Down the drain: we need to rethink how we clean our homes
Individually, we use thousands of chemicals in our households and very few of us think about whether they are harming the environment. But the simple act of shampooing and conditioning our hair, even with green products, results in more than 30 chemicals being washed into our sewers.
The NBN: why it’s slow, expensive and obsolete
University of Melbourne Emeritus Professor in Electric and Electronic Engineering Rod Tucker, discusses the Coalition’s broadband network, which he says will not provide adequate bandwidth and will be no more affordable than the former Labor Government’s original NBN.
Internet in space: nbn’s plan to bring broadband to rural Australia
The nbn – formerly the National Broadband Network – was established with a mandate to provide broadband to all Australians.
The security paradox: individual privacy versus digital driftnets
The Abbott government’s plan to enforce the mandatory data retention legislation is being done to make us safer, yet it creates new data security risks for us all, Dr Suelette Dreyfus and Associate Professor Shanton Chang from the Department of Computing and Information Systems write for The Conversation.
Opinion: Memo to business: information security is not just IT’s problem
Data leakage has become a significant security risk to Australian businesses, yet information breaches are more likely to come from employees rather than hackers. Dr Atif Ahmad, Dr Sean Maynard and Associate Professor Shanton Chang write for The Conversation.
Taking responsibility for online safety
Associate Professor Shanton Chang has written an article for The Conversation that urges us all to take greater responsibility for our online safety.
Four reasons to apply for the Melbourne Accelerator Program
Ivan Lim is the co-founder of designer furniture company Brosa, one of the startups selected for the 2014 Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP). In this guest post he discusses his experience taking part in MAP, and why you should apply.
The rise of shared (use) transport
Dr Nicole Ronald discussed the highlights of the Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board that was held in Washington DC last month.
Measuring environmental benefits of the Murray Darling Basin Plan
Dr Angus Webb, from the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Melbourne, is leading a multi-disciplinary consortium that is undertaking monitoring and evaluation of the effects of environmental water delivered under the Basin Plan to the Goulburn River in northern Victoria.
NBN benefits regional centres, but rural Australia is still left wanting
Researchers from the Department of Computing and Information Systems, Dr Bjorn Nansen, Jenny Kennedy and Dr Martin Gibbs have co-authored an article for The Conversation that investigates how rural and regional Australians are experiencing services offered by the National Broadband Network (NBN).
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