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.
12 Dec 2019
Adding Copper Strengthens 3D Printed Titanium, Study Finds
Successful trials of titanium-copper alloys for 3D printing could kickstart a new range of high-performance alloys for medical device and aerospace applications.
25 Nov 2019
Dr Bryony Core met Titomic at Formnext 2019. They are a 3D printer manufacturer specialising in industrial scale metal additive manufacturing.
21 Nov 2019
New 3D Printing Technique Produces 'Living' 4D Materials
Repairing and reusing plastics and delivering cancer drugs more effectively are only two of many of the potential applications a new 3D/4D printing technology might have, thanks to the pioneering work of a research collaboration between UNSW Sydney and The University of Auckland.
18 Sep 2019
Piotrek and CSIRO to make next-gen lithium batteries for global market
A new partnership between Australia's national science agency, CSIRO, and Japanese specialist chemical manufacturer, Piotrek, will see Australian-developed battery technologies commercialised globally within the next five years.
21 Jun 2019
'Vaccine' against attacks on machine learning
Researchers have developed a world-first set of techniques to effectively 'vaccinate' algorithms against adversarial attacks, a significant advancement in machine learning research.