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.

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.

The need for science to focus on data sharing

Should scientists’ incentives place as much emphasis on how openly available they make their data, as on the scholarly articles they publish?

CSIRO Energise app to map Australian energy usage

A CSIRO app will survey Australians about their energy use in order to gain a better understanding of the way we consume, generate and interact with energy.

Game on – assistive tech for Parkinson’s disease

Research trials begin for assistive technology to improve Parkinson’s health outcomes.

Nano-science device produces ‘clean’ super-strength carbons

Enabling the production of materials such as graphene and sliced carbon nanotubes, with the bonus of not needing to use harsh or toxic chemicals in the manufacturing process.

Commercialising quantum computing technology

Archer in negotiations to commercialise ground-breaking quantum computing technology