The South Australian Government has launched an AUS$40,000 pilot program at 28 public schools across the state. This program integrates 3D printing into classroom learning.The 28 schools are all primary schools located across South Australia with students ranging from 6 to 12 years of age.
There is good news for honey lovers out there. The future may see an increase in production of honey which can drive down its prices. All this thanks to 3D printing. The Professors at AUT have developed 3D printed honeycombs using a complex computer software, which has its design created using sound waves.
Four young Malaysian entrepreneurs have developed a mobile app called ParkEasy app, for booking parking spot in shopping malls of Kuala Lumpur. The app allows one to state the timing of booking prior to arrival and will remember the spot for you. ParkEasy has received funding from an initiative by the Malaysian government.
The Indonesian Government has announced that it will quadruple the budget for its smart city programme next year, from IDR 25 billion (US$1.8 million) to IDR 100billion (US$7.3 million). This aims to improve the city’s digital infrastructure in preparation for smart city development.
West Australian Police replaces the force’s end-of-life computer-aided dispatch system with a new and upgraded Computer Aided Design (CAD) technology. CAD systems are the essential information hub between public safety agencies and the general public.
The Government of New Zealand plans to implement various measures in order to further enhance online data security for its citizens. One of the key measures will be through the assembly of a Computer Emergency Response Team, CERT. CERT will be the first point of contact for businesses and individuals seeking help when facing cyber security issues.
The Beijing Emergency Management office issued its first ‘’red alert’’ on the city as air pollution reached hazardous levels . This indicates that pollution currently stands at the most serious level in a four-tiered alert system.The categorisation of this system is not directly linked to Air Quality Index(AQI) used by government agencies worldwide . The AQI is calculated with several sets of air pollution data including concentration of pollutant in the air.
Australia’s Government to fund STEM Education in key areas through National Innovation and Science Agenda
The Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda recently announced the federal funding of AU$1.1 billion towards incentives . This includes promoting science, mathematics and computing in their education system. The agenda is part of the Government’s commitment to establish Australia as a leading innovation system.
With an almost unrivaled development and prosperity in Asia, Singapore will have new challenges ahead as they head into their 51st year since independence. These new challenges include improved transportation services, aging population, waste minimisation and building environmentally friendly homes.
Just a fortnight ago, DOST led a forum in which they promised a bright future in Biotechnology to students. The broad range of applications in biotechnology ranging from medicine to energy production was shared to appeal aspiring undergraduates and graduates. With the advent use of ICTs in research, the forum also called upon computer scientists to pursue bioinformatics. Bioinformatics is the application of computer technology to manage biological information.