Hails from: Perth, Western Australia
Past life: Blair is a journalism graduate from Curtin University and has worked for industry news group Aspermont for 7.5 years as a journalist/editor for various mining/petroleum and Papua New Guinea-focused online and print publications.
Favourite science: Blair's preferred topics include industrial technologies, defence technologies and robotics.
Loves: His wife and kids, writing, food, reading and is a fan of science fiction and post-apocalyptic themed films/TV shows.
PERTH-based energy giant Woodside is advancing the practical implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies according to a leading AI academic.
A Perth startup is advancing a 3D metal printer for on-site manufacturing at great speed and complexity.
Oil and gas company Woodside is streamlining its offshore operations with the assistance of new mathematical models developed in collaboration with a team of Curtin University academics.
RESAPP Health, the developer of a cough-interpreting smartphone app that diagnoses some respiratory conditions better than a stethoscope-armed specialist, aims to replicate the success of its West Australian clinical trials in the US.
Wearable technology may have a role in Perth's operating theatres as expectations build for the next generation of Google Glass.
SIMULATING World War Three scenarios to train military personnel are within the grasp of Perth-based Calytrix Technologies thanks to their virtual simulation technology platform Titan Vanguard CX.
CURTIN University is entering the mining software market with TopDump—a mine waste optimiser that could cut costs and reduce environmental damage for WA’s open cut operations and projects.
AN OBSERVATION about tall wind-resisting cacti in New Mexico has led to a new Perth-manufactured product for the multi-billion dollar global deepwater oil industry.
WHILE West Aussies will have no problem accessing Netflix’s hotly anticipated fourth season of House of Cards—launched globally today—the video-streaming giant will need a major technology breakthrough to prevent Aussies accessing its exclusive US content.
WHILE high costs threaten West Australian’s uptake of the Oculus Rift, the first virtual reality headset to hit the consumer market this year, the video game-driven technology will also open doors for various industries.