Drone innovators turn to gaming to steer underwater Antarctic mission

Sometimes, the simplest solutions are the best, as a team of scientists found when building an underwater drone which had to do things no robot had done before.

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What does getting your affairs in order mean in the digital age?

There was a time when everyone’s important documents — letters, photographs, diaries — were tangible objects, but as life moves to the cloud we could lose it all.

         October 02, 2019 at 09:28PM https://ift.tt/2n5s9LK

Man shot dead in Sydney after firing shotgun at two police stations

Police shoot dead a heavily armed man who opened fire on a home and two police stations in Sydney’s west as terrified witnesses film the gunman’s final moments on a street.

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How to ditch your day job to start a small business while working less than 44 hours a week

Matt Godfrey swapped his career as a geologist to sell dumplings from a food van — and business advisor Brian Childs reckons you don’t have to burn the midnight oil to do the same. Just be prepared to put in the groundwork.

         October 02, 2019 at 08:58PM https://ift.tt/2pu6wph

Who has right of way on four-wheel drive beaches?

Police urge beachgoers and motorists to be considerate of each other after video emerges of a confrontation between a driver and holidaymakers who had set up camp along Rainbow Beach.

         October 02, 2019 at 08:34PM https://ift.tt/2nVn6xQ

British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith has won the Women’s 200 metres at at the World Athletics Championships in Doha in Qatar

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Why your mortgage could soon have a 2 in front of it

The RBA has nearly exhausted its rate-cutting and the big banks are no longer passing on the full cuts anyway, but that doesn’t mean your mortgage rate still hasn’t got further to fall, writes David Taylor.

         October 02, 2019 at 08:16PM https://ift.tt/2pr5Zo2

This galaxy has been on a feeding frenzy and the Milky Way is next

The Milky Way’s neighbour Andromeda is only a few billion years from colliding with our galaxy and scientists just discovered it’s been on a feeding frenzy in the past.

         October 02, 2019 at 08:14PM https://ift.tt/2nSX4uY

What happened when a Foreign Correspondent story on pill testing at music festivals didn’t go to plan

Filming a half-hour program overseas for Foreign Correspondent requires months of careful planning, so producer Winsome Denyer’s stress levels soared when a story she’d organised on pill-testing programs in Europe started to unravel en route.

         October 02, 2019 at 08:13PM https://ift.tt/2n5Nxk4

US presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has heart procedure, cancels events

The 78-year-old senator’s hopes of challenging Donald Trump at next year’s US presidential election suffer a setback after he felt discomfort at a Las Vegas campaign event and was found to have a blocked artery.

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