Smart needle uses IOT in brain surgery

A smart needle with an embedded camera is helping doctors perform safer brain surgery.

Blueprints to a collaboration boom

Dr Robin Knight, Director of UK-based collaboration platform IN-PART, shares what Australia and the UK can learn from each other when it comes to commercialisation.

Blockchain tech shaping spatial information

The CRC for Spatial Information has compiled the best blockchain ideas from PhD students taking part in their 2016 “Solvathon”.

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.

3D printing turbo-boost for university spin-off

Melbourne’s 3D printed jet engine technology is flying into production in France.

Find the best 5 ways to get to Mars

We shortlist your best 5 ways to get to Mars in the short term, plus the most hopeful new technology taking us further to space.

Sapphire Clock ticks towards the attosecond

The world’s most precise clock has been fine-tuned to boost radar and GPS capabilities.

Micro-Swab enables DNA evidence

A new DNA extraction technology developed in South Australia has the potential to become a powerful forensic tool for criminal investigations.

Quantum MRI machine to enable drug discovery

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology has collaborated with University of Melbourne researchers to transform biomolecular imaging.

Uber-type services growing in popularity

A new survey from the University of Sydney reveals that disruptive ride-sharing technologies like Uber are becoming more popular in Australia.

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.

Empowering knowledge transfer

The world’s first Technology Transfer Professional (TTP) Capability Framework has been developed to help TTPs take research to market more effectively.

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.

Degas masterpiece uncovered

Australian scientists and conservators have revealed an earlier painting of a different woman beneath Edgar Degas’ famous masterpiece Portrait of a Woman.

From maths to Microsoft

If we want more women to enter careers in STEM, we need to start encouraging our girls, says Pip Marlow, Managing Director of Microsoft Australia.

Introducing the world’s largest radio telescope

In this new trailer released by the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research viewers get a glimpse of the largest science facility ever built by mankind.

Biophotonics pioneer

Professor Dayong Jin from the University of Technology, Sydney is harnessing light to revolutionise the future of medicine.

Diagnosing dysphagia without radiation

A new analysis software that simplifies dysphagia diagnoses will speed up results and eliminate the need for x-rays.

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).

Virtual diving with David Attenborough

Virtual reality is set to become a powerful educational tool for the Australian Museum following the success of David Attenborough’s virtual reality films.

Combat simulation accelerates

Enhanced behaviour modelling software has been developed that could eventually create real-time combat simulations.

Virtual shopping now a reality

Virtual reality shopping is currently being tested in the hope that it could revolutionise the digital marketplace.

Continuous deployment

Innovation psychologist Dr Amantha Imber writes about a critical ingredient for business tech innovation in an extract from her book, the Innovation Formula.

Using nanoparticles to transform glass

A new method of injecting nanoparticles into glass has created potential applications for biomedical engineering and 3D displays.