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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.

Intellectual Property Insights

Patenting and publishing are are not mutually exclusive – it all comes down to timing.

Australia’s economy is a House of Cards

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


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Science descends upon Canberra for impact

Australia’s best scientists come to Canberra to share expertise with Parliament

Wearable devices to manage chronic conditions

Wearable devices to remotely manage patient chronic conditions are set to become available for the medical profession as part of an Australian first.

Intellectual Property Insights

Patenting and publishing are are not mutually exclusive – it all comes down to timing.

Improving funding for mining and exploration companies

Key conversations at Science meets Parliament helps small Australian mining and exploration companies engage and work with MPs

Driving innovation in the Australian automotive sector

“Without that opportunity to get in front of a Parliamentarian to share my excitement and passion for my work, that may not have happened.”

LEGO® race cars put physics students in pole position

A new teaching approach using LEGO® race cars has transformed learning and reduced early dropout rates in physics at Flinders University.


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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.