‘Intelligent control’ the key to grid-friendly solar
The economics of distributed energy has put Australia at the forefront of redesigning the electricity sector before most of the rest of the world. Just ask the residents of Yarrabilba.
Under the hood: the lowdown on EVs and low-emission vehicles
You’ll have heard the usual arguments against electric cars – limited range, too few recharging stations around to make them worthwhile, and the problem of battery disposal. On the other hand, say proponents, electric vehicles offer the prospect of ‘zero emissions’ driving.
Fingerprinting wine to prevent fraud
Wine fraud is a threat to Australia’s wine industry, but a technique to fingerprint wine could help protect the industry.
Spotting algal blooms from space
In a world first, a satellite-based algal bloom alert system has been developed for inland water bodies - a giant leap forward from individually testing each dam, river or lake across the countryside, and allowing for a much quicker response.
The answer’s complex: Supply chain adaptation to climate change
Like it or not, climate change has introduced new levels of unpredictability into the business of producing and transporting goods to market.
How to make batteries that last (almost) forever
Batteries that can self-sustain are needed for long-term animal tracking as well as shipping and logistics.
Where science and nations united over oceans
Our ‘blue planet’ is made up of one continuous ocean, not five separate oceans. The first UN Ocean Conference broke down barriers between developed and developing nations, science and government, government and the private sector, and corporate and community interests. Here's a ringside insight into what it all means.
Science narrows the net on illegal fishing
Approximately 25 per cent of Australian fish is thought to be mislabelled and up to one third of fish in US markets is illegally caught. Fishing vessels might think they're invisible in the vast ocean, but a new system can profile suspicious activity and alert authorities as they come into port.