Tandem solar cell tech now cheaper and more efficient

A new study led by The Australian National University (ANU) could lead to cheaper and more efficient solar technology through the use of tandem solar cells.

Quest for missing proteins in rice genome sequencing

Macquarie University and global researchers have identified over 5,700 new proteins in rice and are calling for a global effort to complete the genome sequencing.

7 questions with Frankl Open Science founder

Cognitive scientist and founder of Open Science platform Frankl Dr Jon Brock chats about the startup’s successes and why science needs more data sharing.

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.

Antarctic expedition to seek natural atmosphere cleanser in the ice sheet

An international team of researchers are drilling into the Antarctic ice cap to find a molecule that helps cleanse the atmosphere.

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.

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.

Blockchain insights with Data61 researcher Dr Mark Staples

Data61 blockchain researcher Dr Mark Staples shares his insights into how blockchain can support large-scale research.

Green mango peel nanoparticles: a slick solution

Nanoparticles derived from green mango peel could be the key to remediating soil contamination, according to the University of South Australia.

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.

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?

Commercialising quantum computing technology

Archer in negotiations to commercialise ground-breaking quantum computing technology

Unearthing resource value

The CRC for Optimising Resource Extraction (CRC ORE) has developed environmentally sustainable technology to reduce waste and conserve water in the mining process.

Wearable devices to manage chronic conditions

Wearable devices to remotely manage patient chronic conditions are set to become available for the medical profession as part of an Australian first.

Super-thin, super-capacity, clean batteries from graphene oxide

Battery storage better than lithium or even solar is under development by new CRC-P partnership.

Enter the dragon: the new Australian technology park

UNSW will be home to the first Torch Innovation Precinct outside China, the new Australian technology park.

Space invaders: Mini satellite swarm

An international project to study Earth’s poorly understood thermosphere uses a swarm of satellites – two of which were built at UNSW.

Australia’s drone revolution: our emerging UAV market

Drones are set to revitalize crops, preserve the environment and prevent disasters.

Research and industry – A relationship guide (Part 2)

Videos from the Spark Festival: Australian leaders explore how universities can better prepare researchers for the future.

Disrupting the rag trade with 3D printing

Fashion tech entrepreneur Tim Allison is collaborating with Australian PhD students to take 3D printing to the next level.

Research and industry – A relationship guide (Part 1)

Videos from the Spark Festival: Australian leaders explore how universities can better prepare researchers for the future.

Five steps Australia can take to build an effective space agency

What will it take to give Australia’s space agency wings? Here are five steps Australia can take to build an effective space agency.