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Entelar
How TruSens air purifiers can create healthier workspaces
The pandemic has heightened our awareness of our own and others’ health, and made us all much more conscious of the environments we work in.
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Cloud
Duality Technologies and NTT DATA help ensure mutlisource data privacy
Duality Technologies and NTT DATA have announced an ongoing working relationship that has helped evaluate the use of sensitive multisource data while ensuring privacy is maintained.
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Artificial Intelligence
Tell-tale hints before volcanic eruptions found using AI
Researchers have pinpointed precursors to volcanic eruptions, in data collected before explosions including the deadly 2019 Whakaari surge that killed 22 people.
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Edge Computing
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Vertiv drives edge and sustainability for the data centre
Faraz Ali joins us today to discuss edge infrastructure and its application in industry, and Vertiv’s role in gaming and sustainability in the data centre.
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Manufacturing
IWD 2022: Celebrating achievements of women in the Australian manufacturing industry
The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre has highlighted leading female voices who address biases and generalisations when it comes to a career in manufacturing. 
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Swinburne University of Technology
From the human brain to the stars beyond: Swinburne supercomputer to support new discoveries
The as-yet-unnamed supercomputer will enable Victoria to stay on the cutting edge of space, medical technology, and sustainability research.
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Science
New Zealand and NASA partner up, allowing Aotearoa to grow space industry, minister says
New Zealand and NASA have partnered up under the multi-lateral Artemis Accords, in an effort to enhance space exploration efforts.
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Innovation
CSIRO: How to get ahead with innovation
A new report outlines what is holding back Australian businesses from adopting innovation and how we can break through those barriers.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
University of Sydney taps into AWS to save threatened species
Researchers at the University of Sydney use the AWS platform to democratise data with the intention of sharing ideas, techniques, and tools so that researchers can work together to find solutions.
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Innovation
Cambridge Quantum Computing teams up with CERN to advance quantum technologies
Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) is looking to explore and advance the application of quantum technologies to particle physics as part of the QUATERNION project in the CERN openlab.
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Data Science
The powerful tech helping to uncover the universe's mysteries
“Cosmological simulations like galaxy formation and black hole creation require hundreds of thousands of cores connected to each other to run."
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Education
Mr Humfreez: The sheep that shows Kiwis their cold, damp homes
This isn’t a living, breathing animal but a model sheep with hygroscopic horns and a nose coated in thermochromic ink.
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Drones
Heavy duty drones could be key to predicting future eruptions
“In the next project we will use these drones to study the volcanoes, and also develop submersible devices to study undersea volcanoes."
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Google
Young Kiwi scientist competes at Google Science Fair
At this time of year there are plenty of foggy patches around the country – but what if it was possible to turn that fog into drinkable water?
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Science
Medical imaging equipment market poised for growth
The market was valued at US$30 million in 2017, and the value will increment at a CAGR of 4.6% up to 2025.
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University of Canterbury
Experts: Why the Black Hole Photo matters
“We are validating our deepest ideas about the physical world by testing them in the most extreme environment we can imagine.”
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Artificial Intelligence
Melbourne Uni & DARPA to shape AI for scientific decision-making
An international research program will use artificial intelligence to help evaluate the credibility of scientific evidence used to make decisions.
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Science
Biotech on the cusp of a massive growth surge
Biotech is growing exponentially in many areas including the revolution in gene editing technologies which will play a big part in the future of many sectors including healthcare, agriculture and conservation."
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Digital Transformation
AU behind in robot uptake, NZ named IoT leader - report ranks countries on digital tech
The report shows how Australia, New Zealand and other OECD countries are pushing ahead in developing new digital technologies.
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Cloud
Alibaba & quantum computing 'dream team' build new laboratory in Shanghai
An Alibaba cloud computing subsidiary has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
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Streaming
Story Buffering 79% ... low quality video makes us sad
New research discovers the physical and emotional responses humans have to low-quality or buffering video content. Surprise, we don't like it at all.
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Climate change
Remote observation tech gives classrooms an Ocean view
"I believe all kids need to have an understanding of science – of how it is all around us and why things do what they do."
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STEM
Science is alive and well in South Auckland schools
"The projects are fantastically diverse – from building useful structures out of recycled plastic to designing better school ‘houses’ for wētā."
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University of Otago
Nelson biology students work with scientists in the field
"It’s great for students who are making decisions around their careers to spend time in a working lab environment. This is real science in context."