Scientists develop clip-on to turn smartphone into microscope

A 3D printable clip-on that can turn any smartphone into a microscope has been developed by the Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics.

Battery powers up for far North Queensland grid

The first big solar and big battery storage to be connected to the grid has started providing power to Far North Queensland homes and businesses.

Dr Seo collecting a water sample from Sydney Harbour

CSIRO scientists have developed new technology they say supercharges water purification, making it simpler, more effective and quicker.

VIDEOS: Energy company Total developing 'new way to generate electricity without emitting CO2'

French multinational oil and gas company Total is partnering with several Chinese companies and universities to build "an innovative plant that will produce electricity and steam without releasing CO2 into the atmosphere".

NEC progresses on network control tech for self-driving vehicles

Japanese IT services giant NEC says it has developed adaptive network control technology that allows automobiles to share information about their surroundings in real-time.

Data 61 partners with China’s ZongMu on autonomous vehicles' ‘human sight’ research

The CSIRO's digital innovation group, Data61 is collaborating with Chinese self-driving technology company, ZongMu Technology, in research aimed at finding a solution which gives autonomous vehicles “human sight”.

Simply Energy sets up smart metering service with Landis+Gyr

Global smart metering and smart grid solutions provider Landis+Gyr has sealed an exclusive agreement with energy retailer Simply Energy to provide smart metering services to more than 550,000 households across Australia.

CSIRO to use drones in ocean research

The CSIRO will use drones in its bid to measure and monitor the seas around Australia and also the Southern Ocean.

Grant for app that reminds people to take medication

Sydney start-up Perx has been granted $25,000 by the Jobs for NSW organisation to develop technology that uses games and rewards to remind people to take their medications regularly.

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