Saturday, February 23, 2019
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3 tech inventions that wouldn’t exist without the periodic table

If you use a smart phone, watch TV or even just live in the modern world, you can thank the periodic table for helping to invent heaps of the technology we use on the daily. This year is the table's 150th birthday, so we're taking a look at 3 tech inventions that wouldn't exist without it.
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VIDEO: Here’s 5 outdoor careers if you can’t stand a desk job

How you choose to spend your 9-5 is a pretty big decision. If a desk job is your idea of hell, check out these outdoor careers in STEM.

QUIZ: Which area of engineering should you study?

Choosing a degree in engineering isn't easy. That's why we've designed this quiz to help you narrow down your engineering study options.
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5 careers to fight global warming

We’ve compiled a list of 5 awesome global-warming-fighting STEM careers we reckon those students – or anyone with ambitions to save the world, really – might want to pursue one day.
accessibility tech researcher Dr Jordan Nguyen smiles at Riley who is sitting in his wheelchair

The (computer) science of feeling good

Have you ever considered using your computer science skills to create tech that really changes lives? This isn't your average medtech career, computer science + wellness is all about creating accessible tech that responds to eye movements, or tracking health trends through big data.
the future of work

Your field guide to the future of work

The workforce as we know it is on the verge of a technical revolution. In future, career coaching will come from an app, you’ll get specialised guidance on transitioning between career paths, and everybody will be working gig-to-gig. Here’s your field guide to the future of work.

Code careers you never expected…

Code careers aren't just about tech anymore. You can create apps for animal conservation, or track sporting goals to improve the team. Discover all the unexpected code careers that bridge tech and your passion.

RMIT EnGenius showcases spectacular student engineering

If you could solve any problem with engineering, what would it be? That’s the brief behind the RMIT EnGenius showcase, the event that brings together 3rd and 4th year Engineering students with industry experts and the curious minds of the public.

Get job-ready with the new Macquarie University Engineering courses

Get job-ready with the new Macquarie University Engineering courses and revamped facilities - it’s all about making engineering not just more fun, but more focussed on getting students career-ready at the end of their degree.

5 ways to make friends with artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is coming along leaps and bounds from the boring chatbots of yesteryear. Now, AI can face off in a rap battle, challenge you to a dance-off or jam along with you as you play piano!

From computer to coworker: AI and robots in the workplace

Instead of worrying about robots in the workplace snatching your dream job, it’s time to get digitally literate and join them.

The pricey problem with assistive technology

18% of Australians with a disability live in poverty... but assistive technology clocks in at thousands of dollars per device. UNSW Bragg Writing Prize winner Preethika Mathan diagnoses the problem with disability tech in her investigative essay.

QUIZ: Can you spot a deep fake from a real face?

Can you spot a deep fake created by Thispersondoesnotexist.com from real images of people? Take our quiz to see how your cyber security skills fare!

These people do not exist. They’re deep fakes

New neural networks created by Nvidia can produce eerily accurate portraits of people that don't actually exist. So, what kind of devious applications could these deep fakes have in future?

Technology and learning in the classroom: 6 tips to get the balance right

Technology has good potential to help students learn, but it must be used appropriately to keep students moving, learning and working together.