What happened to the jet pack? Soaring through the air with the wind in your face and landing anyplace there was room to stand—could this be done? Yes, it could be, and it was. But the jet pack was perhaps the most overpromised technology of all time. And it finally tells a great American story of a technology whose promise may, one day, yet come to fruition. Read full review. Comprehensive and methodical.
'What is going on?' RMIT staff irked by research hub's links to rightwing thinktank
The Morrison government is facing calls from its backbench to launch its own inquiry into foreign interference in Australian academia, with the head of the powerful security committee saying he is ready and willing to take on the task. Labor is also open to backing such an inquiry, with Guardian Australia learning that senior opposition frontbenchers are seeking a briefing from security and intelligence officials to hear about their concerns very soon. The intelligence agency Asio has been briefing universities on the risks of such programs. Hastie said while no one was opposed to research collaboration, it should be done transparently. Hastie said there was a fair amount of support on the backbench for a thorough inquiry, and the PJCIS was willing and able to conduct the inquiry if referred. We can do both classified and unclassified hearings. He said the inquiry should also address academic freedom — such as the case of University of NSW adjunct lecturer Elaine Pearson being censored over an article on the Hong Kong crackdown, for which the university apologised. The debate comes as the government pushes for new powers allowing the foreign affairs minister to cancel agreements between public universities and foreign government entities. Universities have already been under intense financial pressure over the loss of revenue from international students during the Covid crisis and an inability to access the jobkeeper wage subsidy, with many announcing job cuts. Topics Australian universities.
The Westminster Dictionary of New and Early Christian Literature and Rhetoric is an authoritative reference that details the various literary and rhetorical forms found in the New Testament and in the literature of the early Christian church. David Aune's extensive study will be of immense value to scholars and all those interested in the ways in which literary and rhetorical forms were employed and how they functioned in the early Christian world. David E. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the New Testament and early Christianity. Account Options Sign in. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Get print book. Westminster John Knox Press Amazon.
Election campaigns are over in a matter of months, but the fear they cause can be far longer lasting. In a new three-part series, Alex Lee investigates the way fear is part of our everyday lives - and what we can do about it. As part of our deep dive into the fear, and the role it plays in our lives, The Feed looked at just what part this plays in the political landscape. The empty chamber of the House of Representatives.