SHARING IDEAS THAT DO GOOD

Startup

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Aussie Platform Boost Future of Higher Education
Educonnect is Australia's first innovative digital platform connecting education providers with students directly on a global scale. Essentially, a comparison and discovery platform, Educonnect not only help education providers save time and money, it enables them to recruit, connect and engaged with potential students on a global scale.For students, Educonnect provides up-to-date information on desired courses, education providers, cost and location - all in one seamless platform. Simply - discover, compare, connect and apply for a future in Australia's higher education! For more information on Educonnect, visit www.educonnect.com.au
10 May 2021 by shazana

Healthcare

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Robotic Skin
Researchers have developed a robotic skin which can interpret touch -pressure, cold & heat. Advancements in software & hardware, will eventually mean that the capabilities of robot skin will outstrip that of human skin. Just think what that might mean for the next advancement in prosthetics! https://www.zdnet.com/article/making-skin-for-robots-is-hard-but-success-could-bring-huge-benefits-for-humans-too/
10 May 2021 by Kylie Hargrea...

Healthcare

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Forensic DNA preservation method best for gut microbiome samples
Australia's Microba Life Sciences have demonstrated the superiority of their faecal sample preservation method against others, finding a method designed for preserving forensic DNA outperformed other commonly used faecal preservation methods. The study showed the importance of rigorously evaluating faecal preservation methods to avoid chasing false leads or missing key biomarkers. | https://microba.com/announcements/forensic-dna-preservation-method-best-for-gut-microbiome-samples/
10 May 2021 by Mel Raassina

Artistic

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Blue Board
A real surfboard painted by Uncle Thomas Avery. Thomas’s Aboriginal name is Bagaay which means the river. Thomas is a descendant of the Kamilaroi Aboriginal tribe of Northern New South Wales. His tribal totem is the Eagle. Thomas’s ancestors were born at the Bohena Creek Aboriginal Reserve Narrabri. Narrabri is one of the communities of the stolen generation. Thomas has been painting for over 20 years and is a member of The Budamurra Aboriginal Corporation. He creates paintings on canvas, pure silk, didgeridoos, images on pure silk & painted and glass, ceramics, T shirts and surf boards.
10 May 2021 by Gillian Corba...

AI

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Security of Machine Learning Systems - open source tools
Microsoft recently released to the open source community an automation tool for security testing AI systems. Counterfit helps organisations undertake AI security risk assessments to ensure that the algorithms used in their businesses are robust, reliable, and trustworthy.While ML is increasingly used in defence, healthcare, finance and other applications, how do we ensure that cyber security professionals can assess the security state of deployments and tools?Here's a starter...https://github.com/Azure/counterfit/Image by chenspec from Pixabay 
10 May 2021 by Daniella Trai...

Artistic

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The key to the shells of the Sydney Opera House
"After three years of intensive research for a basic geometry for the shell complex I arrived in October 1961 at the spherical solution shown here.I call it my "key to the shells" as it solves all the problems of construction by opening up for mass production, precision in manufacture and simple erection, and with this geometrical system I attain full harmony between all the shapes in this fantastic complex."We visited the Museum of Sydney today. It's very interesting history of Sydney includes films of the early settlement, building of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House and exhibits, including this one quoting Danish architect Jorn Utzon who won the competition for the design. 
9 May 2021 by Lynn Wood