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Optometrists warn myopia a ‘looming epidemic’ for screen-addicted children

AN addiction to screen time is producing a generation of shortsighted children, the country’s peak optometry body has warned. Optometry Australia spokesman Luke Arundel said myopia was a “looming epidemic”, with young children needing glasses sooner. He said a decade ago, myopia presentations tended to peak in children when they hit puberty, but optometrists were […]

SNAPCHAT has again found itself in hot water on social media for its filters. This time people are outraged that filters designed to honour smart people on International Women’s Day have become something of a “is she hot or not” contest. Snapchat has moved to mark International Women’s Day by three special filters. So far, […]

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THE latest rumour for iPhone is enough to strike terror in the heart of Apple fanboys — Apple could struggle to get the whiz bang tenth anniversary edition iPhone out in time for Christmas. French news site iGeneration today reports that STMicroelectronics will be making the 3D sensors tipped to be for the iPhone 8 […]

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A STRING of violent robberies in western Sydney targeting people selling mobile phones on Gumtree has sparked a police strike force investigation. Since December last year, officers have been investigating a spate of robberies involving people trying to sell their smartphones on the online marketplace Gumtree. When the seller arrives at a predetermined location to […]

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THE modern world is a noisy and distracting place, especially if you spend any time in an open-plan office, on public transport, in aircraft or listening to friends drone on about their latest wellness kick and juice cleanse. How is one supposed to binge-watch streaming TV on their phone, listen to music or play computer […]

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NINTENDO’S latest gaming cartridges are leaving customers with a bad taste in their mouth, but not like you would expect. The company does not want anyone to put the gaming system’s tiny cartridges in their mouths and has reportedly taken measures to prevent that from happening. Jeff Gerstmann, the co-founder of the video game blog […]

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SCIENCE has captured time. And it’s not just a Dr Who publicity stunt. A new type of crystal traps atoms in an infinite loop — pulsing eternally without losing energy. Yes: a perpetual motion machine. And the only way the laws of thermodynamics — which define how much energy exists and how it deteriorates — […]

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DIANNE McGrath is staring down the barrel of a seriously life-changing adventure. In a bid to be named among the great explorers of history, she is desperately vying for a one-way ticket to Mars with the hope of spending the rest of her life on the harsh, inhospitable planet. Out of an original 200,000 applicants […]

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NASA wants to create the coolest spot in the universe to better understand matter and the fundamental nature of gravity. While understanding atoms behave in surprising ways at super-low temperatures, NASA has never before created or observed this behaviour in space. As such, the space agency will be sending an ice chest-sized box to the […]

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