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Graphene: an energy storage alternative

Super-thin, super-capacity, clean batteries from graphene oxide

Battery storage better than lithium or even solar is under development by new CRC-P partnership.

rUNSWift

From great idea to startup

Dr Noushin Nasiri is looking at how to commercialise research from developing sensors that can detect disease in human breath. A panel of experts weighs in.

The quantum gamble

In the space race of the 21st century, Australia is betting it all on a key group of researchers and their elegant designs for a silicon quantum computer.

Australia’s economy is a House of Cards

Matt Barrie, Chief Executive of Freelancer.com, shares his concerns about the Australian economy.

Five steps Australia can take to build an effective space agency

What will it take to give Australia’s space agency wings? Here are five steps Australia can take to build an effective space agency.


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Research uncovers innovative solutions for cooling western Sydney

Ground breaking study, ‘Cooling Western Sydney’, to create innovative solutions to help turn down the heat in western Sydney.

Super-thin, super-capacity, clean batteries from graphene oxide

Battery storage better than lithium or even solar is under development by new CRC-P partnership.

Defence workforce is not just the Defence Force

There’s a critical need to drive STEM careers to improve our Defence Force. Military jobs now include drones and science, not just frontline defence.

AI transforms work as we know it

AI is disrupting even non-tech industries with an automation revolution. Experts urge us to focus on the human skills that give us an edge if we want to thrive in the AI future.

Australia’s economy is a House of Cards

Matt Barrie, Chief Executive of Freelancer.com, shares his concerns about the Australian economy.

Protecting innovation with intellectual property rights

Patent attorney Dr Gavin Recchia advises that intellectual property protection will help both researchers and entrepreneurs engage with industry.


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Following the success of QUT’s COTSbot, the Great Barrier Reef Foundation has secured funding through the Google Impact Challenge to create an autonomous robot called the RangerBot Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. While contributing to the management of COTS, the RangerBot will also allow scientists to monitor, map and study coral over timeframes not possible for human divers.

Find out more about the RangerBot here.

  • Robots hunt down crown-of-thorns
    QUT's COTSbot is the world's first robot to control the crown-of-thorns starfish, a coral killer that has destroyed vast stretches of the Great Barrier Reef.
  • “Healthcare is not a system”
    Paul Nicolarakis, CEO of the CRC spin-off Lorica Health, explains their business model in a five minute pitch made at the 2016 Tech23 event.
  • FDA approves Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug
    The FDA has approved of an innovative new treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The drug was developed by researchers from Murdoch University.