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Thursday, 23 October 2014
The boom in oil and gas produced through hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is seen as a boon for meeting U.S. energy needs. But one byproduct of the process is millions of gallons of water that's...
Thursday, 23 October 2014
Apple Computer co-founder Steve "Woz" Wozniak has joined UTS as adjunct professor – the first adjunct appointment he has accepted at any university. The pioneer inventor, electronics engineer and...
Thursday, 23 October 2014
A good technology demonstration so wows you with what the product can do that you might forget to ask about what it can't. Case in point: Google's self-driving car. There is a surprisingly long list...
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Axl Goode recently discovered that he was sitting only three seats away from Ebola patient Amber Vinson while flying from Cleveland to Dallas on October 13th. Here is his courageous story. The...
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
The very laws of physics imply that artificial intelligence must be possible. What's holding us up? It is uncontroversial that the human brain has capabilities that are, in some respects, far...
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Our immune system defends us from harmful bacteria and viruses, but, if left unchecked, the cells that destroy those invaders can turn on the body itself, causing auto-immune diseases like type-1...

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Before the days of computer graphics, film industry model makers constructed incredibly detailed, hand-made spaceship models for science fiction films. These models helped shape our collective vision...