13 Jan 2022
$40 Million Funding to Drive Ultra Low Cost Solar
Ultra low cost solar was recently added as a priority technology in the Australian Government's latest Low Emissions Technology Statement, which set a stretch goal of $15 per megawatt hour, roughly a third of today's cost.
23 Dec 2021
Black Hole Eruption Spanning 16 Times the Full Moon
Astronomers have produced the most comprehensive image of radio emission from the nearest actively feeding supermassive black hole to Earth. The emission is powered by a central black hole in the galaxy Centaurus A, about 12 million light years away.
14 Sep 2021
Spoonful of Sugar for Longer Lasting Lithium Sulfur Batteries
Simply by adding sugar, researchers have created a longer-lasting, lighter, more sustainable rival to the lithium-ion batteries that are essential for aviation, electric vehicles and submarines.
13 Sep 2021
SpaceCows: Using AI to Tackle Feral Herds in Australia
Unmanaged feral cattle and buffaloes have a huge impact on biodiversity including land degradation, overgrazing of native vegetation, erosion and destruction to rivers and wetlands. CSIRO and Microsoft are working on the digital twin project, dubbed SpaceCows, as part of the collaborative satellite herd-tracking program.
8 Sep 2021
Low Cost Titanium Wire for Additive Manufacturing
The wire can be used to make large complex parts for markets such as aerospace, biomedical, defence, marine, automotive, construction and consumer goods.
3 Aug 2021
MGA Thermal Raises AUD$8 Million for Thermal Energy Storage Blocks
MGA Thermal has raised AUD$8 million to expand manufacturing capacity and export their thermal energy storage blocks globally.
7 Apr 2021
Toyota Hydrogen Production and Re-Fuelling Facility in Australia
Toyota has commissioned Victoria's first commercial-grade permanent hydrogen production, storage and refuelling facility at its former manufacturing site at Altona in Melbourne's west.
29 Jan 2021
SOR Battery Ink Exceeds 4V From Moisture in Air
Strategic Elements Ltd has achieved another significant milestone with its self-charging battery technology successfully generating an output of over 4V from moisture in the air over a testing period of approx. 5 hours. This was achieved through development of a prototype battery pack containing multiple connected battery ink cells.
9 Dec 2020
Robot Fleet Dives for Climate Answers in Marine Snow
A fleet of new-generation, deep-diving ocean robots will be deployed in the Southern Ocean, in a major study of how marine life acts as a handbrake on global warming. The automated probes will be looking for 'marine snow', which is the name given to the shower of dead algae and carbon-rich organic particles that sinks from upper waters to the deep ocean.
26 Nov 2020
New Findings Speed Progress Towards Affordable Gene Therapy
In a promising advance for affordable, personalised medicine, researchers have used metal-organic frameworks to successfully deliver the genetic snipping tool CRISPR/Cas9 into human cancer cells.
Researchers used metal-organic frameworks enhanced with a green tea phytochemical coating to target human prostate cancer cells for the first time.
9 Nov 2020
AI, Machine Learning to end Plastic Waste
The Plastics Mission, one of 12 missions in development by CSIRO is using science and technology, to address Australia's plastics waste issue.
28 Oct 2020
Flexible Self-Charging Battery Under Development
Strategic Elements Ltd subsidiary Australian Advanced Materials has agreed to develop a self-charging battery technology through its collaboration with the University of New South Wales and CSIRO. The Battery cells create electricity from humidity in the air or skin surface to self-charge themselves within minutes.
12 Oct 2020
Robot Detects 14 Million Tonnes of Microplastics on the Seafloor
Using a robotic submarine CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, has provided the first ever global estimate for microplastics on the seafloor, with results suggesting there are 14 million tonnes in the deep ocean.
29 Apr 2020
Windows to Generate Electricity Following Solar Cell Breakthrough
Semi-transparent solar cells that can be incorporated into window glass are a "game-changer" that could transform architecture, urban planning and electricity generation.