Australia, US sign up to new space exploration treaty

The Australian Government has signed a treaty with the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration, reaffirming an ongoing commitment by both countries to collaborate on space exploration.

Solar panels, battery storage facilitates ‘off-grid’ lifestyle in rural Victoria

A Victorian couple claims it is now powering its rural cottage entirely off-grid, using renewable energy after upgrading its solar panels and storage battery from battery company Redflow.

Aussie Robotics researchers say their work is ‘revolutionising’ the health sector

The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision is undertaking robotic research aimed at developing new applications and technologies it says will revolutionise the health sector.

UK’s Tempus Energy partners with Origin in SA power-demand trial

UK-headquartered energy company Tempus Energy is partnering with power provider Origin Energy to pilot a “flexible energy” demand solution in South Australia.

SA Government goes after space business with S. Korea, Japan agencies

The South Australian Government and the state’s space and defence leaders are set to meet the heads of the South Korean and Japan space agencies following the federal government’s announcement it will establish a national space agency.

Researchers benefit from CSIRO investment in one of world’s ‘most sophisticated’ satellites

The CSIRO says it has secured access to one of the world's most sophisticated high-performance satellites, giving Australian scientists direct control over which data the satellite collects over the region, and putting the national science agency at the forefront of Australia's civilian space science sector.

Cubesats being tested at the ANU AITC space simulator

With Australia about to embark on setting up its own space agency, the Australian National University’s (ANU) Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA) has announced a new agreement with UNSW Canberra on building and testing satellites and space instruments.

ANU Siding Spring Skymapper telescope.

Australia is to establish its own space agency with the federal government set to announce plans for the agency as it looks to cash in on the growing global space industry estimated to be worth $400 billion.

Australians charged up for a battery future: surveys

Most Australians expect batteries which store renewable electricity to help them overcome the rising cost of their power bills in the future, according to a new report.

Heart attack rehabilitation tech to be commercialised

Technology known as Cardihab — a method to help improve recovery after a heart attack — developed by the Australian eHealth Research Centre, has been spun off from Australia's national science and technology accelerator programme, known as ON.

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