Technology

  • Bitcoin boom has huge carbon footprint

    Researcher finds that Bitcoin mining alone may rival the carbon footprint of all global data cent...

    Cryptocurrencies have surged in popularity and dominated news headlines in the first quarter of 2021, with Bitcoin – ...

    Computing March 11, 2021
  • Video: Soft robot withstands ocean depths

    Inspired by deep sea creatures, a soft robot can withstand underwater pressure.

    A team of engineers have announced that their deep-sea exploration vessel can operate at the bottom of the Mariana Tr...

    Robotics March 4, 2021
  • Newton in the pilot’s seat

    How to land a Mars rover when you’re many, many millions of kilometres away.

    It takes a lot of thought and a lot of work to land a rover on Mars. It’s not as if you’re on Earth, where you can ch...

    Physics March 2, 2021
  • 5G: more science, same safety

    New standards aim to shine a light on the scientific evidence.

    The Australian guidelines for radio wave safety have been updated for the first time in nearly 20 years. The Australi...

    Technology February 25, 2021
  • Cosmos Briefing: Building Australia’s Space Industry

    Experts discuss Australia’s future in space.

    Australia’s Space Agency is young, but that doesn’t mean we should be underestimated in space: that’s the message fro...

    Space Exploration February 25, 2021
  • How to jet power wind turbines

    Fast lower-atmosphere winds have a complicated effect on wind power.

    Wind farms and their turbines have been growing over the past decade – both in area and in height. The larger a tu...

    Energy February 24, 2021
  • How toxic is foam insulation?

    Scientists call for rigorous analysis of under-tested chemicals used to make buildings “green”.

    Since industrialisation, chemicals have been rolled out without sufficient testing, resulting in dire consequences fo...

    Materials February 24, 2021
  • Video

    Rover’s eye view

    NASA releases thrilling film of Perseverance landing.

    In a staggering series of images that allow viewers to relive landing day from a new perspective, NASA’s Perseverance...

    Space Exploration February 23, 2021
  • Video: COVID-monitoring drones

    Australian researchers build drones to remotely monitor health signs.

    What do you get when you combine COVID-19, drones, cameras and AI? https://www.youtube.com/embed/eKSLs7lNl0Q Rese...

    AI February 20, 2021
  • Perseverance pays off

    NASA rover successfully down in Jezero Crater on Mars.

    NASA's perseverance rover- It started with the type of chatter you might hear from someone setting up a complex sound...

    Space Exploration February 19, 2021
  • How to sniff cancer

    There could be an app for that.

    It’s here: artificial dog intelligence. Exploiting canines’ extraordinary sense of smell, scientists have started tra...

    AI February 18, 2021
  • You might have missed...

    Stray science stories from last week to cheer up your Monday.

    Body battery Engineers from the University of Colorado, Boulder, US, have created a wearable device that can draw ...

    Biology February 15, 2021
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