Do you know why academics work through the festive season?

It’s that time of the year again. Academics around Australia are wrapping up loose ends, and lamenting over the papers that didn’t quite get published during the year. And many will be frantically finishing off work to make way for the grant-writing season. For the record, I had four papers as a first author during … Continue reading Do you know why academics work through the festive season?

The world’s smallest transistor built with just seven atoms (plus a few more to hold it and connect it up). This work was done partially at the University of New South Wales, in Australia. Does this represent a leap forward in technology? Does it imply that new computers that are hundreds of times more powerful, … Continue reading