As computers continue to shrink, moving from desks and laps to hands and wrists— memory has to become smaller, more stable and energy conscious. At Drexel University’s College of Engineering, a group of researchers is trying to achieve that with help from a new class of materials, whose magnetism can be controlled by the flick of a switch. At North Carolina State University, researchers discover that electron spin brings a previously unknown degree of order to the high entropy alloy NiFeCrCo (nickel iron chromium cobalt), and may play a role in giving the alloy its desirable properties.
Estonia may be tiny, its population a mere 1.3 million, yet it produces more start-ups per head than any other country in Europe and is the birthplace of Skype. Together with the University of Tartu both organisations are to explore what factors EW hinder women joining the fast growth ICT sector, something that has taxed many andalready been explored without the desired outcome. Peprhaps this time something will develop to change the situation.
Based on methods developed by scientists fromPoland’s Lodz University of Technology, a spinoff company AGP has created a production process for graphene that is unique and also extremely efficient as it introduces an entirely new graphene product HSMG (High Strength Metallurgical Graphene) produced on a liquid metal substrate.
Seeking to develop nextgen micro-electronic transistors, researchers have been hunting a silicon replacement witih a wealth of recent research going into fully flexible electronic circuitry focused on various organic and metal-oxide ink materials, which can lack the favorable electronic properties of Can't Meet Our Standard CMOS silicon but do offer superior "printability." The result is printable, wearable, and even edible!
Where some claim the future is digital, others emphasise it is distributed and will have an impact on digital currencies such as Bitcoin. The algorithm mining money making method has a total value now of approximately $3.4 billion, and companies and investors are at work to prove the technology makes financial services both cheaper and more useful.
Ancala Partners which in September 2014 advised Antin Infrastructure Partners on the acquisition of Roadchef, from Delek Group, an Isreali energy and infrastructure conglomerate, has itself now bought the Perth-based Green Highland Renewables.
Sensorsolutions GmbH is a provider of IT systems for sports analysis, motion and performance measurement, has announced its advanced version of SensoGlove, the first digital golf glove with wearable sensor technology, is available at 20% off from now until Father’s Day, June 21, 2015. Alternately to Gaberlunzie’s way of thinking another sensory experience, is that one in whisky, foodand craft beer on offer from 27-28 May, at the island of Jura Tastival 2015 .
Cambridge Consultants has successfully completed initial trials of the world’s first fully digital radio transmitter. Unlike SDR (software-defined radio), it does not mix of analog and digital components, but is completely digital, a radio that can enable new ways of using spectrum intelligently. Pizzicato – tit is claimed will unlock the potential of the IoT or IoE opening the door to new dynamics in which the 100 billion IoT devices operate together in a crowded radio spectrum and enables the creation of 5G systems, with multiple radios and antennas.
Website foundries are working overtime. The html wizards are casting their spells. In three days time, intensive work on the new website Madeherenow.com will be launched at 6.30pm at the Building Centre Gallery, London, featuring speeches by (below) author and commentator Will Hutton and CEO of the EEF, the manufacturer's organisation Terry Scuoler
The HWDT (Hebridean Whale and Dophin Trust) reports a doubling of common dolphin encounters in the Hebrides. This substantial increase in common dolphin encounters off western Scotland is to be studied by Cetacean Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust in a new season of marine research expeditions beginning next month.
The ever changing face of technology coupled with demanding business requirements dictates enterprises revamp existing enterprise applications, with newer versions supporting such disruptive technologies such as cloud, mobility and analytics.
University of Dundee student Ellis O’Connor has been selected for a month-long residency in the Arctic. Aged 23 she graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, part of the University, last year, recently winning the RSA Landscape Award at the prestigious New Contemporaries exhibition in Edinburgh.
Global wind and solar company, Mainstream Renewable Power, has announced that its 448MW offshore wind farm, 15 miles off the Scottish Fife coast will use two newly launched technologies set to decrease costs, reduce construction and operational risk, improve safety and accordingly provide the cheapest electricity ever produced by a UK offshore wind farm.
Researchers from the University of Waterloo in Canada report a new design for electromagnetic energy harvesting, based on the "full absorption concept." This involves the use of metamaterials tailored to produce media that neither reflects nor transmits any power—enabling full absorption of incident waves at a specific range of frequencies and polarisations.
Silicon Labs, microcontroller, wireless connectivity, analog and sensor provider for the IOT (Internet of Things) may be moving into IOE (everything) domain with its introduction of a digital audio bridge chip and evaluation kit designed to simplify the development of accessories for iOS devices.
Co-founder of Opera Software in 1995, Jon von Tetzchner left the company in 2011, citing differences with the board over Opera’s future. In 2013 together with (below right) fellow former Opera employee Tatsuki Tomita, Vivaldi.net was started operating a community site, but focused on building the Vivaldi web browser.
Renewables energy continues to destabilise the German energy grid. In Cologne recently several areas experienced black outs three times in 24 hours. One outage lasted for 45 minutes. As "The Herald" trumpets solar power's coming of age in Scotland, time to examine hybrid systems as well.
A new and unusual computer game has been developed that allows players to experience and explore the complexities of sustainable fishing. The game allows players to directly investigate the effects of different fisheries management measures on fishermen’s behaviour. It was also used to engage fishermen in discussions about possible incentives of different management measures aiming to conserve fish stocks in European waters.
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