Minister says driverless cars will not be allowed in India

An Indian federal minister has pledged to keep driverless cars off the country's roads due to fears that they may lead to a loss of jobs.

Scientific journals taken in by Star Wars spoof

A Star Wars-themed spoof paper has been accepted for publication by a number of scientific journals, according to Discover magazine's Neuroskeptic blog.

Australian GPS technology used aboard US cube satellite

Australian GPS technology, developed by the University of New South Wales in partnership with the Defence Science and Technology Group, has been used on the Biarri-Point satellite developed by the US.

Hackett says SA battery project shows ‘growing maturity' of energy market

The chief of Australian battery and energy storage company Redflow, Simon Hackett, has welcomed the announcement that the South Australian Government has awarded a contract to deploy a 129 megawatt hour (MWh) battery farm to help solve the state’s power problems.

SA to get world’s largest battery facility

South Australia will get the world’s largest lithium ion battery to store renewable energy, with the state government awarding contracts to US sustainable energy group Tesla and French energy company Neoen to deliver the project.

CSIRO develops system to fight illegal fishing

The CSIRO has developed a new system to tackle illegal fishing by using a notification system that alerts authorities when offending vessels arrive in port.

Iridium launches 10 satellites into low-earth space orbit

US-based satellite company Iridium has successfully launched a payload of 10 satellites into low-Earth orbit an hour after a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

CSIRO kicks off biggest marine pollution survey

The CSIRO has begun what it says is the world's largest marine pollution survey, in collaboration with other countries, to find out the extent of pollution and examine steps to reduce the litter that enters the oceans.

Wind, solar to dominate energy generation: CSIRO

Modelling by the CSIRO has shown that new energy generation in Australia is likely to be mainly in wind, solar photovoltaics, storage and gas to meet 2030 emission reduction targets.

Artificial intelligence plays part in Adelaide Uni medical research

A computer's ability to predict a patient's lifespan simply by looking at images of their organs is a step closer to becoming a reality due to new research led by the University of Adelaide.

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