The winners of The University of Sydney Sleek Geeks Science Eureka School Prizes a video contest about making science entertaining, were announced this week.
It’s like a scene from a horror movie. There you are, minding your own business in a calm and comfortable environment, and then BAM!, something ferocious attacks your nostrils… A silent but deadly fart.
With some 5.6 million riders moving through New York’s subway on any given weekday, it’s no surprise corporations plaster ads all over the walls. Now NO AD is turning commuters’ daily rides into a “curated art experience” by using augmented reality to replace ads with artwork in real time.
Every day, internet users are bombarded by online contests. ‘Retweet to win!’, ‘share to win!’, ‘give us your bank account details and win!’ But as I learnt from my uncle, who really seems to believe that Bill Gates wants to give all his money away, the smart course of action is to ignore these messages.
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by Janek Speight
Facebook has confirmed a big rumour, announcing that it would be bringing ‘M’, an AI assistant, to Facebook Messenger.
Looking at a URL, it is easy to get confused. While some are simple – techly.com.au/author/dan-wighton/ gives you a fair idea of what you are going to get – some are far more complicated.
In June this year the Governor of Hawaii signed into law a bill that will see the entire island state get all its energy from 100 per cent renewable sources by the year 2045. While 30 years seems a way off, it’s still an ambitious target for a state that spends $US5 billion per year on oil.
Speedo have recently partnered with Italian company Aquafil to turn post-manufacturing swimwear scraps into raw nylon fibre, which is then turned into brand new Speedo PowerFLEX Eco swimsuits.
Big news for all you haha-ers out there: a recent Facebook study found that most people (over 51 per cent in fact) use the term ‘haha’ over other digital laughs like ‘hehe’ and ‘lol’.
We’re not sure about you but after watching this video, we wanted to become big brothers, too.