Seven nations to build world’s biggest telescope

Australia is one of seven nations that have signed up to build the world’s largest radio-telescope across large areas of Western Australia and South Africa. Australia, China, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa and the United Kingdom will join in building the thousands of antennas that will make up the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope.…

Self sterilising microneedles on way

Researchers at the University of South Australia have developed a microneedle patch with antibacterial properties to make vaccinations much safer than traditional needles or other microneedles. Professor Krasimir Vasilev, the lead researcher from the university’s School of Engineering, said they incorporated antibacterial silver nano-particles into the first generation microneedles to provide a sterilization mechanism. “Injections…