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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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Launch of deep technology incubator

ANSTO has formally launched the nandin Deep Technology Incubator to enable the best and the brightest minds to come together to foster innovation.

CRC for Low Carbon Living on track to reduce carbon emissions

The CRC for Low Carbon Living has revealed it is well on track to achieve its goal reduction in carbon emissions by 2020.

Australian cyber security revenue set to triple within a decade

Australia is well-placed to become a global cyber security leader and cyber security revenue is set to triple, according to AustCyber.

Seafood Industry Australia responds to microplastics in Great Barrier Reef fish

Seafood Industry Australia has responded to a paper detailing marine debris and microplastics found in Great Barrier Reef fish.

Antarctic expedition to seek natural atmosphere cleanser in the ice sheet

An international team of researchers are drilling into the Antarctic ice cap to find a molecule that helps cleanse the atmosphere.

Adelaide startup’s Australian first CubeSats launch

On 11 November, Adelaide startup Fleet Space Technologies launched two CubeSats from New Zealand, marking the company’s first commercial satellite launch.


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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.