Technology

  • 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...

    AI February 20, 2021
  • 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...

    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
  • Tracking elephants from space

    Scientists count African elephants using satellites.

    It’s often said that certain geographical landmarks – like the Sahara Desert, or human-made structures like the Great...

    Animals February 4, 2021
  • Quantum brainiac

    Researchers prompt self-adapting atoms to mimic the human brain.

    Dutch physicists have just taken the first steps towards making a “quantum brain” by building a material that stores ...

    Physics February 2, 2021
  • Good as bone

    Australian researchers take 3D printing to the next level with material that mimics bone tissue.

    Australian scientists have 3D-printed bone-like structures containing living cells, which may create a whole new way ...

    Materials January 29, 2021
  • Green lantern shoots straight

    Record-breaking laser cuts through atmosphere

    Scientists have set a world record for the most stable transmission of a laser signal through the atmosphere, effecti...

    Energy January 25, 2021
  • Cosmos Briefing: Lithium

    Experts discuss lithium and renewable energy needs.

    As the demand for renewable-energy technologies skyrockets, we need to think about how to source their constituent ma...

    Energy January 25, 2021
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