AI use not the ‘Wild West’, company executives warned

May 31, 2023

More than two-thirds of Australian organisations have embraced artificial intelligence but many executives are largely ignorant of existing laws governing their use, according to a new report. Artificial intelligence is fast becoming an essential...[Read More]

What Happens to Gas Stations When the World Goes Electric? | Emily Grubert | [TED Talk Video]

May 31, 2023

  When the world goes fully electric, what happens to the cars, tools and livelihoods that rely on fossil fuels? Civil engineer and environmental sociologist Emily Grubert visualizes what a clean energy future will look like, outlining the...[Read More]

All systems go as space ag research program launches

May 24, 2023

Far above the earth satellite technology can help answer some important farming facts, from what weeds are present to whether a crop needs water or fertiliser. Soon that information will be available to farmers on a new platform called Maya Nula, to...[Read More]

Potential antidote found for lethal death cap mushrooms

May 17, 2023

Australian researchers have found a potential antidote for those poisoned by lethal death cap mushrooms. Death caps cause more than 90 per cent of mushroom-related fatalities worldwide, with the main toxin produced by the mushroom called...[Read More]

Business as usual budget ‘falls short’ on science, tech

May 10, 2023

Australia can be a clever and wealthy country if it sets a national research and development target and steps up science funding. The Tech Council of Australia said the 2023/24 federal budget takes important steps to address the big challenges...[Read More]

New hope for children fighting deadly brain cancer

May 10, 2023

A breakthrough discovery by Australian scientists is offering hope for children suffering from a rare and deadly brain tumour. Researchers studying immunotherapy for inoperable cancers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Medical Research Institute in...[Read More]

Tech breakthroughs and jobs pledged in quantum strategy

May 3, 2023

New medicines, better batteries and tougher cyber security are some of the benefits being touted from a national quantum technology strategy. The government is slating a $1 billion investment in supercomputing technology through the national...[Read More]

Discovery in fight against inflammation in severe COVID

May 3, 2023

Scientists are closer to preventing runaway inflammation in patients with severe COVID-19 following a study into how immune cells respond to the virus. The body’s immune response can snowball as it tries to eliminate the coronavirus that causes...[Read More]

Australia’s icebreaker set to return to duties

April 26, 2023

Australia’s $529 million Antarctic science and research vessel is set to return to duty after being put on ice for the best part of a year due to maintenance. The RSV Nuyina arrived in Hobart on Monday after repairs in Singapore to fix problems...[Read More]

‘Shape-shifting’ antibiotic gives hope in superbug war

April 19, 2023

Scientists have created a “shape-shifting” antibiotic using a new method which they hope can be used to better combat superbugs. University of Adelaide researchers teamed up with Professor John Moses from New York’s Cold Spring Harbor...[Read More]

Crackdown on ‘dark’ internet design on the cards

April 12, 2023

Dark web design tricks asking consumers to jump through multiple hoops to unsubscribe – a tactic often used by online streaming services – could soon be captured under tightened consumer laws. Assistant Minister for Competition Andrew Leigh says...[Read More]

TikTok banned on all federal government devices

April 5, 2023

Social media app TikTok will be banned on Australian government-issued devices because of national security risks. Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus announced the ban on Tuesday after receiving advice from intelligence and security agencies. He said the...[Read More]

Guardrails and guidelines as AI embeds itself deeper

March 29, 2023

Business leaders, scientists and politicians know the spread of artificial intelligence is unstoppable and are trying to erect guardrails before it transgresses community expectations. The impact of AI at work and school is uncertain and trust is...[Read More]

Australians’ data could be exposed in e-waste

March 22, 2023

Australians’ data and critical infrastructure is under threat from careless e-waste disposal, which could have “catastrophic” consequences for national security, an expert says. Thousands of tonnes of old phones and other devices from...[Read More]

‘Someone’s watching you’: TikTok warning for families

March 15, 2023

Australians have been warned to do their homework before downloading TikTok as concerns grow over security fears. Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil will soon receive a review into privacy, political censorship, and disinformation on the...[Read More]