CTRL+P: Printing Australia’s largest solar cellson 16 May, 2013
Scientists have produced the largest flexible, plastic solar cells in Australia – ten times the size of what they were previously able to – thanks to a new solar cell printer that has been installed at CSIRO.
Naval Research Lab shatters endurance record for small electric UAVon 15 May, 2013
Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory flew their fuel cell powered Ion Tiger UAV for 48 hours and 1 minute on April 16-18 by using liquid hydrogen fuel in a new, NRL-developed, cryogenic fuel storage tank and delivery system. This flight shatters their previous record of 26 hours and 2 minutes set in 2009 using the same vehicle, but with gaseous hydrogen stored at 5000 psi.
May-the-fourth be with the botson 03 May, 2013
As science-fiction fans around the world gear up to celebrate some of the most popular robots ever created on global Star Wars Day (otherwise known as May-the-fourth-be-with-you Day), CSIRO has released details about its latest crop of robots which indicate advances in ICT research will see closer collaboration between people and robots in the not so distant future.
Explosion in online consumer data collection poses major threaton 30 April, 2013
A marketing expert at the University of Sydney Business School has warned of a mounting threat to privacy posed by a massive increase in consumer information being amassed in a way that does not comply with the code governing data collection by market and social researchers in Australia.
Submarine game recreates ANZAC legendon 24 April, 2013
ECU researchers have developed a computer game inspired by the ANZAC’s first submarine mission which left Albany in 1914.
Discovery paves the way for ultra fast high resolution imaging in real timeon 19 April, 2013
Ultrafast high-resolution imaging in real time could be a reality with a new research discovery led by the University of Melbourne
Kinect the key to in-home monitoringon 19 April, 2013
A student research project is using the built-in motion detection features of a popular games console to provide a low-cost, 24-hour home monitoring system for the sick, elderly and disabled.
Quantum computing taps nucleus of single atomon 18 April, 2013
A team of Australian engineers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) has demonstrated a quantum bit based on the nucleus of a single atom in silicon, promising dramatic improvements for data processing in ultra-powerful quantum computers of the future.
CSIRO keeps the past in the future with world first 3D mobile mapping projecton 15 April, 2013
Australian researchers are using a novel mobile laser 3D mapping system called Zebedee to preserve some of the country’s oldest and most culturally significant heritage sites.
Level crossing technology now interstateon 11 April, 2013
Technology developed by La Trobe University’s Centre for Technology Infusion that aims to reduce or even eliminate accidents at railway level crossings will be trialled by the Queensland government as part of a $2 million commitment to address safety at rail crossings.