Health technology cracks code for patients and profits

14 February

Health technology breakthroughs are bringing more jobs, a more advanced health system and better outcomes for patients, according to Assistant Minister for Health Ged Kearney. Some 56 new full-time jobs have been created for every $1 million of...[Read More]

‘Chemical fingerprint’ developed from gin samples

7 February

Chemists have trialled a new technique that takes a “chemical fingerprint” of gin in seconds, which could help producers futureproof their gins and conduct quality control. A team of researchers from Heriot-Watt University worked alongside the...[Read More]

Scam alert: Jobs and ‘side hustle’ scams

31 January

Background Scammers are using fake job ads to attract job seekers looking for extra income. Of all scam types, jobs and employment scams grew the fastest in 2023, costing Australians $24.7 million. This has almost tripled losses from these scams...[Read More]

New rules warn of AI data poisoning, attacks and theft

24 January

Australian businesses are being warned by the nation’s leading cybersecurity organisation about threats to privacy, property and attacks on their operation due to the use of artificial intelligence technology. The Australian Signals Directorate...[Read More]

Subsidy for new treatment of ‘national cancer’ melanoma

24 January

Australians paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for advanced melanoma treatment could soon see their costs slashed. Every year 20,000 Australians receive a melanoma diagnosis, and every six hours a patient will die from skin cancer. But...[Read More]

Australian scientists help solve mysteries about life

17 January

Australian scientists have precisely dated ancient fossils of sea creatures in Wales and helped solve a mystery about the evolution of life on Earth. Curtin University-led researchers used volcanic ash to determine when the oceans started teeming...[Read More]

Ultra-sensitive radio image of star cluster captured

17 January

Australian astronomers have captured the most sensitive radio image of a ball of tightly-packed stars, known as a globular cluster. The image of 47 Tucanae, the second brightest globular cluster in the night sky, was produced by the Curtin...[Read More]

Social media posts used to find mental health distress

10 January

Social media could be the key to unlocking crucial and improved support for people experiencing mental health issues. James Cook University researchers have developed a technique to analyse social media posts to detect early warning signs of mental...[Read More]

10 ways to reduce your household energy use

4 January

As a homeowner, you’re likely aware of the increasing costs associated with household energy consumption. This is why cutting down on energy use can mean big savings. In addition to the financial benefits, reducing electricity use can help to...[Read More]

Cyber hackers break into Victorian court recordings

3 January

Victoria’s court system has been hit by a cyber attack, with hackers accessing weeks worth of recorded hearings. Court Services Victoria was first made aware of the infiltration on December 21 but it’s believed the audio visual technology...[Read More]

Re-thinking code from the inside for more accessibility

3 January

The trek to tech central for an annual meet-up of coders isn’t all hoodies, snacks and all-night gaming sessions. Blind software engineer Ed Summers recently shared the main stage with other accessibility experts at the annual GitHub Universe...[Read More]

Expecting a delivery during the holiday sales? Stop and think, don’t click the link

27 December

Australians are being warned to be alert this holiday season to scammers sending text messages and emails impersonating Australia Post and other well-known courier services. The National Anti-Scam Centre has seen the number of reports for...[Read More]

Smart homes to save energy costs in virtual power plant

20 December

Energy costs could be slashed by plugging in two million smart meters linked to more than 140,000 household devices to create a virtual power plant bigger than a solar farm. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) on Monday announced $9.75...[Read More]

How smart speakers ‘could detect domestic violence’

20 December

Enlisting thousands of smart speakers in Australian homes to detect intimate partner violence could be an “unprecedented opportunity” to help victims, a study has noted. But Monash University researchers found the potential solution was also...[Read More]

Optus outage, war and referendum lead Google searches

13 December

The Optus outage, ‘Barbenheimer’ phenomenon, Sam Kerr and a quiche recipe are among the nation’s top Google searches. The 12-hour telco outage dominated Australian search queries in 2023 while the results of the voice referendum came in...[Read More]