Wedgetailed Eagles bring down drones

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-17/wedge-tailed-eagles-bring-down-drones-in-goldfields/8033056?pfmredir=sm&sf42669975=1 Apparently wedgetailed eagles are more than a match for drones used in mining – they have brought down 9 of them at a substantial cost!

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Internet of Broken Things

A couple years back, in 2014, Ward Cunningham wrote a piece on wiki called “Internet of Broken Things”. After dealing with the failure of a home sensor network he wrote: This is how the… Source: Internet of Broken Things This…

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Working with Ionic framework

IPhone Apps and Websites So I have been acting as a client for some software engineering students from the University of Melbourne who are developing an iPhone app for taking class lists at my taekwondo club. Both of the groups…

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The power within vulnerability – Juice Daily

How does “the power of vulnerability” sit within a context that eschews victim-blaming? While I have no issue with accepting that we each have weaknesses and limitations, it seems like turning vulnerability into a “power” is delegating responsibility to others…

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This temporary tattoo can control your phone

This looks pretty awesome!! DuoSkin temporary tattoos, which can be made at home and wash off in a day, use the electrodes present in inexpensive gold leaf to create a conductive surface Researchers design metallic body art that can control…

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University students, you are being watched

You are being watched and tracked “to help understand learning processes” – really???? And if I wanted to do this for a research project, rather than for business purposes (student “engagement” is about student retention, which means students continuing to be…

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Good set of articles on open research and its challenges

Could Open Research benefit Cambridge University researchers? Lauren Cadwallader, Joanna Jasiewicz, Marta Teperek, Unlocking Research, 2016/08/09 Good series from the University of Cambridge Office of Scholarly Communications on the challenges facing contemoporary scientific research. Here’s the list of articles: The mis-measurement problem – 11…

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