Membrane Produces Electricity From Saltwater
Inspired by membranes in the body tissues of living organisms, scientists have combined aramid nanofibers used in Kevlar with boron nitride to construct a membrane for harvesting ocean energy that is both strong like bone and suited for ion transport like cartilage.
Breakthrough Paves Path for a Future Free of Battery Fires
Scientists have proven that liquid solvent-free solid state batteries can easily be made, paving the way for a future free from batteries catching fire or exploding if they get too hot.
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.
Wearable cameras improve quality of life in heart failure patients
The ever-present devices that seem to track all our moves can be annoying, intrusive or worse, but for heart failure patients, tiny wearable cameras could prove life-enhancing, according to research.
Metal Matrix Composites (MMC): finally reaching the top of wish lists
Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs) have been known and explored for a very long time, but new innovations and an increased demand for high-performance lightweight materials means that they are finally ready to make it beyond their previous false starts.
Global breakthrough in nanotube technology
Researchers unveiled the world's first 3D-printed Boron Nitride Nanotube-Titanium composite on Friday, with the milestone technology set to garner widespread interest across aerospace and defence industries.
Robotic surgical system with sense of touch
A world-first innovation will give surgeons the sense of touch while they drive a robot to conduct keyhole surgery via a computer.
3D printed jet engine
A 3D printed jet engine, produced by Monash researchers, has been unveiled.
Cobalt redox couple boosts thermoelectric cells
Scientists in Australia have improved a technology that recycles waste heat into useable energy by using ionic liquids containing cobalt redox couples as the electrolytes in thermoelectric cells.