Innovators

Innovators

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.

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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.

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Eoovi says its system can reduce download times by 80%. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Video start-up Eoovi aims to ‘revolutionise internet’

An Edinburgh-based technology start-up claims to have hit upon a way of dramatically reducing the time taken to download video files over the internet.

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Nicola Sturgeon visits Clyde Space, Scotlands first micro satellite company. Glasgow is the hub of the country's growing space sector. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Scotland’s space sector lifts off thanks to funding boost

Scotland’s space industry has received a boost after a research centre in Glasgow secured a major funding deal that will prolong its work by three years.

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Harvey Wheaton, CodeClan CEO. Picture: Jane Barlow

CodeClan hopes more employers will link with digital academy

The 12th intake of students at the UK’s first fully accredited digital skills academy began their intensive four month programme of training last week to turn them into fully-fledged software engineers.

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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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Brian Limond, creator of the hit BBC Scotland series Limmys Show, will release his second book of short stories next month. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Interview: Limmy reveals how coding skills made him famous

The creator of the hit BBC Scotland series Limmy’s Show followed an unconventional route to stardom, writes Chris McCall

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Cabinet secretary Fiona Hyslop tries out a virtual reality helmet along with Ben Burnet (10) during a visit to the 2017 Edinburgh International Science Festival. Picture: Greg Macvean/JP Resell

Edinburgh science festival looks forward to 30th birthday

Europe’s largest science festival drew to a close in Edinburgh today with organisers vowing to make next year’s event even better to mark its 30th birthday.

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Simon Ladouce, researcher at Stirlings centre for mobile cognition, sets up an electrode cap on a dancer. Picture: Contributed

Dancers’ brainwaves to be studied by Stirling scientists

Dancers will have their brainwaves examined as they perform in an attempt to bring the science of artistic production to life.

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Tiger Woods hits his second shot on the 15th hole during the first round of the 2013 Masters. The event was the first Bytheminute reported on. Picture: Harry How/Getty

ByTheMinute aims to offer alternative to live blogs

After years spent reporting on major golf events around the world, Lawrence Donegan found himself watching the 2013 Masters tournament in Augusta from home.

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The Project eRally team, based in Fife, has created a prototype from a Renault Zoe EV. Picture: Contributed

Scots racing team creates UK’s first electric rally car

It’s a sport associated with revs, noise and litres of burning fuel - but one group of Scots motorsports devotees has sought to “future proof” car rallying for the next generation with the UK’s first electric competitive car.

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A view looking across North Queensferry and the three Forth bridges. The Queensferry Crossing is due to open later this year. Picture: Finlay Wells

Photographer shares amazing pictures of Queensferry Crossing

When it was announced a new Forth bridge would be built, thousands of Fife commuters breathed a sigh of relief.

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The Technology Scotland survey is open until May 1. Picture: John Devlin

Tech firms in Scotland urged to complete industry survey

Tech firms based in Scotland are being urged to take part in an industry survey that could offer unique insights into the growing sector.

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Professor Christina Jayne of Robert Gordon University. Picture: Contributed

Lecture will boost understanding of artificial intelligence

It’s a term that increasingly makes headlines, but remains a subject that few people outside of academia really understand.

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The laser-based technology will record a 3D image of exhaust plumes. Picture: EPA/Oliver Weiken

Lasers to track vehicles’ emissions in pollution test

Drivers of polluting vehicles will have their emissions tracked next week in the first use of laser-based roadside technology in Scotland, The Scotsman has learned.

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Grant Feasey, senior design engineer at AES Solar. Picture: Marc Hindley

Scottish solar firm AES wins EU project backing

A Scottish manufacturer of solar panels is the only company of its kind in Europe to have been selected to work on an EU wide project which will promote the development of renewable technology.

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A patients cancer journey leaves a data trail from diagnosis to treatment to recovery. Picture: PA

Chief medical officer calls for improvements in cancer care

A call for groundbreaking data science solutions to improve cancer care has been launched today.

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The former home of Strathclyde Police is set to be completely demolished to make way for privately-rented flats. Picture: SWNS

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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