University of Adelaide computer scientists are developing image-based technology which promises a major boost to the breeding of improved cereal varieties for the harsher environmental conditions expected under climate change.
"We are using image analysis to understand the shape of plants so that we can automatically and rapidly measure plant structural properties and how they change over time," said Professor van den Hengel.
"We want to be able to predict yield based on a collection of measurable plant attributes early in the plant's lifespan, rather than having to wait for the plant to mature and then measuring the yield." Read more about Professor van den Hengel's work here.
Codea is a simple, elegant, and flexible iPad app for turning ideas into games and simulations has been voted the Most Innovative iOS App in 2011 by the Best App Ever Awards.
Codea has also been listed in the Get coding! guide to resources to support the learning of computing in schools by the Royal Academy of Engineers.
Codea is the creation of
TwoLivesLeft.com a company established by enterprising Adelaide Computer Science graduates Simeon Nasilowski, Dylan Sale and John Millard.
TwoLivesLeft have released Cargo Bot, an app developed in Codea and the first app to be created
entirely in the iPad.
TwoLivesLeft specialises in iPhone and iPad application development and has released other popular games including: Wheeler's Treasure, Santa Trapper and Pilot Winds.
Here's a preview of Codea. For other exciting previews, visit the YouTube channel TwoLivesLeftGames.
To find out more about TwoLivesLeft.com and their offerings, visit the company website.