A massive increase in the use and applications of 3D printers is encouraging huge growth in the market for 3D printing materials. The total consumable market in 2013 was $800m and expects to reach $8bn by 2025. IDTechEx report on "3D Printing Materials 2015-2025, covering status, opportunities, and market forecasts" has as lead author, Rachel Gordon, Technology Analyst, at IDTechEx. In Europe SASAM (Standardisation in Additivie Manufacture) with its 17 partner consortium has published its RoadMap for Standarisation.
Quantum computers will have great importance in the future but, despite all efforts, research is still in its infancy. One major difficulty is understanding what criteria a quantum system should meet to be able to solve problems that prove impossible for conventional computers.
A week ago, directors of Edinburgh based Pelamis announced they were unable to secure the additional funding required for further development of its wave energy technology. The board reluctantly has appointed an administrator to assess the options for securing a future for the business and Pelamis employees.
Lord Smith's report outlining the most important transfer of powers in Scotland’s democratic history entails full control over income tax, new borrowing powers, a new Scottish welfare system, yet with the continuation of the Barnett Formula.
It has finally happened, writes Bernard-Louis Roques in the 9th edition of the Truffle 100 that carries a graph where the lines representing profits (€6.3bn) and research & development (€6.9bn) have crossed!
Touchless sensing technologies initially used in applications such as automatic water closet flushing,and automatic doors which required to sense motion to create response. Now advanced touchless sensing as with gesture, voice, brain wave and eye tracking have emerged and the the application potential expanded considerably. For consumer application segments, gesture sensing is expected as the most promising touchless interface but there remains the question of whether touchless can ever have that cutting edge?
Having endured a whole day without the internet (just don't go there!!) Gaberlunzie was flash-dashing through releases. He offers you the best Christmas stocking presents with Sticko an ingenious suction-cup gadget for everyone you know and the tracker bluetooth Lupo devise is also available now. In addition he also offers you the lowdown on Global B2B secrets; not to mention your Get-out-of-Zorpia free card, courtesy of Google.
The world’s leading scientists and engineers in micro and nanoelectronics convene in San Francisco from December 15-17, 2014 for the 60th IEDM (IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting). They continue in its tradition of spotlighting technical breakthroughs in a wide range of applications, such as logic, memory, MEMs, sensors, displays, flexible electronics, biomedical imaging, power electronics, energy harvesting and more.
As Manchester University start-up 2-DTech signs a MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) to become a project partner of the NGI (National Graphene Institute) Chalmers University, Sweden, offers a Graphene MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).
Italian headquartered Eurotech Group has launched its Hive (High Velocity) system in the Aurora line of supercomputers built on Bricks supercomputing architecture for acceleration, optimisation and flexibility. A leading player in the M2M/IoT marketplace, it has also joined the Red Hat Partner Program, becoming a Red Hat ISV Advanced Partner.
The UK has become Europe's most entrepreneurial economy and has climbed five places to fourth globally, according to the 2015 edition of the GEI (Global Entrepreneurship Index) according to Imperial College Business School with collaborators in London School of Economics and Unversities of Pécs and George Mason.
Giraffa camelopardalis is the archetypal African savanna animal, a fixture on every safari agenda as a fascinating animal. Contrary to many of the continent’s other wild animals, the long-necked lovelies are rather poorly studied. Based on their markings, distribution and genome, some nine subspecies are nrecognised – including the two subspecies Angola Giraffe (Giraffa c. angolensis) and South African Giraffe (Giraffa c. giraffa).
Offshore wind is now an annual multi-billion pound market poised for double-digit growth at least until 2020. This is exactly why a 20:20 vision of ''Beyond 2020 energy policy dialogues should start now, to discover the scenarios of what wind farm operators and other energy player should be planning to co-ordinate when current turbine lifetimes expire.
As NPL (National Physical Laboratory) and Manchester University sign a MOU (memorandum of understanding to work on quality and standards to bring graphene closer to practical use, ab approach to accelerate commercialisation of the remarkable 2D material, on the other side of the globe is Ionic Industries aka Grafitech, subsidiary of Australia's Strategic Energy Resources at work with Monash University to develop sustainable manufacture of graphene from natural graphite and grapheme-based nano-filtration membranes.
US and European nuclear experts and observers emphasise that an industry which has previously been geared up for expansion may have little acquaintance with decommission costs, and shortage of nuclear engineers. It is viewed as an emerging market of somet €80.4bn as an estimated spend for global decommissioning in the next 25 year with some 200 reactors to be shut down by 2040.
Scientists at TSRI (The Scripps Research Institute) identify weak spots on the surface of Ebola virus that are targeted by antibodies in ZMapp, the experimental drug administered to several patients during the recent Ebola outbreak.
A new kind of clean, cheap battery that stores energy from solar and wind power has come to market. It is claimed as by far the cheapest of a new generation of large, long-lived batteries that could make it possible to rely heavily on intermittent, renewable energy sources.
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