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University Study Finds Social Media Assisting Students Cheating Exams

Posted: August 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Technoid, University of Sydney | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on University Study Finds Social Media Assisting Students Cheating Exams

Study Finds Social Media Assisting Students Cheating Exams

The internet and smartphones have made it easier for students to cheat in exams, a new report into academic misconduct at the University of Sydney has found. The report followed investigations into ways to prevent and detect academic dishonesty and misconduct among students at the university.

The Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism Taskforce completed a number of investigations during May and June 2015, including interviews with representatives from each of the university’s 16 faculties ::Read the full article »»»»

Aussies Swap Beer For Smartphones and Social media

Posted: February 13th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: REBLOG!, Technoid | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Aussies Swap Beer For Smartphones and Social media

Serious Addiction WARNING!Blogger and ABC contributor Peter Ryan has a superneat post on a new report confirming what most of us  already knew: Australians are addicted to their smartphones. The survey of smartphone users by tech behemoth Cisco reveals that the daily ritual for Gen Y Aussies kicks off with a quick txt.

Many of the survey participants admitted that they checked for messages, emails and updates at least twice an hour, many becoming anxious when their phone goes astray.

Kevin Bloch isn’t alone, our favourite news agency – Reuters – has an ubercool post on our latest addiction, Social Media.

Social media is now apparently a recognised addiction, a study undertaken last year by the University of Chicago found that Liking and Tweeting can be even more addictive than cigarettes or alcohol. The research showed that social networking sites gave users a burst of the addictive neurotransmitter dopamine :: Read the full article »»»»

Australian Nanotechnology: UNSW Single Atom Transistor

Posted: February 21st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Applied Science, Nonotechnology, Physics, STANDOUT, Technoid | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Australian Nanotechnology: UNSW Single Atom Transistor

Single Atom Quantum Image via UNSWAn Australian team of physicists have created the world’s first – and smallest – functioning single-atom transistor, which could prove a critical building block toward the development of super-fast computers. In what can only be described as nanotechnology at it’s purest – the ability to control matter at the atomic scale, build devices with atomic precision, is the central definition of nanotechnology. Though several groups have attempted this amazing feat before, never has it been accomplished with such puristic accuracy. As if nonotechnology wasn’t already übercool: The transistor itself is composed of a single phosphorous-31 isotope, which has been precisely placed on a base of silicon using a Scanning Tunneling Microscope in an ultra-high vacuum chamber. What’s particularly amazing about their technique is that they were able to position the individual phosphorous atoms precisely.

The Australian teams tiny electronic device – described in a paper published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology – uses as its active component an individual phosphorus atom patterned between atomic-scale electrodes and electrostatic control gates. The Nanotechnology paper elegantly describes a brilliant process: Researchers fabricated a single-atom transistor in which a single phosphorus atom is positioned between highly doped source and drain leads with a lateral spatial accuracy of ±1 atomic lattice spacing. researchers demonstrate that they were able to register source, drain and gate contacts to the individual donor atom and observe well-controlled transitions for 0, 1 and 2 electron states, in agreement with atomistic modelling of the device. What was also amazing said Dr Fuechsle was that the electronic characteristics exactly matched theoretical predictions undertaken with Professor Gerhard Klimeck’s group – using NEMO-3D, a Nanoelectronic Modeling tool – at Purdue University in the US and Professor Hollenberg’s group at the University of Melbourne.  Read the full article »»»»

Doctors Working With X-Rays Adapting to Radiation at the Cellular Level

Posted: September 3rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Science, Science News, Technoid | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Doctors Working With X-Rays Adapting to Radiation at the Cellular Level

Gone for an X-Ray lately, find it eeksom that your sourrounded by lead, that everyone leaves the room to press the go-button? It turns out that minute doses of ionizing – the harmful form – of radiation may not be so bad after all. Lets back that up before you run down to your local pathology lab and treat the x-ray machine like a tanning booth. Oxford Journals has published a study which hints that doctors whose bodies are regularly exposed to x-rays may be adapting at the cellular level to protect themselves against radiation :: Read the full article »»»»

Japanese Researchers Examine Asteroid Skin

Posted: August 26th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Applied Science, Astronomy, Cosmology, Michael Courtenay, Physics, Science, Technoid, Tecnoid | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Japanese Researchers Examine Asteroid Skin

Asteroid dust collected by a Japanese spacecraft – HAYABUSA – has given scientists their first look into the outer covering of an asteroid.

The asteroid explorer HAYABUSA – previously named Muses-C – was launched in 2003 by JAXA – Japanese Aerospace Agency – The craft succesfully rendezvoused with Asteroid 25143-Itokawa, located some 320 million km from Earth in 2005. Hayabusa successfully re-entered Earth’s atmosphere in June 2010. As Hayabusa burnt up she dropped her payload- a heat resistant capsule –  safely at Woomera in outback South Australia.

“Until now, asteroid exploration had been a one-way trip; however, the Hayabusa is a round-trip space mission. We’re now designing an improved next-generation space ship and are expecting the arrival of the Grand Navigation Era to the Solar System, such as a round trip to a main belt asteroid or to Venus, or a round trip via a deep space port” said project manager Junichiro Kawaguchi Read the full article »»»»