Technology

  • The drive to put hydrogen on South Australian roads

    Business SA has issued a roadmap for the state to reach a hydrogen-powered future, but a few poth...

    The potential for hydrogen to become an industrial-scale fuel is being touted as an essential state election issue fo...

    Energy October 19, 2021
  • A slice of the semiconductor market

    Experts agree: semiconductor manufacturing is a critical capacity that Australia must develop. Bu...

    In the world of manufacturing, small has fast become large, with the sales of semiconductors reaching US$439 billion ...

    Technology October 15, 2021
  • Explainer

    How to make electrolysers and other hydrogen equipment in Australia

    Why does Fortescue want to make electrolysers onshore, and how will they do it?

    On Sunday, the Queensland government announced plans to build one of the world’s largest renewable energy manufacturi...

    Energy October 15, 2021
  • Has our hydrogen future arrived?

    The plan for developing a green hydrogen industry has gone from mud-map to GPS in less than a week.

    Hydrogen has been discussed as the fuel of the future in recent times, with state and federal governments aiming to s...

    Energy October 14, 2021
  • The incoming hydrogen boom

    State hydrogen strategies get more and more ambitious.

    This week, New South Wales and Queensland have announced massive hydrogen fuel strategies, adding to the raft of poli...

    Energy October 14, 2021
  • A robotic hip exoskeleton for amputees

    Autonomous, powered hip exoskeleton could help with mobility for people with above-knee amputations.

    Researchers from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Center at the University of Utah, US, have eng...

    Robotics October 12, 2021
  • At-home dialysis for the cost of a bag of chips

    A new, low-cost device looks likely to deliver life-saving dialysis to patients around the world ...

    A new low-carbon-footprint dialysis treatment might soon be available for the cost of a bag of chips. Sydney-based...

    Medicine October 11, 2021
  • Future power strategy: electrify everything

    When it comes to renewables-generated electricity, Australia might well be the luckiest country. ...

    When Hurricane Ida slammed into the lowest-lying areas of Louisiana in August of 2021, many expected that the most po...

    Energy October 8, 2021
  • Nuclear power in Australia: is it a good idea?

    The AUKUS submarine deal has re-ignited debate around nuclear power. What are the pros and cons?

    Two weeks ago, Australia and the US announced a deal for the funding of a fleet of new nuclear-powered attack submari...

    Energy October 5, 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...

    Energy October 4, 2021
  • Mapping floods on every street in the world

    New tool charts the extent of historic floods across the planet.

    Accurate, street-level data on flooding risk is tremendously useful when preparing for natural disasters. But this da...

    Water October 3, 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...

    Energy October 1, 2021
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