Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - November, 2014
A lobby representing Australia’s medical research sector says it wants to see the $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) kept alive.
New NBN map draws faster, cheaper path
A new rollout map for the latest version of the National Broadband Network (NBN) is on the way – the most recent chapter in a long-running quest to improve Australia’s internet.
Young whooping cough jump triggers vaccine concern
Experts say whooping cough rates are increasing in very young children, causing concern that current vaccine protection may be wearing off.
Dark rate of self-harm jumps at 14
Experts say Australia needs to make a concerted effort to stop intentional self harm among children.
Super-WiFi could be the TV of tomorrow
Experts say old television frequencies should be used to set up huge WiFi network, boosting internet access and productivity.
Kernel of concern over ACORN portal
Australia residents who spot cybercrimes in progress now have an avenue to report it.
MOOC mooted for better public numbers
The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet is working on a massive open online course (MOOC) to train public servants how to calculate the financial impact of new regulation.
App puts uni knowledge in young hands
Local researchers have launched a comprehensive educational app for children.
Better view from free maps of high-res Australia
Two billion pixels have come together to form the most comprehensive three-dimensional view of Australia ever.
Dreams run backwards on neural highway
Neuroscientists say they have spotted the difference between imagination and reality in the human brain.
Beans brewing after galaxy's longest coffee run
A Russian spacecraft carrying Italy's first female astronaut has safely docked with the International Space Station.
Billions and billions linked in new telescopic view
Attempts to visualise the size and shape of the universe have boggled even history’s greatest minds, but it is getting easier.
Faster path for more future doctors
A new policy will let university med school applicants find a place more easily.
Metal makers' new home at Monash
A new research facility will allow Australian engineers to grab hold of the future, and carve it with some incredible machinery.
Bigger role sought for better Indigenous returns
Aboriginal leaders in the Northern Territory want more say in the running of schemes to help their communities, as a new report shows gaps between Indigenous people and other Australians continue to increase.
Closures questioned as cuts lead to relocation
The West Australian Government has unveiled plans to close more than 100 remote (primarily Indigenous) communities and move the residents to better-serviced areas.
Alarm over rate of drugs for kids
Reports this week claim that powerful anti-psychotic medication is being overprescribed to Australian children.
Gamer brains can cut learning curve
A new study suggests that playing action video games like Call of Duty can actually improve learning capability.
Time and tongues make microbiome marriage
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Complexity coded for better life map
New software could add a greater depth to our understanding and ability to model evolution.
Double speak brings faster filter
New research says people who speak more than one language can process information more efficiently and more easily than those who only know one.