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By University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
- Friday, August 23rd, 2019
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have developed a prototype of an app that may potentially prescribe the optimal dose of medicine for the individual patient, as well as prevent counterfeit products.
Big data. Machine Learning. Internet of Things. Blockchain. Futuristic concepts from the world of technology will likely soon find their way into your medicine cabinet — and onto your mobile phone.
By The Conversation
- Friday, August 23rd, 2019
From as early as Grade 3 teachers start teaching children how to put across their own points of view. It’s not about winning arguments, but ensuring kids grow up to be thoughtful and engaged citizens. These skills might come in to play at school in essay writing, in oral presentations or in debates.
And whether we’re talking about making arguments for school or just in life, there are three things present in all good arguments.
By Maria Katsonis
- Monday, August 5th, 2019
A post on the London School of Economics Impact Blog outlined why it is unrealistic for academic research to drive policy change. Yet social and behavioural research can help solve real world problems and contribute to public value. There are evidence-based lessons from successful case studies for policy-makers and university researchers who want to increase its relevance and use.
By Australian Cyber Security Centre
- Thursday, August 1st, 2019
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) website gives free information and alerts on information security threats, including access to the Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM), published on August 1st, 2019. The following is a reprint of the Executive summary.
By Ecological Society of America
- Monday, July 29th, 2019
Combining solar panel (photovoltaic) infrastructure and agriculture creates a mutually beneficial relationship. This practice of co-locating the two by planting crops under the shade of solar panels is called agrivoltaics.
By David Donaldson
- Friday, July 19th, 2019
Hodgkinson has been driving the move to cloud-based platforms across DHHS, which recently completed the shift to Microsoft Office 365. This means that rather than persisting with running its own clunky, rarely updated software, the department can buy into an adaptable, ever-improving online system.
By Jen Jackson, Education Policy Lead, Mitchell Institute, Victoria University
- Monday, July 15th, 2019
A report released last week showed quality preschool would deliver a two-for-one return on investment for Australia: that is, for every dollar governments invest in preschool, two dollars will be returned to the economy.
Commissioned by early childhood research organisation the Front Project, and conducted by data analysts PwC, the analysis looked at the impact of Australia’s current system, which provides 15 hours a week of early childhood education in the year before school.
By Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Thursday, June 27th, 2019
Northstar, an interactive data-science system, lets users drag-and-drop and manipulate data, and use a virtual data scientist tool to generate machine-learning models that run prediction tasks on datasets, on a user-friendly touchscreen interface.
By Lancaster University
- Thursday, June 20th, 2019
(QESP Editor’s Note: The following is a reprint of a June 20, 2019 ScienceDaily article from Lancaster University. The original, with links to other articles, is available at www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190620100015.htm ) Summary: A new type of computer memory to solve the digital technology energy crisis has been invented and patented by scientists. The device is the […]
By John Fischetti, Professor, Interim Pro Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Education and Arts; Dean/Head of School of Education, University of Newcastle Australia
- Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
The nature of global communication (for better and worse) has changed. Virtually all young people in Australia spend an average of nine hours a day online and about three hours of that interacting on social media. That means they spend more time online than sleeping.
Smartphones and smart technologies are our personal assistants with diary, shopping, research, translation, social and telecommunications capabilities all a swipe away. As you read this, or have Siri read it to you, people are solving problems, writing music, dating, visiting a tele-nurse and conducting business – all online. It is the new normal.