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Monthly Archives: December 2013

  • VizLab feature in the Faces of Science exhibition

    VizLab feature in the Faces of Science exhibition

    A new portrait photography exhibition capturing the faces of 100 Australian scientists has opened in Canberra taking a contemporary snapshot of Canberra scientists who have made significant contributions to research in science, medicine and health. The Faces of Science exhibition features the work of local Canberra photographer Michael John Hood who aimed to capture the essence of the people behind the science. The exhibition was officially opened last week by Ms Robyn Archer AO, Creative Director of the Centenary of Canberra ... Read More

  • Data Cube - the future of earth observation

    Data Cube – the future of earth observation

    Geoscience Australia is testing a new system for analysing and visualising massive datasets linked to stacks of ‘time slice’ Landsat images. Since 2005 the key objective of the National Earth Observation Group at Geoscience Australia has been to maximise the value and impact of the Earth Observations from Space data holdings for Australia by progressively removing barriers to the use of the data, and by stimulating and leading work into more sophisticated and quantitative remote sensing science targeting national issues. The ... Read More

  • Incan efficiency to fix food

    Incan efficiency to fix food

    Far from being an ancient food making a boutique comeback, Professor Jill Gready of The John Curtin School of Medical Research thinks quinoa and other traditional crops could be the key to the looming food security crisis. “Food just isn’t on the public horizon and it should be,” says Gready. “We’re going to be struggling to produce enough food, so we should be concentrating on producing quality food from crops that can grow sustainably under harsh conditions with lower water and ... Read More

  • Massdata Scheduled Maintenance - 12 November 2013

    Massdata Scheduled Maintenance – 12 November 2013

    Dear NCI Users, NCI is in the process of migrating the massdata (mdss) filesystem to new storage infrastructure. The new hardware will grow the disk cache and future expansion capability, improving overall performance and filesystem capacity. While the migration is performed, massdata will be temporarily unavailable. All data will be migrated by NCI administration staff, and there will be no change to the filesystem structure, contents or mdss commands. The timetable for the massdata migration is outlined below: - Thursday 12 November (12:00) – ... Read More

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