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Humans are poor at remaining vigilant over time. That's bad news for the safety of partially automated cars, which sometimes need the person behind the wheel to quickly take over control.

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As a resource-driven economy, Australia is not used to being at the pointy end of supply chains – and it feels as though we are managing risks and benefits of critical infrastructure on the fly.

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Accessing the right information in a timely manner is essential, but difficult for newly arrived refugees. Information varies, plus there are language barriers and geographical complications.

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Popular as gondolas in ski-fields around the world, cable cars are increasingly used for mass transit in progressive cities. Is this the future for Australian cities?

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In spite of some recent positive actions, Australia still lacks a comprehensive and long-term plan for the STEM sector.

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Australia has one of the most secure electoral systems imaginable thanks to paper ballots. Cybersecurity experts caution against e-voting.

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In his new book 2062: The World that AI Made, UNSW artificial intelligence expert Toby Walsh urges us to choose wisely as we define the effects on our lives of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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A team of Sydney scientists – including UNSW's Katharina Gaus – have made a groundbreaking discovery in telomere biology with implications for conditions ranging from cancer to ageing and heart disease.

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Australian scientists have achieved a new milestone in their approach to creating a quantum computer chip in silicon, demonstrating the ability to tune the control frequency of a qubit by engineering its atomic configuration.

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Medicine undergraduate Aengus Tran is using AI to help embryologists improve IVF pregnancy rates.

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