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Samsung’s “smart belt” tells you when you’re gaining weight
Samsung’s newest wearable utilises smart technology to monitor the size of the user’s waist.
Contaminated water system found at Perth Children’s Hospital
Tests have revealed high levels of lead in the water at the site of the new Perth Children’s Hospital, with construction workers warned not to drink the tap water. This is the latest in a string of safety-related incidents that have pushed back the hospital’s opening.
New electronic warfare centre will “boost Australian economy”
A $90 billion Australian defence project to build submarines and surface warships has named Adelaide’s RAAF Edinburgh Base as the location for a new electronic warfare centre.
IoT-based predictive analytics trialled at SA retailer
IT provider Empired has undertaken an Internet of Things (IoT) pilot with leading South Australian convenience retailer, Peregrine Corporation, using Microsoft technology. The aim is to enhance customers’ experience and mitigate everyday business risks.
Smart ship to sail Australian waters
Royal Caribbean International’s US$1 billion Ovation of the Seas will not only be the biggest ship to ever call Australia home, but it will also be the most technologically advanced, according to the company.
Internet of Things jumpstarts asset allocation in Oil & Gas Sector
For too long businesses in the resources industry have worked in operational silos; with the left hand rarely knowing what the right hand is doing, there is often no clarity from production to planning. This issue is compounded when managing a business’ inventory and supply chain, as decisions made on the ground can have major … Continue reading Internet of Things jumpstarts asset allocation in Oil & Gas Sector
UV transmittance monitor
Sensorex has announced the UVT-LED-PW Transmittance Monitor, which provides continuous monitoring for accurate UV disinfection dosing.
Rotary screw compressors
Kaeser Compressors has launched two new versions of its CSG-2 series dry compression rotary screw compressors; the CSG-2 T with integrated refrigeration dryer and the CSG-2 RD with integrated i.HOC rotation dryer.
Mercedes autonomous vehicles could do more than just drive
If all goes to plan, Mercedes-Benz autonomous vehicles could be more than just cars – they could serve as our personal assistants.
Engineers developing robots for Opera House maintenance
Engineers are working on predictive maintenance technology for the Sydney Opera House, which will minimise human intervention and reduce the risk of harm to the building, whilst also reducing the need for workers to abseil 67 metres above the ground to perform maintenance checks.
Nokia report shows surge in mobile device infections in 2016
According to the report, smartphone infections nearly doubled between January and July compared to the latter half of 2015, with smartphones accounting for 78 per cent of all mobile network infections.
How AI will affect urban life in 2030
This report forecasts how advances in artificial intelligence (AI) might affect life in a typical North American city.
Baidu open sources its machine learning software
Chinese search giant Baidu has decided to open source its deep learning software to the greater community of AI software developers.
Engineers treat graphene to enable paper electronics
The researchers in Jonathan Claussen’s lab at Iowa State University have been looking for ways to unlock the potential of graphene for use in their sensors and other technologies
Launch of Open Data Marketplace
Data Republic has announced the launch of the Open Data Marketplace, a world-first governed marketplace for organisations to list, exchange and collaborate on data exchange projects in a secure environment.
Ambient light sensors could be tracking everything we do
The ambient light sensors used in smartphones, tablets and notebooks on a number of browsers could be monitoring and gathering information on their users in ways that compromise their privacy.
Perth has the slowest internet of any Australian capital city
Data from an internet speed testing service has revealed that Perth has the slowest internet speed of any Australian capital city, which is even paling in comparison to some developing nations.
New method could save data centres mass amounts of water
A researcher from Sandia National Laboratories is convinced that the simple answer to cooling data centres in different climates is to use liquid refrigerant.
Pentagon warns US Defense must embrace artificial intelligence
The Defense Science Board’s Study on Autonomy has been released, confirming that effective use of artificial intelligence will likely be a deciding factor in military success – and the US is lagging behind.
Four channel voltage measurement module
Ipetroniks has released a new addition to the X series family: the Mx-SENS2 4.