Technology

  • Bushfire eye in the sky

    The climate crisis is making bushfire fighting harder and more dangerous. A South Australian star...

    Bushfires are getting hotter. They’re getting faster. Traditional firefighting techniques are under pressure. So the ...

    Climate January 7, 2022
  • Sonic cleanup: using sound to capture ocean microplastics

    A new, filter-free method of separating microplastics from seawater has been developed in Indonesia.

    Researchers in Indonesia have developed an innovative way to remove microplastics from water without the need for exp...

    Oceans January 7, 2022
  • 7 AI stories to make you seem intelligent

    Blow your relatives away with your superior intelligence with these cool AI stories.

    Want to seem like the smartest member of your family these holidays? Why not brag about your vast knowledge of AI?...

    AI December 30, 2021
  • Cracking the epilepsy code

    With a smartwatch and an app on their phone, people living with epilepsy will soon be able to pre...

    Epileptic seizures don't always last very long. And it's not necessarily the seizure itself that does the harm – it c...

    Body and Mind December 17, 2021
  • Fish robots put a scare into invasive species

    Researchers engineer a robot that may help turn the tide against invasive mosquitofish.

    Invasive mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) have been wreaking havoc in Australian freshwater systems since their arri...

    Australia December 17, 2021
  • Why would a company need a scientist-in-residence?

    An Australian venture capital firm has brought a scientist on board – so how do they benefit from...

    You might be familiar with the term artist-in-residence, but have you ever heard of a scientist-in-residence?This...

    Culture December 17, 2021
  • Explainer

    How to build an offshore wind farm

    There’s a lot of work involved in building a new wind farm, but it’s no longer sailing in unchart...

    Energy company Nexsphere has announced it’s planning to build an offshore wind farm in Bass Strait, off the northeast...

    Energy December 16, 2021
  • Humans v Machine: fake news headlines or real deal?

    Would you let an AI algorithm con you into believing a research paper was true?

    Can you tell whether the title of a scientific article was written by a human or an AI? Because half the time, not ev...

    AI December 16, 2021
  • Explainer

    How does carbon capture and storage work?

    One approach to the control of carbon emissions.

    Carbon capture and storage (CCS) When a coal, oil or gas plant burns fuel to create electricity, a major by-product i...

    Climate December 15, 2021
  • Robotic hand dexterous enough to use tweezers

    Human hands are extremely difficult to replicate robotically – but this robot comes closer than e...

    Humanoid robots are a staple of science fiction, from C-3PO in Star Wars to Data in Star Trek, and they’re also now u...

    Robotics December 15, 2021
  • Recyclable Australian batteries hoping to change the solar market

    The graphene-based batteries are 100% recyclable.

    Renewable energy – and rooftop solar in particular – needs effective batteries to keep growing. The current gold stan...

    Energy December 14, 2021
  • The double-threat copper surface that kills bacteria in minutes

    Australian nanotechnologists are mounting a new challenge to antibiotic resistance.

    The newest warrior in the fight against antibiotic resistance may come with a copper shield. A team of nanotechnologi...

    Materials December 14, 2021
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