You might think watching other people play videogames is boring, but researchers at the Microsoft Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces (SocialNUI) at the University of Melbourne say it does not have to be this way.
University of Melbourne and Alcatel-Lucent researchers helping to deliver energy efficient telecommunications networks have been recognised by the Victorian government for their Excellence in Innovation in Industry Partnerships.
It used to be that computer models of weather events such as thunderstorms could only be run using supercomputers. But now these kinds of models can be run on the humble laptop. Visions explores this democratisation of weather modelling using the example of a spectacular thunderstorm called 'Hector the Convector', a daily occurance off the coast of Darwin.
In late 1980's Australia, BuzzFeed was a distant dream, Facebook sounded like a non sequitur and 'the cloud' resided only in the sky. But all that was to change with the arrival of the internet to our shores on June 24th 1989 — exactly 25 years ago today.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.