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Marc Dinardo: Coding skills will be vital to finding future jobs

Coding will soon become an essential skill for all future employment opportunities, writes Marc Dinardo

Sharing data between public bodies and private sector tech giants has the potential to revolutionise health provision the world over. Picture: Tony Marsh/TSPL

Dr Google will see you now: How data can revolutionise healthcare

It’s a Fringe show billed as both funny and informative. Doctor Google Will See You Now, which takes place as part of the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas, addresses the important issue of how shared data could help our health prospects - while still trying to entertain.

Ransomware, malware and denial of service attacks are among the incidents reported by the countrys public bodies. Picture: Getty Images

Almost 60% of Scottish councils hit by cyber attacks

Almost 60 per cent of Scottish councils and more than half of Scotland’s health boards have been targeted by cyber criminals since 2014, a Scotsman investigation has revealed.

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Cyber crime has infiltrated areas like child exploitation, human trafficking, extortion and online abuse, Police Scotland said

Scotland witnessing ‘significant’ growth in cyber crime

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An online experiment to investigate whether humans can understand the meaning of ape gestures has been created by researchers at the University of St Andrews

Scots scientists begin study to find if modern man can still speak ape

Chimpanzees and bonobos are our closest relatives in the animal kingdom, sharing almost 99 per cent of their genes with humans.

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St John's Road is one of the most polluted streets in Scotland. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor/JP

Low-emission buses for Edinburgh’s most polluted street

Low-emission buses are being introduced for journeys along one of Scotland’s most polluted streets.

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"The angels themselves often want to do more, providing advice, contacts, and moral support through the difficult early years," says Jonathan Harris

Angel entrepreneurs pledge to help new firms

Investors can transform businesses when they get involved in start-ups —and contrary to popular opinion it’s not all about the money.

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The �1 million project will examine ways of preventing hackers enticing people into downloading malware

Aberdeen university leads global project to battle cyber-attacks

A major international project to prevent organisations and businesses being hacked by cyber-attacks is being spearheaded by the University of Aberdeen.

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Although the condition is associated with old age, changes in the brain that lead to dementia can occur decades before symptoms appear. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Edinburgh scientists join international team to combat dementia

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have helped secure a £1.9 million investment to identify the earliest brain changes associated with conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott (left) officially names the new Mairs Pier in Lerwick this week with harbour authority chairman Brian Anderson and chief executive Sandra Laurenson. Picture: John Couts

Lerwick harbour development a boost for Scotland’s fishing fleet

A multi-million pound expansion of Lerwick Harbour was officially opened this week as part of a long-term strategy to attract investment to Shetland and consolidate its role as a hub for the fishing and energy industries.

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Electric charging stations on streets will only become the norm if the government and local authorities  pick up the gauntlet thrown down by the car industry. Picture: AFP/Getty

Martyn McLaughlin: Politicians must drive electric car revolution

Volvo’s decision to phase out traditional engines throws down the gauntlet to government, writes Martyn McLaughlin.

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5Plus Architects have devised proposals for 1,690 waterfront homes

Clyde regeneration plan could create 12,400 jobs

Ambitious plans to regenerate the Clydeside area between Glasgow and Renfrew have taken a step forward with the submission of two separate planning applications.

HMS Queen Elizabeth. Picture: Royal Navy/MoD/Crown Copyright/PA Wire

£3bn HMS Queen Elizabeth ‘vulnerable to low-cost missiles’

It is the largest warship ever built for the Royal Navy and was greeted by cheering spectators when it set sail from Rosyth dockyard for the first time last month.

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SNP MEP Alyn Smith has called for activists from all parties to clamp down on online abuse

Analysis: How big a problem are ‘cybernats’ for the SNP?

SNP MEP Alyn Smith has called for a new code of conduct in his party to crack down on so-called cybernats and their Unionist equivalents.

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Start-ups are flocking to Edinburgh, inspired by success stories and strong local support

How Edinburgh is staking its claim to be the UK's first choice city for start-ups

The Scottish capital has morphed into the second strongest tech hub in the UK

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Rocket launches would be a familiar sight on the Sutherland coast. Picture: AP

Remote Highland peninsula earmarked for satellite launchpad

A remote Highland peninsula could be the site of Britain’s first launchpad for future space missions under new plans submitted to the UK’s space agency.

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The bothy designed as a shrine to the M8. Picture: Eoin Carey

Artists unveil the urban bothy in Glasgow

Artists, architects and designers have come up with some novel solutions to the old question of how to transform Scotland’s post-industrial spaces.

A salmon fish farm in Loch Duich. A Scot's invention could end the practice of more small fish, per kilo, being used to feed farmed salmon than the weight of fish ultimately produced. Picture: Stephen Mansfield

Whisky waste to grow healthier salmon food

The nutritional value of farmed salmon could be boosted by a new generation of fish feed created from algae by a young Scots scientist.

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Edinburgh International Conference Centre hosts the Turing Fest from 2 to 3 August. Picture: Contributed

Everything you need to know about the Turing Fest

Billed as Scotland’s “tech gathering”, Turing Fest returns to Edinburgh in August, with some 1,000 delegates expected to attend the two-day event to hear from a line-up of 50 speakers.

Scotland's first full-scale indoor vertical farm is being built at the James Hutton Institute near Dundee

Scotland’s first indoor vertical farm to start up in autumn

Scotland’s first indoor vertical farm is due to be up and running later this year.

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