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  • ​Human Services to hire 150 tech grads

    The Department of Human Services (DHS) – the government agency responsible for the rollout of the $1 billion welfare payment system – is recruiting 150 graduates with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) qualifications.

  • Nobel Prize in Physics a Blue LED Special

    Three university researchers, two in Japan and one in the United States, have been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics for their invention in the early 1990s of the blue light-emitting diode (LED), an energy efficient breakthrough in producing longer-lasting white light.

  • 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.

  • AARNet's 8 Tbps fibre network to speed research

    AARNet's new fibre network for science and research in SA and WA can hit transmission speeds of 8 Tbps.

  • Government hands out $19 million for SKA design funding

    The Australian government has awarded a total of $19 million in funding grants to organisations involved with the design of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project.