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Innovators

Former Glasgow police HQ to be transformed into private flats

Plans to convert the former headquarters of Scotland’s largest police force into a block of flats were revealed yesterday.

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Fewer girls choose to study STEM subjects than boys. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Rachel Barton: Digital disruption can close gender gap

As technology increasingly shapes our lives, will more women consider careers in the sector, asks Rachel Barton

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Maps reveal secrets of Scapa Flow shipwrecks

It’s one of the most famous shipwreck sites in the world, the final resting place of the Imperial German high fleet.

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WeatherEnergy says there were a few 100 per cent wind power days in Scotland last month. Picture: John Devlin

Wind turbines ‘provided two thirds of Scots energy needs’

Wind turbines generated enough energy to cover two-thirds of Scotland’s total electricity consumption last month, according to figures.

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Callum Sinclair, partner and head of technology at Burness Paull. Picture: Donald MacLeod

Brexit could be hurdle to Scots FinTech firms’ expansion

Brexit could negatively impact Scotland’s growing FinTech sector unless EU passporting rights are continued, an industry report has warned.

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Dukosi is working to reduce the cost and weight of batteries for applications such as electric cars. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor

Battery technology firm Dukosi receives £2m boost

Dukosi, an Edinburgh-based specialist in battery management systems for electric vehicles and energy storage, has secured £2 million in funding to develop its technology.

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Emojis help visitors to the Highland Council website find certain pages

Emojis help Highlanders find council services online

They’re the small faces that help us communicate our emotions when using text messaging services, and have become a visual shorthand for the online world.

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Edinburgh Castle is one of the attractions included in the app.

VisitScotland launches virtual reality tours of Scots landmarks

A host of Scotland’s best-known visitor attractions and historic landmarks have been turned into virtual reality experiences for a new mobile phone app.

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Dogfi.sh Mobile boss Ross Tuffee believes Stirling is the ideal place for a Scottish tech business. Picture: Contributed

Mobile tech firm puts Stirling at heart of its global plans

A Stirling-based tech firm is heading to Barcelona to showcase its pioneering work at the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry.

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Claire Canning retrained as engineering after winning a place on an EDF-backed PhD. Picture: Contributed

Claire aims to encourage more Scots women to try STEM jobs

Claire Canning is an exception but wants to become the norm.

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An example of dementia-friendly building design. Picture: Contributed

Architects turn to VR to help people with dementia

A new virtual reality (VR) system has been launched to help architects and designers make life easier for people with dementia.

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snap40's device straps to a patient's arm and monitors their vital signs in real time. Picture: Contributed

Health tech start-up snap40 gets £1m shot in the arm

An Edinburgh healthcare technology start-up that has developed a device to monitor patients’ vital signs in real time has won a £1 million deal with NHS England that will help fund ongoing clinical studies.

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Glasgow Cross is already home to a new tech incubator at the landmark Tontine building. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Merchant City to be Glasgow’s second innovation district

The Merchant City might be home to a wealth of designer shops and cocktail bars, but plans announced this week could see it become better known as a hub of technological innovation.

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Political uncertainty mustn't dampen the pioneering spirit that created Dolly the cloned sheep, argues Luke Thurman. Picture: Julie Bull

Luke Thurman: Brexit must not hamper Scottish innovation

From penicillin to Dolly the Sheep, Scotland has innovation and scientific discovery in its blood.

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Apple boss Tim Cook meets Angela Reed at the tech firm's store in Glasgow. The CEO was in Scotland to receive an honorary doctorate of science. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Apple boss Tim Cook takes inspiration from Scottish student

The boss of the world’s most valuable company has revealed the inspiration he took from a chance meeting with a Scottish student living with cerebral palsy.

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Aberdeen has seen its fortunes ebb and flow with the global oil market but the new technology centre initiative could provide some welcome stability. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Technology hub ushers in new era for oil sector

As the official opening of Aberdeen’s new Oil & Gas Technology Centre takes place, Scott Reid looks at how it hopes to raise the bar on industry innovation.

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Cloud event can boost your business

Discover how cloud computing is transforming business and how we safely transfer data at lightning speed.

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A male polar bear north of Svalbard. The region's ice is melting faster with each passing year. Picture: Andreas Weith/Wikicommons

Oban to host UK conference on Arctic research

Scotland’s position at the forefront of Arctic research in the UK was further boosted this week by the announcement a key sector conference will take place in Oban.

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Future-proofing your business's viability needs to begin today

Is your firm ready to reach for the stars?

The future isn’t just on the horizon, it’s up in the cloud – and bright businesses need to catch on quick.

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Kristian Tapaninaho, co-founder of outdoor oven specialist Uuni. Picture: Rikard Osterlund

Outdoor oven innovator smashes crowdfunding target

A Lothians designer is poised to launch an outdoor oven that can cook pizza in less than two minutes after smashing his fundraising target.

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