"The Register" comments “Don't say you weren't warned: Miele went full on with IoHDT (Internet-of-Things with a network-connected) dishwasher, gave it a web server, and now finds itself on the wrong end of a security bug report – and it's accused of ignoring the warning.
With an estimated 45 million fake £1 coins in circulation, Britain gets what is claimed to be a fraud-proof coin as the Royal Mint releases 1.5 billion one-pound coins that feature a 12-sided bimetallic design, a hologram and other discrete anti-counterfeiting measures. A different printing milestone emerges at Massachusettes Institute of Technology with the recent 3D printed autonomous sensory composite robots, that are provided with sensor laden robotic skin that can feel.
The Centres will give academics and industry access to powerful computers to support research in engineering and physical sciences, and will officially be launched on Thursday 30 March at the Thinktank science museum, Birmingham. Funded by £20 million from the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) the centres around the UK, locate at the Universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Exeter, and Oxford, Loughborough, and UCL.
CeBIT 2017 closed in Hannover, after five action-packed days as this year’s event, tangibly conveyed digitalisation potential and how best to achieve it. More than 3,000 exhibitors from 70 nations showcased their innovations for digital transformation of the economy and society, under the lead theme of “d!conomy – no limits”. This year’s Partner Country, Japan made a major impact from the start. The other highlight is from 2018 on, CeBIT will be staged in a new June time slot recast as Europe’s leading “Events Platform” for digital transformation.
Ideagen Plc, the Nottingham-based information management software provider, has acquired UK based PleaseTech Ltd, specialist in the development of software approaches for collaborative authoring and review of corporate documentation. The PleaseTech purchase is Ideagen’s 12th in nine years. In 2016, it made three successful acquisitions in IPI Solutions Ltd, Covalent Software Ltd and Logen Ltd.
A Chance find has big implications for water treatment’s costs and carbon footprint when it was discovered accidentally that bacteria found during research, supported by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) could fundamentally re-shape efforts to cut the huge amount of electricity consumed during wastewater clean-up.
A new study of atomoxetine, a drug used to treat ADH (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder) is associated with improved reading skills among children 10-16 years of age with either dyslexia alone, or with ADHD and dyslexia, compared to placebo.
Researchers are developing so-called ‘brain-computer interfaces’ (BCIs) following recent advances in electronics and computing. These technologies can ‘read’ and use human thought in order to control machines, for example, humanoid robots.
The 8th Annual Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management Conference Europe (24-25 May, Manchester, UK). With over 300 attendees expected, Europe’s leading nuclear decommissioning and waste management conference unites all key industry experts, providing the ideal platform to discuss how to optimally address the industry’s biggest challenges, opportunities and innovations.
A team of surgeons and engineers of Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, and the ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, University of Bern, have developed a high-precision surgical robot for cochlear implantation. Recently they report on their first successful Robotic Cochlear Implantation (RCI) in Science Robotics.
As Amsterdam-based Sightcorp uses a simple webcam, its Face Analysis Technology is able to track and measure consumers’ unbiased behaviour responses and interest in different real-life scenarios, in a totally automated and non-intrusive way. Now German Heidelberg-based Dermalog's "Face Matching" claims to be the fastest software for biometric Face Matching on the market. Speed is at 100 million matches per second on a single blade and is accompanied by a low failure rate that the confirmed working speed is ahead of the competition.
The "New York Times's" shrewd ditorDean Banquet discusses with UK's "The Drum" an assessment of the media landscape under Trump administration in which he opts to cover the hell out of the President and is preparing for the story of a generation "I like this relationship we have.. he said. “The most natural state of affairs between the news media and the president is tension. It should be tense. We shouldn’t be friendly.”
Two years ago, Igor van Gemert started the Alliander innovation satellite SIM CI , Simulating Critical Infrastructures. He brought together a team of physicists, mathematicians, GIS specialists and programmers. The goal: using 3D/VR simulations to identify and assess the weaknesses and risk inherent to critical infrastructures.
Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces. However, one fifth of the world population still lacks access to energy and 3 billion people rely on wood, coal or animal waste for cooking and heating. Today, sustainable energy and climate change are big global concerns. The interconnection of grids would open up an unprecedented opportunity to globally share the resources of the whole planet, bringing clean energy to everybody, everywhere in the world.
Researchers measuring the impact on cancer stem cell metabolism of 3 natural substances, 3 experimental pharmaceuticals and 1 clinical drug disclose that Vitamin C is up to ten times more effective at stopping cancer cell growth than pharmaceuticals such as 2-DG, according to scientists in Salford, UK.
The share of women among researchers has increased between four and 11 percentage points between the periods 1996-2000 and 2011-2015 throughout 12 geographies. Across these geographies, women’s scholarly articles are cited or downloaded at a similar rates to men’s, despite women tending to publish fewer articles on average than men.
Precise knowledge of the connections in the brain – the links between all the nerve cells – is a prerequisite for better understanding this most complex of organs. Researchers from Heidelberg University have now developed a new algorithm – a computational procedure – that can extract this connectivity pattern with far greater precision than previously possible from microscopic images of the brain. Prof. Dr Fred Hamprecht, head of the "Image Analysis and Learning" working group at the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing, expects such automated image data analysis to bring about great strides in the neurosciences. It will likely lead to a circuit diagram of the brain.
“The launch bottleneck is causing issues,” says Craig Clark, Clyde Space CEO. "Many companies were unable to send their satellites into orbit in 2016 due to multiple launch delays. As a result, firms were unable to generate data and revenue. We would have seen faster growth.
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