Tuesday, September 17, 2019

5 crazy facts about black holes that will blow your mind

Scientists have just recently released never-before-seen images of black holes, giving us a glimpse into one of the universe's most intriguing phenomena. Here are 5 crazy facts about black holes you can use to impress your mates.
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What is engineering? It’s probably not what you think

If you’re envisioning hard hats and wrecking balls, stop right there. We answer the burning question, "What is engineering?" to set the record straight. If you're confused about what engineering is really about, this is a must-read.
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So, what’s the big deal about data anyway?

Big data and data science has the potential to make businesses boom, prevent disease and cut carbon emissions – if only we had enough data scientists to get the job done
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These Macquarie Uni data science students are future-proofing their careers

Data science students Satwik and Caitlin have their job options nailed by majoring in data science through Macquarie University’s Bachelor of IT.
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An awesome (free!) winter engineering school for Indigenous students

Are you an Indigenous student keen to learn more about engineering? The Victorian Indigenous Engineering Winter School program, VIEWS, is the ticket.
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Start doing these three small things to improve your online inclusivity

Accessible tech is a bit of a Catch-22: It's designed to be invisible, but works best when more people know about it. Here's how to incorporate online inclusivity to your routine.

We’re feeding AI racist and sexist data and the results could be disastrous

AI is only as good as the data it’s trained on. And, since the world is far from perfect, machines are beginning to pick up biases that are reflected in our society. We take a look at 3 ways that AI bias has caused problems, and how we can fix them.
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VIDEO: The gender gap in STEM starts as young as 9 years old

Only 16% of Australian STEM professionals are women... but, why? Statistics from the Office of the Australian Chief Scientist show that that the gender...
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What do data scientists do?

What do data scientists do, really? They don't just work in snoozy office jobs; they're behind big brands like Coles, The Iconic or cool tech startups like Digivizer!

International Women’s Day: advice from Women in STEM

We've compiled a list of our favourites quotes, including career and life advice, from some of the Women in STEM we've profiled. Treat yourself to these strong words of wisdom from even stronger women. Happy International Women's Day!
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More deep fakes: From rental listings to anime characters

ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com has spawned many a copycat algorithm. We take a look at three of the best (and worst)!
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Want to save the planet? Get there with renewable energy jobs

With a career in renewable energy, you can cut power consumption and help to save the planet with clean energy from waves, wind and the sun!

Here’s where Friday’s student climate strikes are going down

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This Friday thousands of Australian school kids are expected to ditch class to protest global inaction on...

These primary school girls and their amazing app ideas are seriously inspiring

From saving seals to tackling loneliness, a wide array of clever solutions to big problems were presented at the Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero NSW showcase in Sydney.

7 Benefits of Inspiring STEM Education in Young Girls

As automation transforms the global workforce, workers with skills in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) will...