CSIRO launches Australia’s first accredited face mask testing facility

CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has launched the nation’s first accredited surgical face mask testing facility in Melbourne today, to help frontline health workers in the fight against COVID-19, while supporting Australian business.

Science innovation around COVID-19 beyond the virus

From masks to face shields, online learning to mental health evaluation, Australian university science is stepping up to the broad range of challenges COVID-19 has presented.

Thinking beyond the barriers to innovation

Two CRCs give their insights into wrapping up research programs with optimal impact.

Inexpensive materials for high-performance batteries of the future

Inexpensive materials can be used in high-performance batteries of the future to benefit, for example, Auto-Rickshaws.

Digital Health: Better for you

Digital health, improved data integration and innovative manufacturing are making Australians healthier.

3D tech solution keeps trains moving

“Not only does Dwell Track have the potential to reduce travel time and delays for passengers, it could also increase the number of passengers served on the train network,” says Larry Jordan, Research Director at RMCRC.

Blue light helps the body clock tick

Flooding the night with light affects the human production of melatonin – a hormone that helps regulate sleep.

Towards smarter transport

Three years into its 10-year funding period, iMOVE Cooperative Research Centre shares some of its early successes and reflects on the value of its emerging collaborations and need for national coordination.

Transforming manufacturing: Industry 4.0

Embracing deep tech is transforming Australia’s manufacturing sector, which has faced big challenges, and opportunities, as globalisation impacts supply chains, competition ramps up internationally, and consumer markets expand and demand new, innovative products.

Cloud software to improve mining efficiency

Cloud-based software lets mining engineers improve mining efficiency in mining processes, then compare different scenarios across different time frames.

All together now: Building better, diverse teams

Diversity ensures better research, better business and better societies, reports Claire Harris.

The future of battery power

Peak-proof renewable energy, advanced manufacturing growth and a long-lasting phone charge have one thing in common: innovation in battery power. The CRC for Future Battery Industries (FBICRC) and the CRC-P for Advanced Hybrid Batteries are charging up to take Australia’s homegrown industry to the next level.

Drops from thin air

A remarkable new material developed by the University of Sydney can extract water from air, and could change our future relationship with water.

Researchers from ANU make a surprising breakthrough for water innovation

University Science Delivering Water Innovation

Solving issues in water security starts with innovative teams where universities and industry work together.

The future Hydrogen Economy is scaffolded by universities

Science expertise is key to delivering sustainable energy solutions emerging from the hydrogen economy.

Making warm cities more liveable

The Low Carbon Living CRC (CRCLCL) is championing buildings that will withstand the ravages of harsh climates.

Smart move: Australians embrace the transport revolution

Autonomous cars might sound revolutionary but will only solve transport issues if they integrate with public transport and other vehicles.

Turning jeans into joints: artificial cartilage from denim aerogel

Researchers at Deakin University have created an aerogel-based artificial cartilage for joint reconstruction from an unexpected source: denim jeans.

Pioneering quantum physicist to lead Archer’s quantum technology

Archer Exploration Limited has hired a pioneering quantum physicist to lead the company’s quantum technology business.

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.

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.

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.

La Trobe and German Aerospace Agency launch Earth observation camera

The partnership has launched a high resolution Earth Observation camera for installation on the International Space Station.

Agtech startup FluroSat infuses data for food security

An agtech startup is harnessing data from remote sensing to optimise farming practices and improve food security.