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NCI delivers science cloud for data-intensive research

The National Computational Infrastructure has built an on-demand, high-performance cloud computing environment to process data-intensive computations, such as climate change, earth system science, and life sciences research.

September 16, 2014

Labor slams job cuts, funding cuts for CSIRO

A reported plan to cut Australia's chief scientific research organisation by AU$150 million has been labelled as a travesty by shadow minister assisting the leader on science, Kim Carr.

April 13, 2014

Abbott denies responsibility for CSIRO job cuts

The CSIRO and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott have rejected a report that up to 1,400 positions in the science and research organisation are going due to hiring freezes put in place by the new Coalition government.

November 7, 2013

US R&D security firm opens lab in Vic

US research and development (R&D) company Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has set up shop in Victoria, with plans to set up a regional cybersecurity centre in Melbourne.

April 16, 2012 by

Deal sees Synchrotron live on and on

The Australian Synchrotron, located in Victoria, has put troubling times behind it after the Federal and Victorian governments swooped in to save the facility with a new $95 million commitment to keep the massive science and research project afloat.

March 27, 2012 by

Graphene coated DVD + LightScribe = Supercapacitor

Scientists at UCLA have put a Lightscribe DVD optical drive to work in their graphene research, and have used them to produce a graphene-based electrochemical supercapcitor that could make itself very useful in a world ever more dependent on battery power.In a paper published in the March 16 edition of the journal Science, the researchers explain that electrochemical capacitors have attracted a lot of interest because they can be charged and discharged much faster than traditional batteries.

March 16, 2012 by

New ANU CIO talks transformation plans

Strong science and research departments are the two things that drew Peter Nikoletatos from his role as chief information officer at Curtin University to his new position as the director of Information Services with the Australian National University (ANU). Nikoletatos spoke to ZDNet Australia about his plans for ANU, and discussed his Curtin replacement.

March 8, 2012 by

Virgin Galactic to take Nasa science into space

Nasa plans to send science experiments into space aboard Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo commercial plane.Nasa will use SpaceShipTwo to conduct science experiements in microgravity at a sub-orbital altitude of around 350,000 feet above sea level, Virgin Galactic announced on Thursday.

October 17, 2011 by

Osborne puts £50m into UK graphene research

Chancellor George Osborne has promised £50 million for research into graphene, the carbon-based material tipped as a breakthrough in material science, nanotechnology and electronics.Graphene was discovered in 2004 by Dr (now Professor) Kostya Novoselov and Professor Andre Geim from the University of Manchester in work that won them the 2010 Nobel Prize for physics.

October 3, 2011 by

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