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 ...
Brain organoids ready for real-time observation
Cheap, multi-well device for brain development research.
A group of researchers has grown small, self-organising blobs of brain tissue in multi-welled dishes to observe in re...
How to avoid a shark attack
The right deterrent could save hundreds of lives – and sharks.
Good news for ocean enthusiasts – if beachgoers wear personal electronic deterrents that can reduce the probability o...
Prosthetic fin for injured turtles
Innovative new prosthetic fin approved for trial on real, threatened turtles.
A New Zealand researcher’s innovative new design for a prosthetic turtle fin could help rehabilitate injured sea turt...
Cosmos Briefing: Supercomputing and Big Data
Unravelling the analysis machines we turn to for answers.
Join our Cosmos Briefing Supercomputing & Big Data, Thursday 15 April. Think of a computing process underpinned by...
How digital currencies work, and why we should care.
Fuelled by a boom, Bitcoin “mining” is thought to be producing enough CO2 to rival the city of London, and consuming ...
Mars and Moon geology: past, present and future
Mars landers and Moon rocks star at this year’s LPSC.
One month after it landed on Mars and beamed back its first “I made it” messages, NASA’s Perseverance rover is limber...
Can a circular economy eliminate e-waste?
Tech companies launch an alliance for circular electronics.
Top tech companies including Google, Microsoft and Dell have released a vision for a circular economy for electronics...
Lithium: Powering the Green Revolution
The race for better battery power has caused a “white gold” rush on lithium.
by Richard A Lovett As the climate warms, sea levels rise and droughts, heatwaves and bushfires multiply, the need...
Plastic fantastic fashion
Recycled polyethylene: a new-look fabric that’s not a planet killer.
How cool would it be to transform plastic bag waste into clothing, tackling two unsustainability issues in one? Until...
Strolling and learning: multi-terrain robots
Artificial intelligence helps inform robot’s balance.
A team of researchers, including Australian scientists, have developed a robot that learns to walk across different t...
Shaped by the sun
A solar cell mounted on the light actuated material can move and track a light source without wires, gears or motors....