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Join the 'human factors' quest to learn from poor design, accidents and human error so that we can create safe and productive systems!
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Teen dies in Airlie Beach bus crash

Teen dies in Airlie Beach bus crash | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
One man is dead, another has lost an arm and a woman's arm was flayed after horror smash near Airlie Beach.
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Hannah Lynch's curator insight, July 29, 2016 12:03 AM
This accident is horrible to see. I give my condolences to the unfortunate family who has lost a loved one and I hope the other 2 people are going to be okay.  
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RISSB and CQU Accident Investigation Courses

Learn more about the courses being offered by the team at CQU in conjunction with RISSB.
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Watch this space!!! :) Really exciting things happening!!! :)

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Geoff Dell's curator insight, February 18, 2016 7:08 AM

ATSB has recently approached CQU about us delivering their Transport Safety Investigation Diploma program for them. Another exciting development for our Accident Forensics program suite. If it goes ahead, we'll be delivering the ATSB programs in 2017.

Hannah Lynch's curator insight, July 29, 2016 12:07 AM
This is very exciting and I'm glad to see the amount of different things they are offering within this course
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'Embarrassing human error' knocks out Telstra mobile data and calls nation-wide

'Embarrassing human error' knocks out Telstra mobile data and calls nation-wide | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
Telstra customers were left unable to access mobile data or make calls today, after "human error" knocked out a call-switching node on the telco's network, causing a ripple effect across the country.
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It will be interesting to see how this story pans out and what issues there might have been with the system design that led the operator to to the point of 'human error'!! 

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Fireman charged with manslaughter through gross negligence over arson deaths ...

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Fireman Jay Liptrot, 43, was among the first firefighters on the scene of the 200C inferno at a block of flats in Prestatyn, North Wales. Pictured, the damage to the front room after the arson attack.
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Apple Fears Court Order Will Open Pandora's Box for iPhone Security [Video]

Apple Fears Court Order Will Open Pandora's Box for iPhone Security [Video] | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it

Tim Cook defies demands to decrypt the San Bernardino terrorism suspect's iPhone. Yet it is unclear that cracking an iPhone 5c will impact newer, more secure models

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An ethical issue for design ... 

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Hard landing involving an Airbus A330, 9M-MTA at Melbourne Airport, Vic. 14 March 2015

Hard landing involving an Airbus A330, 9M-MTA at Melbourne Airport, Vic. 14 March 2015 | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
The investigation is continuing and will examine the circumstances of the occurrence, including analysis of recorded flight and other data, interviewing the flight crew and gathering and analysing additional information as necessary.
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Derailment of freight train 3MP9 near Malbooma SA on 10 April 2014

Derailment of freight train 3MP9 near Malbooma SA on 10 April 2014 | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
Floodwaters caused scouring of the track formation, compromising its capacity to support the train.
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Sydney hit by severe hail storm, five warehouses collapse

Sydney hit by severe hail storm, five warehouses collapse | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
Five warehouses collapse in thunderstorms that blanketed parts of Sydney and the Blue Mountains with large hail stones.
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Do we need to rethink our building codes in light of extreme weather events?

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What Will It Take for Humans to Colonize the Milky Way?

What Will It Take for Humans to Colonize the Milky Way? | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it

It's a common theme in science fiction, but migrating to planets beyond our solar system will be a lot more complicated and difficult than you might imagine

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Food for thought! :)

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Trends That’ll Influence Homes in 2016

Trends That’ll Influence Homes in 2016 | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it

Design changes, as does architecture. Trends don’t emerge as rapidly here as they do in say, food or fashion, but the economy, the environment, and demographics all spur shifts in the choices of materials, designs, layouts, and construction...

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Interesting ... 

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Ditching of Israel Aircraft Westwind 1124A aircraft, SW of Norfolk Island Airport - Investigation reopened

Ditching of Israel Aircraft Westwind 1124A aircraft, SW of Norfolk Island Airport - Investigation reopened | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
The main focus of the re-opened investigation to date has been the review of documentation requested from the CASA, the operator and other organisations...
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GOP strongly backs drone strikes, despite accident

GOP strongly backs drone strikes, despite accident | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
Congressional Republicans remain staunchly committed to anti-terrorism drone strikes despite a January drone operation that accidentally killed a U.S. civilian and an Italian in Pakistan. Hawkish Republicans said Thursday that the death of Warren Weinstein was tragic but that it was collateral damage in the global war on terror. Asked in interviews...
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NTSB Releases First Report On Fatal EagleMed Helicopter Crash Near Eufaula

NTSB Releases First Report On Fatal EagleMed Helicopter Crash Near Eufaula | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
The National Transportation Safety Board released its Preliminary Report on the crash of a medical helicopter that killed the pilot last month.
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Students hit by University of Greenwich data breach

Students hit by University of Greenwich data breach | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
The University of Greenwich apologises after it published personal details about hundreds of its students.
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Ten dead, scores injured in head-on train crash in Germany

Ten dead, scores injured in head-on train crash in Germany | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
German authorities investigate how two commuter trains fitted with automatic braking systems collided head on in southern Germany, leaving at least ten dead and scores injured.
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Hannah Lynch's curator insight, July 29, 2016 12:08 AM
I hope they can investigate this accident accurately and find out the conclusion to how this has happened. It is sad to see but I hope the ones who have survived overcome it eventually.
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Amtrak Train Derailed Going 106 M.P.H. on Sharp Curve; at Least 7 Killed

Amtrak Train Derailed Going 106 M.P.H. on Sharp Curve; at Least 7 Killed | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
The Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night was traveling at a speed twice the speed limit on that stretch of track, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
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'Pipelines blow up and people die'

'Pipelines blow up and people die' | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
After a series of deadly accidents, Congress created an office to oversee the nation's oil and gas pipelines. A decade later, problems persist at an agency closely tied to the industry it regulates.
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Japan: Man arrested after using drone to dump radioactive sand on leader’s office in nuke protest

Japan: Man arrested after using drone to dump radioactive sand on leader’s office in nuke protest | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
We've seen quadcopters used in a myriad of ways over the last couple of years, but using one to transport radioactive material as part of a political protest certainly appears to be a first.
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Air Crash investigation 2015 new series ...

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Earthquake in Nepal leaves hundreds dead

Earthquake in Nepal leaves hundreds dead | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
At least 806 people are dead after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake early Saturday near Kathmandu, Nepal's capital and largest city, authorities say.
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Tunisian captain of sunken migrant boat appears in Italian court

Tunisian captain of sunken migrant boat appears in Italian court | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
The Tunisian captain of a migrant boat that sank over the weekend has appeared in a court in Italy. Prosecutors accuse the man of causing the tragedy that killed some 700 people.
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Drone Crash Database

Drone Crash Database | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
Drone Wars UK began compiling details of military drone crashes in 2010. Our database cover crashes of large (Class II and III) military drones since 01 Jan 2007. It has been compiled from USAF Acc...
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Food for thought!!!!!

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Retailers may offer subscription service that lets you rent outfits

Retailers may offer subscription service that lets you rent outfits | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it

A new report found one in five people in the UK are interested in renting everything from clothes to excercise equipment from their favourite store, and in London that figure rises to one in three.

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A reall;y interesting business design idea ... would this be limited by markets related to particular generations??

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3 people on SkyWest flight lose consciousness, forcing emergency landing

3 people on SkyWest flight lose consciousness, forcing emergency landing | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
Three people aboard a SkyWest airlines flight on its way to Connecticut lost consciousness Wednesday causing the plane to be diverted, descend deeply and made an emergency landing in New York.
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Bendy battery promises safe, speedy charging

Bendy battery promises safe, speedy charging | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
Engineers unveil a flexible aluminium battery which they say could offer a cheap, fast-charging and safe alternative to current designs.
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