Shark detection

How exploiting sharks’ sense of hearing can protect people at beaches from a shark attack.

Australia’s energy future

Research into Australia’s renewable resources for improving generation and storage technologies.

Exploring carbon capture and storage futures

The CRC for Greenhouse Gas Technologies explores the viability of CCS methods to control emissions.

A field guide to frogs can now fit in your pocket

JCU researchers develop an app that catalogues the hundreds of frog species in Australia.

Growing the north

The top end of Australia is a region with promising export capabilities. Rosslyn Beeby looks into Australia’s burgeoning northern food bowl.

Drone used to drop beneficial bugs on corn crop

UQ agricultural science student Michael Godfrey has developed a drone that spreads beneficial insects onto crops.

Eyes on the ground

Automation and advanced technologies hold the key to a more productive, biodiverse and safe Australian landscape, Jude Dineley reports.

Cooking with gas

In 2011, the Labor Government’s Draft Energy White Paper predicted that natural gas could account for 44% of electricity production in Australia by 2050 – more than double the current capacity of gas.

Data discoveries

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) researchers are combining big data throughput with high-resolution nuclear science techniques to tackle broad environmental issues, reports Clare Pain.

No silver bullets

Wilson da Silva looks at some innovative ideas in energy storage.

Rabbits’ viral expansion

The Invasive Animals CRC is seeking improved methods of biological control to effectively manage rabbit populations.

Polymer cells deliver on energy

Advances in the design and manufacture of polymer solar cells based on light harvesting dyes promise a solar power revolution.

Leading sustainable design

Dr Briony Rogers makes urban water systems more sustainable and resilient to the impacts of climate change.

Antarctic robots trawl for climate data

Surveys by an unmanned submarine support suggestions that Antarctic sea ice is thicker than previously thought, according to research published in Nature Geoscience.

Fresh opportunities

The Low Carbon Living CRC’s ambitious goal is to drive Australia’s carbon emissions down by 10 megatonnes by 2020. Gemma Chilton reports.

Fields of glory

New technologies at the frontier of Australia’s agricultural boom are set to secure our place as a strong global competitor, write Rosslyn Beeby.