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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.

Tech 3
Epidemic of addictive cannabinoid Spice, sweeping the US.

University of Dundee to fight epidemic of addictive drugs

A research base has been established at a Scottish university to tackle the emerging epidemic of highly addictive new drugs.

Tech 4
The refurbished Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries. Picture: Chris Humphreys Photography

Dunfermline Carnegie Library wins double architecture award

The revamped Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries has been given two nods at a presitgious architecture awards.

Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries won a gong at the RIAS Awards 2017. Picture: Chris Humphreys Photography

Revealed: 12 best new buildings in Scotland

Twelve of Scotland’s most exciting new buildings have been recognised by the prestigous Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) Awards 2017.

Fifers will see two specially adapted dual-fuel bin lorries come into service as part of an innovative new green energy project based at Methil docks

Pioneering green energy project switches on at Methill docks

A pioneering green energy project that will see quieter, less polluting bin lorries on Scottish streets and provide eco-friendly power to local businesses has become operational.

Environment 1
Ultrafast broadband uses full-fibre cables, which allow for greatly increased download speeds compared to copper cables. Picture: PA

Highlanders dig in to bring broadband to their rural homes

It is the technology of the future, made possible by some old fashioned elbow grease.

Tech 3
This artist's impression shows how the CityTree will look when it is installed in Killermont Street this week.

Living sculptures to tackle toxic fumes in Glasgow city centre

Living sculptures are to be installed in Glasgow city centre in an effort to clean up toxic air pollution.

Environment 13
Research on students playing video games suggests they may help with a range of skills useful in the workplace.

Video games may boost brain power and job prospects

Playing video games could help young people develop the communication and mental adaptability skills they need to succeed at university, research by the University of Glasgow suggests.

Tech 1
Scottish cities could be set to turn green in an effort to battle climate change.

Ilona Amos: Climate change could bring greener cities

In the not too distant future Scotland’s cityscapes could look a lot different from what we see now. Instead of mainly hard surfaces and sharp angles – all roads, pavements, railings and buildings – they could be much softer round the edges, cooler and generally more pleasing to the senses. And it’s all because of climate change.

Opinion 1
Whitelee Windfarm, located on the edge of the UK's largest windfarm, the Visitor Centre is the place to learn all about renewable energy and is the access point to over 130kms of trails for cycling, walking and other outdoor activities. Picture: John Devlin

Wind power provided 95 per cent of Scottish homes’ energy needs in May

Environmental groups say last month was an “extraordinary month” for renewables in Scotland, with wind power providing enough energy to power 95 per cent of Scottish households.

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Stephen Taylor, CEO of Technology Scotland. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Skills shortage hitting Scottish tech firms, survey finds

A lack of suitable candidates for jobs remains a major concern for tech firms in Scotland, an industry survey has found.

Tech 1

Video: Medieval Edinburgh brought to life by VR app

An app giving virtual holiday-makers the chance to explore 16th century Edinburgh has been launched.

News 5
The system will comprise of cameras and communications, linked to a central monitoring and control system at the traffic control centre.

New digital CCTV system to monitor traffic flow in Aberdeen

A new £300,000 network of digital CCTV and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras including automated alert systems are being installed on key routes around Aberdeen to monitor traffic flow and journey times.

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Mark Zuckerberg, Facebooks CEO and founder, has been reluctant to address the issue of censorship on the social media network. Picture: Facebook/PA

Martyn McLaughlin: Facebook must lift the veil over its censorship policies

The social media firm’s culture has not kept pace with its explosive global growth, writes Martyn McLaughlin

'$1bn valuations are becoming less frequent and less fashionable,' says Jim Duffy. Picture: Ian Howarth

Jim Duffy: Unicorns don’t exist in real world for start-ups

I was delighted this week to read that (at last!) many in the serious start-up world are shunning the term “unicorn”.

Tech 1
Common Scoter. Picture: RSPB

‘Floating islands’ set to save rare duck at Highland lochs

A partnership of organisations from industry and the conservation sector has come together in a bid to save the common scoter as a breeding bird in the Highlands of Scotland.


Global cyber attack strikes heart of NHS in Scotland

NHS services across Scotland were plunged into chaos on Friday after being caught up in a global cyber attack.

Health 101
Dr Gabriela Medero of Heriot-Watt University. Picture: Lesley Martin

Gabriela Medero: Change in perception could help tackle STEM inequality

It’s no secret the number of women studying and working in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects is woefully low.

4G connection "varies wildly" across the UK, which lags behind Estonia and Peru for overall availability. Picture: PA

4G mobile coverage in UK lags far behind Estonia and Peru

Mobile 4G connection “varies wildly” across the UK, which lags behind Estonia and Peru for overall availability, latest figures show.

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Insomnia X Resonate is billed as Scotland's biggest ever gaming event. Picture: Contributed

Scotland’s ‘biggest ever’ gaming festival heading to Glasgow

Up to 10,000 visitors are expected to attend what is being billed as Scotland’s “biggest ever” gaming festival when it opens at the SEC in Glasgow later this year.

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