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Auckland school gets largest-ever Govt investment

Auckland school gets largest-ever Govt investment The upgrade is just one in a long line of schools undergoing a redevelopment, which sees investment in innovative learning environments and technologies.Education Minister Hekia Parsta says the Government will invest around $75 million redeveloping Western Springs College, and around $4 million upgrading TAPAC, the Auckland Performing Arts Centre on the school grounds.

Here come the appeals: White House report attacks modern forensic science

Here come the appeals: White House report attacks modern forensic science The Justice Department and the FBI have both expressed concerns with the report.The FBI said that it “disagrees with many” of the report’s claims that it “makes broad, unsupported assertions regarding science and forensic science practice.

China claims to have invented quantum radar that could render entire US stealth fleet obsolete

China claims to have invented quantum radar that could render entire US stealth fleet obsolete The Chinese military says it has invented quantum radar, a breakthrough which, if true, would render the hundreds of billions of dollars the United States has invested into stealth technology obsolete.Like the original invention of radar, the advent of modern artillery, or radio communications, quantum radar could fundamentally transform the scope and nature of war.

FCC aims to improve phone emergency alerts after recent bombings

FCC aims to improve phone emergency alerts after recent bombings However, after the recent bombings in New York and New Jersey, there’s pressure to improve these alerts, which are currently woefully inadequate.A number of government agencies including FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security started designing the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) in 2007.

GM resurrects the fuel cell for the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 military vehicle

GM resurrects the fuel cell for the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 military vehicle General Motors is turning a Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck chassis into a three-ton rolling testbed for hydrogen fuel cell propulsion for the military.It believes there’s room for fuel cells in an era when there’s more focus on electric vehicles and hybrids.

Hundreds of driverless cars headed to Kiwi roads

Hundreds of driverless cars headed to Kiwi roads That’s according to NZTech CEO Graeme Muller, commenting on today’s announcement from the Government on a research trial of driverless electric shuttle set to begin next year.HMI Technologies and Christchurch International Airport announced the two-year research trial of a French-built Navya shuttle in Christchurch, starting in 2017.

US government formally blames Russia for political hacks of the DNC

US government formally blames Russia for political hacks of the DNC These thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the US election process.We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts, that only Russia’s senior-most officials could have authorized these activities.

Will Zuckerberg’s third-world internet come to North America?

Will Zuckerberg’s third-world internet come to North America? The crux of the problem many people have with Mark Zuckerberg’s Free Basics is the effect it could have on the poor.Sure, it seems nice to create limited Internet access where none existed before.

DARPA may borrow blockchain tech from Bitcoin to secure military networks

DARPA may borrow blockchain tech from Bitcoin to secure military networks You’ve probably heard about blockchain technology most often in the context of digital cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, but the blockchain can be much more than that.With Bitcoin, the blockchain is the universal record of all the transactions that take place.

Obama’s Mars shot: sending humans to the Red Planet by the 2030s

Obama’s Mars shot: sending humans to the Red Planet by the 2030s Kennedy’s words galvanized the nation and dropped a money bomb on NASA, which realized his vision in 1969.According to President Obama in his new op-ed for CNN, the next frontier is Mars, and we should make a concerted national effort to put men on Mars “by the 2030s.

Govt offers $1m to engage young Kiwis in digital tech

Govt offers $1m to engage young Kiwis in digital tech The Government has has announced the nine successful applicants to a $1 million contestable fund for projects that will engage students in digital technologies.“We’re funding providers who have innovative and smart projects that will capture teachers’ and students’ imagination and help them get skilled in using and developing digital technologies,” Education Minister Hekia Parata says.

Feds demand fingerprints from all home residents to unlock their phones

Feds demand fingerprints from all home residents to unlock their phones But it offers absolutely no protection against the government, and can be compelled from suspects without raising any Fifth Amendment concerns.This was driven home with a vengeance over the weekend, when a May 2016 warrant application surfaced.

Friend or foe, Education Minister Hekia Parata bows out

Friend or foe, Education Minister Hekia Parata bows out Hekia Parata has announced she is not running in the General Election next year, after nearly 10 years in the politics business.The Education Minister and national List MP says she advised Prime Minister John Key of her decision earlier this year.

Russia unveils its new class of RS-28 'Satan 2' nuclear missiles

Russia unveils its new class of RS-28 'Satan 2' nuclear missiles MIRV-equipped missiles can deliver multiple nuclear weapons to a single target area, or blanket a large area with separate detonations.Historically, MIRVs have been seen as potentially destabilizing because they give a decisive advantage to the country that can strike first and eliminate its opponent’s land-based missile silos.

DARPA tests network of 1,000 handheld radiation detectors in Washington

DARPA tests network of 1,000 handheld radiation detectors in Washington As the first large-scale test of the SIGMA program, DARPA put together a mock kidnapping adventure game.Participants in the exercise were each given a backpack with a small SIGMA radiation detector.

China declares it will stop selling iPhones if Trump imposes tariffs

China declares it will stop selling iPhones if Trump imposes tariffs One of Donald Trump’s major campaign promises was to levy extremely high tariffs against countries he feels are taking advantage of us, like China.If he does list China as a currency manipulator and slap steep tariffs on Chinese imports, China will take countermeasures.

Can artificial intelligence solve America’s crisis of democracy?

Can artificial intelligence solve America’s crisis of democracy? But this same local control makes it difficult to implement the kinds of systems that would help voters better understand issues.Even ballot design is typically controlled locally, and is limited to whatever local officials draw up and their own printers can print.

Govt gives tel industry props for restoration efforts following quakes

Govt gives tel industry props for restoration efforts following quakes In a statement, Communications Minister Amy Adams has thanked the industry for returning services close to pre-quake levels.As a consequence of the quakes, a key fibre backbone running along the Kaikoura coast was disrupted at multiple locations.

nservative Party applauds Israel’s porn block

nservative Party applauds Israel’s porn block The Conservative Party is calling recent legislation in Israel that looks to block all porn in Israel an “excellent move”.The Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation has recently unanimously approved a bill that would block all porn in Israel unless people ask to view it.

Govt gives further $1m for wireless technology in schools

Govt gives further $1m for wireless technology in schools The Government has increased funding for the Wireless School Network Upgrade Project (WSNUP).The move will see $1 million provided towards retrofitting wireless technology at 34 state-integrated schools.