It may soon be possible to cut and drill materials one atom at a time, using a super-focused laser.

The amount of microscopic algae in the water off Sydney has declined, a strong indicator of a downward trend in temperature.

A more subtle approach could be the key to reducing damage from heart attacks, or even stopping them in their tracks.

Researchers have discovered the way some creatures survived the last ice age, huddled close to the nourishing warmth of volcanoes.

Australian engineers have their eyes on inter-stellar skies, and are about to test the jet engine that may take them there.

The endangered northern hairy-nosed wombat has given up some hair in the name of research.

Australian engineers are working on a laser to shoot at space junk clogging up the area around Earth.

A key site for the future of Australia’s energy systems is looking for some upgrades.

A major study has shown people with type 2 diabetes have epigenetic changes on their DNA that healthy individuals do not have.

A group of scientists from the UK have uncovered the bacterial system that allows antibiotic resistance to grow.

The latest Times Higher Education index has moved its top five Australian universities down a few spots, sending some authorities into an explanation-finding spree.

The marine biologist’s equivalent of annual fireworks have gone on show in northern seas, with researchers flocking to see this year’s coral spawning at Heron Island.

It is certain that many workplace clashes are the result of differing opinions or personalities, but new research shows the workplace itself plays a big role too.

An incredible new device fits over the heart like a bionic skin, could keep it beating forever, correct arrhythmia and prevent heart attack.

A massive metabolic study has shown counting calories is not the secret to a longer life, but balancing protein and carbohydrates just might be.

New research has revealed the evolutionary links between some Australian birds and the flowers they pollinate, showing some plants change their colour to suit birds’ taste, and may even try to communicate directly to them.

A new device uses a single ball of liquid metal to pump fluids around a circuit – an extremely important breakthrough for building the miniature laboratories of tomorrow.

Research will soon be presented that could bring a new age of photonic communication, with engineers reporting a way to print efficient quantum dot lasers on silicon.

A new polymer could be the final link needed to make lithium-sulphur batteries possible, bringing about a world with high-powered, long-lasting, flexible and strong portable power supplies.

Lockheed Martin Australia has joined forces with the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) to launch a dual strike on the future of defence technology.

New methods for measuring antibody levels in the blood will help bring about more tailored and specialised treatments, researchers say.

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