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Innovation

Virgin Galactic Aims to Be in Space by Christmas

Space tourism will be one step closer to reality if Richard Branson’s team meets its goal

All Richard Branson wants for Christmas is a trip to space. In the space …
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Right on Time
2 years ago

Right on Time

Ytterbium clocks set records for accuracy and could find dark matter

Just how accurate is your clock? The one on your microwave or in your car might be up …
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Get Smart
2 years ago

Get Smart

UNSW’s SMaRT Centre and other innovative companies are tackling the growing problem of e-waste

In 2016, 44.7 million tonnes of e-waste were discarded across the globe, and the number has …
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Transformation Without End
2 years ago

Transformation Without End

Futurist Ross Dawson on how greed can be good, polarisation bad, and those who don’t adapt will be left behind

“It is intrinsically human to want to create, to invent, …
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Boldly Going How No Plane Has Gone Before
2 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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A Good First Step
2 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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CSIRO Commits $35M to Space Technology and Artificial Intelligence
2 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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Can AI Be Your Friend?
2 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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Dissolving Microneedles Could Be Key to Eye Health
2 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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Robot Builds House in Less Than Three Days
2 years ago

Robot Builds House in Less Than Three Days

Bricklayer Hadrian X can lay 1,000 bricks an hour

Hadrian X has one arm yet works day and night. Hadrian X takes the elements into account when working outside. Hadrian …
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