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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...

Kelvin Ross and the Queensland AI Hub

Kelvin Ross and the Queensland AI Hub

Today I talk with Dr. Kelvin Ross, an accomplished technologist and entrepreneur who is the director of the Queensland AI Hub, among many other things. We talk about the hub, AI, automation, and getting a little too comfortable with the autonomy of a Tesla! You can...

Linking sight and movement

Linking sight and movement

Researchers key in on finding that can help self-driving cars ‘see'   To get a better look at the world around them, animals constantly are in motion. Primates and people use complex eye movements to focus their vision (as humans do when reading, for instance);...

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Deep Dive Interview with CQSola

Deep Dive Interview with CQSola

Queensland based company CQSola is on the cusp of commercializing a revolutionary technology that will increase the productivity of solar farms, drastically reduce waste, increase safety and monitoring, and save untold amounts of money. The solar power controller, a...

Replicating Machines

Replicating Machines

FROM THE ARCHIVES Science Fiction vs Science Fact - Replicating Machines by Mark Sackler   Self-replicating machines have been a staple in science fiction since the 1940’s. A. E. Van Vogt, Philip K. Dick and Arthur C. Clarke, along with many others, have used...

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