An international team of researchers based at Australia’s Casey Station in Antarctica is drilling into the icecap and undertaking climate research in the hunt for an elusive molecule that helps cleanse the atmosphere of greenhouse gases and ozone-depleting chemicals.

University of New South Wales researchers have demonstrated a compact sensor that can access information stored in electrons bringing the world one step closer to scalable quantum computing in silicon. 

A Queensland scientist is paving the way to establish new methods to stabilise Australia’s reef islands — including the Great Barrier Reef — that are vulnerable to erosion, while improving understanding of mineral carbonation as a method of carbon sequestration.

Australia’s competition watchdog, the ACCC, is to undertake a new inquiry into the supply of electricity in the national electricity market, with a focus on the prices consumers — both business and households — are paying for electricity and the underlying factors for any significant price movements.

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation has formally launched the nandin Deep Technology Incubator, a full-service innovation hub, aimed at enabling the best and the brightest minds to come together to foster innovation and change.

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, is investing $35 million in frontier research in space technology and artificial intelligence.

The human genome consists of seven billion DNA base pairs and it takes 100GB to represent the unique sequence for a person. Australian National University researchers have turned to the cloud to enable clinical applications.

New Zealand’s competition regulator The Commerce Commission says newly published key performance measures for the country’s electricity companies allow for stronger year-on-year comparisons across the sector as a whole and for individual lines companies.

Two Australian hospitals have been officially recognised as the first hospitals to adopt the highest international standards of digital health at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society AsiaPac18 Conference and Exhibition.

Australia’s solar industry smashed multiple records in September, crossing 10 gigawatts of installed solar — the most registered in a month — and registered two of the country’s largest solar farms, according to a new report.

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