As Europe notes that the economic impact of the Internet of Things will be measured in Centillions, resultant benefits of a connected society are significant, disruptive and transformational. Along with opportunity, FUD (fear uncertainty and doubt) arises over IoT security systems. Responding the IoTSF (IoT Security Foundation ) has been established and will launch September 23 in London, with the Io/T World Forum follow up in November 18-19 in London. Currently any search for IoTSF tends to land up in the IBM’s IoT Foundation lap!!
Biotechnology business Xgenex LLC bsiness at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, now has a commercial agreement with AquaBella Organic Solutions micro-organism innovation for the North America sales of AquaBella, the bio-enzyme water treatment and TerraBella, an organic sustainable soil corrective and root inoculant that improves produce quality, increases yield in a variety of soils and climates, and relieves drought pressure in hard-hit areas of North America. Here in the UK the already valuable Farm Machinery locator is now offering an intriguing, online, UPDATING (!) infographic.
United Kingdom is a great destination when it comes to jobs and prospects for expats, but it only ranks at 31 place among global sites, and its high costs of living and dreary weather drive the UK expats to the continent. Ecuador, Mexico and Malta once again top the best places to live abroad list.
"We produce more than 15 million meals of salmon per day in Norway. Farmed salmon is Norway's most profitable food industry and among the few examples of Norwegian food production that does not receive subsidies. It is difficult, however, to find a food that is more contentious, says Professor Marianne Lien, author of "Aquaculture and the Domestication of Fish."
Diageo, the drinks business, is disclosed as among the highest polluters of any Scottish industrial site. Its Cameronbridge grain distillery at Leven, Fife has CO2 (carbon dioxide) pollution risen to record highs and some of its $3bn profits have to go to meeting past promises successfully. But another slant on Diageo does point to its holistic approach where responsible drinking, female empowerment and access to safe water are also issues of concern.
Although Gaberlunzie has never been into taking selfies, he does find it quite an amusing sideline activity thanks to the ubiquitous smart phone. But its hats off to NASA and Corey S. Powell @coreyspowell
Springer, that giant in science publishing has retracted 64 articles from 10 of its journals after officials realised that “peer reviews” were linked to fake email accounts.Over the past three years, some 230 papers have been withdrawn because of false review issues, according to the academic blog that reports on academic publishing plagiarism and fraud.
Plan Bee Ltd gets a new chairman in Mark McDavid who has 30 years’ experience in the consumer goods industry. That included MD at Aunt Bessie’s Ltd, Hallmark Greeting Cards PLC, Marine Harvest Salmon and Northern Foods. Currently he is Chairman of Yorkshire food producer HECK! and non-exec director of National Services Scotland.
Scottish solar power in a Google search retrieves seven webpage stories - latest being the issue that a small Feed In Tarriff will make future renewable energy small scale solar projects unviable. A similar Scottish wave & tidal power search offers an old story from September 2014, a Wikipedia renewable energy piece and four other tales, one being an EMEC blog on Virginia looking to Scottish marine renewables and of course an inevitable solar panel 2015 advert.
Experimental physicist Rainer Blatt from the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information is awarded the international John Stewart Bell Prize for his pioneering research in quantum physics at an award ceremony at the University of Toronto on 20 August 2015.
Gaberlunzie is impressed by the DxO’s ONE recently-announced “connected camera,” that has just been awarded the prestigious EISA Award for 2015-2016 in the category of "Best European Photo Innovation". The European Image and Sound Association, more than 15 of the biggest photography magazines through Europe, praised the design of DxO’s first ever camera, as well as the company’s ability to go beyond the conventional approach when creating a camera of this quality.
GE is likely to secure EU approval for its proposed €12.4-billion ($13.8 billion) bid for the French ALSO.PA (Alstom's power business) its largest ever dea,l reports Reuters. European Commission approval comes after its rejection 14 years ago when GE attempted a $42 billion takeover of HON.N (Honeywell International), despite US authorities approval.
Hats off to Harvard student Aran Khanna who loses a Facebook internship after pointing out privacy flaws, but has been offered another internship with a tech start-up in Silicon Valley and learnt much from the incident.
The 2015 ECNP Media Award, in recognition of outstanding contributions to destigmatising disorders of the brain, will be presented to Mary Baker during the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Congress in Amsterdam this month .
If ever Gaberlunzie longed to be a fly on the wall, the 3rd HLF (Heidelberg Laureate Forum), from August 23-28 is where scientists and the ethical challenges of computational science will be aired at the multi-faceted discussion on Big Data and resolving challenges produced by computational science.
For music enthusiasts, Elysion is the Greek gothic-metal band from Athens, formed in 2006 members Christianna (lead vocals), Johnny Zero (guitar),[Anthony FxF (bass guitar), Nid (guitar) and Laitsman (drums). Blue tooth enthusiasts know Elysion as a Spaceship speaker, but for the Carl Zeiss Foundation, ELYSION is the Advanced Lab for Electrochemistry& Electro-organic Synthesis at Mainz University.
SCOTTISH life sciences company AvantiCell has secured European funding to support its work in cell-based analysis and one of only four UK companies from some 310 uk applicants to be chosen for phase one of the Horizon 2020 SME instrument project.
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