• Magazine

    How do mass drone displays work?

    The Tokyo Olympic Opening Ceremony showed the spectacular potential of drones to join the party. ...

    As Australia burned through 2019’s devastating Black Summer, a petition circulated calling for the cancell...

    Technology July 24, 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
  • Super-strength spider silk made by bacteria

    New bacteria engineered to produce fibre as tough as steel.

    If you’re scared of spiders but also need really strong silk, have no fear, because engineers at Washington Universit...

    News July 21, 2021
  • A new world of plasma screens?

    The fourth state of matter can make cheap, smart, waste-free screen components.

    The plasma used to make the coating. Credit: Dr Behnam AkhavanAustralian researchers have used plasma to make a m...

    Materials July 19, 2021
  • Where do you go when the chips are down?

    Why Taiwan’s water supply matters to us all.

    This article first appeared in Cosmos Weekly on 9 July 2021. For more stories like this, subscribe to Cosmos Weekly. ...

    Materials July 16, 2021
  • Do you see what I see?

    Move over ‘video’ meetings, and step right in ‘videogrammetry’: the next-gen version of Zoom et a...

    In the middle of May, Google dropped a surprising new demo on us: “Project Starline” shows people communicating in wh...

    Computing July 16, 2021
  • Renewables make it into the grid better with AI

    A new tool can help wind farm predictions – and solar too.

    In a highly competitive market, all energy generators rely on highly accurate predictions of how much electricity the...

    Energy July 15, 2021
  • AI can spot anaemia from photos of eyelids

    Want to check if you’re anaemic? Try photographing the inside of your eyelid.

    A team of US researchers have developed an artificial intelligence algorithm to spot anaemia from smartphone photos o...

    Medicine July 15, 2021
  • Electricity from sweaty fingertips?

    This device takes power from your sweat while you sleep.

    The device on a user's fingers while they sleep, harvesting energy. Credit: Jong-Min MoonA team of US researchers...

    Engineering July 14, 2021
  • Video

    Addressing vertigo with AI

    We talk to Dr Allison Young about a tool that could use AI to diagnose vertigo-causing conditions.

    Vertigo is a common but under-treated medical condition that affects up to 40% of people at some point in their lives...

    Medicine July 13, 2021
  • CSIRO’s renewable hydrogen initiative

    How do we boost our hydrogen industry?

    CSIRO has launched a $5 million program to boost international collaboration on clean hydrogen research. The program ...

    Energy July 12, 2021
  • How to recognise a super-recogniser

    Researchers update face-matching test to find facial recognition experts.

    Australian psychologists have developed a new test that aims to identify “super-recognisers” – people with an extraor...

    Ethics July 12, 2021
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