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.
'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.
Tech accelerates hydrogen vehicle future
This technology will pave the way for bulk hydrogen to be transported in the form of ammonia, using existing infrastructure, and then reconverted back to hydrogen at the point of use. It has the potential to fill the gap in the technology chain to supply fuel cell vehicles around the world with low-emissions hydrogen sourced from Australia.
Funding for wind-powered ocean sailing drones
Saildrone, Inc., a provider of high-resolution ocean data collected via a fleet of unmanned surface vehicles, announced that it has closed a $60 million round of Series B funding to scale up its global fleet of ocean drones to help monitor the state of the planet in real time.
Desalination membrane produces both drinking water and lithium
With further development, these membranes have significant potential to perform the dual functions of removing salts from seawater and separating metal ions in a highly efficient and cost effective manner, offering a revolutionary new technological approach for the water and mining industries.
New spin on 3D printing with build rates 30 times faster
Titomic Kinetic Fusion puts a new spin on 3D printing with build rates 30 times faster than the largest commercial 3D printing equipment available.
AI technology to help prevent blindness
It could soon be easier to prevent blindness in the 1.7 million Australians living with diabetes thanks to the successful trial of a world first artificial intelligence-driven technology in Perth.
EU's future cyber-farms to utilise drones, robots and sensors
Bee-based maths is helping teach swarms of drones to find weeds, while robotic mowers keep hedgerows in shape.
Partnership to drive digital farming
Through a series of projects to be rolled out in coming months, two organisations will develop data-driven solutions for more efficient and sustainable farming.
The exciting future of light energy
In a world of growing energy needs, and a global imperative to halt carbon emissions, a tiny 'quasiparticle' called an exciton could provide the answer to our problems.
Using your gait to power and secure devices
Researchers have developed new technology which uses the way a person walks, their gait, to power wearable devices. The technology also has the potential to be used as a new authentication method, which could replace passwords, pins or fingerprints.
Liquid metal nano printing set to revolutionise electronics
A new technique using liquid metals to create integrated circuits that are just atoms thick could lead to the next big advance for electronics.
High-quality graphene made with soybeans
Scientists have developed a novel "GraphAir" technology which eliminates the need for a highly-controlled environment. The technology grows graphene film in ambient air with a natural precursor, making its production faster and simpler.
Flexible cells on roofs to windows to cars to even clothing
A new kind of high performance light-harvesting material with unusual crystallisation, which aligns its molecules to improve performance.
Making cheaper electronics with a flash of light
Researchers have developed a way of printing electronic components using cheap and widely available materials, and a flash of light.
Salt baths boost next gen batteries for electric cars
The next generation of rechargeable lithium batteries set to disrupt the electric vehicle industry may soon be here, thanks to the humble salt bath.