Drones to the rescue: UAV tech saving lives

Drones could soon be saving lives autonomously with UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) tech that can deliver aid and lift people to safety.

Enter the dragon: the new Australian technology park

UNSW will be home to the first Torch Innovation Precinct outside China, the new Australian technology park.

Space invaders: Mini satellite swarm

An international project to study Earth’s poorly understood thermosphere uses a swarm of satellites – two of which were built at UNSW.

The sunshine factory

Led by the legendary Martin Green, UNSW’s photovoltaic researchers have toppled world records in solar cell design again and again. But they ain’t done yet.

Molecular warfare

Bacterial biofilms are a major problem in medicine: tough, toxic and nearly indestructible. But Cyrille Boyer thinks he’s found a way to beat them.

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.

Connecting with the community

Developing research excellence in Indigenous affairs requires a commitment to collaborate with communities at every stage of the research.

The bigger picture

Growth Centres are drawing together multiple stakeholders to help commercialise groundbreaking research. The ingredients for successful collaboration are now emerging, Susan Hely reports.

Nimble funding for CRC-Ps

Fast funding allows industry-research partnerships to race ahead.

The Disruptors

Australia’s productivity is poised on a knife edge as traditional boom areas bust. But four new industries are set to take up the strain.

Hyperloop fires up Aussie students

A futuristic pod with a braking system invented by Australian university students may become a critical component in the Hyperloop.

Citizen data monitors coral bleaching

The Australian National Data Service (ANDS) is celebrating the real-world impact of data. Their latest article tells the story of a citizen science project to save coral reefs.

IP at the root of Australia’s wheat industry

With 2016 being the UN International Year of Pulses, the Australian government takes a look at how IP in the development of new grain species has impacted the economy.

6 Disruptive University Technologies

From energy harvesting skyscrapers to Zika zapping, here are some of the most creative and potentially disruptive university technologies of 2016.

Blue technology revolution

Whether it’s research, engineering or harvesting energy these 12 emerging technologies are set to change the way we work under the sea.

Renewable energy is getting cheaper

We always hear that renewable energy is getting cheaper, but what does that really mean?

Great Barrier Reef cleanup

A new report from Alluvium has estimated that cleaning up the Great Barrier Reef will cost $8.2 billion. How does this compare with its value?

Research infrastructure makes industry impact

Australia’s cutting-edge research data wouldn’t be what it is today without the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).

How to balance gender in STEM

Gender disparity in STEM careers and postgraduate enrolments reveals a system needing an overhaul.

Kick-starting student startups

UTS is powering up student-founded startups with its new Hatchery and Hatchery+ incubator programs.

Innovating Australia

Australia’s thought leaders describe their vision for the future.

CO₂ cuts nutrition

Climate change will have an impact on plant growth and the nutritional value of the food we produce.

Top 25 insights: spin-off start-ups

What advice do the Top 25 R&D spin-off companies have for future start-ups?

Top 25 insights: start-up challenges

How did the Top 25 R&D spin-off companies overcome major start-up challenges?