What’s at stake in Trump’s war on Huawei: control of the global computer-chip industry

By Clinton Fernandes, Professor, International and Political Studies, UNSW Silicon Valley may now be more popularly associated with software companies such as Google and Facebook but it takes its name from the material most used to make semiconductors. Semiconductors – or computer chips – power everything from mobile phones to military systems. The semiconductor industry…

What’s made of legumes but sizzles on the barbie like beef? Australia’s new high-tech meat alternative

By Martin Cole, CSIRO and Mary Ann Augustin, CSIRO There is a revolution taking place in burger joints and supermarkets across Australia. Plant products that taste and behave like meat are increasingly making their way onto the plates of consumers as concern grows over the environmental impact of food production. This week the CSIRO launched…

Cortical Dynamics may sell in South Korea

Cortical Dynamics has received regulatory approval which will lead on to an ability to sell its brain anaesthetic response monitoring (BARM) system device in South Korea. The Perth company’s Korean distributor, Globaluck, received a certificate of approval from the Korea Good Manufacturing Practice, according to an announcement by Cortical shareholder, bphenergy (ASX: BPH). The approval…

Australia’s digital competitiveness is slipping. Here’s how we can catch up

David Tuffley, Senior Lecturer in Applied Ethics & CyberSecurity, Griffith University Australia’s ability to compete with other nations in a technology-enabled world is declining, according to a report recently released by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA). In 2019 Australia dropped to 14th on the global league table of digital competitiveness, down from…