Engineering & Technology
From robotics to medical technology. From skyscrapers to startups. Stories from our pioneering Engineering and IT researchers.
Laser device will see what the eyes cannot
Spotting hazards like potholes is difficult for those with vision impairments - but a new laser device could change that, giving users greater independence.
How are birds faring In our cities?
We chat with two PhD researchers on their work on the impact of city lights on birds, and learning from our digestive systems to build better detergents.
Getting tomato sauce out of the bottle – minus the mess
Here's how you can stop yourself being covered by tomato sauce at the summer BBQ when you try to get it out of the bottle and onto your freshly-cooked food.
Drones will one day help Australian farms think for themselves: living, breathing self-sufficient pieces of land.
Robots with a human touch
Prosthetic arms that ‘talk to the brain’ may offer greater dexterity and sense of touch to people who have lost their limbs.
Food that does not waste water
Automated watering systems and in-ground sensors are helping farmers produce more crops by using less water, sometimes by half.
Turning any water into drinking water
A portable treatment plant the size of a shipping container could offer hope to communities without access to clean water.
Crime and privacy in open data
Testing the strength of methods used for protecting privacy in open data is critical, and criminalising it will only endanger privacy.
Making Big Data deliver
Australia’s AURIN platform is a unique computing resource tmaking sense of the masses of data researchers are increasingly dealing with to solve problems.
Cleaner safe air needs you!
Citizen scientists wearing air monitors are key to a big data project aimed at identifying where the bad air is in our cities and driving policy change.