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We can’t tame the oceans, but modelling can help us better understand them. We can’t tame the oceans, but modelling can help us better understand them. Badruddeen

Super models – using maths to mitigate natural disasters

Last year will go on record as one of significant natural disasters both in Australia and overseas. Indeed, the flooding of the Brisbane River in January is still making news as the Queensland floods inquiry…
Our present achievements will look like child’s play in a few years. Our present achievements will look like child’s play in a few years. Rinoninha

Make mine a double: Moore’s Law and the future of mathematics

What do iPhones, Twitter, Netflix, cleaner cities, safer cars, state-of-the-art environmental management and modern medical diagnostics have in common? They are all made possible by Moore’s Law. Moore’s…
The factors fuelling advances in computer hardware are drying up. The factors fuelling advances in computer hardware are drying up. Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP

Performance anxiety: the end of software’s free ride

We are consumers of software that is ever more capable, diverse and clever. Our Google queries, our Facebook experience, our ability to play HD movies on our iPads, and the convenience of reading emails…
Have we reached the limit of how small computer hardware can be? Have we reached the limit of how small computer hardware can be? Mullenkedheim/Flickr

Double or nothing: could quantum computing replace Moore’s Law?

Ever noticed that computers become outdated remarkably quickly? It’s nice to have increasingly powerful computers available, and very profitable for the computer industry to have a new model available…