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Up next: video-on-demand shakes up the television industry
Telstra last week announced that it will launch Telstra TV in September. This could be the "all-in-one" video streaming service many Australians have craved, bundling together the three leading video-on-demand (VoD) services: ...
People should have the 'right to wipe' youthful online indiscretions
There was a time before Facebook and social media and text messaging. But for the current and subsequent generations they're already here, whether or not they're aware of them. Inevitably this can lead to ill thought-out ...
AI researchers should not retreat from battlefield robots, they should engage them head-on
There are now over 2,400 artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics researchers who have signed an open letter calling for autonomous weapons – often dubbed "killer robots" – to be banned.
Here's why scientists haven't invented an impossible space engine – despite what you may have read
What if I told you that recent experiments have revealed a revolutionary new method of propulsion that threatens to overthrow the laws of physics as we know them? That its inventor claims it could allow us to travel to the ...
Why we should welcome 'killer robots', not ban them
The open letter signed by more than 12,000 prominent people calling for a ban on artificially intelligent killer robots, connected to arguments for a UN ban on the same, is misguided and perhaps even reckless.
Building blocks of life found among organic compounds on Comet 67P – what Philae discoveries mean
Scientists analysing the latest data from Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko have discovered molecules that can form sugars and amino acids, which are the building blocks of life as we know it. While this is a long, long way ...
CRISPR/Cas gene editing technique holds great promise, but research moratorium makes sense pending further study
CRISPR/Cas is a new technology that allows unprecedented control over the DNA code. It's sparked a revolution in the fields of genetics and cell biology, becoming the scientific equivalent of a household name by raising hopes ...
Where to put the first electric car charge station in the Sunshine State
If you build them they will come – in this case if you build electric car charging points then you increase the chance of people opting to buy electric cars.
If at first you don't succeed, try again: Windows 10 and Google Glass
This was a week where old technology reappeared, refreshed for another try at getting it right this time around.
Transforming living cells into tiny lasers
In the last few decades, lasers have become an important part of our lives, with applications ranging from laser pointers and CD players to medical and research uses. Lasers typically have a very well-defined direction of ...