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What if we made a programmable organism, maybe a bacteria, and 'programmed' it to capture carbon out of the atmosphere and convert it into long-chain hydrocarbons; essentially petrol?
by Ben Wade - 19/01/2016 - 6 comments
Are mobile phones the new cigarettes? Will we discover that the telecommunication industry, like the tobacco industry, dismissed evidence that their product can kill us?
by Sarah Russell - 17/11/2015 - 5 comments
While neighbours had candles in their windows at night because of a blackout, we had a fully functioning electricity system.
by Martin Nicholson - 12/11/2015 - 11 comments
It is very hard for tyrants and dictators to control a populace that has access to global telecommunications.
by Barry York - 30/10/2015 - 5 comments
Sun Microsystems cofounder Vinod Khosla predicts that diagnostic machines driven by algorithms will replace 80 per cent of doctors within a generation.
by Malcolm King - 15/10/2015 - 4 comments
But newspapers have shown that giving something away means eventually that consumers expect all of it to be free. MOOCs may undermine the university business model rather than save it.
by Keith Suter - 13/10/2015 - 18 comments
There are two stories floating around about the state of the earthís atmosphere. Both are believed true by government-funded scientists and the environmentally minded. The situation is curious because the stories donít mesh.
by Don Aitkin - 30/09/2015 - 87 comments
The resulting catastrophic flooding of Brisbane is now recognized as a 'dam release flood', and the subject of a class action lawsuit by Brisbane residents against the Queensland government.
by Jennifer Marohasy - 28/09/2015 - 52 comments
By using the metaphor of
by Simon Mundy - 22/09/2015 - 11 comments
The images of lights glowing eerily in the darkness or flashing from a spacecraft as it shoots through the sky are more a product of the television and movie industries than of science.
by Everett Themer - 1/09/2015 - 9 comments
Critically examining assumptions is a price too high for vested interested to be prepared to pay.
by Peter McCloy - 28/08/2015 - 17 comments
Unlike people soccer where Australia was knocked out of the World Cup in Brazil last year without winning a game, in RoboCup soccer, we rule.
by Mark S. Lawson - 21/08/2015 - 3 comments


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