PhD student Anirudh Sharma with his new solar cells. Image: Ashton Claridge, Flinders University

Plastic and print power

Plastic solar cells could pave the way for a clean energy industry.


Technology meets fashion

This is what happens when fashion and technology come together — a look at the DVF Spring 2013 show through the eyes of the models, the designers and Diane von Furstenberg herself. All…

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Robots inspired by nature

Nature has often been a source of inspiration in film and literature, but more recently, engineers have gotten into the natural trend, designing robots inspired by wildlife. This development demonstrates how our surrounding…

Professor Simon Cox and his Lego-expert son, James, with the Iridis-Pi supercomputer made from Raspberry Pi and Lego. Image: Simon Cox

Making a supercomputer with Lego blocks and Raspberry Pi

Father and son developed a step-by-step guide on how to make your own supercomputer.

7,000 aircraft at any given time flying over the US sky. Image: Federal Aviation Administration

Air traffic worldwide

When you look up to the sky remember that at any given time there are between 9,000 and 13,000 aircraft in the air (according to the US Federal Aviation Agency, there are at…

Teenagers have more flexible brains than adults and find it easier to adapt to new technology. Image: VLADGRIN/Shutterstock

Teenage brains in the digital world

When it comes to technology, adults won’t be able to keep up with their children.


Beautiful wreckage left by a supernova explosion

  It is not a pencil. It is not a celestial quidditch broom. It is a beautiful nebula formed 11,000 years ago after the violent death of a star.

The electric Hyundai Getz could become a more common feature on Australian roads. Image: The REV project

Electric infrastructure installed in Perth

Australia’s first electric car recharge network has been built in Perth.

A protein from spinach has been used in biohybrid solar cells. Image: JIANG HONGYAN/Shutterstock

Spinach power could provide electricity

Apparently Popeye the Sailorman isn’t the only one who can get a boost from spinach.

Limiting the amount of SO after brain injury is key to effective emergency treatment and full recovery of trauma patients.

Nanoparticles restore blood flow after brain injury

  Carbon nanoparticles quench potent free radicals and stabilise cerebral blood flow.

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