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LIFELINE: CALL TO AUSSIE BOSSES - LET YOUR WORKERS STRESS-DOWN
Tuesday 24th July is Stress Down Day, a fun and easy initiative designed to reduce stress and raise vital funds for Lifeline Australia. Research shows that 90% of Australians need to stress less - with 74% of people reporting being stressed from work. Lifeline Australia aims to reduce workplace stress in 2018 by registering a record number of workplaces/community groups to participate and implement simple activities that can reduce stress.
HOW NATURE HAS INSPIRED OUR TECH
We live in a high-tech world, with new and powerful devices and connections morphing our lifestyles into something that would have seemed sci-fi fantasy just a generation ago. But the hardware and concepts driving this change are not always crunched from a computer or an algorithm. Some of the biggest breakthroughs have been inspired by nature.
WILDLIFE CSI – AUSSIE TECH CATCHING ANIMAL TRAFFICKERS
It’s a mind-boggling concept, but a certain type of Aussie cockatoo is worth $30,000 and the trade in illegal wildlife is rife. It has become a multi-billion-dollar industry, with many endangered species highly prized. Poachers and traffickers have become more devious and sophisticated in their methods, but Aussie technology is now cracking the global crime rings.
AIHW REPORT: 1 IN 3 YOUNG PEOPLE UNDER YOUTH JUSTICE SUPERVISION RECEIVE TREATMENT FOR ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG USE
Young people under youth justice supervision are 30 times as likely to receive an alcohol or other drug treatment service as young Australians generally, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
ACROBOTS – RE-THINKING WHAT ROBOTS MIGHT DO
Our concept of robots needs to be re-imagined, as human like forms scale mountains, run, jump and perform back-flips as required. Possibly more Jackie Chan than Terminator, the agility of these robo-beings creates a whole new set of possibilities and roles for them to perform. The latest prototype is known as ‘Atlas’.
REEF ROBOCOP - ‘HASTA LA VISTA’ CROWN OF THORNS
One of the long-standing threats to the Great Barrier Reef may finally have met its match, with a flotilla of undersea robots set to wage war on the plague of coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish. Crown-of-thorns starfish are thought responsible for almost half the decline in surveyed coral since 1985.