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  • Highlights from the 2015 state iAwards

    The state iAwards were announced over the last couple of months, with a wide range of new apps and tools coming out, from operations optimisation tools and avatars to energy harvesting technology.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett15 July 15 16:30
  • Australia’s SKA Pathfinder telescope finds a galaxy

    The SKA Pathfinder telescope (ASKAP), one of the world most high tech radio telescopes, has made a breakthrough in finding a galaxy five billion light years away.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett07 July 15 09:27
  • CSIRO launches bushfire prediction software

    The CSIRO has created prediction software, dubbed Spark, that gives advanced warning on where and when a bushfire will break out.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett06 May 15 12:04
  • CSIRO to pilot online privacy tool

    CSIRO will be trialing an online privacy tool in March 2015 as part of a simulation exercise to evaluate the use of the technologies.

    Written by Hamish Barwick28 Jan. 15 16:01
  • Pawsey rigs up petascale supercomputer

    The $80 million Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Western Australia has completed the final upgrade of its ‘Magnus’ machine, which provides processing power in excess of a petaflop.

    Written by Byron Connolly09 Sept. 14 16:24
  • State Library of NSW fast-tracks digitisation strategy

    The State Library of NSW is digitising its treasure trove of information assets created over the past 200 years so they can be accessed and shared online and on mobile devices.

    Written by Shahida Sweeney02 Sept. 14 15:37
  • Budget 2014 - Millions cut from research

    The government will slash funding for the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) program by $80 million with a further $111.4 million being cut from the CSIRO – the organisation that invented WiFi – over the next four years.

    Written by Byron Connolly14 May 14 10:22
  • CSIRO's new division led by farmer's daughter

    A farmer’s daughter who studied peanuts in India for her PhD is heading up a new division for the CSIRO, and she's hoping data-driven research will help to facilitate real world decision-making for industry and the government.

    Written by Stephanie McDonald08 Aug. 13 11:07
  • ANU launches Australia's largest supercomputer

    A $26 million supercomputer capable of completing 170,000 calculations for every human on the Earth every second was unveiled on Wednesday at the Australian National University (ANU).

    Written by Byron Connolly31 July 13 10:19
  • Online storage supports ASKAP, MWA projects

    The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) and Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) projects underway in Western Australia to map the universe are forecast to generate data amounts in the region of eight petabytes each year.

    Written by Hamish Barwick01 May 13 11:52