As the country grew, each census required greater effort than the last. That problem led to the invention of the punched card.
Innovation in digital technology is accelerating – it has massive untapped potential for tackling the climate crisis.
The idea of a phone that can do everything is hardly new. But the premium pricing of Apple's iPhone 11 begs the question of how far this trend can realistically be taken.
Manufacturing quantum computers would be a lot easier with existing technology than the exotic components currently used to build them.
Mobile phones and tablets are basically mini computers – and to a computer, everything is a number.
Here is how our mobile phones compare with the computer that landed man on the moon in 1969.
Mathematicians have known how to solve something called an S-unit equation for several years. However, the process is so convoluted that few can actually use it to tackle their problems.
It's been 50 years since the first prototype for the mouse was demonstrated in San Francisco. This the story of how it changed Silicon Valley – and the world.
The energy required to power the massive, factory-sized data centres that computers rely on already consumes 5% of global electricity. And that energy load is doubling every decade.
The Internet of Things is contributing to climate change. Innovation in computer design could help mitigate the problem.
We must develop the capability to meet our computing needs while using much less power and producing negligible heat waste.
This episode is all about bitcoin. Will it be the currency of the future? Who’s trying to capitalise on the legal loopholes of cryptocurrencies? And is it possible to make mining them more green.
Maths and science featured strongly in the 2018 Australian of the Year Awards. Along with physicist Michelle Simmons, maths teacher Eddie Woo and biologist Graham Farquhar were recognised.
One of the challenges for quantum computing is knowing how to detect and correct errors that may occur in the data. And we can do that without even knowing what the data says.
As companies make quantum computers available through their cloud services, take a look at what it means for computing to move beyond classical mechanics and into quantum physics.
Despite claims of scientific differences, the real reason behind the lack of women in computing is cultural, not biological.
If AI research is only about profit, we should all be afraid ... very afraid.
An obsession with coding is turning students off computing.
What do we need to learn today to work with the robots of tomorrow?
The defining characteristics of our species will make us and our labour relevant in a new era.