Innovators

Innovators

Edinburgh scientists use Neptune to reveal secrets of icy planets

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have helped solve the mystery of what lies beneath the surface of the most distant planet in our solar system.

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Edinburgh University graduates Kevin Houston and his business partner Som Narayan are revolutionising cooking in in Bangalore

Scots inventor leads low-carbon kitchen revolution in Bangalore

A man who quit a 30-year corporate career to study the impact of climate change is now leading a low-carbon revolution in the restaurants of Bangalore.

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Jim Law, left, and Michael Sacks are hoping to encourage sports participation through the Find a Player app. Picture: Contributed

Scottish start-up Find a Player secures six figure investment

A Scottish tech start-up which aims to increase sports participation has hit the ground running after securing a six figure investment.

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A satellite map of Scotland

Scotland is a ‘space hub’ for Europe

Scotland’s growing reputation as a hub for micro-satellite manufacturing has been boosted as a Glasgow firm prepares to launch what it claims is the “world’s cheapest, lightest and smallest satellite”.

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The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation helps public bodies decide on funds should be allocated to alleviate poverty. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Data tool allows public access to Scottish deprivation index

It is the most accurate survey of poverty and deprivation levels in Scotland and a vital tool in deciding how public funds are spent.

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Fair Isle south lighthouse. The remote island is set to finally gain a 24-hour power supply. Picture: Donald Macleod/TSPL

Fair Isle residents to finally receive 24-hour power supply

A remote Scottish island will finally receive a guaranteed 24-hour source of electricity under new plans to increase its generating capacity.

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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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