Product safety in Australia – fact sheet


See the following Fact sheet for details:

Product safety in Australia – fact sheet.

“Under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL), which took effect on 1 January 2011, Australia now has a national product safety system.

The Australian Government is able to:
•    issue safety warning notices
•    ban products, either temporarily or permanently
•    impose mandatory safety standards
•    issue compulsory recall notices, requiring businesses to recall a product
•    impose information standards, requiring that certain information about a product be provided to consumers before or at the time of purchase.
The national product safety system covers consumer goods, which are intended to be or are likely to be for personal, domestic or household use. It also covers product-related services including the installation, maintenance, repair, cleaning, assembly or delivery of consumer goods.
It’s important to note that suppliers are responsible for ensuring the safety of their products.”

 

Sydney scientist helps design tiny super computer


Sydney scientist helps design tiny super computer.

“The system we have developed has the potential to perform calculations that would require a supercomputer larger than the size of the known universe. And it does it all in a diameter of less than a millimetre,” Dr Biercuk, of the University of Sydney, said.

IBM News room – 2012-04-02 From Big Bang to Big Data: ASTRON and IBM Collaborate to Explore Origins of the Universe – United States


ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced an initial 32.9 million EURO, five-year collaboration to research extremely fast, but low-power exascale computer systems targeted for the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA).

via IBM News room – 2012-04-02 From Big Bang to Big Data: ASTRON and IBM Collaborate to Explore Origins of the Universe – United States.

Apple drops ‘thermonuclear’ patent bombshell • The Register


The first entry among the patent’s Claims describes “A quadrilateral having all four interior angles of 90°, opposite sides that are parallel, and congruent diagonals that bisect each other.”

Yes, Apple is asserting a patent on the rectangle.

via Apple drops ‘thermonuclear’ patent bombshell • The Register.

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