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SUPERCOMPUTING: YOU’VE HEARD OF IT - BUT HOW IS IT CONTROLLING YOUR LIFE?
It’s a term we’ve all heard of, but few of us really understand what ‘supercomputing’ is … or how it controls so many parts of our lives.  From giving you an accurate forecast of the weather, to mapping what health officials need to do to control the spread of the pandemic, supercomputers (mostly controlled by governments) are whirring away in the background. They can play chess, and they can play espionage (looking to infiltrate other information systems).  So where does Australia stand in the competitive world of supercomputers, and what promise do these megamachines hold for our collective future?

COSMOS EXPLAINER - COMMENT ON AUSTRALIA’S VACCINE SHIFT: THE KEY FACTS ABOUT WHAT KEEPS US SAFEST
Australia’s decision to limit the preferred AstraZeneca vaccine to over 50s has raised many questions about the best ways to protect ourselves from COVID 19, especially given existing problems with the supply and rollout of our approved options (AstraZeneca and Pfizer). In a series of special Explainer reports, Australia’s leading science publication COSMOS details exactly where we stand on our supply chain issues, as well as the truth about the health dangers of receiving the vaccine (as compared to not being vaccinated during a pandemic).



AUSTRALIAN REPUBLIC MOVEMENT - VALE PRINCE PHILIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH
Chair of the Australian Republic Movement Peter FitzSimons AM expressed his condolences to the British Royal Family on behalf of the Movement following the passing of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.