Cosmos Briefing

  • Video

    Rewilding: How to build a forest

    We interview Brett Krause about his reforestation projects on Queensland’s Cassowary Coast.

    Ahead of World Environment Day on Saturday, Cosmos spoke to Brett Krause – a self-described “forest builder” – about ...

    Sustainability June 4, 2021
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    Cosmos Briefing: Intelligent Manufacturing

    How will AI change our manufacturing sector, and what skills will we need to stay competitive?

    Over the next decade, the Australian manufacturing industry will need to change its practices to continue making thin...

    AI May 21, 2021
  • Video

    Cosmos Briefing: Water Policy in Australia

    How do we protect our most precious resource?

    Water is the most vital resource on Earth and underpins all areas of survival. Over the next 10 years, we will need m...

    Cosmos Briefing May 6, 2021
  • Video

    Balancing mining and sustainability

    Rio Tinto’s approach to mitigating its environmental impact.

    The effects of mining on the environment can be immense. Damage to ecosystems and cultural sites, high carbon emissio...

    Sustainability April 21, 2021
  • Video

    Getting to zero

    Former chief scientist Alan Finkel discusses how we’ll shift greenhouse gas emissions to zero.

    Dr Alan Finkel trained as a neuroscientist and engineer and forged a successful career as a technology entrepreneur. ...

    Sustainability April 12, 2021
  • Video

    Chief scientist talks about AI, machine learning

    A special Cosmos Briefing panel including Dr Cathy Foley tackles some of the big future-science i...

    During a visit to Adelaide last week, chief scientist of Australia Dr Cathy Foley very kindly agreed to join a taped ...

    AI April 7, 2021
  • Video

    Cosmos Briefing: Supercomputing and Big Data

    Unravelling the analysis machines we turn to for answers.

    It’s hard to get your head around the size of datasets tackled by supercomputers, and the complexity of the problems ...

    Computing March 25, 2021
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    Cosmos Briefing: The Circular Economy

    As Australia stands to make more money off recycling batteries, experts discuss the circular econ...

    What is the circular economy, and how can it be achieved? As experts discuss the topic, a new report shows that Austr...

    Cosmos Briefing March 25, 2021
  • Video

    The rise of COVID-19 in Papua New Guinea

    A new wave of COVID-19 cases in PNG requires an immediate response.

    Papua New Guinea has been somewhat sheltered from the COVID-19 pandemic, with relatively low numbers throughout 2020....

    Society March 18, 2021
  • Video

    Cosmos Briefing: Hydrogen fuel

    Experts discuss the future of hydrogen as a fuel.

    Hydrogen is set to accelerate as a fuel source over the next decade, but we need to watch where it’s used, according ...

    Cosmos Briefing March 11, 2021
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    Cosmos Briefing: Science v law

    Experts discuss whether scientific evidence is properly considered in our courts.

    Australia’s legal system should reconsider how seriously it regards scientific evidence, according to today’s Cosmos ...

    Ethics March 9, 2021
  • Awards

    Migraine masters

    Prestigious Brain Prize awarded to neuroscientists for identifying and blocking migraine peptide.

    Australian-born Peter Goadsby is one of four neuroscientists who have won this year’s prestigious international Brain...

    Medicine March 5, 2021
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