[ 25 July, 2013; 6:30 pm; ] The American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) and the Royal Aeronautical Society proudly presents a free public lecture entitled
LIVING AND WORKING ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION: OUR GATEWAY TO THE FUTURE
by Dr Greg Chamitoff – NASA Astronaut & Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney
Date: Thursday 25 July 2013
Location: Theatre 1, Manning Clarke [...]
The ANU and CSIRO are working together to create the Canberra Science and Innovation Precinct (CSIP) and are looking for individuals and organisations to lend their perspectives on how it should work with an online survey.
CSIP is a collaboration between ANU and CSIRO, with assistance from the ACT Government under the Strategic Opportunities Funding program.
Questacon is running some school holiday workshops at their new shiny QTLC centre, and they sound pretty awesome.
Does your child have a bright idea?
Check out our newest facility, the Questacon Technology Learning Centre (QTLC) in Deakin and sign the kids up to a workshop these ACT school holidays.
These two innovation workshop experiences are for young [...]
This in from Kazza the Blank One:
because.. what the ??
as seen in belconnen mall yesterday morning…
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Anyone else having reception issues with Southern Cross Ten / Eleven / ONE?
I know no one actually watches Ten, but thought someone might have noticed when flipping channels to avoid sitting through ads. It seems to have been playing up since yesterday arvo.
Is there something funny going on with the Captain’s Flat radar again?
Just that there has been an area of heavy rain centred over the radar for several hours (since 11 am or so).
It doesn’t seem to be moving.
[ 18 August, 2013; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
Geoscience Australia’s Open Day is always wildly popular with our readers.
They’ve sent in some information on this year:
Geoscience Australia will host its annual Open Day on Sunday 18 August 2013 as part of National Science Week.
A range of science talks, tours and activities for all ages throughout the day highlighting Geoscience Australia’s broad [...]
Andrew Leigh is celebrating the start of NBN work in the Belconnen area:
Construction has commenced to bring the NBN to hundreds of households in the Belconnen area, Member for Fraser, Andrew Leigh said today.
Andrew Leigh today welcomed the release of detailed maps by NBN Co, showing where construction of the National Broadband Network (NBN) [...]
Dr. Clare Holleley from UC is making history by being the first person to use the crowd sourcing phenomenon to gain funds for academic research.
Holleley is hoping to raise funds to research the world most adorable flying mammals, the sugar glider.
With just under half of her $8,200 goal raised and 44 days left to [...]
$150,000 will be split between eight organisations to help fund projects with the goal of improving the lives of people in Canberra.
Today Joy Burch announced the eight recipients.
“These new strategies, concepts and ideas put forward by the grant recipients have the potential to promote positive change in our community,” Ms Burch said.
“Innovation can take many [...]
The ABC has the news we were waiting for that the NBN rollout in Canberra has been halted while they figure out what the contractors are messing with in Telstra’s asbestos raddled pits:
ACT work safety commissioner Mark McCabe says work in the Territory has been halted until a thorough management strategy has been reviewed and [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher has announced a trial of free wifi in Canberra hospital:
A new trial of free public wifi at The Canberra Hospital has started which aims to make the stay of patients and their families a little bit easier, Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher, said today.
The trial will include free public [...]
CIO Australia has a moderately interesting story on ANU’s iPhone app intended to help dozy students find their lecture theatre.
In the first of a series of articles on new technology in tertiary education, CIO Australia spoke to Peter Nikoletatos, CIO at the ANU, about the mobile initiatives that are enhancing the services the university offers [...]
Government News has an intriguing story on a push for the Open Document Format in Government word processors:
The once mighty proprietary influence of Microsoft over government software and operating environment standards has been dealt a further blow after the Australian Government Information Management Office revealed that it now wants the Open Document Format to [...]
itNews has the thrilling prospect of senior public servants joining the third millennia with access to a decent smartphone through work:
Samsung has submitted three of its mobile devices to the Australian Signals Directorate in an attempt to have them accepted for use in the workplace by government officials.
The security posture of the Samsung Galaxy [...]
[ 1 June, 2013 to 2 June, 2013. ]
If you love sparkly gems and jewellery, collect rocks and minerals, facet or fossick, you’ll be sure to find something of interest at the Canberra Lapidary Club’s Winter Gemcraft and Mineral Show.
The Show will be held in the Conference Centre Parkes Room at EPIC (Exhibition Park off the Federal Highway, Canberra) on Saturday 1 [...]
The eSmart Libraries program is designed to teach individuals about cyber safety and will be available through Libraries ACT. As one of 21 library services selected to pilot the new initiative, Libraries ACT will attempt to make with governments, schools, industry, community groups and individuals all a bit safer and more confident online.
“Libraries ACT is [...]
[ 13 August, 2013 to 18 August, 2013. 13 August, 2013 to 18 August, 2013. ]
It may make sense looking at it written like that with the capital letters and all, but said aloud the DANscienCE festival really sounds like Dan’s Science festival. You can imagine that the name had been decided over email discussion long before anyone bothered trying to say it out loud.
I hope whoever came up with [...]
The warning signs have been clear for a long time but The Register is reading the last rites over the Better Place electric car fiasco which we gullible rubes in Canberra have been taken in.
That vision helped the company to raise many hundreds of millions of seed capital. Renault clambered aboard too, building the [...]
Member for Fraser Andrew Leigh has blogged about “Canberra’s newest place for start-ups”, Entry 29:
Entry 29 is a community-driven, not-for-profit company, whose aim is to provide a social and inspiring work space, where entrepreneurs can connect, create and collaborate on new and exciting opportunities. It also offers meeting facilities, access to mentors and service [...]
Prime Minister Gillard is coming over all fangirl at Bill Gates being here in Canberra.
The PM meets with @billgates at The Lodge. TeamJG twitter.com/JuliaGillard/s…
— Julia Gillard (@JuliaGillard) May 27, 2013
Barcham has invited the Great Geek to Nerd Trivia at the Phoenix tonight. We’ll let you know how that goes:
@billgates Hey Bill, I’m running a Geeky [...]
Four Corners have a big piece on the extent of Chinese hacking in Canberra.
While debate rages over Australia’s border security, there’s growing evidence that the greatest threat to Australia’s national security potentially comes from foreign computer hackers. Few in government or business will admit the full extent of the break-ins, with one expert calling [...]
UPI has the happy news that Canberra’s radar boffins CEA Technologies have entered the supply chain of global merchants of death Northrop Grumman:
The U.S. company said the companies selected under the Australian Defense and Materiel Organization’s Global Supply Chain Program are Electro Optic Systems, CEA Technologies and Insitec.
Those companies, with expertise in aerospace hardware and [...]
TAMS are letting us know we can offload some electronic waste for free this weekend:
Canberrans with old or unwanted televisions and computers are invited to come along to a free e-waste collection event on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May 2013, Chris Ware, Director, ACT NOWaste, said today.
“To help make it easier for Canberrans and [...]
That title makes less sense the more you read it.
Instead of over-building and trying to compete with iiNet, the NBN are opting to buy TransACT’s network from the internet provider.
The TransACT network currently covers 8,500 premises, and a further 4,500 premises are planned or already under construction. iiNet announced that the deal would be settled [...]
In response to Optus’s announcement of a dual-band 4G network, Telstra has decided to tell us just how big its 4G network actually is.
So Telstra’s is huge, but Optus’s can do more impressive things?
The age old question then, how important is size?
Optus made several announcements this morning regarding it’s move to a 4G network, but he most interesting for us is obviously it’s announcement that it will be trialing the new TD-LTE 4G network in Canberra.
To many people who use mobile broadband to simply check google maps and their emails on their phone this won’t make [...]
Melbourne is getting its own domain name reports The Age.
If the future if you want to make sure your browser is taking you to Melbourne based websites you’ll be able to check the URL to see if there’s a little .melbounre at the end.
It seems a little long for me, why not a .mlbn?
The global [...]
Seeing as all the online ads look…iffy at best, I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good on-site PC repair service (I’ve got hardware issues) in the ACT?
I’m in Gungahlin and can’t really afford to be without the computer for 1-2 days at a bricks-n-mortar joint,
Deep Space Station 35, a $50 million antennae, was erected today in Tidbinbilla reports ABC News.
The 34-metre dish took three years to build and will go online in October 2014 in time to help track NASA’s New Horizons mission before the spacecraft reaches Pluto.
It joins the existing 70-metre dish and two other 34-metre dishes at [...]
The Register has the exciting news that Tidbinbilla’s Deep Space Communications Complex is about to hoist its new dish skyward.
As the image below from the Complex’s Webcam shows, getting the 34-metre dish from the ground onto its pedestal (completed in December 2012) won’t be trivial. DSS 35 is one of two new antennae under [...]
Six years ago we were having some fun with potholes.
Since then the Fix My Street website has made the punters much happier.
Today Mayor Rattenbury has announced they’re getting a mobile interface in and will be able to use the positioning data common to modern phones:
“This new mobile friendly interface will make accessing information and payment [...]