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AI

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Print functional, custom-made devices and robots, without human intervention
“While 3D printers have now made it possible to produce a range of objects that include product models, jewelry, and novelty toy
14 February 2021 by Maria MacNama...
 
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Startup

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Australia's first "moonshot" mission
“...a consortium of companies in South Australia, led by small-satellite developer Fleet Space Technologies, is preparing for a series of missions to the moon as well as planning for future missions to Mars.T in he Seven Sisters project aims to support the US Artemis space program’s goal of returning humans to the moon by assisting with exploration techniques, remote operations and communications.”The project will be Australia’s first ‘moonshot’ mission. It could see Australia play an expanding and ongoing role in supporting a permanent human presence on the lunar surface by detecting and mining water and other resources necessary to support a lunar base.https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/seven-sisters-project-taking-austral
11 February 2021 by Maria MacNama...
 
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Inclusion

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Being inclusive is being thoughtful
Equal has never been fair. These products factor in the needs of those with a disability. https://bit.ly/3cYuBv6
10 February 2021 by Maria MacNama...
 
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Inclusion

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MATARIKI | NZ announces new public holiday
New Zealand announced a new public holiday which will celebrate the country's Māori people.Powerful and respectful recognition and celebration of Maori history and culture by creating deeper understanding and unity as shown by our neighbours across the ditch.https://twitter.com/mariamacnamara1/status/1357427396966637568?s=21
5 February 2021 by Maria MacNama...
 
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Startup

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A more sophisticated global agenda for Australia
Esteemed advisor in foreign policy and international security, Peter Varghese AO, drew on his distinguished career in public administration, diplomacy and intelligence, to share insights at a very special and final Advance Connect roundtable discussion for 2020. Peter spoke about the international outlook through which Australia is going to have to navigate, reflected on his work in India and the Indo- Pacific then talked about the outlook for the University Sector and urged a focus on getting the university system right....Peter Varghese AO is the Chancellor of the University of Queensland and the most recent Secretary of DFAT....https://advance.org/advance-connect-graduating-from-our-salad-days-
30 January 2021 by Maria MacNama...
 
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Inclusion

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Technology for 1.2 Billion Indians
India is producing a blue-print for nation building in the digital age with India Stack. India Stack is described by some as the biggest IT project ever achieved by any government and the largest API on earth.All components of India Stack have been built using a first-principles approach leveraging "commodity technology, modest investment, and a commitment to solving for economic primitives.""Just like the fictional trio from the Kibera slum, 1.3 billion Indians are currently enjoying access to fundamental digital services that are far ahead of their time.”It's a story that needs to be told.https://www.indiastack.org/about/
30 January 2021 by Maria MacNama...
 
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