New power and a world of panes
Technologies being developed using one of the planet's most abundant materials will be a game-changer in solar energy.
A playground for the brain
Innovative treatment approaches to compulsions and addictions are the focus of the new neuroscience research lab, BrainPark.
Reducing the road toll on country roads
Flexible road barriers are being rolled out on high-risk Victorian roads after research showed they eliminated up to 90 per cent of fatal and serious crashes.
As one door closes ...
The curtain has come down on the Victorian auto industry, but former workers are finding opportunities in the booming pharmaceuticals and medical technology sector.
Waste not, want not
We love our food, but waste an extraordinary amount of it. Now, research is looking at how repurposing this waste food biomass can be turned into profit.
From a leaky boat to the RAFT
San Thang fled Vietnam in 1979, encountering pirates on the way to Australia. Now, the chemistry innovator and his colleagues are being touted to win the Nobel Prize.
The cryptocurrency pioneer
Before the invention of bitcoin, Joseph Liu was playing with an idea that would cut out the middle man in online currency exchange.
Getting smart about gas
Seventy per cent of Australia's projected gas shortfall can be recovered through simply improving energy efficiency and sensibly using gas alternatives.
A mission to make plastic fantastic
A Dutch design student's idea to repurpose plastics on a small scale has become an initiative that's spawned a growing global community.
Can blockchain transform the energy industry?
If you’ve heard of blockchain technology, but don’t really get it, you’re not alone. And breaking it down into blocks and chains won’t help. Instead, picture a decentralised digital ledger for peer-to-peer transactions.