A team of scientists at Flinders University is working on developing a small fibre-optic sensor, known as a continuous cardiac flow monitoring probe, that is claimed to have the potential to save lives during open-heart surgery, and even be used during surgery on premature babies.

A claimed “world first” cutting-edge robotics research project at the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision to create bespoke, miniaturised surgical robots, is the brainchild of a young researcher, Andrew Razjigaev.

Solar Victoria’s tough new requirements for the state’s top 150 solar retailers came into force on Monday, with the regulations aimed at helping protect retail customers and ensure all installations are of a high standard.

An international Australian-led team of astronomers has achieved a world first by using the CSIRO's new Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope in Western Australia to determine the exact location of a powerful one-off burst of cosmic radio waves.

The Victoria Government will provide $3.5 million for testing connected and automated vehicle technology on roads in the state, with the aim of making roads in the state safer.

Health insurance company nib is claiming a first for the Australian health insurance industry with the launch of nib Skill for Amazon Alexa, which is aimed at better connecting members to local health providers and health insurance information.

Online retailer Kogan is launching a new service under a new brand — Kogan Energy — in partnership with Powershop to offer what it claims will be competitive power and gas services to Australian households.

Second-hand wind turbines, solar and a battery will combine to power a remote mine in Western Australia, in a claimed first-of-its kind project supported by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.

Three private companies will announce on Wednesday what they claim is Australia's biggest independent solar battery scheme which will be available to more than 220,000 homes in the Norwest and Hills District in New South Wales.

Energy retailers in South East Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia must comply with obligations under a new Electricity Retail Code which will come into force from 1 July this year.

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