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MEN'S SHEDS GO ONLINE DURING COVID CRISIS
The Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) has launched The AMSA Shed Online to help Shedders stay connected during a period where Australians are being encouraged to stay at home. 'Men’s Sheds are an effective initiative because they connect people who would otherwise be socially isolated on a daily basis,” said AMSA Executive Officer David Helmers.
HOW THE INTERNET IS COMING TO YOUR CLOTHES, FOOD AND MEDICINES
Most of us have heard of the term the ‘Internet of Things’. It’s the notion about how interconnected all of our tech has become, from our TVs to our phones and even our watches, cars and fridges. Now things are about to change dramatically again, as the Internet is integrated into the likes of fabrics, paper, plastics, stickers and medicines – and that means you!
AUSTRALIA’S UNSUNG REEF - AND THE BATTLE TO SAVE IT
The world is well aware of the threats to the Great Barrier Reef, but Australia has another monster reef facing a battle for survival. The kelp-dominated Great Southern Reef wraps all the way from Brisbane, down and around Tasmania, and across to Western Australia. In some places its mighty giant kelp forests have all but disappeared – but scientists are attempting to fight back with ‘super kelp’. There is early hope.
AUSTRALIA’S FORGOTTEN FEMALE ‘COMPUTERS’ WHO MAPPED THE STARS – FROM THE HORSE & CART TO THE MOON MISSIONS
They were paid close to half of their male co-workers, were forced to resign when they married, and their epic seven-decades-long project has been largely forgotten … until now. They were Australia’s female ‘computers’ and, between them, they mapped the stars of the Southern Hemisphere. Their work continues to influence science projects today.