Among the top 10 food and drink trends for 2015 which ranged from pudding bars, Middle Eastern cuisine,, keg wine, vermouth and lobster bars as well as multi-sensory dining, missing was any speculation that in 2015 Kraft and Heinz would merge company creates the world’s fifth biggest food company and third largest in North America.
A flurry of DDoS reports from DDoS protection vendors as of late, has Corero Network Security's Stephanie Weagle (below) throwing a hat into the ring. Its recently released report offers a unique perspective on the growing DDoS threat; offering a stark contrast to the majority of the reports that are saturating this months headlines.
The Minister for Youth and Women’s Employment Annabelle Ewing will open Scotland’s first bio-refinery in Fife. David Hepworth and Eric Whale of CelluComp Ltd designed the innovative biomaterial Curran and the company was awarded the IBLF Award for Innovation in Biomass Utilisation in the European Coatings Show in April this year.
As Crieff Hydro unveils hotel expansion plan to buy Peebles Hydro and the Park Hotel in the borders from McMillan Hotels , hotel developers Duddingston House Properties and the Urbanist Group – said at least £7 million would need to be spent on the the former Royal High School or New Parliament House building at the foot of Calton Hill simply to reopen it. The group unveiled plans to transform Edinburgh’s “Athens of the North” landmark into a new capital culture quarter.
Longannet in Fife, is to close after it failing to win the valuable electricity supply contract from National Grid. The coal-fired power station on the Firth of Forth, rated by environmentalists as among the 30 most-polluting plants in Europe, is to close by March 2016, after loosing out to its rival and cleaner gas-fired power station Peterhead , owned by SSE, that was granted the £15m contract.
This month, mid-Scotland Forestry and Timber region event in Stirling Management Centre raised the issue: will there be land to plant and will the lorries be able to get in? More recently a new £36 million-a-year subsidy regime designed to support Scotland's forestry industry, is claimed to lack sufficient provision of land to ensure the long term viability of the £1.7bn sector.
Such a stooshie over bonnie Eilean Donan Castle being pictured to advertise Irish castle visiting!!
Gaberlunzie had a wee spier into Google, who is currently punctiliously labelling his picture as Scottish, English, Welsh and Irish.
French luxury group LVMH's biggest watch maker Tag Heuer says it will launch a smartwatch later this year using Google Inc's Android operating system in a venture with Intel Corp to compete head-on with the Apple Watch reports Reuters.
MOMA the New York Museum of Modern Art not only currently features a retrospective of the multifaceted work of composer, musician and singer Björk, but Edinburgh’s 4 man 3Deception team is also “ honoured and proud to be involved in Songlines, with its software 3Dception powering the location-based augmented audio experience.
As global warming threatens to shift the earth's axis, the UK’s decision to join China’s new alternative to the World Bank, has disrupted London’s relationship with the US, and Europe has followed suit to become founders of the new Chinese-led Asian investment bank, viewed by the USA as rival to the post WWII World Bank.
IBM and Twitter have announced the availability of industry-first cloud data services that allow business professionals and developers to extract actionable business insights from Twitter data. With more than 100 early client engagements underway, the IBM and Twitter partnership is already helping enterprise clients apply social data to business decisions.
Queensland scientists in Australia have found that non-invasive ultrasound technology can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease and restore memory. University of Queensland researchers discover that the innovative drug-free approach breaks apart the neurotoxic amyloid plaques that result in memory loss and cognitive decline.
UK and US based insurance technology leader, Aquarium Software have scooped up Vice Chairman of Manchester City FC and appoints him as its Strategic Development Director, with a clear brief to pursue the firm’s rise to the top of the world’s insurance platform software houses premier league.
An IEEE survey, conducted by YouGov, finds twice as many millennials as baby boomers saying they don’t think it’s important to teach science, technology, engineering or mathematics at school. Overseas, others think differently.
Ten day countdown to a total eclipse of the sun will take place, visible from the North Atlantic Ocean. Observers in the UK and Ireland will see a partial solar eclipse, with up to 97% of the Sun blocked out. This will be the deepest eclipse in the UK since 1999 and not happening again until 2026. Lerwick will be a prime viewing site. Though as Gaberlunzie seems to remember a lot depends on the cloud cover and rain/snow of course!
A new UK partnership Adwen (slightly hi-jacked from Adidas), will be responsible for the design, manufacturing, installation, commissioning and services of offshore wind turbines which will be manufactured in Germany, Bremerhaven and Stade. Gamesa and AREVA announce they have signed the definitive agreements and closed the transaction for the creation of Adwen, a JV dedicated to offshore wind and responsible for design, manufacturing, installation, commissioning and services of offshore wind turbines.
UK could be on the brink of a technological revolution, with 80 per cent of manufacturers predicting radical change by 2025 and currently Innovise IES, creator of smart autonomous operations using Cortex Intelligent Automation, has announcde first year apprentice, James Briers, has been received the Apprentice of the Year award.
Light behaves both as a particle and as a wave. Since Einstein, scientists have been trying to observe both of these aspects of light simultaneously. Now, scientists at EPFL have succeeded in capturing the first-ever snapshot of this behaviour.
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