French massacres of 13th November, which like the assassination of President Kennedy is now embedded into a date and time memory, as are the Twin Towers disaster and other one-day atrocities for which there is no offering and no contribution to ease or enlighten the travesties of willfull destruction by humans of humans.
"The real key to fighting ransomware is to take a closer look at what the attackers are after: these are the files and emails that employees create and view every day," says Varonis engineer, Kieran Laffan. "This unstructured data is the largest data set in most organisations, often the most valuable, and, unfortunately, least controlled." He is urging user behaviour analytics to reduce breach and recovery times while the news break now is that of the Armada Collective warning and its Bitcoin payment demands where Corero offers purpose built DDoS protection
Professor Sarah Parcak of University of Alabama at Birmingham, has recently been named as winner of the $1million 2016 TED (Technology, Entertainment & Design) Prize, after founding the Laboratory for Global Observation.
An extended period of lower oil prices would benefit consumers, but would trigger energy-security concerns by heightening reliance on a small number of low-cost producers, or risk a sharp rebound in price if investment falls short, says the IEA (International Energy Agency) in its 2015 edition of the flagship "World Energy Outlook" publication (WEO-2015)
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