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IT company is latest to call Glasgow’s Albus home

Clyde Gateway has secured another key tenant for its striking Albus office building in Glasgow.

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Scientific legacy of Dolly the sheep remembered 20 years on

Two decades on from Dolly the sheep’s dramatic introduction to the world, researchers from the Roslin Institute have been reflecting on her remarkable scientific legacy.

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TVSquared is chaired by Chris van der Kuyl, co-founder of Minecraft developer 4J Studios. Picture: Jeff Holmes

TVSquared nets $6.5m to bolster advertising tech

Edinburgh-based television advertising technology specialist TVSquared has raised $6.5 million (£5.2m) in a funding deal led by Sir Tom Hunter’s West Coast Capital.

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What it’s like founding a start-up in Scotland

When Andrew Dobbie quit his job in 2012, he had a two-week old baby and £1000 in the bank. Since then, his brand-led digital marketing agency Made Brave has grown to accommodate 30 staff offering a full service agency working for clients in Scotland and beyond.

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Etellect counts Babcock Rail among its clients. Picture: John Devlin

Glasgow software specialist expands into Edinburgh

A Glasgow-based business automation specialist is opening an operation in Edinburgh which will act as its mobile development hub.

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Professor Ian Boyd, former director of the University of St Andrews Sea Mammal Research Unit, has been awarded the Polar Medal in recognition of his research on the ecology of seals around South Georgia.

Scot emulates Shackleton and Scott with Polar Medal win

A Scottish scientist has joined legendary explorers Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton as a recipient of the prestigious Polar Medal.

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Donald Trumps policies could hit scientific work hard. Picture: Getty Images

Trump presidency could ‘disrupt flow of scientific ideas’

US President Donald Trump’s immigration policies could “disrupt the flow of scientific ideas and knowledge”, according to an article in a leading medical journal.

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Robots need maintenance too (Picture: SWNS)

6 Jobs of the future as technology changes the economy

While our political leaders rail against some of the effects of globalisation our job market could be at a point of no return when it comes to technology in the workplace.

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Adimo helps brands convert their digital marketing campaigns into shopping baskets. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Start-up Adimo eyes global growth with £1m funding deal

A Glasgow technology start-up that already has some of the world’s biggest brands among its customers has secured £1 million of funding to accelerate its expansion.

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Video: what is crowdlending?

There was a time when only banks could dispense loans but now, thanks to crowdlending, all of us can lend to people.

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John Logie Baird’s grandson on the invention of the TV

Without John Logie Baird kickstarting the home TV revolution, we would never have borne witness to the JFK assassination in Dallas, Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, the World Trade Centre attack, America electing a black President or the Tiananmen Square protest.

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Lucy-Rose Walker, CEO of ESpark, which is 'powered' by Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest. Picture: Contributed

Nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs

Business accelerator Entrepreneurial Spark’s Impact Report, published today, contains some impressive statistics and a blueprint for the future, finds Scott Reid.

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Doug More came out of retirement to take the reins at Assure APM. Picture: Alex Hewitt

Monday interview: Assure APM chief executive Doug More

After a return to the computer screen from the golf green, IT chief eyes significant growth.

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Nick Freer ponders the race to put Scotland on the global tech map. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Nick Freer: Running to keep ahead in the tech marathon

Those readers who have perused my previous scribblings may have noticed a common thread – a fairly regular reference to Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg.

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Internet users will find it harder to search for illegally streamed live football matches, pirated music and other creative materials under a new plan to crackdown on piracy websites.
Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Pirate websites get harder to find under new Google crackdown

Internet users will find it harder to search for illegally streamed live football matches, pirated music and other creative materials under a new plan to crackdown on piracy websites.

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DI4D worked on the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie. Picture: Warner Bros

Animation outfit DI4D secures £900,000 funding boost

A Glasgow animation studio is set to ramp up its presence in Hollywood after securing a £900,000 funding boost.

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Hugo Shelley from Pittenweem looks set to play an unlikely role in Nasas space programme

Scots designer creates ‘Space Poop’ pants for astronauts

In space, no-one can hear you flush, but even astronauts tasked with pushing back the boundaries of science must answer nature’s call. Now, a young product designer from a Fife fishing village has helped to solve one of space travel’s most unsavoury conundrums.

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Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey in a scene from Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind. Picture: Moviestore/Rex/Shutterstock

Science sets sights on erasing ‘bad memory’ brain cells

Targeting small numbers of “fear” neurons could erase traumatic memories and help people overcome drug addiction, research in Canada suggests.

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The Norrie Russell Roslin Institute has revealed they have created  a group of genetically modified hens that can lay eggs from different poultry breeds and are helping scientists set up a "frozen aviary" to conserve rare and exotic birds.

Leader comment: Clarity needed on gene science

The uses to which genetic modification can be put seem almost limitless. Today we report on Scottish scientists who are using genetically modified hens that can lay eggs from different poultry breeds to create a “frozen aviary” to conserve rare and exotic birds.

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Genetically modified hens at the Roslin Institute can lay eggs from different breeds. Picture: PA

GM hens to boost bid to set up ‘frozen aviary’

Genetically modified hens that can lay eggs from different poultry breeds are helping Scottish scientists set up a “frozen aviary” to conserve rare and exotic birds.

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