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Researchers prefer high performance computer clusters

The demand for supercomputing power within universities keeps growing writes Beverley Head Commodity graphics processor chips used in games machines and mobile phones are revolutionising high performance processing and making significant inroads into university computing. While there will likely always ...

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Arts programs forgotten in funding review

These are disciplines which have many unique costs. These costs are difficult to minimise, particularly when professional pedagogy dictates that unique spaces and facilities are essential writes David Battersby. Admist the frenetic activity and debate about the Lomax-Smith base funding ...

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Rice to lead NCVER research

Dr John Rice has been appointed chief researcher at the National Centre for Vocational Education Research. Rice will join NCVER after four years at the University of Adelaide as director (research development) of the Adelaide Graduate School of Business. He ...

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Research, invention and the ownership of IP

A recent decision regarding ownership of IP by academic staff has some serious ramifications for universities, write Lynne Peach and Kylie Diwell. If universities want to ensure that they own inventions developed by academic staff in the course of their ...

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Research funding in America

The world leader in research output is expressing concern that its research universities are at risk of losing their competitive edge internationally. The core of the concern appears simply to be international competition rather than the impact the recession is ...

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Research briefs

Climate change didn’t kill the giant kangaroo Neither climate change nor burning of the bush by Aboriginal people caused the extinction of the world’s largest ever hopping animal, according to a team of Australian and US researchers led by Dr ...

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Research briefs

Skymapper’s to capture the southern skiespring Observatory. SkyMapper is a custom-built telescope that over five years will undertake the Southern Sky Survey – the first ever systematic digital map of the entire southern skies. In the process, it will produce ...

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Research briefs

New device to fight terrorism Pioneers of the world’s first portable explosives “fingerprint” device at the University of Tasmania have received $1.6 million. The research should ultimately help apprehend terrorists responsible for bomb blasts. The team from the School of ...

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