Australia and the circular economy – a chance to make your voice heard

Boomerang Labs is surveying entrepreneurs, as well as corporations, governments and other large organisations to take a snapshot of the Circular Economy landscape in Australia at present. They will gather this data for a Report ‘Australia and the Circular Economy: The Current Landscape and Opportunities Ahead’. They hope to replicate this each year to track progress.…

The new battery metals supply chains – infographic

The world is rapidly shifting to renewable energy technologies. Battery minerals are set to become the new oil, with lithium-ion battery supply chains becoming the new pipelines. China is currently leading this lithium-ion battery revolution—leaving the U.S. and its allies including Australia dependent on imports. However, there is pressure to develop our own domestic energy…

NZ company develops face recognition for sheep

By Stuart Corner A Dunedin based company, Iris Data Science, aims to develop what it says will be the world’s first sheep facial recognition software, eliminating the need for electronic identification or ear tagging. It will prototype the technology this year after receiving a $40,000 grant from the New Zealand Government’s innovation agency, Callaghan Innovation,…

The future of nanotechnology in medicine – infographic

Around the world, researchers are increasingly thinking smaller to solve some of the biggest problems in medicine. Though most biological processes happen at the nano level, it wasn’t until recently that new technological advancements helped in opening up the possibility of nanomedicine to healthcare researchers and professionals. Today’s infographic, which comes to us from Best…