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Your life on Mars?
2 months ago

Your life on Mars?

Starship ticket to Red Planet could cost less than a house, Musk says

“Is there life on Mars?” David Bowie famously asked. If you ask SpaceX founder Elon Musk, …
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Plugged In
3 months ago

Plugged In

Brain-computer interfaces merge humans with AI

Artificial intelligence is already an integral part of everyday life. Order an Uber ride to take you to the airport for your flight, and …
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Insect inspiration
3 months ago

Insect inspiration

Doctors fight bacteria with help from bugs and bug-eaters

It’s not uncommon for poets and artists to draw inspiration from nature. Some of Leonardo da Vinci’s best works were drawn …
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Drones to the Rescue
4 months ago

Drones to the Rescue

Unmanned aerial vehicles will boldly go where no human can

Look! Up in the sky! It’s not a bird. … It’s not a plane. … It definitely isn’t Superman. It’s …
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Built to Last
4 months ago

Built to Last

The manufacturing companies that are thriving by reinventing themselves

Despite the death of the automotive industry in 2017, Australian manufacturing employment is at its highest level since 2012, according to …
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Mind the gap
4 months ago

Mind the gap

Bridging the gulf between sustainability and speed of policy change takes a hands-on approach. Stuart White isn’t afraid of getting dirty.

As the Director of the Institute for Sustainable Futures …
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3D printed hand plays piano
4 months ago

3D printed hand plays piano

Passivity allows robot to reproduce several styles

Experienced piano players will tell you it takes years to master the art. Scientists at the University of Cambridge have 3D printed …
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Virgin Galactic makes it to space
4 months ago

Virgin Galactic makes it to space

VSS Unity hits 50-mile barrier of suborbital space

Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic finally did it. After a lot of missed deadlines and one deadly accident, Branson’s team made good …
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Astronaut, heal thyself
4 months ago

Astronaut, heal thyself

3D bioprinting could let astronauts give medical care in space

There’s no 000 in space, and missions are getting longer as astronauts go farther afield and conduct more extensive …
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