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AI should be part of teacher training courses, professional body advises 

Posted in Opinion & Education

09 July 2023

Understanding AI should be part of teacher training courses and headteachers' leadership qualifications, the professional body for computing has recommended.

Engineering skills critical in saving the planet, says King Charles 

Posted in Opinion & Environment and Sustainability

08 July 2023

In the first official engagement since his coronation, King Charles III has given a speech on the importance of engineering skills in saving the planet from a climate catastrophe. Breaking ground for a new laboratory that aims to speed up the development of net zero aviation and energy, the King visited the new centre at Cambridge University yesterday which aims to bring together experts from research and industry.

Crewless maintenance vessels to support offshore wind farm repairs being developed at National Robotarium 

Posted in Opinion & Environment and Sustainability

07 July 2023

Electric remotely operated vehicles (eROVs) that perform maintenance and repair tasks on offshore wind turbines are being developed by the National Robotarium in partnership with Fugro, the world’s leading Geo-data specialist. Deployed from Fugro’s uncrewed surface vessels (USVs), the companies are working closely together to explore how the offshore energy sector can benefit from advancing this autonomous technology.

UK secondary school pupils call for more relevant and rigorous climate change education 

Posted in Opinion

04 July 2023

  • Students say the climate change education they receive is too focused on passing exams, and doesn’t equip them with the skills needed to tackle future impacts of the climate crisis
  • Young people want solutions-based teaching that has more relevance to their own lives, and not just to learn facts about climate change and associated impacts
  • Today (Monday 5 June) is the 50th World Environment Day. The British Science Association and University of Plymouth are amplifying the voices of young people and their calls for better and more accessible climate change education

Grampian team pioneers breast screening Artificial Intelligence 

Posted in Opinion & Education

03 July 2023

Breast screening technology developed using Artificial Intelligence (AI) can detect abnormalities that would have been missed using current screening procedures.

Reskilling members of the Armed Forces community as Ethical Hackers 

Posted in Opinion & Education

02 July 2023

Abertay University is teaming up with SaluteMyJob and the Cyber and Fraud Centre - Scotland to deliver a pioneering programme to support members of the Armed Forces community on their journey towards a career in cybersecurity.

Net-zero future for UK wind industry accelerating with growth of new industry body 

Posted in Opinion & Environment and Sustainability

30 June 2023

Since its launch just three months ago, 30 organisations including renewables giants Orsted, EDF Renewables and Zero Waste Scotland have officially expressed interest in joining the Coalition for Wind Industry Circularity (CWIC) led by the University of Strathclyde operated National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS), SSE Renewables and Renewable Parts.

Diesel to disappear from most construction sites by 2035 under new plan 

Posted in Opinion & Environment and Sustainability

27 June 2023

Minister for Industry and Economic Security Nusrat Ghani MP joins industry leaders today to launch a plan to eliminate the use of diesel from most UK construction sites.

Network of ‘movie magic’ labs to keep UK on cutting edge of future visual effects technologies 

Posted in Opinion & Education

26 June 2023

A new research and development facility in Dundee is set to help drive the next generation of visual effects technologies that will revolutionise the UK’s film, TV and performing arts industries.

FOUR REASONS WHY HYDROGEN IS A FUTURE FUEL FOR AIRLANDER (AND FOR AVIATION) 

Posted in Opinion & Environment and Sustainability

25 June 2023

Recent forums and industry events, from the Sustainable Skies World Summit at Farnborough to the Fully Charged series, have seen panels focus on the benefits of hydrogen in the future of air transport, as opposed to sustainable fuels and batteries. Hydrogen can be used as a source of electrical power through use in a fuel cell, or as a direct fuel for the aircraft by being combusted in a jet engine. We take a look at four factors to consider when choosing hydrogen for future aviation, and how Airlander can lead the way.

Scottish study to explore vascular effects of “passive vaping” 

Posted in Opinion & Education

23 June 2023

The potential health effects of passive vaping are to be explored for the first time as part of an important new Scottish research study.

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