• Event

    Cosmos Briefing: The Hydrogen Solution

    Experts discuss hydrogen as a renewable energy.

    Join our Cosmos Briefing The Hydrogen Solution, Thursday 11 March. To combat the climate crisis, the world needs t...

    Energy February 25, 2021
  • 5G: more science, same safety

    New standards aim to shine a light on the scientific evidence.

    The Australian guidelines for radio wave safety have been updated for the first time in nearly 20 years. The Australi...

    Technology February 25, 2021
  • How to jet power wind turbines

    Fast lower-atmosphere winds have a complicated effect on wind power.

    Wind farms and their turbines have been growing over the past decade – both in area and in height. The larger a tu...

    Energy February 24, 2021
  • How toxic is foam insulation?

    Scientists call for rigorous analysis of under-tested chemicals used to make buildings “green”.

    Since industrialisation, chemicals have been rolled out without sufficient testing, resulting in dire consequences fo...

    Materials February 24, 2021
  • Video

    Rover’s eye view

    NASA releases thrilling film of Perseverance landing.

    In a staggering series of images that allow viewers to relive landing day from a new perspective, NASA’s Perseverance...

    Space Exploration February 23, 2021
  • Video: COVID-monitoring drones

    Australian researchers build drones to remotely monitor health signs.

    What do you get when you combine COVID-19, drones, cameras and AI? Rese...

    AI February 20, 2021
  • Perseverance pays off

    NASA rover successfully down in Jezero Crater on Mars.

    It started with the type of chatter you might hear from someone setting up a complex sound system.  “Voice check, ...

    Space Exploration February 19, 2021
  • How to sniff cancer

    There could be an app for that.

    It’s here: artificial dog intelligence. Exploiting canines’ extraordinary sense of smell, scientists have started tra...

    AI February 18, 2021
  • You might have missed...

    Stray science stories from last week to cheer up your Monday.

    Body battery Engineers from the University of Colorado, Boulder, US, have created a wearable device that can draw ...

    Biology February 15, 2021
  • Highlight

    Cosmos Q&A: materials whirl

    From sticking plasters to wearable tech, functional materials are all around us.

    Engineer Madhu Bhaskaran co-leads the Functional Materials and Microsystems Research Group at RMIT University, Melbou...

    Materials February 11, 2021
  • Order in the court

    It’s the Australian Open tennis: time for electronic line-judging to step up.

    By Paul Connolly It's five games all in the third set of a women’s tennis major final and a second serve at deuce ...

    Features February 10, 2021
  • 3D-printed cancer fighter

    High-tech, drug-delivering stent offers hope for oesophageal cancer patients.

    The world’s first 3D-printed, drug-delivering oesophageal stent has been developed by Australian researchers at the U...

    Medicine February 4, 2021
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