The Sydney Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) proudly presents the…
AEROSPACE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
Date: Tuesday 13 November 2012
Time: 6:00pm till 7:30pm
Location: Engineering Lecture Theatre, Building #32, Faulty of Engineering, Off North Road, Australian National University, Canberra
Join us for the annual AIAA Aerospace Research Symposium and find out about the latest aerospace research [...]
Hive mind – where do you recommend buying a new laptop and extended international warranty package?
The Department of Science has the news that the ANU’s Professor Ken Freeman has won the 2012 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science:
In April 2010, an unusual party was held under the clear skies of the Namibian desert. It was an international science conference to celebrate the 70th birthday of Professor Ken Freeman, the Duffield Professor [...]
As passed on and recounted by a friend who wishes to remain anonymous:
EVERYONE! EVERYONE IT’S OK, I CAN DIE NOW.
Running along weaving down the street, Some guy walking past yells at me: “WHAT THE F*** ARE YOU DOING YOU IDIOT?”
I yell back: “I’M TRYING TO DRAW A MASSIVE THROBBING C*** USING MY GPS!”
I pass [...]
[ 14 November, 2012; 7:00 am to 9:00 am. ]
Are you looking for a place to safely observe the upcoming partial solar eclipse? Mt Stromlo Observatory will have several telescopes available for the Canberra community to view through. The partial eclipse will be visible in Canberra from 7am -9am on Wednesday 14 November 2012.
The event is free and bookings are not required. [...]
[ 16 November, 2012; 6:00 pm; ]
Facebook brings word of another adults only night at Questacon:
Questacon opens the doors once more to Big Kids Only!
Come and experience Questacon without being judged by a 12 year old.
Tickets are $10 (Q Club Members Free). Tickets available at Questacon from 6:00 pm 16 November.
This is an 18+ event.
New Deep Oceans Exhibition!
New 360 degree [...]
I am working on a new concept – a game platform that will channel funds to charities.
ClickAid is a Micro-transaction Game System that is designed to provide real world aid, as well as achievements and pretty things to share on Social networks.
Users create a cute personalised avatar to engage in various Aid related activities around [...]
An online scam designed to defraud Australians, has falsely used the Australian Federal Police (AFP) logo in an attempt to lure consumers into paying sums of money to unlock their personal computers.
The AFP has received reports from members of the public advising that while browsing the internet, a ‘pop up’ message has appeared on their [...]
Thanks to Andrew for pointing it out but it seems the last of the Canberra bombers have not yet gone into the night, at least not according to Wired.
They’re 49 years old, ugly and owned by NASA, not the Pentagon. But two modified WB-57F Canberras are now among America’s most important warplanes. With anonymous-looking [...]
Many thanks to Dave who has pointed out that Google Maps StreetView includes the interior of Lyneham’s Book Lore second hand bookstore.
The strange properties of L-Space as exhibited by second hand bookstores was well noted by Terry Pratchett but it’s nice to see demonstrated.
Give it a go, walk right in…
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In a further win to gungahlin residents NBN is focussing the rollout of broadband to gungahlin first. To the rest of you. you’ll have to make do with what you’ve got unless you collectively yell louder.
Andrew Barr has let it be known that Telstra are showing off their historical collection:
An exhibition showcasing a range of rare and interesting telecommunications items is now open at Telstra Tower.
This morning I joined Telstra chief executive officer David Thodey to officially open the Heritage Telstra Centenary Exhibition at Telstra Tower.
As part of Canberra’s centenary [...]
Canberra’s nerds bow to no-one in their mastery of the nerd arts.
So it’s great to hear that Canberra UAV are being written up in the SMH for their pioneering work:
An unmanned aerial drone was able to find a dummy of a missing bushwalker with no human intervention in what CSIRO believes is a world-first [...]
The usually excellent iiNet is taking a day off from ACT service today:
Estimated Time of Commencement:
2012-10-04 09:30:50 WST
Broadband customers in the ACT may be disconnected and unable to reconnect to the Internet. Affected customers will be unable to access web sites and check email. Please be aware Netphone customers may be unable to place or [...]
Good news everyone!
Legendary IT news site The Register has taken an interest in our lego challenge (we advise checking out all the challenges, not just the one pirate vision).
We look forward to anything the rest of Canberra media is doing this election getting global attention.
Kickstarter has a crowdsourcing project from Canberra based indie studio Evil Aliens and their planned game Orbitor.
Evil Aliens are from Canberra’s Academy of Interactive Entertainment.
Looks like fun.
It’s World Space Week 4 to 10 October, and here’s a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in astrophotography. A free presentation in Canberra by the 2012 Astronomy Photographer of the Year Martin Pugh.
You can check his award-winning photograph of the Whirlpool Galaxy M51 on my blog or better still click through to the high-resolution version for all [...]
To celebrate World Space Week, the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics and Mars Society Australia proudly presents…
PLANETARY GEOLOGY FOR BEGINNERS
Presenter: Dr. Jonathan Clarke – Australian Centre for Astrobiology & President, Mars Society Australia
Date: Thursday 4 October 2012 at 6:30pm
Location: RSPE Seminar Room, Oliphant Building #60, Research School of Physics & Engineering, Mills Road, The [...]
The really cool thing about the iPhone 5, in the US, is its very low price. So we were surprised to see people queuing to pay top dollar for it here.
But perhaps more surprising the the above iOS 6 image from Roz which will come as a great surprise to Westpac customers and staff in [...]
We just wanted to thank everyone who gave us feedback on our Community ProTag app. Thanks to the awesome feedback/suggestions we got, we were able to get second place in the Australia-wide NICTA/Optus Unleash Your App competition!
Thanks again guys, we really hope to give you guys the same value you gave us
As many of you probably know, there was this huge pothole on Gungahlin Drive. Every morning for 6 months, I would notice the small traffic jam that resulted from people slowing down to avoid this pothole. After 4 months, I wondered why it hadn’t been fixed and called up Canberra Connect. To my surprise, [...]
ANU is letting us know about another prize win:
Professor Chris Goodnow has claimed the prestigious GlaxoSmithKline Award for Research Excellence for his pioneering work on autoimmune diseases. The prize includes $80,000 research funding.
The funding will allow Professor Goodnow from The John Curtin School of Medical Research to test a controversial theory, that autoimmune [...]
ANU is celebrating the award of the very big Balzan Prize to their Professor Kurt Lambek:
Professor Lambek, from the Research School of Earth Sciences in the ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, has won more than $750,000 for his exceptional contribution to the understanding of the relationship between post-glacial rebound and sea level [...]
The Register is on top of a bit of legal pathfinding here in Canberra:
when a Canberra man’s iPad mysteriously disappeared he fired up the Find my iPad App. Doing so revealed, thanks to the fondleslab’s built-in GPS, that it was located in a nearby suburb.
The newly iPad-less man went to the location indicated by [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher informs us that she’s launched an online health information system pilot:
My eHealth enables patients to access personal information relating to their health care.
“My eHealth is a secure, online service which improves patients’ access to their health information, and helps them keep track of their appointments,” the Chief Minister said.
“It gives patients [...]
Martyo was happy getting all inspired at TEDx Canberra over the weekend and sent in these pictures with this note:
Long and rewarding day of inspirational talks and people…..TEDx was a laid back way to spend Saturday……(um I’m a man of few words)
CRE8IVE have posted some video from the day:
As Art Installation Partner for TEDxCanberra, CRE8IVE [...]
It’s all excitement in the Canberra Centre this morning as they ramp up to the 10am opening of Canberra’s first Apple Store (Australia’s 16th).
Apple’s PR man informed me the crowds started gathering at 5.30 this morning when, we suppose, it would have been warmer in the Canberra Centre than out of it.
(Incidentally if you want [...]
The Australian Computer Society is letting it be known that the 2012 ACS Canberra ICT Awards are on 15 November this year and nominations are still open.
The Australian Computer Society Canberra Branch is pleased to be hosting the fourth annual ACS Canberra ICT Awards to recognise the outstanding performance and contributions by members of [...]
[ 8 September, 2012; 10:00 am; ]
Yes the long awaited Apple store is finally opening in the Canberra Centre this Saturday and the first thousand punters through the door get a t-shirt no purchase required.
The wait is over (for those who were waiting)
The Canberra Liberals have just dropped a huge slew of policies:
Today, ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja outlined a comprehensive plan to give Canberrans better basic services and lower rates and charges.
We’ll link them in as we get them online. But here are the headlines:
Cost of living:
– Libs won’t triple your rates
– Libs [...]
Katy Gallagher has unveiled her a policy on giving schools more money to develop their IT teaching:
If re-elected ACT Labor will provide $5 million in grants to provide students in high schools and colleges with the education they need to succeed in a digital city.
We want young people to not only use technology, but be [...]
As has too often been the case in recent years we’re buggered if we can make sense of what Senator Humphries is trying to achieve.
He’s opposed to the NBN and yet disappointed construction has gone slowly? Just happy to be able to give Senator Lundy the bird?
Yet again, Labor’s broadband promises to Gungahlin are [...]