Welcome to QESP
QESP is a specialist group of practitioners wishing to share their experiences and learn from others in the area of Software Quality, Software Process and Software Metrics. Amongst our members we have some of the best known experts in this field. It is a national organisation and may have international members.Learn more about QESP
By Cathy Foley, Chief Scientist, CSIRO, and Dominic Banfield, Science and Technology Consultant, CSIRO - Friday, May 22nd, 2020
Quantum technology is not a phrase discussed over kitchen tables in Australia, but perhaps it should be.
Australia’s quantum technology research has been breaking new ground for almost 30 years. Governments, universities and more recently multinationals have all invested in this research.
Quantum technology is set to transform electronics, communications, computation, sensing and other fields. In the process it can create new markets, new applications and new jobs in Australia.
By Ted Smillie - Thursday, May 21st, 2020
One of the agreeable aspects of the COVID19 lockdown is that collectors have been revisiting, and sharing, some of their favourite old films and TV shows. Here are some links to start with, from silent days to more recent
By Vanessa Bates Ramirez - Monday, May 18th, 2020
Trying to hack fitness is a multi-million-dollar industry; we’ve all seen at least one ad featuring a purported miracle product that claims it can make people lose weight and look great — without even trying. From low-effort exercise machines to strange-ingredient diets to fat-burning belts and bands, there’s no shortage of attempts to make it easy to be fit.
A gene therapy trial performed on mice may foreshadow yet another way to hack fitness. In a study done by a team at Washington University in St. Louis’ medical school, mice quickly built muscle mass and reduced obesity after receiving the therapy, even while eating a diet high in fat and not exercising. The results were published last week in a paper in Science Advances.
Sound appealing? Here’s how it worked.
By Wayne Hicks - Thursday, May 14th, 2020
A common vision for the future of the nation’s energy grid involves homeowners selling unused power generated from rooftop solar panels to others in their communities, and working together to help ensure the reliability, resiliency, and security of the power grid everyone uses. Sounds great in theory. But how can the grid manage such complex energy transactions at scale?
Several emerging solutions to this opportunity rely on blockchain technology. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are evaluating the use of blockchain for transactive energy using hardware in the laboratory’s Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) and it may reshape the world of electric systems operation.