A project to create an HPC network from Fujitsu, HighlandCouncil and the business group Energy North should create a Highland hub that will link to computer clusters initially in Wales (network based on six universities and private sector sites in Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea) and later Northern Ireland. That news comes as businesses in Scottish cities are urged by by Commsworld to take advantage of the ‘gilt-edged’ opportunity to improve their broadband and internet services, after disclosure that there had been surprisingly low uptake of the £100m Connected Voucher Scheme initiative for SME and charities .
Like some genie in a lamp, start-up Algorithmia offers an open clearing house and marketplace for algorithms that will polish up the academic treasure hoard and connect these developed, but underused algorithms with people who need them to make sense of different data.
Over the past two weeks we have noted a significant escalation in both the level and sophistication of Russia’s military interference in Ukraine,” said Brigadier General Nico Tak, director of the Comprehensive Crisis and Operations Management Centre at Allied Command Operations. "The satellite images released provide additional evidence that Russian combat soldiers, equipped with sophisticated heavy weaponry, are operating inside Ukraine’s sovereign territory,” he said.
KIC InnoEnergy has issued a new call for Innovation Proposals 2014. Those who have a business idea linked to sustainable energy and a proven concept, that now needs to be commercialised with business and financing support,should apply to the KIC InnoEnergy innovation project.
Merryland International School, at Mussafah, United Arab Emirates, has launched what is claimed is the first robotic lab in a UAE school, with more than 30 cutting edge robots including humanoids with built-in intelligence.
The potential to develop new drugs to target a class of enzymes implicated in major diseases such as cancer and neurodegenerative conditions has been boosted with the development of a new drug discovery method in a research effort led by the University of Dundee.
Growth comes as every industry achieves efficiency, automating process robotically. Being unique in that robots can perform multiple steps without human intervention and can adapt to different conditions and manipulate different types of devices thanks to the sensors, the cameras and the software, robots become endowed with flexibility.
In the usual ever rush of Monday and work, Gaberlunzie confesses that he has not even considered any light entertainment...with one exception which you can see in the picture and its caption. He really went a bunch on this, probably because CES, and IEDM are shows everyone technology should be at at least once in a lifetime, and its going to be interesting to see what emerges as the MUST attend for graphene shows!
UK companies looking to do business with Russia and the Baltic might consider Netnod, the Scandinavian gateway into Europe for Russia and Baltic ISPs. There is an amazing set of networks on both oil and gas pipelines across the territory.
As Manchester, Antonios Oikonomou is winner of the Eli and Britt Harari Graphene Enterprise Award 2014 for the set up of GCSS (Graphene Characterisation and Standardisation Service) Grafoid Inc announces the purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares of ALCERECO in exchange for 250,000 common shares of Grafoid at a price of $5.00 per share, for a total value of $1,250,000 as the graphene company opens its Ontario MesoGraf production facilities in Kingston, Ontario.
Anyone who picks up "2040" by Graham Tottle and reads its back cover will certainly learn that the author is an Anglo-Scot. With forbearing seafarers from Orkney and Hull, there's understandably lots of lovely writing about boats and yachts, but equally inclusive of nuclear power, robots and surveillance. Obviously as the work of a Cambridge trained historian and computer scientist, you would expect and will find the novel to be truly scientific, dimensional and 'technology-couth.'
As a Japanese company Softbank offers a robot that expresses emotion researchers in Bangladesh design a computer programme that can accurately recognise users’ emotional states by as much as 87% of the time, depending on the emotion, but especially the extremes of joy and anger.
Everyone knows R2D2!! Now consider C2D2!! the Paraswift robot that has won an award in the ‘Prolongation of service life’ category in an international competition at the COIN (Concrete Innovation Conference ) on 13 June 2014 held for the first time this year.
A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech University has developed an innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants that can contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic compounds for targeted drug delivery.
Dr Kent Brantley and missionary Nancy Writebol , the two aid workers who contracted the ebola virus and received an experimental drug while still in Africa, have been discharged from Emory University Hospital, but the experts are uncertain if the experimental drug had played any part in aiding in their recoveries.
Infineon Technologies AG and International Rectifier Corporation have signed to Infineon acquiring International Rectifier for $40 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $3 billion.
The DARPA GXV-T (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Ground XVehicleTechnology program) aims to introduce technology and mobility to make fighting vehicles more mobile, effective and affordable, by replacing the expensive and slow 'more armour' paradigm for fighter's protection.
In his "Just say No" leader, Brendan O'Neill, editor of Spiked-Online argues that "in essence, then, the new phenomenon of ‘Scottish independence’ can be seen as an end result of the dual crisis of our times: the crisis of the state and the crisis of the left, with the former inciting separatism and the latter undermining the old values of universalism
A simulation study of Ge (germanium) and Si (silicon) pOS FinFET to demonstrate that Si strain, silicide contact resistance, BTBT (band to band tunnelling) and GIDL (gate induced drain leakage) all contribute to Ge being less than ideal as a replacement for current silicon FinFETs has been undertaken by an intriguing team, half located in Glasgow, Scotland and half in San Jose, California.
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