Cubesats being tested at the ANU AITC space simulator

With Australia about to embark on setting up its own space agency, the Australian National University’s (ANU) Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA) has announced a new agreement with UNSW Canberra on building and testing satellites and space instruments.

ANU Siding Spring Skymapper telescope.

Australia is to establish its own space agency with the federal government set to announce plans for the agency as it looks to cash in on the growing global space industry estimated to be worth $400 billion.

Australians charged up for a battery future: surveys

Most Australians expect batteries which store renewable electricity to help them overcome the rising cost of their power bills in the future, according to a new report.

Heart attack rehabilitation tech to be commercialised

Technology known as Cardihab — a method to help improve recovery after a heart attack — developed by the Australian eHealth Research Centre, has been spun off from Australia's national science and technology accelerator programme, known as ON.

CSIRO’s Data61 collaborates with Radiant.Earth on disaster management research

CSIRO’s innovation network Data61 is partnering with US-based non-profit geospatial and imagery technology platform Radiant.Earth to develop joint research into satellite imagery and earth observation data for disaster resilience in human disaster management, health, climate change and sustainable water management.

CSIRO tech may help prevent blindness in diabetics

Eye-screening technology developed by the CSIRO could make it easier to prevent the 1.7 million Australians who have diabetes from going blind.

Kacific selects SpaceX to launch satellite

Broadband satellite operator Kacific has selected SpaceX to launch its Kacific-1 satellite which is being built by Boeing.

EnergyAustralia, Redback claim ‘smart’ system gives power users greater control of consumption

Energy retailer EnergyAustralia has launched the next generation Redback Smart Hybrid System which it claims puts households and businesses in control of their energy consumption.

Stroke patients 'improve' with brain-computer interface

Scientists at the University of Adelaide have used a brain-computer interface to treat stroke patients and report a 36% improvement in motor function of a stroke-damaged hand.

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