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Aug 13, 2013 founder Professor Richard Buckland wins national teaching award

Richard Buckland – Photo credit UNSW

Associate Professor Buckland has been named the 2013 Australian ICT Educator of the Year by the iAwards – a national program recognising innovation and leadership across the ICT industry.

According to a number of his students he is a legend. He and former student Adam Brimo founded Australia’s own MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) in October 2012 which appears to have more than >25,000 students registered.

English: (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I know a lot of educators are highly critical of MOOCs and I don’t personally think they will [...]

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Aug 12, 2013

University of Sydney Researchers build iPhone App that detects heart conditions that lead to stroke

Iphone App detects heart rhythm that could lead to stroke

A team from the University of Sydney has created a special iPhone case and app that can be used to quickly and cheaply detect heart rhythm problems and prevent strokes. The research found the AliveCor Heart Monitor for iPhone (iECG) was a highly effective, accurate and cost-effective way to screen patients to identify previously undiagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF) and hence help prevent strokes and the test is able to be used in local pharmacies and general practitioner surgeries with a single-lead ECG taken on an iPhone with a special case and is being trialed in GP surgeries.

Many of [...]

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Aug 7, 2013

Kite Mosquito Patch Project crowdfunded on Indigogo – confuses Mosquitos and disguises humans

Kite Mosquito Patch


A Mosquito feeding on blood (Photo credit: Wikipedi

Arguably Mosquitos have had the greatest negative effect on human life of anything in the world, Malaria kills between 600,000 and 1,200,000 people (many infants) per year depending on whose modelling you believe with over 200 million contracting the disease each year.

Note: This part is a rewrite of my original article, somehow WordPress ate my homework 🙂

The Kite™ platform was created by Grey Frandsen, Dr. Michelle Brown and Torrey Tayanaka, and is the result of over three years of work atOlfactor Laboratories, Inc., and [...]

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