Order in the court
It’s the Australian Open tennis: time for electronic line-judging to step up.
By Paul Connolly It's five games all in the third set of a women’s tennis major final and a second serve at deuce ...
3D-printed cancer fighter
High-tech, drug-delivering stent offers hope for oesophageal cancer patients.
The world’s first 3D-printed, drug-delivering oesophageal stent has been developed by Australian researchers at the U...
Tracking elephants from space
Scientists count African elephants using satellites.
It’s often said that certain geographical landmarks – like the Sahara Desert, or human-made structures like the Great...
Researchers prompt self-adapting atoms to mimic the human brain.
Dutch physicists have just taken the first steps towards making a “quantum brain” by building a material that stores ...
Good as bone
Australian researchers take 3D printing to the next level with material that mimics bone tissue.
Australian scientists have 3D-printed bone-like structures containing living cells, which may create a whole new way ...
Green lantern shoots straight
Record-breaking laser cuts through atmosphere
Scientists have set a world record for the most stable transmission of a laser signal through the atmosphere, effecti...
Cosmos Briefing: Lithium
Experts discuss lithium and renewable energy needs.
As the demand for renewable-energy technologies skyrockets, we need to think about how to source their constituent ma...
Keeping bites at bay
Love the ocean but worried about sharks? We look at the science – and success – of shark deterre...
It’s summer, the heat’s glimmering off the tarmac, and Australians are flocking to the beach: it’s when we start thin...
Metamaterial can be reprogrammed with different properties.
If you need a material that can literally be changed to suit you over time, look no further. Metamaterials – meani...
Fold here for success
DNA origami might be the answer for making superconducting nanomaterials.
DNA is a clever molecule that folds easily, so it can be used to act as scaffolds for nanomaterials. This involves lo...
School of fishy little robots
Fish-like Bluebots use LED lights and cameras to swarm like the real thing.
Why have a school of fish when you can have a school of robots? This is a question recently answered by a team of ...
Spice up your solar
A touch of chilli may create more stable photovoltaic cells.
Chilli is known to have a range of health benefits, from reducing infections to improving digestive performance. But ...