Warning on macular degeneration spread among older Aussies

Older Australians in the 50-64 age bracket are not taking sufficient care of their eyes and could end up with macular degeneration, the Macular Disease Foundation Australia has warned.

Can smart cities leverage value from environmental data?

The starting point for improving environmental quality is monitoring, but traditional methods focus on the simple display of real-time data and usually only at a few locations, according to the head of an Australian environmental consulting services company.

Samsung testing self-driving software, not building cars

Samsung Electronics has received permission from the South Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport to test a self-driving car on public roads, but the company has denied that it is entering this market.

IBM tech detects diabetic retinopathy with 86% accuracy

A team of researchers at IBM has used deep learning and visual analytics technology to detect diabetic retinopathy, with 86% accuracy as to the severity of the condition.

Nano-satellites readied for launch

Australia-listed Sky and Space Global has successfully integrated its Three Diamonds nano-satellites into the launch pod of Innovative Space Logistics in the Netherlands.

Aussie satellites blasted into space on research mission

Three Australian research satellites, including two built at the University of NSW, were launched on a resupply mission to the International Space Station in the early hours of Wednesday.

Adelaide designed and built climate satellite launches from Cape Canaveral

A satellite designed and built by the University of Adelaide has been launched at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to measure climate change data and communicate it back to Earth.

Online tool aims to help elderly navigate aged care maze

A free online tool has been set up to help older Australians navigate the maze that is aged care in the country.

Positioning technology trials for spatial industry

Geoscience Australia and the Co-operative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI) are jointly investing around $400,000 on a user trial and testing of a Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) for the spatial industry in Australia.

Flavia Tata Nardini, Fleet Space Technologies

Australian space start-up Fleet has raised $5 million in a Series funding round as it prepares to build and launch a constellation of nanosatellites which it says will ultimately connect the world’s 75 billion devices by 2025 for free.

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