Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - November, 2016
Advocacy groups have joined forces to fight the “data drought” brought by dodgy internet in the bush.
Prime provisions in QLD IR bill
A generous new industrial relations bill has passed Queensland Parliament.
Sleeping lets anger seep in
Going to sleep in a huff after a late night argument lets the anger seep deeper, researchers say.
MIT makes cool nano advance
MIT engineers have made water freeze at a temperature that would normally boil it.
Gun study shows little video effect
Product placement of real-world gun brands in video games does not appear to affect attitudes towards the gun, a new study shows.
Drug study finds frail figures
A new study suggests Australia could be much more into drugs than it appears.
Green gathering to tackle looming risks
Thousands of researchers have been brought together with the launch of the Future Earth Program this week.
Locals reveal Hyperloop hope
Australia’s entry in Elon Musk’s SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition has been unveiled.
Meteor monitors pay off
High-tech sensors and citizen scientists have tracked down a new meteorite in WA.
Enrolments drop as need rises
Enrolments for mining engineering degrees are plummeting – just as Australia’s mining sector is seeing a global rally in price.
Forced ECT rates questioned
Concerns have been raised about the high rate of forced ECT and low legal representation of mental health patients.
Lenovo links questioned
Some experts are concerned about plans to install Chinese technology on one of Australia’s most powerful supercomputers.
Academic awards for leading locals
From antibiotic resistance to water purification in disaster zones, some of Australia’s top academic efforts have been honoured.
Queensland kids get coding
Compulsory coding classes will be rolled out across Queensland next year.
Review prods state of ATAR
A government review has labelled Australia's university entrance system confusing, inconsistent and misunderstood.
Prison probe too narrow
Questions are being asked about the effectiveness of the upcoming youth detention review ...