Wednesday, August 12, 2020
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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!

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?

Goodnight, sweet bot: NASA’s Opportunity Rover ends its Mars mission

After a 15 year mission to Mars that was expected to last only 90 days, NASA says goodbye to its longest serving Opportunity rover. We take a look back at some of Oppy's greatest achievements.

Calling all chemistry undergrads: We’ve found chemistry’s most underrated careers

We bet you haven't considered this unexpected employer of chemistry jobs, offering both career stability and day-to-day dynamism with a hint of creativity.
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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.

Apparently watching YouTube could improve your uni marks

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, universities are using video for so much of their teaching. Some worry this will hurt student learning, but that's not what we found.

A nationwide search has begun for the next 60 superstars of STEM

The Superstar of STEM program is giving new visibility to women as role models in order to inspire more girls into science, tech, engineering and maths roles.

7 future-focused mining and resource careers to consider

As we head into space, dig deeper, create new technology and become more culturally and environmentally aware, we’ll create whole new jobs, too.