Wednesday, August 12, 2020
computerscience

Meet two tech visionaries helping computers see

Two computer scientists from the University of Adelaide are helping computers see – with applications out of this world.

Meet the new generation of high school space scientists

School students are taking over the International Space Station to do a new kind of space science.

Farming 2.0: Scientists are using space technologies to manage cattle

More than 1000 wild buffalo and unmanaged cattle roaming Northern Australia will be tagged and tracked as part of the world’s largest satellite herd-tracking program.
aerospace engineering jobs

How to land the Aerospace career of your childhood dreams

If your childhood astro-obsession is not just a fleeting infatuation, aerospace engineering jobs might be your calling. Here’s how you can break into space and aerospace engineering careers, whether that’s at university, in your spare time, or with your feet planted firmly on the ground!
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Drone careers that fly for girls

Want a career that flies? Dr Karen Joyce from She Maps talks us through the amazing opportunities in drone careers, from conservation to construction.

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.
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First commercial spaceflight could open up new space careers

Dreaming of becoming an astronaut? The recent launch of the first commercial space pilots could open up new careers in space.

Scientists think we’re almost certainly going to discover alien life, and possibly soon

"A discovery, if it came, could turn the world of biology upside down."
women in stem space careers

Why aren’t there more women in space?

Why aren't there more women in space? In many ways, women are ideal astronauts - but the world of space has been designed for men.
moon landing conspiracy

Climate and moon landing conspiracy theories debunked

We're revisiting popular science and moon landing conspiracy theories to find out what they can tell us about scientific evidence and critical thinking.

Why space careers matter in a post-pandemic world

Australia’s space industry began in uncertainty, and – despite bushfires, pandemics and massive change – it will succeed under uncertainty.

QUIZ: What’s your perfect space career?

Are you an aspiring astrophysicist or a wannabe space flight controller? Take our quiz to find out the best space career for you!

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.