Category Archives: UK news

How Med-Tech Innovators Can Revolutionise Our Healthcare System

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With any new business venture, starting out and getting your feet off the ground can sometimes be a struggle. And fledgling med-tech firms are no exception. Creating new technology is an expensive business, so trying to establish a med-tech company in the midst of securing interest and funding from investors,… Read more »

Do You Know What Happens To Your Personal Data Online?

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Personal data. It’s something you don’t want getting into the wrong hands, yet you enter it into online forms on a regular basis. You transmit that information with the click of a mouse button and probably don’t think twice afterward. The thing is, you’ve sent your personal data on a… Read more »

Design: The Vital Ingredient For Any Business

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Image credit: Steeper The UK’s increasingly diverse range of design skills and specialisms are thriving with new technologies flooding the global market, but with new designs more abundant than ever before, it is important to ascertain how the design team can stay relevant yet enable growth with the creation of… Read more »

Wellcome Image Awards 2017: Science Photography That Will Blow You Away

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Wellcome Image Awards, a celebration of the best science photography from around the world. The latest selection of winners are among the most striking yet, presenting cells, eyes and blood vessels in an extraordinary new light.  We’ve rounded up our nine favourites…. Read more »

Driverless Cars: How Safe Is Safe Enough?

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There are over 1.2 million deaths globally each year on our roads. For every fatality, at least 20 other people suffer serious but non-fatal injuries. Some 94% of these incidents are estimated to be the result of driver error, against other factors which include extreme weather or vehicle failure (the… Read more »

The UK Could Start Launching Spaceflights In Just Three Years

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Spaceflights could be launched from British soil in just three years under government plans announced today (9 Feb). Science minister Jo Johnson has unveiled a series of grants worth £10m aimed at consortia capable of launching missions from 2020. The funding will be complimented by a dedicated Spaceflight Bill to… Read more »

Wind Power Overtakes Coal For The First Time Ever In The UK

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It is not often we hear good news about the environment, but 2017 is starting on a high as renewable energy has already had its first win of the year. For the first time ever, wind farms in the UK are now providing more energy than burning coal, and not… Read more »

Self-Publishing: How to Get Published Without Getting Scammed

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Something I learned early on in this industry is that publishing, like any other industry, is full of scams. Not everyone is unethical; however, there are a certain number of people who prey on someone’s desire for success by offering them pie-in-the-sky promises they can never fulfill. In our series… Read more »

How The Internet of Things Is Transforming Societal Values?

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Internet of Things (IoT) has been predicted to become more popular for many years, especially in various business aspects, as one of them was discussed in the previous blog. However, the emergence of IoT has been held back by many issues – Is it the cost? No it’s the lifestyle,… Read more »

Autism: Scientists May Be Able To Explain A Third Of All Cases

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The scarcity of a single protein in the brain could explain as many as a third of all cases of autism, according to a new study. Researchers in Canada are hopeful that the discovery could help them develop a treatment for the disorder, which affects more than one in 100… Read more »

Can Social Media Data Save The Polls?

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The first known example of an opinion poll was in 1824, which was a local straw poll in Pennsylvania on the US presidential election. In 1916, The Literary Digest embarked on a national survey (partly as a circulation-raising exercise) and correctly predicted Woodrow Wilson’s election as president. Mailing out millions… Read more »

I’m Dreaming Of A Wifi Free Christmas

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During the Christmas and New Year period, many people choose to take regular breaks from the indulgences of food and drink popular at this time of year. Similarly, I’m hoping to cut back on another great addiction of our time: technology and the internet. Like much of the UK, I… Read more »

UK-Assembled Rover Could Be Heading To Mars In 2021

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A UK-assembled robotic rover could be heading to Mars in 2021 after European research ministers committed to plugging a funding shortfall. Costs have risen by €436m (£368m) after a series of delays.  Of the €436m extra funding, €339m comes from European countries and €97m from the ESA itself. Britain has pledged €82m (£69m)…. Read more »

Major Cyberattack Hits Post Office And TalkTalk Routers

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Post Office and TalkTalk broadband customers have had their internet access cut after the companies were hit by the same cyber attack. The two ISPs are the latest victims of a particular type of malware targeting equipment powered by Linux. It uses a modified form of the Mirai worm, which… Read more »

Physical Anti-Tech Products on the Rise!

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Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality are on the rise, we can turn on the heating, lights and household appliances with our phones and pay for everything without any cash. The ‘internet of everything’ is showing us the real power of digital – and not just because there’s now the potential… Read more »

Northern Ireland Book Publisher Launches Book for Canadian Client

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Northern Ireland Book Publisher Launches Book for Canadian Client BELFAST, N IRELAND – Northern Ireland book publisher Perissos Group recently launched a new book for Jeffery Keill and Associates, a Canadian-based financial planning firm. The book, “Focused Wealth”, details the full spectrum of investing philosophies and financial solutions that Keill… Read more »

Parliament Must Debate The Investigatory Powers Bill Again

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On Saturday, a grassroots petition asking for the Investigatory Powers Bill to be repealed reached over 100,000 signatures on Parliament’s petition site. This means it will be considered for debate. This is fantastic news. It followed a week of press coverage warning how everyone’s website history would be recorded for… Read more »

Are UK Universities Scuppering Our Chances Of Creating The Next Zuckerberg?

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Starting a tech company, for young people today, is the new rock n’ roll. Many would rather be the next Mark Zuckerberg than Led Zep. After all, launch a Facebook, Instagram or Uber and mega wealth and stardom are all but guaranteed. Now in the US, everything is geared up… Read more »

Social Engineering: Securing Workers In The Digital Age

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Modern-day fraudsters use every trick in the book when it comes to infiltrating a network. They are well prepared, well researched, and highly innovative. One of the most common tactics used to glean valuable information is social engineering, using techniques such as phishing or collecting data from social media. Sensitive… Read more »

Praise and Worship: Christian Author Giving Away 10,000 Books!

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Praise and Worship: Christian Author Giving Away 10,000 Books! Veteran praise and worship leader and biblical speaker Jerry Kuzma is launching his brand new book, “25 Verses to IGNITE Your Praise and Worship”. There is particular excitement about this launch because the publisher, PerissosGroup.com, is giving away up to 10,000… Read more »

Info321.com Business News Site Launches Today!

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BELFAST – A new business news website has launched in order to bridge the gap between local and global audiences. Perissos Group, a Northern Ireland based publishing and marketing firm, announced the launch of Info321.com, a business news site to cover commerce and topical news for both local and global… Read more »