From The Editor

Our opening article looks at some good and bad advice on COVID-19, and highlights the need for immediate action: “If we do nothing more now in Australia, by April 7 our intensive care units will be overwhelmed – that’s the prediction. We’ve got 14 days before we turn into Italy.” See below, COVID-19 Why Australia Is Falling Behind.

 “A happy accident in the laboratory has led to a breakthrough discovery that not only solved a problem that stood for more than half a century, but has major implications for the development of quantum computers and sensors.” This quote is from a March 11, 2020 article by University of New South Wales in Nature.

UNSW’s Scientia Professor of Quantum Engineering, Andrea Morello, says “Performing magnetic resonance is like trying to move a particular ball on a billiard table by lifting and shaking the whole table. We’ll move the intended ball, but we’ll also move all the others.” “The breakthrough of electric resonance is like being handed an actual billiards stick to hit the ball exactly where you want it.” See below, Engineers crack 58-year-old puzzle on way to quantum breakthrough.

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.” This quote is from of a a paper in the January Issue, 2020, of the International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security (IJCSIS).  See below, A Study The Future of the Internet of Things and its Home Applications, for the Abstract and Introduction, and a link to the full paper.

The Morpheus Analytics Cryptocurrency Dashboard Sydney Meetup on Tue, Mar 10, 2020, was introduced by David Auton, Managing Director, Morpheus Analytics,  and included presentations Niall Clerkin, founder of Employee First, on Writing the CV for Blockchain, and by Tim Lea, CEO of Fractonium on  Blockchain in Frontier Markets, based on his practical experience from Myanmar (formerly Burma). See below,  Morpheus Analytics Cryptocurrency Dashboard Launch

 

Current Issue

Articles in the current Issue cover:

COVID-19 Why Australia Is Falling Behind

 “Perhaps the most incisive and practical advice comes from a March 21, 2020 Juice Media Podcast interview with Dr Norman Swan, presenter of ABC’s Health Report, ‘about the latest Covid-19 situation in Australia, our Government’s response, school closures, potential treatments, and what we need to do right now to avoid Italy’s nightmare.’.” 

Engineers crack 58-year-old puzzle on way to quantum breakthrough

“Amazingly, Prof Morello was completely unaware that his team had cracked a longstanding problem in finding a way to control nuclear spins with electric fields, first suggested in 1961 by a pioneer of magnetic resonance and Nobel Laureate, Nicolaas Bloembergen.

“I have worked on spin resonance for 20 years of my life, but honestly, I had never heard of this idea of nuclear electric resonance,” Prof Morello says. “We ‘rediscovered’ this effect by complete accident—it would never have occurred to me to look for it. The whole field of nuclear electric resonance has been almost dormant for more than half a century, after the first attempts to demonstrate it proved too challenging .

A Study The Future of the Internet of Things and its Home Applications

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.”

Morpheus Analytics Cryptocurrency Dashboard Launch

The new Morpheus Analytics Cryptocurrency Dashboard classifies users as: Trad Crypto, B2B Merchant, Emerging Crypto. The Morpheus Analytics  – Cryptocurrency Dashboard How to Guide is available as a YouTube video.

 

QESP Blog

Stuck at home due to COVID-19? Maybe now is the time to look at some free Education videos. Check out the following offer by JoVE:

“As many colleges and universities are making the difficult decision to move to remote teaching and learning models, JoVE is happy to provide all of our Education video content free to use in STEM teaching efforts through June 15th.”

See  Free access to all JoVE Science Education videos until June 15

 

Events

2020 Consensus Awards – Call for Entries closes end of April

Now in their 21st year, the Consensus Awards identify the most innovative technology locally designed and developed in Australia & New Zealand. The Awards will be run twice in 2020 with both Entries judged on-line in May and announcements on-line in June. Entries will then be open again in July-September with announcements made in November. If you have an innovative solution you would like to be assessed by a large number of independent judges, contact Julian Day 0413309056 or [email protected]

ACOSM 2020: Responsible Business Conduct

ACOSM 2020 has been postponed due to COVID-19. A new date will be advised when the restrictions have been lifted.

 

Quotes

Quote of the Day

I’d like to dial it back 5% or 10% and try to have a vacation that’s not just e-mail with a view – Elon Musk 

Quote from Yesteryear

“Don’t believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.” ? Douglas Adams  

 

Ted Smillie

QESP Chair