Australia: nation of inventors or innovators?

Karen Taylor-Brown shares ideas for an innovative future from last week’s inaugural Science Meets Business event.

Radar for driverless cars

New technology that upgrades conventional car sensors into 360-degree radar has been launched in Australia.

EMU High-Resolution Backscattering Spectrometer

EMU can help scientists to better understand human biology.

$1.5 billion in funding for university research

More than $1.5 billion will be available over four years to support Australia’s world-class university researchers.

Science beats sport at the 2015 Publish Awards

Refraction Media was announced Australia’s Best Small Publisher at the 2015 Publish Awards.

Passage of the Medical Research Future Fund Bill

The passage of the MRFF Bill 2015 will strengthen Australia’s position as a global leader in medical research.

Microtechnology manufacturing success

MiniFAB have risen to success through the production of micro-scale technologies produced for a global market.

Smart waste solutions with algae and more

MBD Energy is utilising algae and other sources of energy for smart waste solutions.

Can driverless cars save the planet?

Driverless cars could provide considerable economic and environmental benefits for Australia.

Housing industry could save auto jobs

Growth in Australia’s modular building housing industry could save jobs from the auto manufacturing industry.

Why DVDs are the new cool tech

Researchers at Swinburne University have developed an innovative approach to increasing the storage capacity of DVDs.

Irrigation innovation

Rubicon is an Australian innovation success story involved in massive irrigation projects in China.

Australia Asia innovation

A revolution in the commercialisation of science ingenuity is taking Australian ideas abroad – with a strong focus on reaching the Asian market and furthering Australia Asia innovation.

Australia could lead in cybersecurity research

Addressing cybersecurity is a research priority for Australia.

World champions of RoboCup soccer return to Sydney

UNSW Australia’s RoboCup world champions return home.

How does 3D printing work?

Medical Parts like hearing aids, braces and other body parts can be 3D printed. Here’s a short video to explain how.

3D-printing makes better bone screw

A novel type of expandable bone fastener created by 3D-printing can make spinal surgery safer for the patient and easier for the surgeon. 

Test on chemo drugs predict side effects

A test hopes to identify chemotherapy drugs causing unwanted side effects for sarcoma cancer patients.

Desert fireballs

Curtin University is using cameras to measure the trajectory of meteorites, identifying where in the solar system they came from.

The big business of hearables

Start ups and electronic powerhouses such as Samsung and Apple are investing in tech that can control your noise environment.

Transforming innovation in Australia

Why small business could change the innovation game.

Award-winning app boosts mental health help for youth

Young people are up to 10 times more likely to disclose mental health concerns using a new app.

Taking medical device from design to life saver

A newly developed device will ensure paramedic staff are prepared when they need to perform risky rare procedures.

Tracing security issues to the source

Using freely available data, such as news reports and food prices, to map potential global trouble spots is one of four counterterrorism research projects established by the Data to Decisions CRC.