Earth orbital space: who’s in charge?
As companies send out thousands of low-orbit satellites to build a global internet, will astronomy be inhibited? And who controls satellite traffic?
Do you see what I see?
Move over ‘video’ meetings, and step right in ‘videogrammetry’: the next-gen version of Zoom et al might see us connecting on a whole new dimensional level.
Next Big Thing
The next-generation biology revolution promises new products and industries
Synthetic biology – using life’s protein building blocks to create almost anything – has the potential to revolutionise every aspect of our lives, from textiles, pharmaceutical and food to new industries and sustainable economies for Australia’s future.
Behind the scenes: new national park offers an exclusive window into life at the dawn of time
Remarkable fossils that date back to the earliest days of complex life on Earth are finally in public hands.
23 - 29 Jul 2021
What Gorgon’s shortfall means for carbon capture; billionaires blast off; Mitra Safavi-Naeini on using physics in the fight against cancer; the age of water; should we keep native animals as pets?
09 - 15 Jul 2021
Chipaggedon: why Taiwan’s water matters to us all; Australia’s research mice crisis; A short history of driving on the Moon; Can we enter the mRNA race?; Peter Bailey’s idea for the cities of the future.
02 - 08 Jul 2021
The path to reopening Australia; Water woes in the Murray-Darling Basin; Studying dementia through sound; Lidia Morawska on how to build to protect against aerosol; Construction embraces an AI future.
25 Jun - 01 Jul 2021
Barry Jones’ $15billion plan; Science of truffles; Do we need an AI Commissioner?; Silicon chip an atom wide; Geologist Nicholas Flament’s Next Big Thing.
18 - 24 Jun 2021
Where your flight carbon offsets go; Alan Finkel on the future of transport; astrophysicists posit UFO possibilities; Sarah Pearce explains how the new WA telescope looks back to the Big Bang; why Venus is the next planet of interest.
11 - 17 Jun 2021
Sports injury forecast in a blood test; Ross Garnaut’s $15bn plan; winning with climate science in Federal Court; Next Big Thing: krill and Earth’s health; developing viruses for forgotten flaviviruses.
04 - 10 Jun 2021
Mitochondria helping fitness; robots that can choose; Ian Gust spends $15bn on Australia’s future; the science of breaking bad; Éva Plagányi brings maths to marine resources
28 May - 03 Jun 2021
What could be built instead of the Hunter Valley gas-fired power station; Agri-tech innovator Sarah Nolet’s next big thing; Deepfake geography’s perils and potential; Building a telescope on the moon; Behind the scenes with the world’s most powerful microscopes;
21 - 27 May 2021
Internet of livestock things; COVID-19 and the ethics of patent waiver; Carbon capture creativity; PCR’s unexpected uses; CSIRO CEO Larry Marshall’s next best thing.
14 - 20 May 2021
Flying cars; genetic doping in sport; AI hunting misinformation; the questions of long COVID; and arguments in bushfire science.
07 - 13 May 2021
A seismograph on your phone; Inside Australia’s vaccine advisory group; Bruce Pascoe’s farm of the future; Next Best Thing: PM’s innovation prize-winner Thomas Maschmeyer; Modelling’s non-COVID uses.
30 Apr - 06 May 2021
Whyalla’s green steel; Can we get brainjacked?; Chief Scientist Cathy Foley’s Next Big Thing; How algorithms can transform clinical trials; What’s it like to be a test pilot?