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Posts By Damien Martin

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Boldly Going How No Plane Has Gone Before
3 years ago

Boldly Going How No Plane Has Gone Before

Star Trek-inspired plane uses ionic wind to fly with no moving parts

There is no shortage of “Trekkies” in the wild. They can be found flocking to sci-fi conventions and …
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Taming of the Sweet Tooth
3 years ago

Taming of the Sweet Tooth

Gymnema sylvestre can be key weapon in fighting holiday weight gain

As the holiday season approaches, cookies and other sweets will be lurking around every corner. Holiday weight gain …
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A Good First Step
3 years ago

A Good First Step

Google obtains patent for virtual reality shoes

One of the biggest problems with virtual reality is that pesky old regular reality keeps getting in the way. You’ll notice it …
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Introducing the Smart Cow
3 years ago

Introducing the Smart Cow

Ceres Tag helps farmers keep tabs on livestock

Think of it as a Fitbit for livestock, with a bit of LoJack mixed in. Whatever it is, the Ceres Tag is …
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CSIRO Commits $35M to Space Technology and Artificial Intelligence
3 years ago

CSIRO Commits $35M to Space Technology and Artificial Intelligence

Future Science Platforms portfolio expands to include 10 fields

In its efforts to be at the forefront of scientific development, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is …
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Winning The Guts Game
3 years ago

Winning The Guts Game

New computer game takes guts, and an ingestible controller

Enthusiastic gamers have no problem putting long hours into winning a video game. While they might not sacrifice their bodies …
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Can AI Be Your Friend?
3 years ago

Can AI Be Your Friend?

It can answer most of your questions, but can it show enough emotion to fool you?

Siri and Alexa can answer most questions you have, from how the traffic …
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The Christmas Season’s Hottest Item Is Not What You’d Expect
3 years ago

The Christmas Season’s Hottest Item Is Not What You’d Expect

Target Australia Snowy Aspen tree is a huge hit

It’s more than a month until Christmas, and the hottest item of the season is flying off the shelves. It’s …
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Dissolving Microneedles Could Be Key to Eye Health
3 years ago

Dissolving Microneedles Could Be Key to Eye Health

Painless patches deliver medicine right into eyes

You’d think there’s no way sticking needles in your eyes could be a good thing. Yet, according to doctors at Singapore’s Nanyang …
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Tesla Batteries Powering Renewable Revolution
3 years ago

Tesla Batteries Powering Renewable Revolution

Renewable energy storage adds security, reliability

One of the big challenges for renewable energy has been storage. There’s an overabundance of solar energy on a long summer’s day but …
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