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.
Lesley Anne Glover, CBE, FRSE and FASM is a Scottish biologist and Professor of Molecular and Cell biology at the University of Aberdeen. But best of all, she can now put her indubitable skills to use where they are sorely needed, not wasting them as chief scientific adviser to the President of the European Commission, who is to dispose of all his policy advisors and clearly determined to get rid of the brightest women players too.
Gaberluzie was going to cover the marvellous Rosetta and Philae adventures using Leicestor University and its Professor Stan Cowley in-depth knowledge en route to landing on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and the recovery of a host of information, even if the little robot worker is not empowered by the sun ever again.
A New York Times article on the Failure Age may well be the coining of a descriptor term 'failurage' that not only addresses the impact of excessive innovatio, but also inevitable and implicitly hurtful accompanying impact.
Like most people, Gaberlunzie's ancestors followed a diversity of occupations ranging from medical, manufacturing, a minister and a naval ship's engineer. The one thing all of them had in common was a liking for technology, and especially for weather barometers. As a result, Gaberlunzie has grown up with an acute fondness for an aneroid barometer, a ship's chronometer and an Admiral Fitzroy, though with the exception of the chronometer, he's uncertain who owned what!!
Nexio Simulation is a French SME subsidiary of Nexio Group, that develops electromagnetic simulation software called Capitole-EM to study the electromagnetic behaviour of any product during the design process and before the manufacturing phase.
Every year, 25,000 people die as a result of antimicrobial resistance in Europe. A global action plan against one of the greatest health threats of our time is the aim of a conference currently underway in Oslo. Representatives from 40 countries are attending the conference arranged by Norway together with six other countries and the WHO (World Health Organisation).
Six weeks of intense competition finds Joseph Nii Tettey Ashong has winner of ‘The Scholarship’, the Apprentice-style radio reality show offering one talented Ghanaian student a fully paid place at the University of Dundee.
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