Category Archives: new technologies

Water for the future. Do a reverse on reverse osmosis

Water is our most precious resource in Australia. Not natural gas, oil, coal or opals. Water. We must do everything to preserve it but sometimes, extraneous conditions make it hard. Many will remember the millennium drought which saw harsh water … Continue reading

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Eliminating disease or creating super-humans? Three reasons why we should be researching CRISPR

The concept of humankind being able to eliminate world hunger, wipe out genetic disease and direct our own evolution is one confined to the libraries of science-fiction, right? Wrong. A powerful new gene-editing technology called CRISPR-cas9 (simply referred to as … Continue reading

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Freshwater may not be so precious in the near future- New desalination tech

  71% of the Earth’s surface is water, yet around 700 million people still suffer from water scarcity. By 2030, almost half of the world’s population will be living in high water-stressed areas. While world population is projected to reach … Continue reading

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Fusion makes the Sun shine, but won’t make the world go round

Nuclear fusion, or fusion for short, is what powers the Sun: deep in the Sun’s core, the nuclei, or central parts, of hydrogen atoms smash together, releasing energy in the process. If we got this going on Earth, it could … Continue reading

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Approach Gravitational Waves Via 3 Questions

“Ladies and gentlemen, we have detected the gravitational waves! We did it!” The whole world is fascinated by this exciting announcement. For the first time, scientists have observed a temporary gravitational signal generated by two black holes crashing together, confirming … Continue reading

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How dating technology could be ruining your life in the bedroom.

You may not have noticed yet but you are most likely in a committed relationship with technology. You spend most hours of your day together, and when you’re apart its regularly on your mind. First thing in the morning, last … Continue reading

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I, for one, welcome our new cyborg overlords

The time is coming for us to make a choice, and we need to make this choice before it is too late. An international team of scientists has, for the first time, successfully created a brain to brain interface, allowing … Continue reading

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The Mother of my robot

RepRap  a company founded in 2005 released its first 3D printer named Darwin in 2007 followed by the second Mendel in 2009 and Prusa Mendel and Huxley in 2010. As you may have noticed they all are named after famous … Continue reading

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Solving Malaria with pain-free needles: why are we not funding this?

A recent study in the UK demonstrated how a Malaria vaccine could be possible with the use of microneedles, a cheaper and pain-free vaccination method. But what’s the point of developing a Malaria vaccine when the current health prevention efforts … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Future of the Renewable Energy Sector

FACT: The top 700 metres of Oceans have warmed by 0.167 degrees Celsius since 1969 (as reported by NASA) FACT: Data from NASA‘s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment demonstrate that Greenland has lost 150 to 250 cubic kilometres of ice per year … Continue reading

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