News: Tech & Science

Inspiring The Next Generation Of Australian Scientists

Saturday  09:43,   19 august 2017
Gizmodo Australia

QUT Robotics Professor Michael Milford is aiming to inspire the next generation of scientists, creating "The STEM Storybook" - a collection of 12 picture books covering topics ranging from statistics to robotics. STEM is now considered to[...]

New Study From Google Says Australia Needs To Embrace, Not Fear, Automation

Saturday  09:42,   19 august 2017
Gizmodo Australia

Over the last 15 years, Australians have reduced the amount of time spent on physical and routine tasks at work by two hours each week thanks to automation. Retail workers have spent less time ringing up items and more time helping customers, bank[...]

Here's how much a nuclear weapon costs

Saturday  09:35,   19 august 2017
CNBC

To determine the price of one nuclear weapon, you have to account for the costs of their production, delivery systems and maintenance. "South Korean government analysis has put North Korea's nuclear spending at $1.1 billion to $3.2 billion overall," [...]

China opens its first 'cyber court'

Saturday  05:42,   19 august 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

China's first "cyber court" was launched on Friday to settle online disputes, as the legal system attempts to keep up with the explosion of mobile payment and e-commerce.  Residents of the eastern city of Hangzhou -- home to[...]

Australian Researchers Have Used An Artificial Womb To Incubate A Lamb For The Second Time

Saturday  05:42,   19 august 2017
Gizmodo Australia

It may look like a glorified Ziplock bag, but the artificial womb could one day save the lives of the thousands of babies born prematurely every year. For the second time, researchers announced this week that they have successfully incubated lambs[...]

NBN has a message for Australia: 'If you want high-speed internet, you are going to have to pay more'

Saturday  05:11,   19 august 2017
MSN

<p>The NBN is costing around $50 billion to build, and the Government wants it to pay for itself.</p>"It could be anywhere from five to 15 seconds, the internet will stop. I won't be connected to the internet, or there'll be slight buffering," [...]

Solar eclipse to be streamed live for first time, from balloons

Saturday  04:00,   19 august 2017
Reuters

<p>During the eclipse, the moon will pass between the sun and Earth from west to east, and cast a shadow on Earth.</p>Next week's solar eclipse will be streamed live online for the first time, from the vantage point of helium-filled balloons[...]

Film studios and Foxtel win orders blocking 59 pirate websites

Friday  23:06,   18 august 2017
Sydney Morning Herald

Australian and Hollywood film studios and pay TV provider Foxtel have dealt a blow to internet piracy after the Federal Court ordered a raft of pirate websites be blocked in the country.Australian and Hollywood film studios and pay TV provider[...]

Google Home's voice controls now work with free Spotify accounts

Friday  20:37,   18 august 2017
Engadget

If you're a Google Home user without a paid Spotify account, your use of the service on Home has been limited. Up until now, Spotify has only integrated with Home for paid accounts. But at I/O, Google announced that would change; free Spotify[...]

Google will introduce the next version of Android on Monday

Friday  20:37,   18 august 2017
CNBC

We already know at least one cool feature it will have.Google already talked a lot about what's coming in this version, which has been known as "Android O" until now as it has progressed through beta testing. One of the biggest changes that has[...]

NASA is saving us all from Yellowstone supervolcano

Friday  14:06,   18 august 2017
Alphr

A gargantuan magna chamber lies beneath Yellowstone National Park, but NASA’s on the caseRight now, there are about 20 known supervolcanoes on the planet. And although their major eruptions only occur once every 100,000 years, the consequences could [...]

What is Pulse Wave? Hackers devise new DDoS attack technique aimed at boosting scale of assaults

Friday  13:56,   18 august 2017
International Business Times

<p>The new attack method allows hackers to shut down targets' networks for longer periods while simultaneously conducting attacks on multiple targets.</p>The new attacks may render traditional DDoS mitigation tactics useless, experts say.[...]

Kalanick calls investor suit a 'public and personal attack'

Friday  11:38,   18 august 2017
CNET

Uber's former CEO says he was victim of an "ambush" after the accidental death of his mother.Kalanick leveled the charge late Monday in a response to a lawsuit filed earlier this month in Delaware Chancery Court by venture capital firm [...]

Clouds On Brown Dwarfs Move In Mysterious Ways

Friday  11:02,   18 august 2017
International Business Times

Clouds move in strange ways on brown dwarfs, the things in space that are halfway between a star and a planet.NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said waves of atmosphere could be causing particles to move above the surface of a brown dwarf, which in[...]

Australian Scientists Just Worked Out Why Stars Explode

Friday  06:35,   18 august 2017
Gizmodo Australia

Overachievers, this mob. Australian Scientists have had a busy week - but that hasn't stopped them from helping to solve the mystery of what causes exploding stars - used to measure the accelerating expansion of the Universe. The international[...]