Shaped by the sun
A solar cell mounted on the light actuated material can move and track a light source without wires, gears or motors....
Bitcoin boom has huge carbon footprint
Researcher finds that Bitcoin mining alone may rival the carbon footprint of all global data cent...
Cryptocurrencies have surged in popularity and dominated news headlines in the first quarter of 2021, with Bitcoin – ...
Video: Soft robot withstands ocean depths
Inspired by deep sea creatures, a soft robot can withstand underwater pressure.
A team of engineers have announced that their deep-sea exploration vessel can operate at the bottom of the Mariana Tr...
Newton in the pilot’s seat
How to land a Mars rover when you’re many, many millions of kilometres away.
It takes a lot of thought and a lot of work to land a rover on Mars. It’s not as if you’re on Earth, where you can ch...
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...
Cosmos Briefing: Building Australia’s Space Industry
Experts discuss Australia’s future in space.
Australia’s Space Agency is young, but that doesn’t mean we should be underestimated in space: that’s the message fro...
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...
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...
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...
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? https://www.youtube.com/embed/eKSLs7lNl0Q Rese...
Perseverance pays off
NASA rover successfully down in Jezero Crater on Mars.
NASA's perseverance rover- It started with the type of chatter you might hear from someone setting up a complex sound...
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...