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  • Honey bees with sensors swarm over Hobart

    CSIRO researchers are sticking RFID sensors to honey bees in an effort to improve bee pollination and productivity on farms.

  • Cisco, EFF call on Congress to target patent-troll demand letters

    The U.S. Congress should take action to slow a skyrocketing number of "deceptive" patent infringement demand letters sent from patent licensing firms to small businesses, witnesses told a Senate committee.

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    Drones to deliver parcels in Australia starting in March

    The drones are coming... and they’re carrying textbooks.

  • SXSW show floor: Beam videoconferencing device takes a spin

    Tech enthusiasts at South by Southwest Interactive exploring the exhibit hall's gizmos and apps on Sunday were greeted a little differently at one booth -- the figure approaching them was not a person but a television-sized monitor mounted to a sleek base on wheels.

  • How wireless charging can drive near-field communications growth

    At CES 2013, the Wireless Power Consortium displayed dozens of devices that were designed to the Qi wireless charging standard, suggesting that 2013 may be the year wireless charging becomes a feature consumers expect to come standard in new smartphones.

  • Intel rolls 'Yolo' smartphone into untapped foreign markets

    Intel, in partnership with integrated communications provider Safaricom, announced a new entry-level smartphone designed for developing markets this week, dubbing the device the "Yolo."

  • Global ocean system hits 1 million observations

    Oceanographers announced today that a global observing system – based on drifting sensors that travel from the ocean’s surface to mid-depths – reached the milestone of 1 million ocean observations.

  • Robotic ocean vehicle completes historic journey

    It survived a shark attack, battled gale force storms and surfed the East Australian Current during its journey across the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco to the East Coast of Australia, all in the name of science.

  • New Android app turns ad revenue into famine relief

    An innovative new type of mobile advertising is being used to funnel money to support hunger relief efforts. Dubbed GetCharitable, the new Android app replaces the background image on a phone with a periodically updated ad, revenue from which is then directed to an international anti-famine group -- offering users a way to help combat famine for free.

  • CSIRO, Google partner for Earth watch

    Australian scientists and non-profits will use Google Earth to save the Earth under several environment-focused partnerships with Google announced this week. Google yesterday announced it is bring its Google Earth Outreach program to Australia and New Zealand.

  • Galaxy census one of the first ASKAP projects

    The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope which officially opened on Friday in WA is already in demand with a galaxy census and black hole research among the projects planned for the next five years.

  • NBN to play major role in ASKAP

    The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope which opened today at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory (MRO) in WA will be utilising an NBN connection to transfer data at 40 gigabits per second--the equivalent of streaming 2,000 Blu-Ray movies simultaneously down a single pipe.

  • 99designs makes first European acquisition

    Australian crowdsourcing company 99designs has acquired 12designer, a German company, for an undisclosed amount.

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  • New 3D system shows real-time cyber-attack alerts

    A new cyber-attack alert system could help create better data security systems.

  • Robot can learn simple words from conversations with humans

    Computer scientists at the University of Hertfordshire, UK, are working on a robot that can be taught a human language. The researchers have developed a robot capable of learning simple words from conversations with humans.

  • New device to harness wasted heat energy

    Scientists have developed a new device that could help harness the enormous amounts of energy wasted in the form of heat.

  • Researchers give robots human-like perception of feel

    Researchers at the University of Southern California's Viterbi School of Engineering want to give robots the ability to feel.

  • Hitachi, Fujitsu develop palm-vein scanner to help prevent ATM scams

    Hitachi and Fujitsu have developed palm-vein scanner technology that could make ATMs more secure.

  • Could aircrafts designed with failure in mind be safer and more durable?

    MIT scientists and the Draper Laboratory are working to build aircrafts designed with failure as the guiding principle for making them safer and more durable.

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