Starting new conversations.
As part of a new strategy to combat loneliness GPs will be able to prescribe social activities. But is this ethical?
Wait – where am I?
Without their devices, regular GPS users take longer to negotiate a route, travel more slowly and make larger navigational errors.
Safety cards that allow victims to press a button to alert a 24/7 call centre have proved successful in protecting victims from further abuse.
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We shouldn’t be telling victims of domestic violence to stop using technology. We should encourage them to use their digital devices to share their stories and seek the help they deserve.
The shipping industry has been slow to prepare adequate cybersecurity.
Cyber vulnerabilities in shipping show how far the industry has to go. But proper cyber security of ships is more complex than you might initially think.
British space firms would get a shot in the arm from building a new GPS-style system if the UK is shut out of the EU's programme.
Andy Thomas is one of the few Australian-born applicants who has became an astronaut. Will there be more with an Australian space agency?
$41M over four years is about the minimum viable amount to start towards important goals for an Australian space agency.
A coronal mass ejection erupts from the sun in 2012.
The wired Earth of the 21st century is at the mercy of the volatile nature of the sun.
Nothing to stop high energy weapons being deployed in orbit around Earth.
Australia is playing a major role in developing legal guidelines that would govern how any war in space is played out. The authors of MILAMOS hope the manual is never actually required.
It feels like we've seen less progress on charge time than almost anything else in smartphones. Could software efficiency be the answer?
London's Gatwick Airport has installed thousands of virtual beacons to help passengers navigate when GPS won't work inside.
Scientists use satellite sensing to find the Earth’s centre of mass.
Driverless cars and drones will require pinpoint location accuracy, which means our methods for measuring the Earth's centre need an overhaul.
Mobile phones can be used as human tracking devices.
You can learn a lot about the movement of people and animals if you tap into the tracking data from many of today's mobile phones.
Up a bit, right a bit – Australia is always on the move.
Australia is always on the move thanks to continental drift which means the mapped coordinates of any place can get out of line with any GPS locating system. So what's the plan to fix it?
People with dementia are prone to getting lost. Thankfully, there's technology to help find them.
There are more than a million Druze worldwide, with the vast majority residing in the Middle East.
Illuminating the origins of one of the oldest peoples in the Middle East.
Coronal mass ejections can play havoc with Earthbound communications.
There's a disturbing history of solar flares taking out the technology we depend on. As tech becomes more and more vital, knowing what is happening in space is growing ever more crucial.
Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world and increasingly, we’re monitoring our pets’ behaviour.
Australians are keen pet owners and increasingly, we're monitoring the behaviour of our domestic animals. Webcams, GPS tracking, dogs joining Skype calls ... pets are becoming entangled with technology in myriad ways.
Route mapping apps such as Strava are popular with cyclists, but you need to protect your privacy.
If you use one of the many apps to map your walking, jogging or cycling route then you could be giving away information that could be abused by others.
The Earth’s surface is in a constant state of motion, before, during and after earthquakes.
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The earth around you might seem static but it's constantly in motion. We need to track this motion in fine detail if we're to keep our GPS networks up to date.
The government’s proposed changes are good, and evidence based, but whether they will work in practice is another thing.
Living with a chronic disease is hard work. Today the federal government announced its intention to “revolutionise" the way chronic diseases and complex conditions are cared for.