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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.
By Chris Johnson
- Friday, April 17th, 2020
COVID-19 ROAD TO RECOVERY — WHAT GOVERNMENTS CAN LEARN FROM EACH OTHER: There are plenty of examples of governments handling the containment of the virus very wrong and there are some excellent cases of nations getting it very right. In this series of Mandarin Premium features, introduced by Chris Johnson, we give you an in-depth look at case studies, strategies and tactics, risks and pitfalls that several countries of note are taking.
By Jim Ormond
- Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
(QESP Editor’s Note: The following is a reprint from the April 17, 2020 edition of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) TechNews. The original is available athttps://www.acm.org/media-center/2020/april/athena-2020 ) Bar-Ilan University Professor Is World Leader in Multi-agent Systems, Automated Negotiation New York, NY, April 15, 2020 – ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, today named Sarit Kraus […]
By Steven Marshall MP | Stephen Wade MLC
- Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
South Australia will build on its world-leading testing regime for COVID-19 by launching a two-week testing blitz starting tomorrow.
The expansion of testing criteria will give symptomatic South Australians the reassurance they are not infected, while also providing public health clinicians greater understanding of the prevalence of the virus within the state so we are able to plan the next battle in the war against COVID-19.
Testing has been the cornerstone of the Marshall Government’s strong plan to protect South Australian’s during the coronavirus pandemic.
By Ryan Grim
- Monday, April 6th, 2020
In the absence of federal leadership, governors have become the public face of the effort to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Some of them, like New York’s Andrew Cuomo and California’s Gavin Newsom, have risen to the media status of national hero, certainly in comparison to the deadly, daily clown show on display at the White House. Others have exposed themselves as unfit for office — such as Georgia’s Brian Kemp, who this week expressed shock after learning a basic fact about the disease, namely that asymptomatic carriers can spread it.
Lost between the coasts, meanwhile, is the remarkable story of Kentucky’s Andy Beshear, whose handling of the coronavirus crisis looks especially strong next to neighboring Tennessee. The two states are like a life-and-death experiment, showing the difference between governing and not governing in the face of a pandemic.
By Ted Smillie
- Friday, April 3rd, 2020
Introduction Blockchain Sydney and IBM presented by two of IBM’s Global Blockchain Leaders, Wednesday, February 26, 2020: Gari Singh – CTO, IBM Blockchain Platform, IBM Cloud and Cognitive. As a Distinguished Engineer and CTO of IBM Blockchain, Gari Singh has provided the technical guidance and leadership that has made IBM a leader in the blockchain […]
By Nael Mohammad Radwan Computer Science Department, Faculty of Computing and Information Technology, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Email: [email protected]
- Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of human Meshing with everything that exists around us like our daily life communication through mobiles or the internet. In the next two or three years of (2020), the internet will be changed to IoT. IoT can connect the smart objects through different technologies like Bluetooth, ZigBee, and Radio Frequency Identifier (RFID). This paper highlights the effects of IoT on human beings and their privacy, we suggest how to use IoT with smart home technology to improve the living style. Smart home technology provides automated, intelligent, smart, innovative and ubiquitous services to residential users through Information Communication Technology (ICT). The IoT usage has some drawbacks like fraud and looting people, as a human being will be a part of the IoT. We also discuss practical examples of a point-to-point connection between the devices. In IoT enabled smart home environment various things such as lighting, home applications, connecting computers, security camera, linking home with Civil Defense.
[1, 2] Keywords: IoT Future, Smart Home, Next Generation, Implicit Messages, Smart Object.