The first robotic micro-sub capable of being used from a larger robotic boat has been on show in the Marine Autonomous and Technology Annual Showcase this November, held at the NOC (National Oceanography Centre).
VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland has developed a unique solution to measure in-store shopper’s intentions. The implementation respects privacy -with no identity information about shoppers being collected. The objective is to start commercial deliveries in spring 2017.
Technology developed at the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) in South Africa is an ingenious new-generation fingerprinting sensing technology using high-speed, large-volume OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography). The device will contribute both to law enforcement and forensics in general.
The UK government is pro-fracking and Swiss authorities are against it, so why is there very little difference in policy outcomes between the two? Paul Cairney (University of Stirling) queries this, together with Karin Ingold (University of Bern) and Manuel Fischer (Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology) .
EuroLab-4-HPC is pleased to announce the second call for proposals for Cross-Site Collaboration Grants to initiate and promote Cross-site Actions. Grants are available for short cross-discipline stays, targeted at PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and academics, working in multiple layers of the HPC system stack (architecture, runtime, tools). Deadline is 9/12/16.
Evidence of a possible role for biofilms in the pathogenesis and chronicity of atopic dermatitis, plaque psoriasis, Lyme disease and tinea versicolor In atopic dermatitis, plaque psoriasis and Lyme disease, suggests that biofilm-mediated Toll-like-receptor 2 recruitment and activation of the MyD88 pathway is essential.
Fraunhofer FEP with extensive and long lasting expertise and know-how in operating R&D lines for manufacturing of OLED lighting devices as
one of the core team partners within the European pilot line project PI-SCALE. Fraunhofer FEP now presents its first demonstrators of flexible OLEDs from first pilot line production within the PI-SCALE project at the IDW 23rd International Display Workshops in Fukuoka, Japan, from December 7-9, 2016, 4th floor, booth no. 13.
Skyscanner’s merger with China’s Ctrip and FanDuel merging with rival Draft Kings is in the first case, an “incredible achievement” and in the second, a merger to help recovery from a year in which both saw companies' values plummet with several Attorneys General questioning the games legality in different states. This merger must still be approved by regulators and only expects to close in second half of 2017. By contrast Skyscanner founder Gareth Williams says that the company “remains completely committed” to Scotland following its £1.4 billion sale to China's travel management group, Ctrip. Williams founded the business in 2003 with Bonamy Grimes and Barry Smith.
Government is to implement a new diverted profits restriction, tackling tax relief for corporate interest expenses to “reform the way that relief is provided for historic losses,” according to chancellor Philip Hammond who aims a new diverted profits restriction tackling tax relief for corporate interest expenses
In October last year, Nesta launched the EDCi (European Digital City Index) (EDCi), a ranking intended to measure how well different cities across Europe support start-ups and scale-ups in digital industries. Today, as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, we are launching the 2016 version of the EDCi, which again describes the ‘fertility’ or attractiveness of different European cities for digital entrepreneurs. As before, this is not a simple count of the number of new firms or capital flows, but a composite measure of the varied factors which matter to founders and young firms.
Technavio announces the top six leading vendors in their recent global boric acid market report. This research report also lists seven other prominent vendors that are expected to impact the market during the forecast period. In 2015, APAC dominated the market with more than 57% share. “The region will sustain its market share owing to the growth in construction activities, fostered by rapid urbanisation and economic growth, especially in developing economies,” says Swapnil Tejveer Sharma Mutsuddi, lead specialty chemicals analyst,Technavio.
World Health Organisation launches World Antibiotic Awareness Week this month. Antibiotics development has added 20 years average to our lives. But antibiotic resistance is threatening to make this ineffective, posing a significant future risk as common infections become untreatable. Despite growing awareness, there is little accessible information on how the resistance threat posed is evolving, and how it differs by country. A myriad of bacteria exist, each may acquire different resistance levels to antibiotics. As a result, it is extremely difficult for non-specialists to gain an accurate picture of the threat posed by antibiotic resistance.
First oil from the Scolty/Crathes development was achieved on 21 November 2016. “EnQuest is pleased to confirm the delivery of first oil from Scolty/Crathes ahead of schedule and under budget, approximately a year after the Field Development Plan (‘FDP’) was approved and the project was sanctioned. This was the only offshore pure oil FDP approval in the UK North Sea in 2015. Unit operating costs are expected to be under $15/bbl in the initial peak volume years and production is anticipated to continue until 2025.
"China has the world’s largest market for digital shopping, mobile payments, and Internet-enabled financial services. Close to 400 million people in China do most of their payments using their smartphones. China’s overall business in information technology is a market of well above USD $300 billion, and it is estimated that more than 700 million Chinese have access to Internet. "Professor George Haour of the top-ranked IMD business school, and recent author of the “Created in China”
Field robots and plane-based remote sensors can patrol the earth and the sky to monitor the gases that cause climate change. Standing on three large wheels that help it avoid getting stuck in the soil, the Field Flux robot is able to lower two sampling chambers held on large arms to test soils for tiny amounts of nitrous oxide (N2O).
Seven out of 10 firms are planning to increase or maintain innovation in the light of Brexit, claims a CBI survey, showing businesses are concerned that UK lags behind international competition. This is complemented by a Materials Selection 16/17” report undertaken by
designfabrik, BASF’s performance materials scout team that offers new materials and material combinations for improved products in almost all industries.
Brexit (and Trump's election) have started a new era in UK and Europe, marked by new laws and regulations. One particular piece of legislation just enacted is the Investigatory Powers Bill - Prime Minister Theresa May's brain child - that establishes the most intrusive online surveillance anywhere in the West.
One of the most highly endowed German research awards funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will be used to establish a junior research group to study dark matter at Mainz University. Together with six other award winners, particle physicist Dr. William Shepherd received the highly endowed Sofja Kovalevskaja Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Berlin yesterday. The award was presented by Georg Schütte, the State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), and Enno Aufderheide, the Secretary General of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE is a $5 million AI and cognitive computing competition challenging global teams to develop and demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful AI technologies to tackle the world’s grand challenges. This prize is focused on creating advanced and scalable applications that benefit both consumer and business across a multitude of disciplines. Solutions will contribute to the enrichment of available tools and data sets for the usage of innovators everywhere. The ultimate goal is also to accelerate the understanding and adoption of AI’s most promising breakthroughs.
Trax Interconnect, is believed the creator of the most complex circuit board ever made in South Africa. Researchers from the EHEP (Wits Experimental High Energy Particle Physics) group showcased the benefits of collaboration between science and industry when they displayed a South African made prototype of a high-tech electronics board at the ICRI (International Conference on Research Infrastructure) held recently in Cape Town.
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