Despite a recent mishap, Gilmour Space Technologies’ goal of offering commercial trips to orbit in 2021 is unchanged. Brent Balinski spoke to founder and CEO Adam Gilmour about the need for local launches, the $150 million federal boost to space companies, and the enduring mystery of a recent award nomination.
A quantum computer may have solved a problem in minutes that would take the fastest conventional supercomputer more than 10,000 years. A draft of a paper by Google researchers laying out the achievement leaked in recent days, setting off an avalanche of news coverage and speculation.
Analysis by Peter Roberts A second Australian would-be quantum computer developer has emerged just as a well-known university spin-out in the fast-growing area raises $22 million in venture capital. Two year old Q-CTRL, a spin-off from the University of Sydney’s Quantum Science group, has raised $22 million in venture capital to advance its work. This…
We are entering a new era of business related technologies that will change how very many of us work, how business models operate, and which of these business approaches wins and loses.
By Stuart Corner of IoT Australia ETSI has taken its first steps towards developing standards for IoT applications in emergency communications, issuing a report that looks at how IoT can be used in all types of emergency situations, such as emergency calling and mission critical communications. It also envisages a new use case: automated emergency…
Techniques borrowed from the world of manufacturing could make the building industry more “efficient, connected and customer-centric.” Brent Balinski spoke to Monash University’s Professor Mathew Aitchison about the topic, as well as why prefabricated housing is a tricky business. Those who study it have sometimes lamented the low levels of productivity growth and technology…
Last year Australia sold more than 7,000 tonnes of uranium, at a value of nearly A$600 million. This uranium produced nearly as much energy as Australia uses in a year, but with less than 10% of the carbon dioxide from coal-fired power stations.
Professor Jian-Feng Nie of Monash University’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering led a recent discovery for magnesium alloys. He shares some context for the results with Brent Balinski.
The lead researchers from the University of Adelaide in South Australia say by-products created in the breakdown process could also be harnessed as an energy source for microorganisms that the polluting plastics currently plague.
The idea of robots taking our jobs is not radically new.