RMIT researchers print wash-and-wear graphene supercapacitors

A Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology team has demonstrated a process for “cost-effective and scaleable” laser printing of stretchable, washable textiles able to store energy.   A 10 centimetre by 10 centimetre patch of graphene-based smart textiles could be printed in three minutes using the technique, according to work published in the journal Scientific Reports. …

BluGlass semiconductor opens new Sydney laboratories

Semiconductor technology company BlueGlass (ASX: BLG) has opened its new $6 million manufacturing laboratory in Sydney as it moves to commercialise novel opto-electronics devices. The company is developing its patented remote plasma chemical vapour deposition (RPCVD) technology to make high performance and cheaper devices. The new laboratories incorporate two new clean rooms which house two…

Global Cyber Alliance builds global automated IoT detection system

By Stuart Corner of IoT Australia The UK based Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) has launched the Automated IoT Defence Ecosystem (AIDE), billed as a first-of-its-kind cyber security development platform for IoT products. It aims to enable small businesses, manufacturers, service providers and individuals to identify vulnerabilities, mitigate risks and secure IoT devices. GCA says AIDE…

GM crops: to ban or not to ban? That’s not the question

By Rachel A. Ankeny, Professor of History and Philosophy, and Deputy Dean Research (Faculty of Arts), University of Adelaide The South Australian government recently announced its intention to lift the long-standing statewide moratorium on genetically modified (GM) crops, following a statutory six-week consultation period. A government-commissioned independent review had estimated the cost of the moratorium…