Tom Sapsted,`(below left) director, Nuclear Energy Insider writes that SMR (Small Modular Reactors) represent a huge opportunity for the UK in terms of IP and supply chain development. If the UK government and industry commit now, Britain could become a world leader in the nextgen nuclear.
The IEEE's annual IEDM conference is a world premier forum for scientists and engineers in the field of micro and nanoelectronics to present research breakthroughs. This is an advance glance at some of the most newsworthy topics and papers to be presented at the 61st annual meeting, being held at the Washington, D.C. Hilton from December 7-9, 2015. Subjects include memories, Nand architecture, RRAM, alternatives to Silicon, IGZO transistors 3D devices & circuits, power, silicon photonics, flexible electronics, STT-MRAM et al.
Katharine Blodgett Gebbie, a visionary physicist and senior government research administrator who supervised and mentored four Nobel laureates in physics, died August 17, 2016, in Bethesda, Maryland. She was 84.
Intel Custom Foundry has made a statement of intent that it is serious about competing with the companies TSMC, Samsung and GlobalFoundries and is agreeing a full support package for ARM intellectual property, on its upcoming 10nm FinFET manufacturing process.
Gaberlunzie has wasted about 3 hours trying to provide a photograph that will satisfy the passport office. If you are brave enough to use the The Passport Service, this theoretically allows you to take a digital photo of yourself - no not a selfie! This photo has to have balanced white background and no light differentials. It also it has to be taken from 1.5 metres away from your face and must be a jpg.
Global asset management firm, Baillie Gifford, has appointed Scotland-based Assure APM to gain greater forensic insight and control of its IT
systems, as part of an ongoing strategy to provide the highest levels of service to its clients. Baillie Gifford’s assets under management are
unostentatiously valued at around £130 billion. Assure was appointed following its pilot of ‘Advanced Performance Management’ technology across
Baillie Gifford’s IT environment to monitor and manage their network, server, and virtual infrastructure.
The Minister for International Development has chaired a meeting with a range of key stakeholders to highlight a commitment to the introduction of a post-study work visa and called on UK Government to include Scottish Universities in the student visa pilot programme.
The 3,000 Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii) growing in the highlands of northern Greece has been dendrocronologically dated to be more than 1,075 years old making it currently the oldest known living tree in Europe. The millennium old pine was discovered by scientists from Stockholm University (Sweden), the University of Mainz (Germany) and the University of Arizona (USA).
A Memorandum of Understanding will see both Babylon undergraduate and postgraduate students finishing their studies in Huddersfield.Students from one of the most fabled cities of the ancient world will soon be completing their degrees and boosting their qualifications at the University of Huddersfield.
Australia has blocked the sale of Ausgrid, the country's biggest energy grid, to two Chinese companies over security concerns. Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison officially rejected the bid by the two firms to buy a 50.4% stake in Ausgrid, a sale having already been put on hold which had drawn much criticism from China.
In early August, "The Herald" reported that the Brexit vote has hit Scotland's labour market, with the steepest drop in permanent job placements since 2009, according to a survey covering July. Now the recruitment consultancies, feeling the revenue pinch are teaming up.
AstraQom UK, a subsidiary of the world’s largest local business VoIP provider and telecommunications cloud architecture operator, has opened of its new headquarters at Cranfield University Technology Park, Bedfordshire in the United Kingdom.
Gaberlunzie is impressed by how some 900 South Korea protesters seeing THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Air Defence) installed are against it and being angry at their government's deployment of it have taken have taken part in a protest, namely mass head shaving.
MIT, in conjunction with Microsoft researchers has designed a temporary, multi-functional tattoo called “DuoSkin” that turns the wearer’s skin into the ultimate wearable device. Manufactured through three steps, according to MIT’s website: crafting the skin circuitry through a graphic design program, fabricating stencils of the circuitry followed by applying an electrically conductive gold lead material to the outline, which concludes with incorporating electronic components into the tattoo so it can be interactive.
Kimera Systems have launched Nigel – claimed the world’s first commercial human-like intelligence technology for connected devices. Nigel was delivered at a birthday party held in downtown Portland by its creator, Kimera co-founder and CEO Mounir Shita. The Nigel AGI (Artificial General Intelligence technology began learning immediately in the same way humans do: by observing the behaviour of people with Nigel-enabled devices.
Researchers from Polytechnique Montréal, Université de Montréal and McGill University have just achieved a spectacular breakthrough in cancer research having developed new nano-robotic agents capable of navigating through the bloodstream to administer a drug with precision by specifically targeting the active cancerous cells of tumours. This way of injecting medication ensures the optimal targeting of a tumour and avoids jeopardising the integrity of organs and surrounding healthy tissues. As a result, a drug dosage that is highly toxic for the human organism could be significantly reduced.
The Copyright and Patent law changed on July 28th 2016 in the UK , after the European Union decided on the law change, which required all members to follow suit. This may change if Brexit goes through, but currently it means that it is illegal to reproduce or 3D print objects that have had their copyright protection extended.
My1Login, a major European Identity and Access Management approach, has announced £1.3 million of new investment helping it to further penetrate the European enterprise sector with its range of methods to combat data breaches and cyber crime. This round of funding follows on from £680k raised in 2013.
In a joint release, HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) announced it is to acquire rival server maker SGI for about $275 million, inclusive of cash and debt, ending a seven-year reprieve that kept the SGI afloat, after Rackable Systems purchased the bankrupt Silicon Graphics Inc. for $25 million in 2009 and assumed the SGI brand. This move will strengthen HPE's position in $11 billion HPC segment, growing at an estimated 6-8% CAGR, and in the data analytics segment, growing at over twice that rate. HPE will expand its presence in key HPC verticals such as government, research, and life sciences
Gaberlunzie reckons It’s not like it's easy to miss, but just-in-case check out GradHub Scotland, set up as a ScotlandIS initiative that joins up graduates looking for jobs and companies looking for graduates, an interesting hot spot to keep your eye on. At the same time as robotics and big data will continue to coexist and cross-fertilise each other, robotics are moving down on the farm
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