Space communications have moved out of radio and into optical frequencies, with the launch of NASA’s latest technology.

The future of human transport could come from a new building in the UK, with the launch of a centre aimed at catapulting mobility into a new era.

Medical engineers have created a new particle-based drug delivery system with some key advantages over previous versions.

Decades of neglect have allowed infectious diseases to devastate lives in the developing world, a study reveals.

New research shows that rats feel regret, a cognitive behaviour once thought to be uniquely human.

Many have heard of the fight-or-flight choices most creatures face in the wild, but new research has shown that for the fruit fly the choice is a bit more complex.

Research has shed some light on the way children learn to communicate, and may suggest that the youngest speakers have informed language itself.

Future teachers in New South Wales will have to pass a literacy and numeracy test before they head back into the classroom.

Local innovations have changed the state of aircraft construction worldwide.

All parents have faced the requests that come from children in the aisles of the supermarket, but a new study say Australian parents are better at resisting these demands than those in other countries.

Research into fish family trees has shown a sheltered life could be the way to go.

Australian researchers have produced the world's most sensitive thermometer - three times more precise than the best thermometers in existence.

Australia’s hunting community is an oft-maligned bunch, but they could find an important role in keeping pest species down.

Research has shown over 10 per cent of Australia's native mammals have become extinct since European settlement, and feral cats continue to take a massive toll.

Australians love science and technology, but do not really know what it’s all about – according to a new report.

Researchers may be able to get more life out of perennial copper wiring, with a project to both store and conduct electricity within a single cable.

Sperm has been added to the list of natural designs being hijacked by science.

CSIRO energy engineers have broken the record for the highest temperature and pressure generated by solar power.

Warnings have been raised over a ‘superbug’ capable masking its DNA to avoid detection.

In a medical advance straight from science fiction - researchers have used light to create, erase and retrieve memories within the brain of a live mouse.

Around a quarter of smokers who have a particular genetic defect will develop lung cancer at some point in their lifetime, a large international study has found.

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