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Australia's security chief is "not quite sure" why data retention is an issue, while the former head of the CIA says "we kill people based on metadata". So what is the truth behind data retention, and why does it matter?
We live in a world where digital information is exploding. Some 90 per cent of the world's data was generated in the past two years. The obvious question is: how can we store it all?
A university study has shown that 82 per cent of early NBN users are happy with the service and are also twice as likely to telecommute to work.
Facebook is encouraging hackers to try hacking its security systems to find weaknesses.
Grad student nabs second-place James Dyson Award for cane that integrates a mobile phone and uses ultrasonic technology to detect low-hanging objects from 5 to 6.5 feet away.
Rushing tightly around a tiny star, this as-yet unnamed planet seems to be so dense that astronomers believe it is made of carbon and therefore is "a massive diamond".
Australian university says its machine is the fastest as Rubik robots come within seconds of the speediest human.
In what can only be seen as a "serving" (or pwning) of GE researchers, researchers at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne have gone way past 100 and on to 2,000.
Get your academic kicks via iTunes U, which offers lectures, speeches and student work from a bunch of Aussie universities.