• The smart digital technologies of industry 4.0

    Open Forum     |      July 31, 2023

    Adaptive ‘smart’ technologies and integrated production systems driven by digital transformation are helping to accelerate more sustainable products and industries.

  • Below the death line

    Natasha Hurley-Walker     |      July 21, 2023

    The nature of a long-running source of regular radio signals from space has scientists excited, though it is almost certainly natural in origin, rather than a sign of extraterrestrial intelligence.

  • Australia’s capabilities accelerator

    Hayley Channer     |      July 11, 2023

    The launch of the Advanced Strategic Capabilities Accelerator within the Defence Department puts Australia in the race to develop the technology, skills and finance we need to compete in the global strategy arena.

  • The end of the Titan

    Eric Fusil     |      June 23, 2023

    The discovery of wreckage on the ocean floor has confirmed the catastrophic loss of the Titan tourist submersible and its five crew members.

  • The return of the ninth planet?

    Hector Socas-Navarro     |      June 18, 2023

    Years after Pluto was demoted from planetary status, astronomers have found new evidence that our solar system may have a genuine ninth planet, far beyond the orbit of Neptune.

  • UFOs hit the headlines, but are they in the skies?

    Adam Dodd     |      June 10, 2023

    Claims the US government has retrieved alien spacecraft have been circulating since the Roswell incident in 1947, but there’s still not a shred of hard evidence to suggest this is true, whatever the latest spate of videos, committees and news articles may claim.

  • Shaking up Australia’s ‘state vs state’ innovation

    Graeme Dunk     |      June 8, 2023

    Australian states need to cooperate, rather than compete, to develop new technologies and applications, expand the national economy, and build the resilience the nation will need in the future.

  • Force of habit

    Gina Cleo     |      May 16, 2023

    Habits are the mind’s shortcuts, allowing us to successfully engage in our daily life while reserving our reasoning and executive functioning capacities for novel thoughts and important actions.

  • The wreck of the Blythe Star discovered

    Open Forum     |      May 16, 2023

    The wreck of the MV Blythe Star, a 44-metre coastal freighter that disappeared off Tasmania nearly 50 years ago with the loss of three crew, has been found by ocean researchers.

  • What next for Australian science and innovation?

    Kylie Walker     |      May 12, 2023

    Australia needs a comprehensive and well funded plan to drive national progress and prosperity through research and development.

  • Our quantum future

    Bronte Munro     |      May 10, 2023

    The release of its first National Quantum Strategy this week committed the Australian government to building the world’s first error-corrected quantum computer.

  • Sustaining women in STEM

    Open Forum     |      May 3, 2023

    Women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and maths are still fighting an uphill battle in Australian workplaces, despite a spike in girls studying STEM subjects in schools and universities.