Harnessing light for a solar-powered chemical industry

New technology that harnesses sunlight to drive chemical reactions is paving the way for a more sustainable chemical manufacturing industry.

Groundwork laid for world’s largest radio telescope: the Square Kilometre Array

The finishing touches are being put on designs for Australia’s contribution to the world’s largest radio telescope: the Square Kilometre Array.

Energy data assets platform to drive decision-makers

The NEAR energy data assets program from CSIRO, AEMO and the Department of the Environment and Energy will provide an important resource for energy researchers.

UNSW team exploring mining water on the moon

A team of UNSW Sydney engineers has an ambitious space mining plan to prove the commercial viability of mining water from the moon to produce rocket fuel.

Australian research commercialisation on the up worldwide

The National Survey of Australian Research Commercialisation (NSRC) reveals growing levels of industry engagement and entrepreneurship.

CSIRO invests $35M in future of space technology and AI

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, is investing $35M in frontier research in Space Technology and Artificial Intelligence.

Launch of deep technology incubator

ANSTO has formally launched the nandin Deep Technology Incubator to enable the best and the brightest minds to come together to foster innovation.

CRC for Low Carbon Living on track to reduce carbon emissions

The CRC for Low Carbon Living has revealed it is well on track to achieve its goal reduction in carbon emissions by 2020.

Australian cyber security revenue set to triple within a decade

Australia is well-placed to become a global cyber security leader and cyber security revenue is set to triple, according to AustCyber.

Seafood Industry Australia responds to microplastics in Great Barrier Reef fish

Seafood Industry Australia has responded to a paper detailing marine debris and microplastics found in Great Barrier Reef fish.

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.

Industry Minister launches 5th anniversary of Careers with STEM

Industry Minister, the Hon Karen Andrews, MP formally launched the 5th Careers with STEM: Code magazine on 2 November.

2018 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science

The Australian Government honoured Australia’s best scientists, innovators, and teachers through the 2018 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science at the prize ceremony on 17 October.

R&D tax investment takes a hit

The Australian Government has released details of its investment in research and development, showing a disappointing drop of almost 8% in total expenditure from $10.4b to $9.6b.

Careers with STEM: Code celebrates fifth birthday

Careers with STEM: Code magazine celebrates its fifth birthday alongside a timely Cybersecurity special.

Space roadmap unlocks future growth opportunities for Australia

Australia’s space sector has the potential to become a global leader in areas such as deep space exploration, a new CSIRO report reveals.

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.

Australia, France join to build space industry capability

The Australian Space Agency and its French counterpart will work together to take full advantage of the rapidly expanding global space industry.

Boosting renewable hydrogen research

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has awarded $22.1 million in funding to support hydrogen export research projects.

Physicist appointed as CSIRO Chief Scientist

Australia’s national science agency has appointed Dr Cathy Foley to the position of CSIRO Chief Scientist.

Education report urges greater connections between schools and industry

A Mitchell Institute education report reveals Australian schools lack industry connections.

STEM shortage presents roadblock to Defence jobs

A STEM-enabled workforce needs to expand to support the production and maintenance of submarines, ships, armoured vehicles and Defence infrastructure.

Invest in qualified teachers for STEM education

Science & Technology Australia welcomes the Government’s call to support qualified teachers and improve Australian secondary students’ STEM education.

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.