Glowing material may cut out internal stitches

1 February

A new glowing medical material is being touted as a promising alternative to mesh implants and internal stitches. Researchers at Melbourne’s RMIT University developed the antimicrobial suture material using a combination of iodine and tiny...[Read More]

Good vibrations help extend battery life

25 January

A nanomaterial exposed to high-frequency sound waves could be the key to extending the life span of mobile phone batteries to almost a decade. Researchers at Melbourne’s RMIT university believe MXene can be an alternative to extensively used...[Read More]

Aussies miss out on new medicine frontier

25 January

Many Australians are missing out on a new frontier in medicine, prompting experts to call for more to be done to improve equity in healthcare. Precision medicine personalises treatment by taking into account a patient’s genetic make-up, their...[Read More]

New light therapy shoots down superbugs

18 January

A new light therapy can kill off some of the worst antibiotic-resistant superbugs in what South Australian researchers say will be a game changer for millions worldwide. The therapy, developed by the University of South Australia, has been found to...[Read More]

New year, new job? Beware of scammers

18 January

Jobseekers are being urged to watch out for scammers, with new Scamwatch figures revealing Australians lost over $8.7 million to recruitment scams in 2022. The ACCC’s Scamwatch is warning young people in particular, to protect their personal...[Read More]

Aquarium breeds endangered handfish

11 January

A critically endangered fish that uses “hands” to crawl along the sea floor have been bred at a Melbourne aquarium for the first time. In what’s being touted as a major step towards conserving the spotted handfish, every step from...[Read More]

What you can do to protect yourself as scams evolve

29 December

In 2022, Australians fell victim to investment and cryptocurrency-related scams, losing $242.5 million (US$166 million). In the United Kingdom (UK), a total of over £2.3 billion was lost in 2021 because of various scams, including online shopping,...[Read More]

Smartphone pros and cons, are they a necessity in 2023?

28 December

Since IBM launched the first-ever smartphone called Simon Personal Communicator (SPC) in 1994, a lot has changed. Simon had a touchscreen with a complete keyboard and built-in software that enabled users to check their email, use the internet, and...[Read More]

Holiday-makers drive electric car uptake

28 December

Australian holiday-makers can expect to see more electric and hybrid vehicles on the roads this festive season as rental firms expand their fleets to include eco-friendly options. And the companies say greener vehicles are in high demand, both from...[Read More]

Australian solar car sets world record

21 December

An Australian made solar-powered race car has narrowly set a provisional Guinness World Record in a 1000 kilometre race, overcoming challenges to claim the title with just six minutes to spare. The Sunswift 7 vehicle, created by a team of UNSW...[Read More]

Top tech brains to shape robotics strategy

14 December

Australia will develop robotics and automation across the economy by combining research and manufacturing skills under a new strategy. Minister for Industry and Science Ed Husic has appointed an advisory committee to develop a national robotics...[Read More]

Sodium battery ‘significant breakthrough’

7 December

New battery technology using a type of molten salt processed from sea water has been successfully tested in Australia by an international team of researchers. Led by Shenlong Zhao from the University of Sydney’s School of Chemical and Biomolecular...[Read More]

Microba soars on ‘transformational’ deal

30 November

Shares in a small-cap gut-health diagnostic and treatment company have soared after a global lab testing and pathology company took a one-fifth stake. Sonic Healthcare is paying $17.8 million for a 19.99 per cent stake in Microba Life Sciences and...[Read More]

Innovators win big at PM’s science prize

23 November

When two scientists developed the first STI screening test that also identified antibiotic resistance, they didn’t think they’d be up for one of Australia’s most prestigious prizes. Nonetheless, Alison Todd and Elisa Mokany have taken out the...[Read More]

Medibank sticks by hacker ransom call

16 November

Medibank executives are standing by their call not to pay a ransom to the Russian hackers who stole millions of customers’ personal data. The company’s board is expected to face a grilling from shareholders at Medibank’s annual general meeting...[Read More]