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Tracking Australian Wildlife With AI And Aerial Robotics

Drones are becoming increasingly popular for everything from capturing amazing footage, to training birds of prey and saving lives. But now thanks to a Queensland University of Technology (QUT) collaboration , cutting edge hardware and software is being used to help monitor Australian wildlife.


Universities Stalk Your Facebook To See How They Should Hit You Up For Money

On the scale of “irritating” to “soul-boiling” telemarketers, university alumni fundraisers aren’t the worst. The way that school alumni relations offices decide which former students to contact, however, is a liiittle creepy. Universities are scouring former students’ Facebook and LinkedIn profiles to figure out who to hit up for cash, and using targets’ interests to make pitches as manipulative and persuasive as possible.


Harvard Is Tracking Student Attendance With Secret Cameras

Everyone has skipped the occasional class here and there, but Harvard University is taking it seriously. It has started tracking the attendance of its students using secret cameras — and it didn’t tell them it was doing so.


University Research Funds Threatened In Latest Budget Row

The Federal Government is apparently willing to slash University research funding if it doesn’t get its way with regards to higher education reform.


Inside Apple's Secretive University-Style Training School

Deep within the bowels of Apple, there’s a secretive school where employees learn about the company and how to work for it. Some call it education, others indoctrination — but either way, a new report explains what it’s like.


Victorian Uni Students Are Hosting A 24-Hour App-Building Hackathon

Students from Monash Uni and the University of Melbourne’s IT clubs are collaborating on UNIHACK, a 24-hour app building challenge sponsored by some pretty big tech companies. The idea is simple: turn up with your team, cram 24 hours of coding and development, and produce a winning, working app.


Caffeine-Eating Bacteria May Fix Your Broken Heart

Everyone loves a good cup of joe, including our friendly neighbourhood bacteria Pseudomonas putida CBB5. This microbe can consume caffeine with the best of us, a talent that could help heart arrhythmia and asthma patients.


The Human-Powered Helicopter That Hopes To Take Flight

A team from the Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland is hoping to take to the skies in their human-powered helicopter tomorrow.


Defective Toilet Paper Flooded The University Of Colorado For Two Years

There are certain things in my life that I really, really hope don’t turn out to be defective—seat belts, parachutes, the private browsing setting when I use my girlfriend’s computer—but toilet paper might just have made it to the top of that list.


University Teaches Students Finer Aspects Of Phone Photography

If you thought taking a photo on your phone was as simple as framing and snapping, think again – Pennsylvania’s Immaculata University is teaching students how to use them “properly”. Professor Flannery explains that “it’s part of our responsibility to teach kids how to use this tool”.