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Building a quantum network one node at a time

Building a quantum network one node at a time

New research demonstrates a way to use quantum properties of light to transmit information, a key step on the path to the next generation of computing and communications systems. Researchers at the University of Rochester and Cornell University have taken an important...

Centre researchers teach new dog new tricks!

Centre researchers teach new dog new tricks!

Australian Centre for Robotic vision researchers have been using a dog robot called Miro to test visual navigation research – specifically a technique called teach and repeat.   Created by the University of Sheffield, Miro can often be seen being driven around...

Are TikTok and WeChat a Threat to Privacy?

Are TikTok and WeChat a Threat to Privacy?

By Elizabeth Neil US President Donald Trump issued executive orders on August 6 banning United States transactions with Chinese technology companies Tencent and ByteDance, who own the multi-purpose app WeChat and the widely popular video sharing platform TikTok,...

Why Soft Robots?

Why Soft Robots?

Traditional Robots Versus Soft Robots When we think about robots, we usually imagine smart and sophisticated machines in different forms that are made of connected metal or plastic parts which their sole purpose is to perform repetitive tasks in isolated environments...

How Secure is Your Password Today?

How Secure is Your Password Today?

A computer can guess more than 100,000,000,000 passwords per second. Still think yours is secure? Paul Haskell-Dowland, Edith Cowan University and Brianna O'Shea, Edith Cowan University Passwords have been used for thousands of years as a means of identifying...

Can robots write?

Can robots write?

Can robots write? Machine learning produces dazzling results, but some assembly is still required by Alexandra Louise Uitdenbogerd, RMIT University   You might have seen a recent article from The Guardian written by “a robot”. Here’s a sample: I know that my...

Towards A Post-Privacy World

Towards A Post-Privacy World

Towards a post-privacy world: proposed bill would encourage agencies to widely share your data Bruce Baer Arnold, University of Canberra The federal government has announced a plan to increase the sharing of citizen data across the public sector. This would include...

Why Space?

Why Space?

by Elizabeth Neil (Cover image courtesy Gilmour Space) It seems the Australian Government has its eyes on the skies but feet firmly on the ground as it announced a 10-year roadmap dedicated to Australia’s aerospace sector. However, as our planet is in the midst of a...

No signs of alien technology in 10 million star systems

No signs of alien technology in 10 million star systems

A radio telescope in outback Western Australia has completed the deepest and broadest search at low frequencies for alien technologies, scanning a patch of sky known to include at least 10 million stars. Astronomers used the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) telescope...

How To Make AI Trustworthy

How To Make AI Trustworthy

New tool might aid the adoption of technologies such as autonomous vehicles One of the biggest impediments to adoption of new technologies is trust in AI. Now, a new tool developed by USC Viterbi Engineering researchers generates automatic indicators if data and...

Student research team develops hybrid rocket engine

Student research team develops hybrid rocket engine

In a year defined by obstacles, a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign student rocket team persevered. Working together across five time zones, they successfully designed a hybrid rocket engine that uses paraffin and a novel nitrous oxide-oxygen mixture called...