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Boosting renewable hydrogen research

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has awarded $22.1 million in funding to support hydrogen export research projects.

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Space roadmap unlocks future growth opportunities for Australia

Australia’s space sector has the potential to become a global leader in areas such as deep space exploration, a new CSIRO report reveals.

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Green mango peel nanoparticles: a slick solution

Nanoparticles derived from green mango peel could be the key to remediating soil contamination, according to the University of South Australia.

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Careers with STEM: Code celebrates fifth birthday

Careers with STEM: Code magazine celebrates its fifth birthday alongside a timely Cybersecurity special.

2018 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science

The Australian Government honoured Australia’s best scientists, innovators, and teachers through the 2018 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science at the prize ceremony on 17 October.

Artificial intelligence links eyes to personality

New research uses state-of-the-art machine-learning algorithms to demonstrate a link between personality and eye movements.


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Highlights from the Spark Festival’s Spin on Spinouts

This week, the Spark Festival’s ‘The Spin on Spin-Outs’ event showcased five spinout founders who have commercialised research from CSIRO’s Data61.

Industry Minister launches 5th anniversary of Careers with STEM

Industry Minister, the Hon Karen Andrews, MP formally launched the 5th Careers with STEM: Code magazine on 2 November.

New pest monitoring start-up takes aim at fruit flies

A tech-driven pest monitoring start-up run by three CSIRO scientists is tackling Australia’s biggest biosecurity barrier to trade: the fruit fly.

2018 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science

The Australian Government honoured Australia’s best scientists, innovators, and teachers through the 2018 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science at the prize ceremony on 17 October.

R&D tax investment takes a hit

The Australian Government has released details of its investment in research and development, showing a disappointing drop of almost 8% in total expenditure from $10.4b to $9.6b.

ANSTO breast cancer detection breakthrough on the horizon

An advanced medical imaging technique is being prepared for clinical application by ANSTO to improve breast cancer detection and diagnosis.


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Following the success of QUT’s COTSbot, the Great Barrier Reef Foundation has secured funding through the Google Impact Challenge to create an autonomous robot called the RangerBot Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. While contributing to the management of COTS, the RangerBot will also allow scientists to monitor, map and study coral over timeframes not possible for human divers.

Find out more about the RangerBot here.

  • 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.
  • “Healthcare is not a system”
    Paul Nicolarakis, CEO of the CRC spin-off Lorica Health, explains their business model in a five minute pitch made at the 2016 Tech23 event.
  • FDA approves Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug
    The FDA has approved of an innovative new treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The drug was developed by researchers from Murdoch University.