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Celebrating local women: Stories of triumph, love, mentorship and strength

For International Women’s Day, Mudgee celebrated local women including Louise Puslednik – one of Australia’s most influential educators. St Matthews Catholic School teacher, Louise, was officially crowned Australia’s best maths teacher at the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) Choose Maths Awards in 2019. Read more at Mudgee Guardian.

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How astrophysics and machine learning took Michele Sasdelli from Germany to England to NASA to Adelaide

Keeping track of space debris is difficult. Discover how Dr Michele (Mike) Sasdelli is using machine learning to model the movement of space junk and other objects in Earth’s orbit. Read the full news story on AIML’s website.

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Computer vision technology to detect drone threat

It’s been called ‘the future of warfare.’ Off-the-shelf unmanned aerial systems (UASs), carrying a ‘payload’ of explosives or biological material, flown by terrorists or enemy armed forces into a crowded building or military base. But now the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Sydney ASX-listed defence tech company, DroneShield, have produced next generation drone technology to…

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Researchers demonstrate world’s fastest ‘brain-like’ processor

An international team led by Swinburne in collaboration with RMIT and Monash universities has demonstrated the world’s fastest and most powerful optical neuromorphic processor for artificial intelligence. The breakthrough technology, published in the prestigious journal Nature, can process ultra-large scale data at 10 trillion operations per second (TeraOPs/s). This represents an enormous leap forward for neuromorphic…

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Like investors, bacteria, viruses and cancer cells hedge their bets

Bacteria, viruses and cancer cells can act like savvy human investors by diversifying their population against futures shocks just as people hedge their investments with a diversified portfolio against uncertainty. QUT mathematicians from the QUT Centre for Data Sciance and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers applied financial risk management theory…

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