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  • Aussie scientists use drone to monitor whale health

    "Thar she blows!"

    The old cry of sailors sighting a whale's waterspout is taking on new meaning as scientists turn to drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, to gather samples of the fluids exhaled by the huge mammals and track their health.

    Written by Reuters05 Feb. 19 08:40
  • Intersect founder quits

    Intersect’s founding CEO, Dr Ian Gibson, will step down from Australia’s largest research support agency in late April and is being replaced by former Macquarie University CIO, Marc Bailey.

    Written by Byron Connolly13 April 15 09:56
  • CIO year in review

    2014 was an eventful year for CIOs, with many starting new initiatives in mobility, wearables, machine learning and tapping into open data. Many CIOs also decided to change jobs and move to greener pastures.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett18 Dec. 14 14:07
  • Macquarie University takes gamification to new level

    Macquarie University is developing a simulation game for postgraduate students studying biodiversity, where they will learn to explore, survey and publish data on a virtual world, using tools and skills they would employ while undertaking fieldwork in the real world.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett30 Sept. 14 11:55
  • NSW government adds to ICT advisory panel

    The NSW government has appointed six new members to its ICT Advisory Panel, including a new chair, qualified lawyer and former Australian Computer Society president, Anthony Wong.

    Written by Byron Connolly01 April 14 15:34
  • NICTA launches $12 million big data project

    National ICT Australia (NICTA) has unveiled a $12 million, three-year research project which will use big data to deliver biodiversity and ecological insights for scientists.

    Written by Hamish Barwick06 June 13 10:43