No amount of post-consumer recycling can recoup the waste generated before consumers purchase their devices.
Guidelines for screen use for students need to take more than just time into account. Sleep, eye health, posture and other wellbeing issues need consideration as well.
The wired Earth of the 21st century is at the mercy of the volatile nature of the sun.
The most sustainable phone is the one you already own. But if you're in the market for a new handset, consider choosing one with replaceable parts to avoid having to replace the whole thing again.
Is an archaic sewing skill a key to connected, sensing, communicating fabrics of the future?
Fill a tank with water, sugar, and old mobile phones. Add bacteria and stir. Result? Rare earth metals. This is biomining, and it's the way of the future.
Flaws in manufacturing processes can cause chip flaws like Spectre and Meltdown – and blockchain technology may offer a solution.
Welcome to your future.
New materials just one atom thick could help make graphene even more useful.
Many companies are working to prevent customers from fixing broken smartphones and tractors. By doing so, they're missing out on an opportunity to build customer loyalty and boost profits.
Compressed glassy carbon could be used to make better bulletproof vests or new types of electronics.
When technology evolves, it affects not only your financial position but also your ability to exercise other choices.
Without Alan Blumlein's genius, most things would sound altogether different today.
As electronic transistors get tinier, they approach a point at which they won't be able to get smaller. How can we keep shrinking our devices, and making them more powerful at the same time? Light.
Australia is among the world's top ten users of electronic and electrical products. But our systems for recycling the resulting 'e-waste' fall a long way short of other rich nations.
Imagine if your smartphone was built into your arm. Flexible organic electronics could one day make artificial skin displays a reality.
Molybdenum disulphide, hexagonal boron nitride and other materials yet to be discovered will be used to build the electronics of the future.
As we reach the limits of what can be done with silicon, the search for new and improved superconductors is on.
Displays you can roll up and put in your pocket are routinely touted as the next advance in screen technology. So why don't we have them in our homes yet?
As the components in electronic devices are shrinking to the nanoscale, even a single atom out of place can disrupt their function. But this also presents an opportunity to make them even better.