YEAY, is claimed to be a new easy to use E-commerce app, that uses video as opposed to traditional selling formats. It has successfully closed a seed funding round with an investment of single-digit millions in euros from Grazia Equity. YEAY also welcomed Elio Leoni-Sceti (chairman of LSG Holdings) and Erhard Schoewel (eon executive board member of COTY) among other notable investors. The funding will be used to support YEAY’s product development and recruitment as it releases into open beta.
MOMENTUM JV, comprising Amec Foster Wheeler, Assystem and KEPCO E&C, named construction management-as-agent contractor on unique international project. Representatives of the ITER Organisation announce they have signed a CMA (construction management-as-agent) contract with the MOMENTUM joint venture, led by Amec Foster Wheeler in partnership with Assystem and KEPCO Engineering and Construction Company.
The current London bee tracking project together with the across-UK spread to restore the Black bee is just part of a major move by global countries to defend, protect and improve honey bees status. Witness recent developments in Oslo and America, where new data shows that a horrifying 40% of American honeybees died in a one-month -period ending in April. In Scotland, another approach can be found as Plan Bee is a finalist in the Scottish Beer Awards with its Beehive Brae Honey Beer.
To study the brain cell’s operation and test the effect of medication on individual cells, the conventional Petri dish with flat electrodes is not sufficient. For truly realistic studies, cells have to flourish within three-dimensional surroundings.
China keeps its No. 1 ranking on the 47th edition of the TOP500 list of the world’s top supercomputers, but this time with a new system built entirely using China designed and made processors. Sunway TaihuLight is the new No. 1 system with 93 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) on the LINPACK benchmark.
The neurodegeneration that occurs in Parkinson’s disease is a result of stress on the endoplasmic reticulum in the cell, rather than failure of the mitochondria as previously thought. According to a study in fruit flies it was found that the death of neurons associated with the disease was prevented when chemicals that block the effects of endoplasmic reticulum stress were used.
Some 500 million people worldwide suffer from hearing loss, so it is Oticon's ambition that its customers, hearing clinics throughout the world, would prefer to use their products for people with impaired hearing. The majority of people with hearing loss are over the age of 50, while 8 per cent are under the age of 18. Now, advanced audiology and hearing aid technology sees the launch of Oticon Opn, the world’s first internet connected hearing aid, that also opens up a world of possibilities for IoT devices.
NuData Security and Varonis make some powerful pitches to rub up on user names and passwords with NuData Security director Lisa Baergen admitting ruefully to sounding “like a broken record; but here we are again, news of yet another hack attack hits the wire. It’s only been a couple of weeks since TeamViewer user accounts were hijacked, and now GoToMYPC hit by a very sophisticated password attack. No matter how long it takes to come out, the bottom line is that organisations have to stop thinking “what IF” and accepting it should be seen as “ WHEN” we get hit…
Naked mole-rats (Heterocephalus glaber), also known as the sand puppy or desert mole rat, is a burrowing blesmol native to parts of East Africa and are the longest-living rodent species and exhibit “extraordinary” resistance to cancer. Mole-rats live up to 30 years, or 10 times longer than mice, and captured colonies almost never show any type of cancer. Understanding these animals’ anti-cancer mechanisms may help advance human treatment in the future, according to a collaborative research team from Hokkaido University and Keio University in Japan.
The European Commission’s Horizon 2020 funding programme is supporting the largest and most ambitious assessment of deep-sea Atlantic ecosystems ever undertaken through the €9 million ATLAS (A trans-Atlantic assessment and deep-sea ecosystem-based spatial management plan for Europe) project, which kicked-off on 13-15 June 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The low voltage distribution network under the microscope as Stuttgart's folk festival on the "Wasen" one of the largest folk festivals in Europe, proves both a challenge for the grid operator in Stuttgart and in 2015 also serves as a field test. Mobile measuring boxes captured all load flows in the ten local secondary substations on the festival site precisely to the second. Measurements not only increase the supply assurance of a folk festival, but In the mid-term it is intended that such measures will toughen up the entire distribution network for future energy supply to the region covered by the Stuttgart grid.
Home storage systems for PV (photovoltaic) electricity are gaining attractiveness, as their costs are declining. However, standardised, verifiable criteria for end clients to assess their performance are still lacking. The largest German study so far has now been launched to analyse commercial systems with respect to safety, quality, and grid suitability and to derive recommendations for manufacturers, standardisation bodies, and authorities. The “SafetyFirst” project is funded with€4 million by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and scheduled for a duration of three years.
Parasitic nematode worms are the `hidden enemy’ of farmers world-wide, causing billions of pounds worth of crop damage every year. Now an international research (the collaboration of some 15 Universities and research bodies, led by the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute) has detailed the genome sequence and inner workings of the yellow potato cyst nematode (PCN), giving scientists new insights into how it can be stopped.
Biometric Authentication is key to increased payment security. A new study from Juniper Research has found that eCommerce merchants and financial institutions will be investing heavily in online fraud detection solutions over the next five years, with annual spending reaching $9.2 billion by 2020, up by 30% on current levels as mobile fraud grows rapidly
The Industry 4.0 revolution blurs that line between physical and virtual worlds, forcing manufacturers to accelerate digital modernisation. With the sector facing the possibility of a third recession in the space of a decade, the future of manufacturing holds both serious threats as well as significant opportunities.
GFIA (Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture) conference, to be held in Abu Dhabi in March 2017 is the largest agriculture event in the Middle East and last year was attended by over 4,500 people from 85 countries. This year, Professor Toby Mottram has been invited to speak about the projects that eCow is currently developing and how the technology has the potential to change the way we manage livestock for the better.
With Australian created silicon qubits performing operations with one-sixth of the errors of superconducting circuits, a team in California and Spain have made an experimental prototype of a quantum computer device that can solve a wide range of problems in such fields as chemistry and physics. It also has the potential to be scaled up to larger systems.
Advancements in electronics technology are enabling medical electronic equipment designed for faster diagnosis, improved patient quality of life, and new drug-based therapies, writes (below right) Rachel Gordon, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx Patient monitoring, display, and testing equipment is becoming more accurate, versatile, compact and portable allowing for improved bedside treatment.
Gaberlunzie is charmed to hear that Japanese scientists are behind the discovery of element 113, the first atomic element found, not in Europe or the United States, but in Asia. It is dubbed "ununtrium" but to be named "nihonium" after the Japanese-language name for the country.
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