A vehicle with hands-free driving technology being tested.

Tollway operator EastLink has begun the second stage of its hands-free driving trials, and will test vehicle to infrastructure communications, after carrying out a number of trials to test technology that assists in hands-free driving.

Fleet Space readies for first nano satellite launches

Adelaide-based satellite technology company Fleet Space Technologies is preparing to launch the first of two nano satellites, Centauri I, this year.

The ANU team is using computer modelling to further understand the role played by red chlorophylls.

An international study on cyanobacteria, one of the largest group of bacteria that have survived for more than 2.5 billion years on Earth, may help improve the prospects of making Mars a place which humans can colonise.

Aussie nanosatellites to boost future Defence capabilities, says Pyne

CubeSat nanosatellites developed by the University of New South Wales Canberra Space Centre will provide new ways to enhance Australia’s future Defence space capability by gathering remote sensing information with radios and cameras, according to Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne.

Professor Dragomir Neshev in his lab.

Researchers from the Australian National University have provided support to Switzerland’s École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in developing a system that can detect miniscule quantities of chemicals.

Dr Mohsen Rahmani, Antonio Tricoli and Zelio Fusco.

Tiny optical sensors, that are 50 times thinner than a human hair and may make it possible to create wearable devices that allow diagnosis in real-time, have been developed by scientists at the Australian National University.

Fitbit admits it misled Australians on product warranties

Fitness tracker manufacturer Fitbit has admitted that it provided misleading information to Australians about their customer guarantee rights under Australian Consumer Law.

Finnish Space Nation start-up launches former NASA astronaut into chief space officer role

Blasting off into the chief space officer position at Finnish start-up Space Nation is former NASA astronaut Gregory "Box" Johnson, to advise on the Space Nation Astronaut Program and future ISS missions.

RMIT Associate Professor Madhu Bhaskaran

A scientist at Victoria’s RMIT University — Associate Professor Madhu Bhaskaran — has been selected as Australia’s 2018 nominee for the prestigious APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education for her development of a form of “electronic skin”.

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