How Australian Science Supported The Voyager I Spacecraft

You may have read this morning that the first man-made object has passed into interstellar space in the form of the Voyager I probe, but what you might not have known is that Aussie scientists helped get it over the line. Here’s how.

This Canberra Time-Lapse Shows Our Capital At It's Most Beautiful

When you think of Canberra, you think of stuffed shirts, public servants and big flagpoles. This video ignores all of that, because underneath all the political in-fighting, our nation’s capital is actually a really beautiful place. After Dark is a timelapse around Canberra captured at night, and it’s well-worth the watch.

Has Anybody Seen A Dinosaur In Canberra?

It sounds like the feed line for a political joke, but police are hunting down a dinosaur, and those who pinched it from the National Dinosaur Museum in Canberra.

Monster Machines: Why Are The Most Vital Aircraft In The USAF Arsenal Owned By NASA?

While chatter between the US Air Force is spoken exclusively in English, communications between their aircrafts’ electronic systems is more akin to the United Nations cafeteria — a “dog’s breakfast of different datalinks,” according to Lt. Gen. William Lord. Since the numerous competing defence contractors tasked with building military aircraft often install contradicting and incompatible systems, the USAF employs a pair of legacy NASA fliers to act as battlefield interpreters.

Find Out If You Can See Wednesday's Upcoming Solar Eclipse

From 5:30am (AEST, add 1-hour forward for daylight time) on Wednesday, the Moon will pass between the Earth and the Sun, causing a solar eclipse. Not everyone will be able to see the phenomenon, so it’s best we tell you where you can find it.

Target's Response To Canberra Apple Store Opening Was To Send In The Clown

Yes, just the one. You have to give Target credit — if you can’t draw crowds yourself, why not take advantage of the pulling power of Apple? Seems this is precisely what a couple of retailers did this morning at the official opening of the consumer giant’s new Canberra outlet.

The Greens Want To Trial A New Public Wi-Fi Network In Canberra

The Greens have pledged that if elected, they will push for a $100,000 plan to get the nation’s capital hooked up with a free city Wi-Fi trial set to span town centres, bus services and other public areas.

Segways Are Now Legal In Canberra

Good news, nerds! Now you can ride your Segway legally in Canberra without falling foul of the fuzz.

Are You Headed To Costco Or Penrith's Apple Store This Weekend?

Attention shoppers! What’s your take on Costco’s new warehouses in Sydney and Canberra? I hear it’s chaotic out there — so let me (and other Giz readers) know if the tech bargains are worth the fuss. Likewise for Apple’s new store in Penrith — did you test drive the new MacBook Airs? Email or tweet @giz_au your pics/video, and comment within.

Don't Forget – Backups Are Only Backed Up If They Aren't All Stored Together

Being a Giz reader, you’re sure to have at least one, and probably two backups of your important documents. But a story in The Canberra Times is a timely reminder that having all your backups next to eachother is no backup solution at all.