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The artificial heart that could replace transplants
16 Feb 2017
Daniel Timms has created a ground-breaking artificial heart that has no pulse and works like a fan, perpetually propelling blood through the body. The innovative levitating system in the BiVAVOR elimi ...
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Finding the elusive Alzheimer's cure
9 Feb 2017
Australian biotechnology company Vaxine and its US partners are developing a vaccine that could revolutionise the treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s.
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Seeing Machines making driving safer
2 Feb 2017
Australian company Seeing Machines uses eye tracking technology to detect when a driver becomes drowsy or distracted. This technology is saving lives on the road, in mines and on railways. From 2017 i ...
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Australian students lead transport revolution
27 Jan 2017
A futuristic pod with an award-winning braking system invented by Australian university students may become a critical component in the Hyperloop, a next-generation mode of transport.
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Diagnosing deadly epidemics
19 Jan 2017
A/Prof. Joanne Macdonald is developing a new biosensor, similar to a take-home pregnancy tests, to diagnose diseases. This portable diagnostic technology could save lives and help clinicians world-wid ...
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Stashd: a one-stop shopping app for global fashion
12 Jan 2017
24 year-old Jessica Wilson has developed a smartphone app that connects users with high-quality fashion brands and stores from around the world in one app.
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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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