technology

  • Why would a company need a scientist-in-residence?

    An Australian venture capital firm has brought a scientist on board – so how do they benefit from...

    You might be familiar with the term artist-in-residence, but have you ever heard of a scientist-in-residence? This...

    Culture December 17, 2021
  • In our private universe

    From mediaeval artistry to Google Earth, maps hold a fascination. Next: a globe in four dimension...

    On the last major release of iOS, Apple made a small change to its built-in Maps app, one that meant the whole world....

    Computing December 10, 2021
  • History

    Australia’s computing pioneer

    Trevor Pearcey built one of the world’s first computers – a big computer.

    In the late 1940s and into the ’50s, Australia was at the international forefront of computer design and construction...

    Computing December 5, 2021
  • The problem rocket scientists fear the most …

    When it comes to Australia’s space industry, innovative new technologies and ideas are going ball...

    It ain’t rocket science. And that’s the problem! Eager researchers with innovative solutions for the burgeoning space...

    Weekly November 5, 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...

    Materials November 5, 2021
  • Is Australia ready for the digital world?

    Leading science and technology experts say we could fall behind.

    Australia needs to focus on digital technology research, according to a new report by the Australian academies of Sci...

    Australia September 21, 2021
  • Spyware unplugged

    New software attacks cast a light on cybersecurity.

    A major investigation conducted by news organisations has found that governments around the world may have been spied...

    AI July 23, 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...

    Behaviour June 25, 2021
  • Final frontier exam: is it fit for space?

    New network set to help Australian space tech meet standards and head for the heavens.

    A new network to put space technology through its paces has been set up, to make sure Australian-developed products c...

    News June 23, 2021
  • Explainer

    Explainer: why is a drought contributing to the silicon chip shortage?

    What needs to happen to make a silicon chip – and why it needs so much water.

    The ongoing computer chip shortage has multifaceted causes, including drought, an uptick in demand following the pand...

    Australia June 15, 2021
  • Monitoring earthquakes with transoceanic cables?

    New technique could provide early warning of tsunamis and earthquakes from the ocean depths.

    What if we could monitor what goes on at the inaccessible depths of the oceans – using infrastructure that’s already ...

    Core Sciences June 14, 2021
  • Are those earmuffs, or beermuffs?

    Presenting a head-warmingly new non-invasive technique for measuring blood alcohol levels.

    Japanese researchers have developed a pair of earmuffs that can measure real-time changes in your blood alcohol conce...

    Core Sciences June 13, 2021
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