Farmers wired up

Research led by James Cook University scientists in collaboration with CSIRO and QUT has come up with a rugged and affordable computer network that could be a boon for cattle farmers.

Eyes on the ground

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

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.

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.

Uncovering healthcare cons

Reducing healthcare fraud is one long-term goal of a new research initiative by Australia’s Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre (CMCRC).

First tech-commercialisation skills study funded

The first study to identify the skills and qualities required to successfully put research to use via commercialisation was awarded $98k grant funding today.

Using algorithms to capture risk

More than 500 million tweets go out daily, forming just part of the massive data stream from social media that mental health researchers are tapping into, Fran Molloy reports.

No silver bullets

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

Smart sole support for diabetic feet

Research by the Wound Management Innovation CRC may lead to a reduction of crippling foot injuries for people living with diabetes.

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.

iSee: Education’s future

Australian developers have begun to commercialise affordable new software that could revolutionise online education – as well as our interactions on the internet.

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.

Pipeline design for a safer future

The Energy Pipelines CRC is working to prevent a pipeline disaster ever occurring in Australia, Clare Pain reports.

Boom time: the new, smart manufacturing

Job stats are low but hopes are high for Australia’s beleaguered manufacturing sector to transition into a high-tech, world-class, niche market operator. Myles Gough reports.