Category: Science & Technology

The War on Big Tech – Everything is About to Change

Antitrust, billion dollar fines, privacy violations and numerous federal investigations. Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon are feeling the pressure from a wave of government inquiries. Will they be broken up? Or will they survive? In this video we explore the...

/ September 17, 2019

Enron 2.0 – Jeffrey Skilling’s Comeback

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/ September 8, 2019

Tiny specks in space could be the key to finding martian life

Much of Mars's surface is covered by fine-grained materials that hide the bedrock. The above bedrock is mostly exposed and it is in these areas that micrometeorites likely to accumulate. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of ArizonaNext year, both NASA and the European Space...

/ September 5, 2019

Deep breath: this sea snake gathers oxygen through its forehead

_Hydrophis cyanocinctus_ has a mysterious hole in the top of its skull. Alessandro Palci, Author provided Only fish have gills, right? Wrong. Meet Hydrophis cyanocinctus, a snake that can breathe through the top of its own head. The 3m species,...

/ September 3, 2019

Enron – The Biggest Fraud in History

In this video we take a look at the Enron story. At over $60 billion being scammed away from the public, they were the biggest fraud in history. Yes, even bigger than Theranos. #enron #fraud #skilling #jeffrey --- About ColdFusion...

/ August 30, 2019

‘Gay gene’ search reveals not one but many – and no way to predict sexuality

The biology of same-sex attraction seems to involve a host of genes. Dewald Kirsten/ShutterstockIt has long been clear that a person’s sexual preference – whether they prefer male or female sexual partners, or both – is influenced by his or...

/ August 29, 2019

Cryptology from the crypt: how I cracked a 70-year-old coded message from beyond the grave

The American Survival Research Foundation offered a reward of $1,000 for cracking one of Thouless's two codes within three years of his death. It was not claimed. Shutterstock.comIn recent weeks I managed to decrypt a difficult cipher that, despite expert...

/ August 29, 2019

How fast can a human cycle? With aerodynamic help, the 300km per hour barrier seems easily within reach

With aerodynamics out of the equation, it's possible to go really, really fast. YouTube/EuronewsBritish cyclist Neil Campbell recently set a new record for the men’s “fastest bicycle in a slipstream”, clocking up a breathtaking 280km per hour. Neil Campbell’s record-breaking...

/ August 28, 2019

Star laws: what happens if you commit a crime in space?

Was the International Space Station the scene of space's first crime? NASANASA is reportedly investigating what could be the first ever alleged crime in space. Astronaut Anne McClain has been accused of accessing her estranged spouse’s bank account via the...

/ August 27, 2019

Curious Kids: why do our toes and fingers get wrinkly in the bath?

Scientists don't know for sure why this happens - but we have some theories. Shutterstock If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to curiouskids@theconversation.edu.au. Why do our toes and fingers get wrinkly in the...

/ August 26, 2019

The digital human: the cyber version of humanity’s quest for immortality

If it were possible to download the neural networks of a human brain, could we preserve a computer simulation of that person? from www.shutterstock.com, CC BY-NDImmortality has been a topic of discussion since the legend of the Holy Grail. Some...

/ August 25, 2019

GM crops: to ban or not to ban? That’s not the question

The South Australian government recently announced its intention to lift the long-standing statewide moratorium on genetically modified (GM) crops, following a statutory six-week consultation period. A government-commissioned independent review had estimated the cost of the moratorium at A$33 million since...

/ August 22, 2019

A Hippocratic Oath for data science? We’ll settle for a little more data literacy

Bias in, bias out: many algorithms have inherent design problems. Vintage Tone/Shutterstock I swear by Hypatia, by Lovelace, by Turing, by Fisher (and/or Bayes), and by all the statisticians and data scientists, making them my witnesses, that I will carry...

/ August 22, 2019

Curious Kids: how was maths discovered? Who made up the numbers and rules?

There are so many number systems! The ones you know now were developed over centuries but we are still making up more now. Shutterstock If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to curiouskids@theconversation.edu.au. How...

/ August 21, 2019

Turning Plastic Waste into Jet Fuel!

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/ August 21, 2019

We built a network of greenhouses and rain shelters to simulate what climate change will do to soils

Mimicking the future. Joe Fontaine, Author providedAs most of the science community knows, the climate emergency is here now. Weather extremes such as droughts and heatwaves are increasing in frequency and intensity and are measurably exacerbated by climate change. The...

/ August 19, 2019

Why do different cultures see such similar meanings in the constellations?

The Milky Way: a pattern of stars, or a pattern of gaps? Luke Busellato/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SAAlmost every person throughout the existence of humankind has looked up at the night sky and seen more than just a random scattering of...

/ August 16, 2019

Logged out: farmers in Far North Queensland are being left behind by the digital economy

Connecting with the digital economy is a trickier prospect out here. NGRMG, Author providedFarming families and communities in Queensland’s remote north are being left behind by the digital economy, putting them at significant social and economic disadvantage. Our report, launched...

/ August 15, 2019

How ancient seafarers and their dogs helped a humble louse conquer the world

Male (left) and female Heterodoxus spiniger from Borneo. Natural History Museum, London, Author providedThis is the story of how a parasitic, skin-chewing insect came to conquer the world. For more than a century, scientists have been puzzled as to how...

/ August 15, 2019

New research shows that Antarctica’s largest floating ice shelf is highly sensitive to warming of the ocean

Since the last ice age, the ice sheet retreated over a thousand kilometres in the Ross Sea region, more than any other region on the continent. Rich Jones, CC BY-NDScientists have long been concerned about the potential collapse of the...

/ August 14, 2019