Science & technology
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Does science fiction give us an unrealistic expectation that we can effectively inhabit Mars? Questions on discovery, imagination and progress
Brave New Book World
One of our biggest themes here at Wheeler Centre Dailies in recent times has been the future of the book. JE Fishman at The Nervous Breakdown has given readers his take on the topic - and Fishman’s future isn’t as grim as Guy Rundle fears. The article is worth a read in its entirety, but here are the bare bones:Superstores will disappear. Independent…
Snowy Mountain Scheme for the 21st Century by Leigh Ewbank
Recently Australia celebrated the 60th anniversary of the momentous Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Power Act – the first step in a 25-year journey to modernise our nation. Unrivalled in its ambition, the Snowy Mountains Scheme would meet the dual objectives of providing reliable electricity for our cities and towns, and water supplies to sustain food production along the Murray River.
Australia’s largest-ever engineering project would…
Australian publisher gets gritty with iPad
Australian publisher Allen & Unwin has launched its first iPad app - just in time for the Australian arrival of Apple’s latest game changer.
Underbelly: The Golden Mile has been launched with a free “lite” version as well as a complete version selling for just under $15. The success of books on the iPad depends on how well they can use the new medium…
Assange On Trial
If bookings for our WikiLeaks event on February 18 are any indication (it booked out faster than a royal wedding), we just can’t read enough about Julian Assange and his controversial website. Guy Rundle wrote sparklingly yesterday in Crikey of Assange’s extradition fight. Rundle’s piece mentions this New York Times Magazine profile of Assange, but for a more personal insight into Assange there’s this…
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