An odd looking but very useful Australian invention is touring the world.

The University of NSW has opened its new Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Precinct, which includes a range of exciting and high-tech additions.

The University of the Sunshine Coast will spend almost $1 million on research for safer working and driving practices.

A Tasmanian study has revealed that doctors and nurses who regularly share mobile phones in hospital wards could be putting their patients at risk, by spreading disease and infections.

Victoria has opened its first antibiotic allergy testing centre, which is set to provide patients at high risk of infection access to more potent and effective drugs.

The Abbott Government has put international investment, local jobs and its own reputation at risk by instructing the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) to move away from wind energy.

A former Rio Tinto executive from outside the academic world will lead the Federal Government’s research training system review.

Research shows teachers can use the hugely popular computer game Minecraft to help teach maths, design, art and geography.

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have discovered a new method for culturing stem cells that allows the highly therapeutic cells to grow faster and stronger.

Researchers have found significant levels of prescription drugs in water samples from Sydney Harbour.

Engineers in the US have developed a nanogenerator that can harvest the energy produced by the friction of a tyre rolling along the ground.

Research engineers are working with electronic tags embedded in buildings, which they say could help redesign and reuse materials.

Australian works of digital literature will soon be collected and preserved by Canberra’s National Library of Australia (NLA), after new legislation was adopted by Federal Parliament.

A group of blind hikers has crossed a French mountain range in a bold test of a new GPS system.

A Melbourne pharmacist and a leading doctor have called for serious conversation about legalising and regulating currently illicit narcotics.

Japanese engineers have unveiled a mind-boggling method to produce laser projections that hover in mid-air.

Local mining companies are rushing to supply the high-tech materials of the future.

The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft has completed the longest continuous flight in human history without consuming a single drop of fuel.

Researchers say science education could soar with the help of high-altitude balloons.

New research has found that that school funding in its current state is “politically, financially and educationally unsustainable”.

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