Information Technology News

Bloodhound SSC to run this year in Cornwall

Bloodhound SSC, the UK-built car bidding to break the 1,000 mph land speed record, will make its world debut on November 17th 2015 with a 200 mph trial at Newquay Aerohub, Cornwall. The car will then be fitted with airbrakes and winglets ready to commence high-speed testing…

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Tech companies compete in Discovering Start-Ups Competition

Cambridge Wireless (CW) and SETsquared are inviting emerging UK and international early-stage technology companies and digital entrepreneurs to win the chance to pitch their technology and business ideas at the Discovering Start-Ups Competition. To be  held at Deloitte’s London offices on 21 October 2015, the free to…

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African free education project uses Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi is being used as a low cost web-server platform for an ambitious project to provide schools and colleges in Africa access to online libraries of articles, books and videos for education. As part of the Kwiizi project a digital library of thousands of books has been created…

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Cambridge runs coding summer school for girls

Girls aged 16 to 19 years will have the opportunity to attend a summer school for computing coding in Cambridge. Cambridge University Computer Laboratory and Cambridge Coding Academy are running their first coding summer school specifically for girls, which will run from the 10-14 August. The aim will be…

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UK firm works with Nokia and Oxford on secure data transactions

Devon-based Alpha Contract Engineering is partnering Nokia Technologies and Oxford University in a research programme to make sensitive data communications, such as cash transactions, more secure. The 12 month project will investigate the feasibility of quantum key distribution (QKD) from handheld devices to make the use of cash machines…

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Put clean-tech in the election debate, says Iceotope founder

The need to make London’s server farms more environmentally-friendly should be on the political agenda at next month’s General Election, says the founder of a clean tech company. Peter Hopton, founder of Sheffield-based server cooling technology firm, Iceotope, believes that despite the political parties agreeing that…

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University wants app for safe drone flying

Drone enthusiasts are being urged to help design an app for drone flyers which helps to keep them informed of locations where it is legal and safe-to-fly drones. The idea is being hosted on AppMovement.com, a website created by Newcastle University where designers can propose and develop…

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BBC teams with ARM to give schools free computers

The latest UK electronics design skills initiative involves the BBC and more than 25 organisations and aims to give a tiny computing device for coding free to every child in year 7. This is a million devices, says the BBC. If this target is met the device could match the…

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