Brace yourselves

It’s a tough journey from the lab bench to the real world but it’s one worth taking. Read why we need to work harder to reap the rewards of innovation.

3D-printing makes better bone screw

A novel type of expandable bone fastener created by 3D-printing can make spinal surgery safer for the patient and easier for the surgeon. 

A new sunscreen made from fish slime and algae

Researchers have developed a new UV blocking material that can be used to make sunscreen, bandages and contact lenses.

Robo-brickie makes massive impact

A robotic brick builder developed by an Australian company has generated massive interest globally.

Science snippets

A short video about the electromagnetic spectrum from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research in Perth, Western Australia.

Driverless car trials in South Australia

The first on-road driverless car trials in Southern Hemisphere are to be held in South Australia.

Feral cat holds rabbit in its mouth

Feral cats mapped with new app: FeralCatScan

A new iOS and Android app allows users to report sightings of feral cats to help preserve endangered wildlife.

Innovations in grape growing technology apply across the industry

‘Vinnovation’ competition pushes grape growers to (v)innovate for the benefit of farmers state-wide.

Dragonfly eyes inspire machine vision

A dragonfly’s eyes and brain are the inspiration for a new machine vision system.

Australia’s energy future

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

Armour forged through collaboration

The next big thing in body armour comes from the DMTC.

Australia’s leaders in research and innovation are honoured

Australia’s top researchers are recognised at the 2015 Thomson Reuters Australian Citation & Innovation Awards.

Understanding athletes’ immune function to optimise performance

The key to preventing illness from interfering with training and performance for athletes.

Taking medical device from design to life saver

A newly developed device will ensure paramedic staff are prepared when they need to perform risky rare procedures.

Lending fresh air to grain pest problem

Wheat growers are excited by early data from an on-farm experiment to assess a non-chemical method of reducing insect damage in stored cereal grain.

Open your mind

Technology is helping us cross cultural barriers, scale vast distances, and develop collaborative workspaces.

Australia leads in manufacturing innovation

Australia’s leading innovation in engineering and manufacturing is a national asset.

Uncertainty the core of policy design

Professor Warwick McKibben notes the importance of flexibility and uncertainty in approaching future challenges.

The need for risk

Commercialising research takes years of work and risk-taking, Margaret Gardner explains.

The next 25 years of Australian R&D

Australia’s world-leading Cooperative Research Centres program will be celebrating 25 years of science impact and achievement at its annual conference in Canberra on 25 May.

Cell manufacturing links research and industry

Australia’s first cell therapy manufacturing centre is bridging the gap between cell research in the lab and its availability in the market.

3D body scanning helps build fighting force of the future

Researchers at the University of South Australia will take body measurements of Navy personnel using 3D scanning technology.

Designing the future

Two researchers from Flinders University have a vision to make the world a better place, and are using STEM smarts and industry collaboration to make it a reality.

Virtual dentistry for remote Australia

Trials of remote dental exams have shown that virtual dental consultations could improve oral health in remote communities.