Science

  • Ailsa Bay is a single malt whisky, with sweetness measured by data

    Creating alcoholic drinks involves a process that feels like it should be an exact science by now, but with until now it’s been a little hit and miss. Ailsa Bay is a single-malt whisky from William Grant & Sons, an independent family-owned distiller. The product has just launched in Australia,...
  • TED Talk: How quantum physics can make encryption stronger

    TED has today released a new talk today by encryption expert Vikram Sharma. The 11 minute talk focuses on world-first quantum research by his Canberra-based cybersecurity company, QuintessenceLabs. Vikram discusses the risks cyber attacks pose to businesses and governments, potentially destroying economies and swaying election results. Interestingly, the talk was...
  • CSIRO and Boeing sign new $35 Million research agreement

    Our best research organisation, the CSIRO is getting a massive boost with a new 5 year commitment with leading aeronautical company Boeing. The two businesses have committed to continue working together on a broad range of areas of mutual interest including space sciences, advanced materials and manufacturing. This continues a...
  • Aussie robots helping transform agriculture internationally

    Australian Engineers are leveraging robots to help the developing world. Agriculture is critical in all parts of the globe, but in those markets where the economic situation demands efficiency, automation is critical in delivering the best food with the least resources. The Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) and The...
  • While your politicians talk, these guys are actually going to solve Climate Change

    Right now our Prime Minister is in France, set to discuss Australia’s renewable energy targets for the future in an effort to reduce our emissions and positively effect climate change. Back home our political parties are fighting over what our targets should be and the methods which will deliver...
  • Adding coding to schools will make Aus unrecognizable in 20yrs

    Comedian and maths geek, Adam Spencer just wrapped up is morning keynote at the MoodleMoot conference in Melbourne. After explaining the world’s search for large prime numbers, Spencer moved on to reflect on Australia’s education system. He says there’s currently no point in his daughter’s education plan (she’s 7),...
  • 3D Visualization a Tornado by The Weather Channel

    If all weather segments looked like this, I’d watch all of them. In this insane augmented video, we see Jim Cantore from The Weather Channel, explain the anatomy of a tornado. The 3D graphics are overlayed on top of the standard video layer and with some strategic planning, pulls...
  • Google StreetView opens the Large Hadron Collider to the world

    By now most people on the internet have used Google StreetView. It’s a fantastic tool that allows users to visit and experience locations around the world and pan around their streets as if you were walking the streets. This has been expanded to inside shopping centers, the ocean, the...
  • Tuesday TED Talk: Why I fell in love with monster prime numbers

    They’re millions of digits long, and it takes an army of mathematicians and machines to hunt them down — what’s not to love about monster primes? Adam Spencer, comedian and lifelong math geek, shares his passion for these odd numbers, and for the mysterious magic of math. Australia’s own,...