Edinburgh software house Ecometrica, based in London, Boston and Montreal, that allows businesses to analyse environmental data from space, is now targeting substantial growth in the UK and North America, having become the first Scottish company to receive funding from Clydesdale Bank’s new Emerging Technology Unit.
A robotic surgeon STAR (Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot) has been taught to perform that delicate procedure—stitching soft tissue together with a needle and thread. It proves more precise and reliable than even the best human doctor. And in the background discover KUKA Aktiengesellschaf and its subsidiary KUKA connyun
IBM Research announced today that for the first time ever it is making quantum computing available to members of the public, who can access and run experiments on IBM’s quantum processor. IBM scientists have built a quantum processor that users can access through a first-of-a-kind quantum computing platform delivered via the IBM Cloud onto any desktop or mobile device. IBM believes quantum computing is the future of computing and has the potential to solve certain problems that are impossible to solve on today’s supercomputers.
For the first time, scientists have shown that MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) and other antibiotic-resistant ‘superbugs’ infections can be tracked across Europe, by combining whole-genome sequencing with a web-based system. In mBio today researchers at Imperial College, London, and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute worked with a European network representing doctors in 450 hospitals in 25 countries to successfully interpret and visualise the spread of drug-resistant MRSA.
Australian computer scientist Craig Wright has come forward as the founder of the online currency, doing so to the BBC, the Economist and GQ early on May 2nd. He authenticated, or should that be verified, to each publication early Bitcoin crypto graphical keys and claimed to be the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto who credited with founding the technology in 2008.
Where robots may be the religion of some, in Bejing the robot monk Xian'er teaches Buddhism. In the west, SpatialSound Wave from Fraunhofer means sound can be freely positioned so that visual and acoustic events coincide realistically. Zurich Opera House has used the 3Dl sound since January with sound technicians adjusting sound effects live and enlarge spaces acoustically.
Gaberlunzie confesses to being a tad muddled over the Brexit issue. In order to gain enlightenment, he has indulged in Friday hookey exercise with a browse of "The Economist" and others. He hopes this combination of opinions clarifies something, even if it's only rediscovering that great Chinese proverb: "May you live in interesting times."
Heat dissipation in electronics and optoelectronics is a wicked bottleneck in the further development of systems in these fields. To come to grips with this issue, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed an efficient way of cooling electronics using functionalised graphene nanoflakes. The results are published in “Nature Communications”.
Party affiliation plays a significant role in Austria and across Europe when it comes to filling management positions in independent regulatory bodies. This is one of the key findings of a study conducted as part of a project by the Austrian Science Fund FWF. Telecommunications, utilities and public transport are three former government monopolies that have been privatised in many countries in the course of market liberalisation over the past 20 years. The state control function was taken over by independent regulatory bodies operating thus beyond the reach of government bureaucracy.
Five of the eight largest healthcare security breaches that occurred since the beginning of 2010 – those with more than 1 million records reportedly compromised – took place during the first six months of 2015, according to IBM X-Force's "2016 Cyber Security Intelligence Index." And in 2015 overall, more than 100 million healthcare records reportedly were compromised, the report said.
Among leading R&D partners in the development of surface technologies for organic electronics, the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP will be exhibiting its recent achievements in vacuum coating of ultra-thin glass at SVC TechCon 2016 (Booth 846), taking place in Indianapolis, USA from May 9 – 13.
75 per cent of mobile phone devices still not insured. Aquarium Software, global insurance technology expert, warns that consumers are storing up a potential uninsured gadget time-bomb, and advises the insurance industry to take the bull by the horns and help educate consumers.
In a thoughtful examination of Google as top target for European regulators and privacy watchdogs, who openly fear and distrust its dominance since the American tech giant’s search engine alone sweeps up roughly 90 percent of the European market, the "New York Times" observes that the landmark court ruling to rein in Google has ironically put it as head of Europe's enforcement of Internet privacy.
Wistiki is coming to the UK with a series of stylish item trackers created in cooperation with the French designer Philippe Starck (below right) and are made to fit in with your lifestyle, rather than appearing like a house arrest bracelet!
In February the UK's HFEA ( Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority) approved the first studies of New Gene Editing Technique CRISPR on human embryos. The technique offers hope for victims of genetic conditions and infertility, but it also raises some misgivings over ethical issues.
Created inside a thermos tube of Graphene, Carbyne is said to be stronger than both graphene and diamond, and twice as stiff as the stiffest known materials. Simultaneously sustainable industry carbon, emerging from research at University of Vienna, Austria, discovers new super material Steambio, a sustainable industry carbon. Glasgow will be hosting a Meeting & Workshop on Steambio from 28-29th June.
The US Navy has awarded UK's BAE Systems a $22 million contract to produce the Archerfish mine neutralisers for its use, while the Royal Navy’s ice patrol ship HMS Protector has launched tiny pilotless aircraft from its decks for the first time to assist with Antartic navigation.
A team of scientists in the UK and Bangladesh turn to combined knowledge of the global scientific community to address that fearsome fungal disease, wheat blast, an emerging threat to Asian agriculture which follows upon the heels of Europe's ash dieback.
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