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Edinburgh-based start-up Cognitive Geology wins Shell contract

Cognitive Geology, an Edinburgh-based technology start-up, has secured a $1.2 million (£872,000) contract with oil giant Shell for its geological mapping software.

More than 200 grit lorries work across Scotland. Picture: Michael Gillen

Sir Salter Scott: Names of Scottish road gritters prove a hit

Generally yellow in colour and carrying a heavy load of salt, the average road gritter is not designed to win public affection.

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An artist's impression of a proposed space port at Prestwick airport. Picture: Contributed

Scotland in ‘strong position’ to host first UK spaceport

Scotland is in ‘a strong position’ to host the first UK spaceport and to capitalise further on commercial space activity, an MP has said ahead of a Westminster debate on the sector.

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Stephen Ingledew will head up FinTech Scotland

FinTech Scotland eyes growth with new chief executive appointment

The chief executive of a new body set up to boost growth in the financial technology sector has been named.

The Glenfiddich distillery in Dufftown, Moray, which produces the biggest selling single malt in the world. Picture: SWNS

Scotch whisky distillers follow Silicon Valley’s lead with Hackadram

The art of making whisky is famously steeped in ­tradition, but one of ­Scotland’s leading distillers is now taking inspiration from the disruptive world of digital technology as it looks for new ways of promoting its products and engaging customers in the 21st century.

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Previse will work with academia and the business community as it launches a data base in Glasgow

B2B specialist Previse to create 37 data science jobs in Glasgow

A start-up specialising in business-to-business payments is to open a development centre in Glasgow, creating 37 data science jobs in the process.

Polly Purvis, chief executive of ScotlandIS

Entries wanted for 2018 ScotlandIS digital technology awards

Pioneering tech businesses based in Scotland have been invited to submit their most innovative and disruptive products in a prestigious industry competition.

The world's first floating wind farm, Hywind, Photo: Oyvind Gravas/Statoil/PA Wire

Project will look at floating wind farms boosting Scottish economy

A new study will examine whether building more floating wind farms could boost the Scottish economy.

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Experts have a theory to predict when rogue waves might occur which could damage oil platforms

Rogue wave research to help with oil rig design

New understanding of the “dangerous phenomenon” of unusually large ocean waves could help inform the design of oil platforms and other offshore structures, researchers have said.

Two clinical studies were carried out on 23 Parkinsons patients showing evidence of dyskinesia

Scots scientists create algorithm to detect Parkinson’s side-effect

Scientists have created an algorithm which can detect a side-effect of Parkinson’s treatment that causes involuntary jerking movements.

An electric vehicle at a public charging point in Glasgow. Sales of cars that burn fossil fuels are due to be phased out in Scotland by 2032. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

How Scotland can prepare for the electric car revolution

Meeting a commitment to move away from older polluting vehicles will be hard, but electric cars offer a bright future for us all, says Caroline Jones Carrick

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Polly Purvis, chief executive of ScotlandIS. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Polly Purvis: The tech trends that will dominate 2018

Scotland has the talent, the raw material and the track record to grow its tech sector in 2018, says Polly Purvis

How the new trains will look. Picture: contributed

Glasgow Subway trains first in UK to run with no staff on board

New trains on the Glasgow Subway will be the first in the UK to run with no staff on board, The Scotsman has learned.

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The humanoid robot named 'Valkyrie' designed by NASA. Picture: Getty

From conversational platforms to IoT: Six tech trends to look out for in 2018

The Bayes Centre is a hub designed to foster data-driven innovation within and beyond the University of 
Edinburgh. Its new purpose-built home is due to open in mid-2018.

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Scotland on track for ‘record year’ of renewable generation

Scotland is on track for a record year of renewable electricity generation, ministers have said.

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Robotics could revolutionise the construction and maintenance of offshore windfarms. Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

How robots could revolutionise Scotland’s offshore wind industry

Scotland coud take a lead in the development of robotics designed specifically for the offshore renewables sector, writes Andy Kay

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Gareth Williams (left) of Skyscanner and Nigel Eccles of FanDuel. Picture: Robert Perry

Nick Freer: Let’s hope 2018 brings further start-up success

It’s been a good year for Scotland’s start-ups, writes Nick Freer

The latest data suggests the popularity of electric vehicles in Scotland is growing rapidly. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Motoring ‘revolution’ as electric car charge-point use jumps

A surge of more than 40 per cent in the use of electric vehicle charge points could mean Scotland is on the “cusp of a motoring revolution”, according to a transport expert.

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The virtual time binoculars allow viewers to transport themselves back hundreds of years. Picture: Contributed

Medieval St Andrews brought to life in virtual recreation

Historic buildings at the heart of St Andrews have been digitally reconstructed to reveal how they looked nearly 500 years ago before the Reformation changed the face of the town forever.

A bitcoin ATM in Glasgows Sauchiehall Street. Picture: John Devlin

Insight: The Scots investors in the Bitcoin boom

Some Scots investors in the cryptocurrency can barely believe their luck, writes Dani Garavelli

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