Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Maths is behind everything you do online: here’s how

The internet is powered by algorithms, like a more sophisticated version of the equations you’ll learn in class. So, why don’t we think of maths like that?
Big data and data science - young girl holds a representation of 'data' in her hands

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
Article: Little ways to improve your online inclusivity. Illustration shows a girl sitting in front of a computer with a braille speech bubble above her head.

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.
Girls in Tech

CBA Girls in Tech Expo bigger than ever in 2019

The 2019 Commonwealth Bank Australia Girls in Tech Expo was bigger than ever this year, showcasing the latest in tech and inspiring students to discover the jobs of the future.
What do data scientists do?

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!
Code4Fun Christmas Coding Challenge Winner Rafael Deubler

How I won the CODE4FUN Christmas Coding Challenge

CODE4FUN Christmas Coding Challenge winner Rafael Deubler shares how he took home the top prize in an interactive coding challenge that saw students getting creative with their resumes.

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?

Neighbourhood watch: science makes cities safer and more enjoyable

Science skills like data gathering and analysis are helping to create apps that solve the big problems facing society today.

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.
The periodic table rendered in colour and 3D

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.
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.
University of Sydney Bachelor of Advanced Computing; boy sitting at desk with VR headset and computer

How to stand out from the IT crowd

Discover the Advanced Computing degree with over 100 cross-disciplinary majors that’ll equip you for your dream IT career, now and in the future.

Inspiring space careers that don’t involve leaving Earth

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With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing coming up, we are more stoked on...

6 cool ways the world is celebrating the 50th Moon landing anniversary

Moon footprint Buzz Aldrin
From cookies to coins, here are some cool ways to celebrate 50 years since humans first set foot on the Moon, on 20 July 1969.

The new technologies taking over the modern tradie’s toolbox

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Just like new technologies have revolutionised the way we’re working in the health, engineering and fashion fields,...