Technology

NSW father and son shoot for the stars, turning farms-and-mines town into drones and aerospace hardware hub

NSW father and son shoot for the stars, turning farms-and-mines town into drones and aerospace hardware hub

You wouldn’t necessarily expect a regional town known for its gold mining and agriculture to be the next “centre of drone excellence”, but this father and son did.  Key points: A drone testing range is being established at West Wyalong in the NSW Riverina New drone, balloon, and space technology …

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When Vernie plays video games in Melbourne, his fans around the world watch. He’s part of a rising trend

A young man wearing headphones and a hoody

Most nights, when Vernie “BlueRukus” Valentos boots up the PlayStation in his home in Western Melbourne, he’s joined by a few dozen online spectators who have gathered to chat and watch him play. They come from all over, teenagers and the middle-aged, and have been doing so for years. For the 28-year-old, they …

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Why the craft of weaving together science and policy is more critical now than ever

Why the craft of weaving together science and policy is more critical now than ever

In the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, many world leaders asserted something that seemed sensible – and welcome – to fans of science everywhere: put simply, that they would ‘follow the science’. But if you step on to a modern university campus, or take a tour through the variety …

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