The issue of how to provide a comfortable retirement for Australia’s aging population will be tackled by a $9 million collaborative effort between top scientific agencies.

Fish living in a certain lagoon near Sydney are ready for their high-definition close-up, with UNSW teams monitoring entrants to the Narrabeen Lagoon in an Australian-first project.

A team of research engineers have achieved the highest strength ever recorded for robotic muscles.

In a race that hopefully will not lead to cut-corners, car manufacturers are rushing to bring self-driving vehicles to the market with German maker Daimler leading the charge.

According to a new report by the University of Stirling, some female brains can recognise a good genetic match just by copping a whiff.

Research published in the new Nature Communications journal proposes building the next generation of transistors and computer chips out of graphene assembled by strands of DNA.

One of the most common interactions from modern parents to their kids’ involves the amount of time they spend staring at a screen, but new research suggests in the future that may be the way to stay on the ball.

There will be some worried exchanges at one of Australia’s top technology research groups today, with word the new federal government may look to slash funding in the future.

A study by the University of New South Wales, CSIRO, the University of Sydney, and the University of California has tallied the true material footprint of several nations, revealing that some are considerably more resource-hungry than previously reported.

Germs stink. Normally a source of annoyance and distaste, the pungency of bacteria is now being used as a diagnostic tool.

Billionaire Elon Musk has again given the world a glimpse of impending technological possibilities.

The University of Queensland is brokering exchanges between fire-fighters and engineers to make sure buildings in the future are designed with fire safety as a top priority.

A new study has shown the spread of crop pests towards the North and South Poles is increasing as the planet warms, leading to more concerns over the future of global food security.

A study has taken a guess at the amount of mammal diseases that we do not yet know about, landing on a figure of about 320,000.

A Curtin University study has polled truck drivers who were involved in accidents over a single year, finding those who did not complete fatigue management training were six times more likely to crash.

Environmental engineers have created a substance which can make safe, drinkable water by swiftly and easily killing off bacteria in seconds.

Wearable safety computers attached to hard-hats may be the next big life-saver in poisonous work environments.

A study has kicked-off at an American football game on the weekend which has seen injured players assessed for concussions by a sideline robot.

Data presented at the Fertility Society of Australia's annual meeting suggests hundreds of Australian couples are taking flight to choose the gender of their baby.

Austrian scientists have developed a mind-boggling technique to grow small brains from cells in the lab.

Researchers from universities in the US say they have found a link showing coal-fired power stations are responsible for high levels of mercury in some ocean fish.

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