$3.2 million in grants awarded to defence industry SMEs

The federal government has announced approximately $3.2 million in matched funding to six defence industry SMEs. The grants came through two programs, Defence Global Competitiveness and Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority.  According to industry minister Pat Conroy, the grants would help provide “the opportunity to deliver cutting-edge manufacturing and maintenance capabilities” to the Australian Defence Force…

We’ve been connecting brains to computers longer than you’d expect. These 3 companies are leading the way

By Sam John, The University of Melbourne Since it was founded in 2016, Elon Musk’s brain-computer interface (BCI) company Neuralink has had its moments in biotech news. Whether it was the time Musk promised his “link” would let people communicate telepathically, or when the whole company was under investigation for potentially violating the Animal Welfare…