• 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 ...

    Features February 10, 2021
  • 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...

    Medicine February 4, 2021
  • 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...

    Animals February 4, 2021
  • Quantum brainiac

    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 ...

    Physics February 2, 2021
  • 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 ...

    Materials January 29, 2021
  • 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...

    Energy January 25, 2021
  • 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...

    Energy January 25, 2021
  • Explainer

    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...

    Materials January 22, 2021
  • Silicone memory?

    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...

    Materials January 21, 2021
  • 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...

    Materials January 20, 2021
  • 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 ...

    Robotics January 15, 2021
  • 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 ...

    Energy January 15, 2021
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