Last weekend around 100 young lawyers, IT professionals, engineers and students held a hackathon at the NSW Law Society. One of the challenge problems posed to the teams was the difficulty of the justice system to cope with the state’s highly diverse multiculturalism. Too frequently, people coming before courts need translation services to communicate effectively. Teams offered creative high-tech solutions, including on-demand digital translation.
Regional Institute Australia has published a study on the future of work and the relative vulnerability of jobs to automation across suburbs. In the report, regional cities were found to have the greatest proportion of
When scuba diving in the Mediterranean, 24-year-old Boyan Slat was surprised to find more plastic than fish. Now, seven years later, Slat has received both financial and engineering backing to build his vision for a
Former Chief Scientist Ian Chubb has blasted career politicians, especially those looking after science, technology and innovation policy. The portfolio for future industry has been something of a revolving door over the past several years.
Detecting a mutation that eventually leads to a cancerous tumour is as difficult as it sounds. Current technologies can combine computational tools and human expertise to sequence and analyse DNA taken from a tumour to
A recent report by Data Driven Yale and collaborators concluded that local action by sub-national governments and governance systems of cities, regions and individual businesses could deliver most, but not all, of the carbon reductions
NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine has advised the space agency to build its brand image by selling naming rights to spacecraft and featuring active astronauts in TV advertisements – as if they are celebrities. Bridenstine hopes
“Click here to kill everybody” is the title of a radio presentation by Harvard professor Bruce Schneier, who studies cyber security, modern society and the internet. Professor Schneier has issued consistent warnings about connecting Internet
Citing fraud, bribery and corruption, an international tribunal in The Hague ruled that US oil producer Chevron did not have to pay a US$9.5 billion judgement against the company decided by Ecuador’s Supreme Court. The
Further research supporting the case for a Camperdown-Ultimo Technology and Innovation Precinct was issued this month. After evaluating several international case studies, the NSW Department of Industry has issued a report describing the economic benefits