AI can now learn to manipulate human behaviour

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

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

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.

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.

Thermal energy storage the key to reducing agricultural food pollution

UniSA thermal energy researcher Professor Frank Bruno has been awarded almost $1 million by the Federal Government to find a solution to agricultural pollution in Australia and India.

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

Livestream STEM Event

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.

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.

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.

Science Meets Business kicks off new partnership

Science Meets Business has launched a new partnership with LCU, Laboratories Credit Union.

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.

Super-charging Australia’s biggest renewables project

Australia doesn’t yet export renewable energy. But the writing is on the wall: demand for Australia’s fossil fuel exports is likely to dwindle soon, and we must replace it at massive scale.

Five ways science is fuelling new industries

Australia’s strong science research and training are integral to driving new economies.

Three examples of bold quantum science

Accelerated by university research, quantum technology goes far beyond computers. Here are three examples of bold quantum science.

The Quantum Revolution scales up

Quantum mechanics began as curiosity-driven university research into fundamental physics, and now drives advances in everything from computing, communications, mining and medicine to finance.

A Reverse Engineering Journey

Dr Maryam Parviz will join Dr Debbie Saunders and Professor Tony Weiss in a Spark Festival discussion at 12 noon on 15 October from 12 pm. Crazy Works – Startups have more impact than papers will consider how academic researchers can be better prepared to create startups.

Using drones to conserve wildlife

Dr Debbie Saunders will join Dr Maryam Parviz and Professor Tony Weiss in a Spark Festival discussion at 12 noon on 15 October from 12 pm. Crazy Works – Startups have more impact than papers will be a lively discussion about how academic researchers can be better prepared to create startups.

Medtech entrepreneur finds success in commercialisation

Professor Tony Weiss will join Dr Maryam Parviz and Dr Debbie Saunders in a Spark Festival discussion at 12 noon on 15 October from 12 pm. Crazy Works – Startups have more impact than papers will consider how academic researchers can be better prepared to create startups.

Adding chameleon-like capabilities to defence drones

Australia material scientists have developed a range of lightweight panels that can change colour on demand, allowing drones to match their appearance to the background colours of the sky.

New electronic skin can react to pain like human skin

Researchers have developed electronic artificial skin that reacts to pain just like real skin, opening the way to better prosthetics, smarter robotics and non-invasive alternatives to skin grafts.

ANSTO’s partnership with the National Robotics & Automation Group

The National Robotics and Automation Group (NRAG) has been established as a collaboration of leading Southern Sydney based industrial automation, robotics and technology companies.