Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - October, 2020
Four academics share the 2020 PM's Prize for Science for their contributions to the detection of gravitational waves.
Residential reforms ordered
The Victorian Ombudsman has called for “major reform” of residential care.
Archives rush to save AV
The National Archives is looking to use a $3 million investment to save 30,000 audiovisual records.
Locals beat laser limit
Australian quantum theorists have shown how to thwart limits on the coherence of lasers.
Basic pay could cut poverty
Research finds a universal basic income in Australia would lift thousands out of poverty.
Bottle plastic studied
International research suggests babies are consuming as many as 16 million microplastic particles in a litre of formula.
Hearing toolkit released
A new Australian Government toolkit is aimed at ensuring young children meet milestones for hearing and speaking.
Inclusion study shows 2.5m offline
The latest national digital inclusion report shows many groups continue to miss out on the benefits of being online.
Info restrains genetic benefit
The benefits of genetic testing are being held back by a lack of public information.
STEM exit surveyed
A new survey has found nearly one in five Australian scientists are planning to leave the profession.
Dirty study shows biome boost
New research shows letting children play in nature can give their microbiome and immune system a boost.
Pawsey plans for new power
The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre says its new supercomputer will be 30 times more powerful than its predecessors.
Subject choices mapped
University students' subject combinations appears to affect their performance.
OSIRIS scrapes asteroid surface
An astounding feat of science and engineering has occurred in space this week ...
Nokia tapped for Moon mobile
Nokia is planning to bring mobile coverage to the Moon, building a 4G comms system at a future lunar base.
Don Dale Medicare denied
Health Minister Greg Hunt has knocked back calls for Medicare-funded health services in a notorious youth lock-up.
Intelligence satellite looms soon
Australian intelligence agencies will soon launch their own satellite.
QUT to scan Mars data
NASA has commissioned Australian researchers to develop software to analyse scientific data from Mars.