Jamie Seidel

Jamie Seidel is a freelance journalist based in Adelaide.

  • Australia’s space start-ups already bursting at the seams

    Adelaide’s Lot Fourteen space sensations keen to take flight.

    The Adelaide incubator has been running hot. Space technology start-ups have started to hatch, and Australia’s newest...

    October 15, 2021
  • Beware the lure of unethical solar power

    Solar power may combat climate change, but a damning report suggests it’s not always ethical

    Solar energy may be the future. But only if it lets go of the past. International NGO the World Economic Forum...

    October 4, 2021
  • Why Australia’s climate shock needs a ‘Moon shot’ | Cosmos Weekly Taster

    Minderoo Foundation’s ambitious space-based Fire Shield project seeks to spot and extinguish fire...

    This article on Fire Shield and bushfire prediction first appeared in Cosmos Weekly on 24 September 2021. For more st...

    October 1, 2021
  • The nuclear debate

    Should – or will – Australia’s decision to operate nuclear-powered attack submarines lead to a nu...

    The nuclear debate has flashed back onto Australia’s radar. The decision to buy eight nuclear-powered attack submarin...

    October 1, 2021
  • COVID-19 and the bush mechanics of satellite construction

    The pandemic has pushed hi-tech into simple innovations to overcome supply difficulties.

    Fishing line. Measuring tape. And there aren’t many problems that can’t be solved with a tiny spring. But Australia’s...

    October 1, 2021
  • Fossil fuel industry’s “climate deception” tactics challenged

    US Government House Committee on Oversight and Reform tries to call big oil and its disinformatio...

    The paper trail is damning. In 2015, a host of internal memos were leaked, subpoenaed or recovered through Freedom of...

    September 27, 2021
  • Why Australia’s climate shock needs a ‘Moon shot’

    Minderoo Foundation’s ambitious space-based Fire Shield project seeks to spot, extinguish fires w...

    The incredibly ambitious Apollo Moon shot program only succeeded because it had the backing of the American public. ...

    September 24, 2021
  • Perseverance breathes fresh life into the mining and space sectors

    Mars Rover Perseverance’s CO2-splitting MOXIE device draws the eye of the world’s biggest miners.

    When it comes to combining space ingenuity with mining pragmatism, all it takes is a little moxie. Woodside Energy...

    September 23, 2021
  • Does science even know what truth is, anyway?

    ‘Truth decay’ is eroding the world we live in. But has science had a role to play in its rapid ad...

    “You can’t just hope to pour a big bucket of science into [people] as if they’re just an empty vessel waiting to be f...

    September 17, 2021
  • Trolls really are just angry souls

    Study reveals that those spewing online hate are just as hostile offline.

    Words don’t come easy. But anger does. Research suggests it’s not the anonymity of the internet that excites hostilit...

    August 31, 2021
  • Australian-made satellites blast off to the ISS

    Two CubeSats built in Australia to launch on a SpaceX rocket.

    It’s bright. It’s noisy. It’s nerve-wracking. But the launch of two satellites Saturday night is just the latest in a...

    August 28, 2021
  • Small, diamond-based quantum computers could be in our hands within five years

    An Australian startup has received funding to make the next quantum computer.

    Small, affordable, ‘plug-and-play’ quantum computing is one step closer. An Australian startup has won $13 million to...

    August 25, 2021

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