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Glover: embrace online learning

Universities should embrace the way technology disrupts what we’re doing and take from it the best elements to improve the quality of teaching and learning, University of Western Sydney vice-chancellor Barney Glover said. In an extended interview, education editor Antonia ...

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Coming soon: vision-enabled robots

It's only a matter of time before vision-enabled robots work side by side with humans, according to world-leading researchers at Queensland University of Technology. The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision at QUT and Rethink Robotics has built a machine, dubbed ...

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Academics warn of research setbacks

Academics have warned the government it's putting critical research work at risk by tying infrastructure funding to its higher education overhaul. Top researchers, university bosses and scientists have written to Prime Minister Tony Abbott to sound the alarm that many ...

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Ice just right for emperor penguins: study

Antarctic Sea ice levels are perfect for emperor penguins, say researchers, who have found the frozen continent too cold for the flippered birds in the past. A team of researchers, including scientists from the University of Tasmania and the Australian Antarctic Division, ...

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Aussies print jet engine in world-first

Australian scientists have created a 3D-printed jet engine, with the world-first breakthrough being tipped to result in advanced manufacturing opportunities. Engineers from Monash and Deakin universities and the CSIRO have printed two gas turbine engines modelled on an "auxiliary power ...

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School surveillance puts trust, privacy at risk

Australia must be cautious when it comes to introducing invasive school surveillance practices common in the UK and USA, a University of Adelaide criminologist has warned. Associate professor Andrew Hope said surveillance in schools can undermine privacy, erode trust, stigmatise ...

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Anger increases heart attack risk

Blowing your gasket can dramatically increase your chances of having a heart attack, a study has found. The risk of a heart attack is more than eight times higher in the two hours after a burst of intense anger. "A ...

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Diversity in dementia research vital says expert

Greater support is needed for diverse and outside-the-box approaches to researching dementia causes and treatments, a leading expert has said. Speaking at the National Dementia Congress taking place in Melbourne today, Dr Bryce Vissel – head of neurodegeneration research at the ...

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