The birth of the computer revolution
Professor Justin Zobel looks back sixty years to when computing began in Australia, comparing the changes and the fundamental similarities to computing today.
Why Big Data is a Big Deal
Big Data is now used for more than tracking consumer habits – it has sparked a renaissance in scientific research.
Can hackers turn off the lights?
We all know cyber-criminals can steal our personal information, but what happens when hackers attack our power companies and other critical infrastructure?
A blueprint for greener cloud computing
Cloud computing promises to streamline IT for businesses and individuals, but we must seize the opportunity to make it greener.
Social networking to empower older people
Researchers at the University of Melbourne are helping older people go online to combat social isolation.
Today’s smart machines owe much to Australia’s first computer
Today machines are small, fast and deeply embedded in our daily lives. But they’re not fundamentally different from Australia’s first computer.