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Murdoch University is a public university based in Perth, Western Australia with campuses also in Singapore and Dubai. It began operations as the state's second university in 1973, and accepted its first students in 1975. Its name is taken from Sir Walter Murdoch , the Founding Professor of English and former Chancellor of the University of Western Australia. Wikipedia.

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Murdoch University | Date: 2015-04-14

An osmotic separation process for the extraction of a solvent from a first solution with low osmotic pressure, in a first compartment to a second solution with higher osmotic pressure in the second compartment. The first solution and the second solution are separated by a semi-permeable membrane. An hydraulic pressure gradient is applied and on the first compartment to enhance the water permeation from the first solution to the second solution

Murdoch University | Date: 2015-04-03

The invention discloses a method of removing dissolved elements from a liquid. The method comprises a first heating step for heating the liquid using a first heat source, a plurality of distillation steps for purifying the liquid heated by the first heating step, each of the plurality of distillation steps comprising at least one evaporation step and at least one condensation step, and a second heating step, using a second heat source to heat a plurality of flashing chambers, each generating a volume of vapor; wherein the vapor from at least one of the plurality of flashing chambers of the second heating step is introduced into at least one of the plurality of distillation steps.

Move to make students cyber savvy in view of growing cyber-attacks; EC Council is world's largest cyber security technical certification body; University of Portsmouth to launch its first Forensic Computing degree programme in Singapore SINGAPORE--(Marketwired - May 17, 2017) - The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) networks were breached by hackers last month (April 2017), according to the Cyber Security Agency (CSA) and the Ministry of Education (MOE). CSA said: "We know who did it, and we know what they are after..." This is a case of cyber forensics at work -- using forensic computing to secure and examine digital evidence which is central to criminal investigations involving digital media. Singapore's Ministries of Defence and Foreign Affairs systems have also been breached. And just over the past weekend, about 150 countries worldwide were hit by cyber-attacks on an unprecedented scale. It is against this backdrop that Kaplan Singapore is beefing up its cyber security programmes offered through reputed partner universities to produce digital forensics and cyber security specialists in response to a growing market for such personnel to fight rising cybercrime. The initiatives are: Murdoch University already offers four degree programmes in Cyber Forensics (part-time and full-time) through Kaplan: Graduates of these programmes are already employed in civil service and the private sector. The Cyber Security Landscape In Singapore, Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim has said that the cyber security sector is projected to grow to about S$900m by 2020. There is a National Cyber Security Masterplan 2018 which aims to: Worldwide, statistics from the Norton Cyber Security Insights Report 2016 show that there were 689 million victims of cybercrime -- i.e. 1.8 million victims per day and 21 victims per second. Since 2015, US$126 billion has been spent dealing with cybercrime globally. Seventeen new programmes to be launched by Kaplan The University of Portsmouth degree programme on Forensic Computing is one of 17 new programmes to be launched by Kaplan with reputed overseas universities from August this year to meet the changing market demand for personnel. All the programmes will be offered on both a part-time or full-time basis. It will also launch Murdoch University degree programmes in Journalism with an option for five other double majors -- Communications and Media Studies, Management, Marketing, Public Relations, and Web Communications. Other programmes include: University of Portsmouth courses in Psychology, Software Engineering, and Economics, Finance and Banking; a RMIT Masters programme in Engineering (Management), and Northumbria University programmes in Accounting and Childhood Studies and Early Years. (Please refer to the chart below.) About EC-Council International Council of E-Commerce Consultants, also known as EC-Council, is the world's largest cyber security technical certification body. EC-Council operate in 145 countries globally and are the owner and developer of the world-famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), License Penetration Testing (Practical) programs, among others. EC-Council has trained and certified over 200,000 information security professionals globally that have influenced the cyber security mindset of countless organisations worldwide. EC-Council certification programs are recognised worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the US Federal Government via the Montgomery GI Bill, and the US Government National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) certifying EC-Council's Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH), Network Security Administrator (ENSA), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), Disaster Recovery Professional (EDRP), Certified Security Analyst (E|CSA) and Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) program for meeting the 4011, 4012, 4013A, 4014, 4015 and 4016 training standards for information security professionals and most recently EC-Council has received accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Kaplan Singapore is a private education provider comprising of three entities - Kaplan Higher Education Academy (KHEA), Kaplan Higher Education Institute (KHEI) and Kaplan Learning Institute (KLI). Through its three entities, Kaplan offers more than 300 full-time and part-time academic programmes, over 200 WSQ courses and professional qualifications such as ACCA, CFA and others, for young and adult learners to pursue their qualifications of interest. Kaplan serves over 30,000 learners from more than 30 countries worldwide. It was conferred a record of 9 awards at the JobsCentral Learning Training and Education Development (T.E.D.) Awards 2016, making Kaplan the "Best Private Education Institution", "Best Corporate Training Provider" and "Gold Standard Service Provider" in the selected categories/discipline by entity. Kaplan in Singapore is the only private education provider to be awarded the 4-year EduTrust Certification for all its 3 entities. This affirms Kaplan's commendable performance in key areas of management and the provision of educational services.

News Article | May 15, 2017

The exhibit also explores the potential for drones in commercial and civil applications including infrastructure surveillance and precision agriculture, as well as conservation and humanitarian efforts. In service with global militaries since 2004, one of ScanEagle's earliest environmental operations took place in 2010, when Insitu collaborated with the Australian Marine Mammal Centre and researchers from Murdoch University to monitor marine mammals off the Australian coast. Since that time, the aircraft has provided aerial surveillance and information for wildfire, railway, wellhead and pipeline monitoring, as well as search and rescue operations and other applications. "At a time when drone technology is advancing faster than ever, we take great pride in the pioneering work Insitu has done to help shape this path," said Ryan M. Hartman, Insitu president and CEO. "We are honored to have ScanEagle included in an exhibit that celebrates the limitless nature of unmanned aviation." The exhibit runs through December 3, 2017, and is free with museum admission. Insitu is an industry-leading provider of information for superior decision making. With offices in the U.S., U.K., and Australia, the company creates and supports unmanned systems and software technology that deliver end-to-end solutions for collecting, processing and delivering information. We proudly serve the diverse needs of our global customers in the defense, government and commercial industries. Insitu is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company. For more information, visit Follow us on Vimeo, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:

Murdoch University | Date: 2017-02-22

An osmotic separation process for the extraction of a solvent from a first solution with low osmotic pressure, in a first compartment to a second solution with higher osmotic pressure in the second compartment. The first solution and the second solution are separated by a semi-permeable membrane. An hydraulic pressure gradient is applied and on the first compartment to enhance the water permeation from the first solution to the second solution

Roossinck M.J.,Pennsylvania State University | Roossinck M.J.,Murdoch University
Annual Review of Genetics | Year: 2012

Viral metagenomics is the study of viruses in environmental samples, using next generation sequencing that produces very large data sets. For plant viruses, these studies are still relatively new, but are already indicating that our current knowledge grossly underestimates the diversity of these viruses. Some plant virus studies are using thousands of individual plants so that each sequence can be traced back to its precise host. These studies should allow for deeper ecological and evolutionary analyses. The finding of so many new plant viruses that do not cause any obvious symptoms in wild plant hosts certainly changes our perception of viruses and how they interact with their hosts. The major difficulty in these (as in all) metagenomic studies continues to be the need for better bioinformatics tools to decipher the large data sets. The implications of this new information on plant viruses for international agriculture remain to be addressed. © 2012 by Annual Reviews.

Two new empirical correlations based on proximate and ultimate analyses of biomass used for prediction of higher heating value (HHV) are presented in this paper. The correlations have been developed via stepwise linear regression method by using data of biomass samples (from the open literature) of varied origin and obtained from different geographical locations. The correlations have been validated via incorporation of additional biomass data. The correlation based on ultimate analysis (HHV = 0.2949C+0.8250H) has a mean absolute error (MAE) lower than 5% and marginal mean bias error (MBE) at just 0.57% which indicate that it has good HHV predictive capability. The other correlation which is based on proximate analysis (HHV = 0.1905VM+0.2521FC) is a useful companion correlation with low absolute MBE (0.67%). The HHV prediction accuracies of 12 other correlations introduced by other researchers are also compared in this study. © 2010 Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Thompson R.C.A.,Murdoch University
International Journal for Parasitology | Year: 2013

This review examines parasite zoonoses and wildlife in the context of the One Health triad that encompasses humans, domestic animals, wildlife and the changing ecosystems in which they live. Human (anthropogenic) activities influence the flow of all parasite infections within the One Health triad and the nature and impact of resulting spillover events are examined. Examples of spillover from wildlife to humans and/or domestic animals, and vice versa, are discussed, as well as emerging issues, particularly the need for parasite surveillance of wildlife populations. Emphasis is given to Trypanosoma cruzi and related species in Australian wildlife, Trichinella, Echinococcus, Giardia, Baylisascaris, Toxoplasma and Leishmania. © 2013 Australian Society for Parasitology Inc.

Objective: To review mechanisms that might contribute to sensory disturbances and sympatheticallymaintained pain in complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Background: CRPS is associated with a range of sensory and autonomic abnormalities. In a subpopulation of patients, sympathetic nervous system arousal and intradermal injection of adrenergic agonists intensify pain. Results: Mechanisms responsible for sensory abnormalities in CRPS include sensitization of primary afferent nociceptors and spinothalamic tract neurons, disinhibition of central nociceptive neurons, and reorganization of thalamo-cortical somatosensory maps. Proposed mechanisms of sympathetically-maintained pain include adrenergic excitation of sensitized nociceptors in the CRPSaffected limb, and interaction between processes within the central nervous system that modulate nociception and emotional responses. Central mechanisms could involve adrenergic facilitation of nociceptive transmission in the dorsal horn or thalamus, and/or depletion of bulbo-spinal opioids or tolerance to their effects. Conclusions: Sympathetic neural activity might contribute to pain and sensory disturbances in CRPS by feeding into nociceptive circuits at the site of injury or elsewhere in the CRPS-affected limb, within the dorsal horn, or via thalamo-cortical projections.

Borowitzka M.A.,Murdoch University
Journal of Applied Phycology | Year: 2013

Microalgae (including the cyanobacteria) are established commercial sources of high-value chemicals such as β-carotene, astaxanthin, docosahexaenoic acid, eicosahexaenoic acid, phycobilin pigments and algal extracts for use in cosmetics. Microalgae are also increasingly playing a role in cosmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and functional foods. In the last few years, there has been renewed interest in microalgae as commercial sources of these and other high-value compounds, driven in part by the attempts to develop commercially viable biofuels from microalgae. This paper briefly reviews the main existing and potential high-value products which can be derived from microalgae and considers their commercial development with a particular focus on the various aspects which need to be considered on the path to commercialisation, using the experience gained in the commercialisation of existing algae products. These considerations include the existing and potential market size and market characteristics of the product, competition by chemically synthesised products or by 'natural' compounds from other organisms such as fungi, bacteria, higher plants, etc., product quality requirements and assurance, and the legal and regulatory environment. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.

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