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Math, Knitting & Feminism

March 12, 2015

Knitting is an ancient art traditionally practiced by women. It is a difficult craft and many around the world are reclaiming the pastime, refuting its dowdy reputation and bringing it into the modern age. Knitting circles are popping up across the globe -- the most popular organisation being "Stitch N Bitch" which currently has over 1,300 groups from its birthplace in New York City all the way to countries such as Israel and Thailand. Founded by New York Times Best Selling American author, publisher and feminist commentator Debbie Stoller, Stitch N Bitch is at the forefront of the renaissance knitting is experiencing and presents the idea that not only is knitting well suited to the fractured nature of the modern... Continue Reading →

Beautiful Minds: Women in Medicine & Technology - CYNTHIA LAM

March 06, 2015

"I am always fascinated by the how scientists put imaginations into practice to change the world." -- Cynthia Lam 17 year old scientist Cynthia Lam became a finalist in 2014's Google Science Fair with her device H2Pro. Concerned with the innumerable amount of people worldwide that lack access to clean water and electricity, Lam set out to answer this issue in an economical and sustainable manner. Her passion for science led her to begin independent research on Titania Photocatalysis in 2013 where she investigated the optimum conditions for photocatalytic hydrogen production. Her work won the Major Bursary in Victoria's Science Talent Search and pushed her to take her findings one step further by creating a device that utilised the information... Continue Reading →

Intel Edison

March 04, 2015

The new Intel Edison platform is serving as a solution to lower barriers to entry for companies looking to quickly create protoypes of small computing devices -- more specifically of new wearable goods. Emerging entrepreneurs can utilise the microelectronic device to create the computing devices that are driving a new industrial revolution. It is estimated that by 2018 there will be over 300 million wearable computing devices on the market and as the industry continues to boom we are seeing innovators begin to address the true pain points within the market. Currently many of the wearables available -- take Smart Watches for example -- are interesting new pieces of technology but have yet to hit that 'can't live without it' point.... Continue Reading →

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