Thursday, November 28, 2013

Inaugural Nancy Millis Medal

The Australian Academy of Science is proud to announce that nominations are now open for the Inaugural Nancy Millis Medal, which recognises outstanding research and exceptional leadership by early- to mid-career Australian women who have established independent research in the natural sciences.

A Fellow of the Academy, the late Professor Millis introduced fermentation technologies to Australia, created the first applied microbiology course taught at an Australian university, and co-wrote the standard text Biochemical Engineering. Professor Millis also worked tirelessly to establish links between universities and industry.

The award is restricted to candidates who are normally a resident in Australia and for research conducted mainly in Australia.

Nomination details and guidelines can be found here -

Deadline for nominations is 10 February 2014.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Belanja handphone Samsung Galaxy seharga 10 ribu rupiah dengan BCAklikpay

Duit sepuluh ribu rupiah bisa beli barang apa? Mungkin itu yang ada dibenak anda. Saat ini Bank BCA sedang mengadakan promo, dengan menjual barang-barang diskon menjadi 10.000 rupiah saja di BCAklikpay.
Barang-barang yang dijual BCAklikpay seperti: Handphone, Earphone, Flashdisk, USB Car Charger, Microwave, Powerbank, Rice Cooker, Voucher dan lain-lain.
Nama Merchant
Jenis Promosi
Perkiraan Harga Normal (Rp.)
Harga Setelah Diskon (per unit) (Rp.)
Minggu Ketiga
12 - 14
November 2013
Pk 11.00 - 14.00 WIB
Handphone Samsung Galaxy Star White
Sennheiser Earphone
Flashdisk Sandisk Cruzer Blade 8 GB
Capdase Dual USB Car Charger White
Sharp Portable Microwave
Powerbank Vivan 2600 mAH
Voucher nonton Blitzmegaplex *)
Voucher Dante Coffee value 100k **)
Voucher Paket Heavenly Blush **)
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Untuk bisa belanja barang-barang di atas, anda diharuskan mendaftarkan terlebih dahulu ke  BCAklikpay.
Segera belanja barang incaran anda hanya dengan harga 10 ribu rupiah. Kesempatan ini sangat terbatas.
Selamat berbelanja dengan BCAklikpay.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Flagship postgraduate scholarships

The Flagship Collaboration Fund (FCF) newsletter brings you some stories in areas the FCF is currently funding.

Flagship postgraduate scholarships
Open for applications until 15 November 2013

The Flagships offer full and top-up Flagship Postgraduate Scholarships to high quality students who are enrolled in a PhD at an Australian university, and who will be working on a project which is directly relevant to a Flagship.

Applications for Postgraduate Scholarships are now open until 15 November 2013.  For further information please visit the webpage.

Flagship Projects

Dr Anne O'Brien from Exeter University in the UK recently presented her findings from a FCF Project, sponsored by MDU on Establishing the criteria for successful FCF partnerships: A comparative analysis of collaboration clusters within a multi-institutional partnership framework.

This project has been the first comprehensive comparative analysis of the Flagship Clusters in CSIRO and provides insights into the nature of successful collaborative relationships in this program. The work is founded on the social processes around leadership and partnerships and also investigated governance and institutional arrangements.  The findings will provide useful insights for those involved in collaborative research programs.   Watch the Video

Flagship Workshop
Marine biosecurity on the agenda

Our Biosecurity Flagship and the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) recently held a joint workshop in Hobart to discuss the risks posed to Australia's ocean and coastal resources from invasive marine pests and diseases. More than fifty experts, in marine environmental research, biosecurity policy and research and from various industry fields, attended the workshop that covered a range of topics including, risk identification, prevention, surveillance for early detection, and prompt response.

The workshop explored the potential for new technologies to provide more rapid, cost effective surveillance of high priority pests, asking whether advanced sensors, sensor networks and autonomous platforms, together with the rapidly evolving field of 'eco-genomics' can provide the enhanced surveillance outcomes needed for more effective marine biosecurity.

Tim Moltmann, IMOS Director, welcomed the interest from CSIRO to broaden its engagement in marine biosecurity. 'It's really good to see the consideration CSIRO is giving marine biosecurity because too often, it is out of sight, out of mind,' Tim said.

The workshop achieved its key purpose of clarifying the scale and scope of issues associated with marine biosecurity for Australia and a report is in the final stages of being developed.


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Dr Yoshihisa Shirayama Lecture

Dr Yoshihisa Shirayama Lecture
On Friday 22 November 2013 Dr Yoshihisa Shirayama, Executive Director of the Japan Agency
for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), will deliver a public lecture titled Toward a
Better Understanding of the Ocean and the Earth.
This lecture is hosted by the Embassy of Japan, Canberra and examines findings from a recent
series of surveys conducted by JAMSTEC. These surveys were initiated in response to the 2011
Tōhoku Earthquake off Japan’s eastern coastline and investigated influences on marine
ecosystems. These surveys form the basis of a 10-year project monitoring marine ecosystems
in the Tōhoku region.
The opportunity for an engaging discussion will follow Dr Shirayama’s lecture.
The lecture will be held between 4.00–5:30pm in the Japan Theatre at Questacon, King Edward
Terrace, Canberra. If you would like to secure a seat at this lecture please RSVP by Monday 18
November 2013 to
Dr Shirayama is one of Japan’s leading marine science researchers and is a highly-specialised
marine biologist, especially in taxonomy and the ecology of deep-sea meiobenthos.
As a prominent member of Japan’s science community, Dr Shirayama has held positions with
numerous domestic and international scientific societies. These have included:
 Executive Director of the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
 Director of the Field Science Education and Research
Center, Kyoto University;
 Director and Professor of the Seto Marine Biological
Laboratory, Kyoto University;
 Coastal Ocean Environment Assessment Committee to
Japan’s Ministry of the Environment (MOE);
 Japanese Society for Systematic Zoology;
 Japanese Association of Benthology;
 Society of Nematologists;
 Oceanographic Society of Japan; and
 International Association of Meiobenthologists (IAM),
where he served as Chairperson of the Executive
Committee from 1999 to 2001.
Dr Shirayama has also made contributions to many
international science initiatives. These include the C-GOOS Steering Committee of the UNESCO,
the Scientific Steering Committee of the Census of Marine Life (CoML), and the
Intergovernmental Platform of Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
Dr Shirayama received his Doctor of Science from the University of Tokyo in 1982. He has
published over 80 papers, reviews, and other articles in both English and Japanese.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Never ask in an interview

When the interviewer asks if you have any questions, it's time to see what you get from a company .
Many people are very willing to answer questions of a hiring manager for an interview. Unfortunately, many candidates are not ready to ask the interviewer . The questions you are very important for a human resources manager and have a great weight in the final decision to hire on .
Make sure you ask the right questions can be a difficult task - Applicants should be aware that this is still part of the test , not just a mission to find them. Creative Recruitment , vitamin D , saw some really strange questions in interviews. Some will certainly send the wrong message to a potential employer , the resulting reality with alarming regularity . Susie Hall, President of vitamin D , sent these examples of issues to be considered off-limits :

How long can I earn vacation?
How many times can I work from home?
You do not have to pay for parking ( mobile telephones, car allowance , refreshments , gym memberships , etc. ) ?
Can I ? Take my dog to work ?
How often will I get paid ?
Mrs Hall said: " In a word : an interview should be that you give to a company , not what you get from a company to save these issues for the public offering, after the employer because she's right. person for the role. " selfish " is not in the list of a list of skills that I have seen in my life ! "
So if this kind of questions you ask ? First, you need to do your research on the company you are interviewing to do and questions about , for example, "I know you are currently focused on the product xyz . Where do you see "society takes in the coming years ? . " But the more specific aspects of the business , you must know how well the solution is to ask yourself questions like :

How would you describe the responsibilities of this position ?
How would you do this week / typical day in this position ?
This is a new position? If not, why not let the former employee ?
Are required to travel ?
Relocation is a possibility?
What is the typical work week ?
It is overtime?
What do you like working here?

Monday, September 30, 2013

How to resolve the error " MMC Cannot Initialize the snap-in" in Kaspersky Anti-Virus

MMC cannot initialize the snap-in
MMC cannot initialize the snap-in
When open the Kaspersky Security Center 9.0 error appears: " MMC Cannot Initialize the snap-in ". To fix this:

  1. Close the application Kaspersky Security Center 9.0
  2. Find the file with the name "CS Admin Kit.msc". The location of the file is in: C: \ Documents and Settings \ Administrator \ Application Data \ Microsoft \ MMC
  3. Delete the file "CS Admin Kit.msc"
  4. Completed

Kaspersky Security Center 9.0 can be opened without any error: " MMC Cannot Initialize the snap-in ".

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Noise at the Toyota Soluna car

Noise ( metal rubbing ) in the Toyota Soluna car . Toyota Soluna car can be noisy because of many things , one of which is the idler pulley bearing noise . This indicates the bearing has been damaged and must be replaced . 
Location of the Idler Pulley
Location of the Idler Pulley

Location of the idler pulley is between AC compressor and crankshaft pulley ( picture above ) . Function is to regulate the tension idler pulley belt AC compressor . Caused ringing sound in the idler pulley bearing is damaged .The first step is loosen the bolts fastening the belt between the crankshaft pulley with the alternator ( picture below ) . Loosen the bolt left ( A ) and under the alternator ( B ) .
After that loosen the idler pulley bolt and tension control .Subsequently remove the idler pulley bolt and remove the idler pulley from his position .
Bearings , Idler Pulley and C - Clip Tool
Bearing, Idler Pulley and C - Clip Tool

Then remove the idler pulley bearing. Use the tool to remove the bearing. Or it could be the usual manual way is by being hit with a hammer, wood and piece socket set.
Idler pulley ready to be installed. Once installed in the Toyota Soluna car the noise disappeared. Toyota Soluna car ready for use again.

Suara dengung Toyota Soluna

Suara berdengung (bunyi nging..nging..) di Toyota Soluna.
Mobil Toyota Soluna berbunyi denging bisa karena banyak hal, salah satunya adalah bunyi idler pulley. 

Letak Idler Pulley
Letak Idler Pulley

Letak idler pulley adalah diantara kompressor AC dan crankshaft pulley (gambar di atas). Fungsi idler pulley adalah mengatur ketegangan sabuk kompressor AC. Bunyi berdenging disebabkan bearing di idler pulley sudah rusak.

Langkah pertama adalah kendorkan baut pengencang sabuk antara crankshaft pulley dengan alternator (gambar bawah). Kendorkan baut sebelah kiri (A) dan bawah alternator (B).


Setelah itu kendorkan baut idler pulley dan pengatur ketegangannya.
Selanjutnya lepaskan baut idler pulley dan lepaskan idler pulley dari kedudukannya. 

Bearing, Idler Pulley dan C-Clip Tool
Bearing, Idler Pulley dan C-Clip Tool

Kemudian lepaskan bearing idler pulley, caranya bisa menggukana alat untuk melepaskan bearing. Jika tidak ada bisa dengan cara diketok. Gunakan alas kayu dan ketok dengan menggunakan kunci sok atau benda lain dengan diameter sesuai kebutuhan.
Idler pulley siap dipasang. Setelah dipasang bunyi berisik di Toyota Soluna hilang. Toyota Soluna siap digunakan kembali.