AI can now learn to manipulate human behaviour

Artificial intelligence (AI) is learning more about how to work with (and on) humans.

Gender gap in STEM begins early

As International Women’s Day brings a focus to the gender gap in STEM, research shows we need to change the system early in girls’ lives.

Drones for life-saving medical supplies for remote communities

Medical drones with a flying range of up to 250km will be developed and trialled for delivery of potentially life-saving medicines.

CyberSeek launched to close Australia’s cybersecurity talent gap

An interactive mapping tool that tracks the state of the Australian cyber security job market in real time and provides data on the talent gap within the sector

Stone & Chalk and AustCyber merge

Stone & Chalk and AustCyber merge to accelerate growth for Australian emerging technology companies

COVID-19, cameras and AI: the story of a pandemic drone

World-first technology combines engineering, drones, cameras, and artificial intelligence to monitor people’s vital health signs remotely.

New board member for Science and Technology Australia

Refraction Media co-founder and publisher of the Science Meets Business site, Heather Catchpole, has joined the Board of Science and Technology Australia, Australia’s peak body in science and technology representing more than 80,000 scientists and technologists.

Recycling face masks into roads to tackle COVID-generated waste

Researchers have shown how disposable face masks could be recycled to make roads, in a circular economy solution to pandemic-generated waste.

From self-driving cars to better basketball shots

Professor Simon Lucey, co-director at the Australian Institute for Machine Learning in Adelaide, South Australia has seen first hand the benefits of collaboration.

CSIRO ‘gene sandwich’ to enhance wheat rust resistance

Australia is expecting a strong wheat crop this year, but that would be threatened if a large outbreak of wheat rust occurred. CSIRO, led an international effort to develop wheats with a stronger and potentially more durable level of resistance against rust diseases.

CRC success: mineral processing technology to take on the world

CRC ORE-developed simulation software platform for improving the efficiency of mineral processing operations is set to take on the world.

Boehringer Ingelheim and Google partner for quantum pharma R&D

Quantum computing offers the potential to significantly accelerate and optimize the discovery of future new medicines for patients

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The next generation needs to know this

Algal biotech startups, the future of math, AI in healthcare and preventing hate speech on social media – find out what you need to know about 2021’s future industries.

Ensuring Sydney’s place as a global hub for quantum

Sydney Quantum Academy is working to create thousands of well-paid, high-tech jobs building on the city’s quantum strengths.

Machine learning to help prevent seizures and monitor patients

Researchers from Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, have developed new implantable devices equipped with machine learning to help prevent seizures and monitor patients after brain surgery.

Driving innovation by creating beta-testing sites for researchers

NSW could significantly increase technological innovation and new product development by creating beta-testing sites within NSW for university researchers.

Australian hospitals are under constant cyber attack.

Recently, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) issued warnings to Australian health-care providers that it had observed an increase in cyber incidents targeting the sector.

Reducing risk in mega wildfires

Fighting wildfires is one of the most dangerous professions in the world but new ECU research may reduce firefighter injuries and fatalities whilst responding to large wildfires.

Determining shark ‘Deterrent’ devices from snake oil

Globally, the number of shark bites is on the rise, with a threefold increase since 1982. White sharks, bull sharks and tiger sharks are most commonly responsible.

First-of-its-kind chatbot developed to support genetic counselling

Scientists at CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, in partnership with Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance, have developed an Australian-first digital conversation agent (a ‘chatbot’) that could support patients in making informed decisions about genomic testing for future health risks.

Jane O’Dwyer to lead CRC Association

Jane O’Dwyer will become the Chief Executive Officer of the Cooperative Research Centres Association (CRC Association)

Making biodiesel from dirty old cooking oil and ag waste just got way easier

Low-cost method for recycling used cooking oil and agricultural waste into biodiesel.

Smart collar to track your pet in real-time

CSIRO’s Data61, the digital specialist arm of Australia’s national science agency, announced today it is developing a prototype smart pet collar in collaboration with agtech company Ceres Tag, that will enable pet owners to accurately track the location of their animal from a short and long distance, filling a gap in the smart collar market.

How Australia can reap the benefits and dodge the dangers of the Internet of Things

Report provides evidence of the benefits and challenges the IoT presents Australia over the next decade.