Andrew Bain

Andrew Bain

Andrew Bain is a contributor to Cosmos Magazine based in Hobart, Tasmania.

  • A stubborn optimist’s view from COP26

    The world of finance is making sense of climate change – and vice versa.

    The world has been to Glasgow and returned. Almost 200 nations and 120 heads of state attended COP26, but they weren’...

    December 3, 2021
  • The real dirt on carbon farming

    There are big expectations for soil carbon sequestration’s role in capturing and storing atmosphe...

    Soil carbon’s role in reducing Australia’s carbon dioxide emissions is critical to the federal government’s plan for ...

    November 19, 2021
  • The wonder crystal that’s set to transform solar-generated electricity.

    As the carbon-emissions clock winds down to 2050, the race is on to get perovskite solar cells in...

    The technology of perovskite solar cells might be young, but predictions are that it’s almost ready to bust out of th...

    November 5, 2021
  • Bacteria looking sharp

    Ultra-crisp images reveal outer membrane’s Achilles heel.

    An international team of researchers has captured the sharpest images ever of living bacteria, revealing the complex ...

    October 26, 2021
  • Forget indie bands, meet the indri bands

    Singing lemurs also have the rare genius of rhythm.

    Rhythm is a rare trait in mammals, but it turns out that it’s not unique to humans. An international team of resea...

    October 26, 2021
  • New technique gives new weapon to antibiotics in the fight against superbugs

    Researchers discover a way to increase effectiveness of antibiotics against bacteria, including g...

    Superbugs have long been fighting back against their slayers – antibiotics – but new research has uncovered a way for...

    October 25, 2021
  • A slice of the semiconductor market

    Experts agree: semiconductor manufacturing is a critical capacity that Australia must develop. Bu...

    In the world of manufacturing, small has fast become large, with the sales of semiconductors reaching US$439 billion ...

    October 15, 2021
  • Not a science story: education in Afghanistan

    When the Taliban re-took Kabul last month, we asked people with close knowledge of education in A...

    In Afghanistan, Farkhondeh Akbari’s friends and family members are burning their hard-won degrees and diplomas. They ...

    September 24, 2021
  • “This is going to be a long haul.” A frontline report from inside one of Australia’s intensive care units facing the incoming Delta wave

    They’ve not been overwhelmed yet, but ICUs could face new challenges against the oncoming Delta s...

    A leading Melbourne hospital specialist has warned that intensive care units (ICUs) might be in for the long haul in ...

    September 3, 2021
  • Like catching smoke: can we stop a cyberwar?

    From kids in basements through to nation-state computer guns for hire, hackers are launching more...

    Cyberattacks across the world are surging, with a new report from Accenture Security highlighting a 125% increase in ...

    August 13, 2021
  • A short history of driving on the Moon

    A new book examines the last three Apollo Moon missions and the remarkable lunar rovers that assi...

    Overshadowed by Apollo 11’s historic Moon landing in 1969, Apollo missions 15, 16 and 17 have slipped into collective...

    July 9, 2021
  • What do we want? (Human) rights around AI!

    Recently tabled in the federal parliament, a new human rights report into technology urges cautio...

    The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has called for the appointment of an artificial intelligence safety com...

    June 25, 2021

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