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The Australian roboticist helping blind people see with the click of a button
8 Dec 2016
Marita Cheng has co-created a smartphone app that uses artificial intelligence to help vision-impaired people identify objects by verbalising descriptions in seven languages.
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Celebrating Australian Music
1 Dec 2016
Australia produces some of the best contemporary music in the world. Our musicians, composers and songwriters have had a huge impact globally, with Australia’s unique sound continuing to be critically ...
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On the path to eliminating malaria
24 Nov 2016
David Fidock's major discovery showed how the human malaria parasite acquired a resistance to the first line of anti-malarial drugs called choloquine and artemisnin.
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Australian science behind market-first plastic mirror
17 Nov 2016
Colin Hall and his team at FII have invented an advanced thin-film manufacturing process that could see lightweight plastics replacing glass windows and mirrors in a range of passenger vehicles, offer ...
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Nanotechnology and luxury watches: an innovative Australian partnership
10 Nov 2016
Bausele Australia has worked in partnership with Flinders University’s Centre of NanoScale Science and Technology in Adelaide to create an innovative ceramic nanotechology material called bauselite.
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Tailoring tech to fit 21st century fashion
3 Nov 2016
Fisher and McLaughlin have developed a scanning technology that takes a precise measurement of a customer’s body. The scan will then be sent to Tailors Mark’s manufacturing facility in Bangkok where a ...
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The Australian PHD student helping NASA find alien life
27 Oct 2016
24-year-old Seamus Thomson is using his biomedical engineering skills on two major projects – a proposed mission to look for life on Saturn’s sixth-largest moon, and the Icebreaker Life mission to Mar ...
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Australian online wine retailer Vinomofo goes global
20 Oct 2016
Australian wine startup Vinomofo, has grown from a retail site working out of a garage in Adelaide, to a hugely successful outfit that employs 100 staff, has sold 3.5 million bottles of wine (over 5 y ...
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World's top chefs plate up Australian native plants
13 Oct 2016
Snowy River Station is now one of the world’s leading producers of these salt water succulents, with the products being used by internationally acclaimed chefs and Michelin starred restaurants.
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Mars 160 - Simulating Life on the Red Planet
6 Oct 2016
Dr Jon Clarke and Annalea Beattie are currently taking part in a simulated planetary exploration program called ‘Mars 160’.
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The Australian designer behind the burkini
30 Sep 2016
The burkini – a hybrid of a burka and bikini was first created in Australia by Aheda Zanetti. The breathable and flexible swimwear was designed to make it easier for modestly dressed Muslim and Non-Mu ...
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How Game of Thrones' Emmy-award-winning battle scene was made
16 Sep 2016
Iloura won its first Emmy this week for their work on Game of Thrones season six on the episode – “Battle of the Bastards”. The story breaks down the time and effort taken to create the 20 minute batt ...
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How Appster makes ideas reality
8 Sep 2016
Appster helps other startups bring their ideas to market. Founded in Melbourne in late 2011 with just A$3,000, the company has grown from 11 local employees to a staff of 350 staff in Australia, India ...
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3D printing - preparing students for the jobs of tomorrow
1 Sep 2016
Makers Empire have created what they call the “world’s easiest-to-use” 3D printing software and learning program. The learning program is designed to teach students from kindergarten to year 12 spati ...
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Nura Headphones: Changing the way the world hears
23 Aug 2016
Australian technology startup Nura is changing how you hear. Its innovative headphone design adapts sound specifically to your ears to create a crystal-clear audio experience. In the same way humans ...
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Harnessing light for a healthcare revolution
9 Aug 2016
From portable diagnostic tools that will allow people to monitor their health in real time, to nanoparticles that can detect and shine a light on at-risk cells before they become cancerous, Professor ...
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From surfboards to sustainable houses for communities in need
21 Jul 2016
From surfboards to sustainable shelters, Nev Hyman’s latest startup is providing safe, affordable housing to some of the world’s most vulnerable people.
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Road to Rio: Australian app helps Olympic visitors get around Rio
14 Jul 2016
Claus von Hessberg is driven by a vision of a greener transport future. His company SkedGo develops innovative transport apps such as RioGo - specifically designed for visitors attending the 2016 Rio ...
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Bees with backpacks: micro-sensors help solve global honey bee decline
28 Jun 2016
Honey bees are dying at an unsustainable rate, intensifying food security threats. Scientists in Australia have developed a power-efficient micro-sensor platform that can be used to track individual b ...
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Riding the clean energy wave
9 Jun 2016
Australia’s Carnegie Wave Energy is attracting global interest after building and operating the world’s first commercial-scale wave energy array connected to the power grid and producing desalinated w ...
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