The Large Hadron Collider is playing a key role in enabling the collection of big data.
Big data is about processing large amounts of data. It is often associated with multiplicities of data. But the ability to generate data outpaces the ability to store it.
Original Crystal Maze presenter Richard O'Brien.
Artificial intelligence programmers are burning the midnight oil to make computers better at processing complex problems. Here's a progress report.
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Can screen adaptations of literary classics ever be as good as the source text? Well, yes. As the new ABC miniseries The Beautiful Lie shows, they can explore timeless themes in unpredictable and engaging ways.
Melisandre, a witch inspired by early modern history, burns Mance Rayder in Game of Thrones.
While Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin openly draws on medieval and early modern history in the worlds of his books, his subversive depictions of witchcraft make his female characters both intriguing and powerful.
‘Take me to your sofa’
When it comes to branding, the UK broadcaster has always left the rest behind. But by ditching the "4" from its screen idents, it has stepped into another space entirely.
Play your part in reducing online piracy: a campaign by the IP Awareness Foundation.
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A welcome fall in the number of people in Australia who admit to pirating movies and television shows. But what's the cause off this shift in online behaviour?
Magda Szubanski in one of her most famous roles - Sharon Strzelecki - in Kath and Kim, with actors Gina Riley, Peter Rowsthorn, Glenn Robbins and Jane Turner.
Magda Szubanski’s engaging debut memoir, Reckoning, is an exercise in precisely that: reconciling the past. It is also a celebration of the life and career of one of our greatest comedians.
Is there a doctor in the house?
Everyone's favourite BBC sci-fi show is sometimes held up as a model of regional development in television. Don't believe it.
Square eyes = no prize.
Teenagers spend one-third of their lives sitting down and three hours a day watching TV. New findings confirm that it's not just their health that is at risk.
The appeal of shows such as So You Think You Can Dance can be attributed to kinaesthetics, the felt experience of dance on screen.
Last month, the American reality dance competition show So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) celebrated its 10 year anniversary. Why do we keep watching?
Testing times for broadcasters in transition.
A fractured broadcasting industry is destroying the business model for the giants. There are winners in the wings though, and the BBC could yet be one of them.
A Martin & Rossi ad from the 1960s.
New research shows that the old advertising maxim 'sex and violence sell' may be bad for business.
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If you want to see how the market failure model works, look across the Atlantic at PBS and NPR and be afraid.
There are more television services than ever before.
Telstra's release of an all-in-one streaming service further complicates the television landscape in Australia.
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Telcos are positioning themselves to be at the top rather than the bottom of the content food chain.
Completed in 2009, Citi Field is the home of the New York Mets – and part of a recent wave of new ballparks.
TV ratings are down, but the rebirth of the ballpark could be a reason that the sport still boasts the highest total attendance of any in the world.
Over-reaching? Not Strictly.
The government's review of the BBC's scope paints the corporation as a victim of its own success.
The United States celebrates its World Cup victory.
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Language can subtly undermine women's sports in a number of ways.
Sensationalized shark attacks skew the facts.
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Millions tune in to Shark Week each year, but many walk away with the wrong impressions.
Wolf Hall is based on historical events – but its producers don’t claim to be telling a true story.
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Historical representation is far more complex than merely providing the facts – which is why debate continues to rage about the authenticity of popular televised historical dramas such as Game of Thrones and Banished.