Archive for October 8th, 2012
UK facing engineering graduate shortage
By Paul Jump | 8th October, 2012 | International |
The UK needs to educate at least an extra 10,000 science graduates a year just to maintain its current industrial position, a major new report has concluded. The Royal Academy of Engineering report, Jobs and Growth: the Importance of Engineering More..
Mobile phone satellite rivals Mars rover
By Campus Review | 8th October, 2012 | Research, Technology |
A University of Queensland staff member is sending a satellite into space that in some areas is more powerful than the Curiosity Rover, which recently landed on Mars. The satellite, which measures 10cm x 10cm, is controlled by an on-board More..
Call for southern hemisphere space agency
By Campus Review | 8th October, 2012 | News |
Australia should establish a federated space agency with countries in the southern hemisphere to maximise the commercial return from our space research and technology, RMIT aerospace associate professor Lachlan Thompson says. Thompson told the 12th Australian Space Science Conference that More..
Bend and stretch: robot feels the pressure
By Paul Jump | 8th October, 2012 | News, Research, Technology |
A robot that simulates complex joint motion has been developed to enhance understanding of the 3D performance of normal and diseased joints and their artificial replacements. Called the Six Degree of Freedom Hexapod Robot, its real life applications for biomedical More..
Melbourne Uni offers free online courses
By Campus Review | 8th October, 2012 | News, Technology |
The University of Melbourne has joined the free online education revolution that is transforming higher education around the world. It has announced that it has partnered with Coursera, a US for-profit company started by two professors at Stanford University, to More..
TAFE cuts ‘worse for women’
By Campus Review | 8th October, 2012 | VET |
Budget cuts to the state’s TAFEs are twice as likely to disadvantage women, a study by the Victorian TAFE Association (VTA) has found. The analysis, which examined 20 popular courses impacted by funding cuts, found the changes will affect more More..