Every flush by a typical toilet sends about 6 to 16 litres of fresh water to wastewater treatment centres.
Existing toilets aren't a good fit for parts of sub-Saharan Africa because many areas lack water and there's often no proper plumbing.
If you don’t want to be facing down an angry dinosaur, pay attention to what happens on screen.
As fictional inventors make terrible choices on the big screen, real-world tech innovators can learn from their example how not to make the same kinds of ethical mistakes.
Jump or hold tight?
Halloween and the celebrations of the Dia de Muertos make us remember of one of the most natural feelings shared among living creatures: fear.
Kurt Lambeck’s work has been vital for developing GPS systems we all rely on for navigation.
Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science/WildBear
The 2018 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science were awarded at Canberra's Parliament House on October 17. Along with the top prize, life science, physics, innovation and teaching were recognised.
A street art mural representing the innovative scientist Marie Curie, by French graffiti mural artist C215 (Christian Guemy) in Vitry-sur-Seine, France, on 24 Dec 2015.
To become a successful innovator, follow Marie Curie, Mahatma Gandhi and today's female social entrepreneurs -- focus on ideas and social value, not money.
The management of green spaces in Valldaura.
In a context marked by major ecological, social and economic changes, cities are at the heart of transitions.
Apple’s Tim Cook believes access to high-skill immigrants is a key source of American innovation.
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New research shows recruiting high-skilled immigrants leads to a 'meaningful' increase in innovation – and even more than spending money on research and development.
French President Emmanuel Macron (C- bottom) poses with participants of the “Tech for Planet” event in Paris, on December 12, 2017, ahead of the One Planet Summit.
In a recent Twitter post, French president Macron reminded the world that the word "entrepreneur" is in fact French.
Mid-career workers have solid business skills valuable to the tech industry.
Tech companies that have been wary to hire anyone over 30 are missing out on skilled workers.
‘Computer, compose tweet.’
Our 'Tony Stark' image of tech moguls is obscuring the talent and toil of ordinary workers, and inflating the egos of the bosses.
Robert Plant, the lead singer of Led Zeppelin, performs in Hamburg, Germany in 1973.
How can a band so slavishly derivative – and sometimes downright plagiaristic – be also considered radically innovative and influential?
Google needs to stop relying on just advertising if it wants to be successful in the next 20 years – but that is proving difficult.
Australian scientists were in the spotlight at the 2018 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.
The 2018 Australian Museum Eureka Prize winners include astrophysicist and science communicator Alan Duffy and the citizen science app QuestaGame.
An example of how routines can limit innovation is classes and terms that run for a set time, which limits the flexibility of educators and students.
Everyday routines help individuals and organisations work efficiently, but can also be one of the biggest obstacles to innovation. Here's a five-point plan for implementing innovations.
It takes time to see which finding might be a golden egg.
Basic research can be easy to mock as pointless and wasteful of resources. But it's very often the foundation for future innovation – even in ways the original scientists couldn't have imagined.
Many computers built at Bletchley Park were dismantled and progress stalled – it would be a tragedy if the same thing happened with 5G.
The results of a recent study indicate that it’s never too late to get a crowdfunding campaign on a successful track -- provided creators can get a surge in pledges rolling
Who can concentrate under these conditions?
There is even more research showing open-plan environments can actually have negative impacts on collaboration. Workspaces should provide various options for different work styles and preferences.
Apprentices researchers in the laboratories of Ecole Polytechnique.
The 2018 edition of the EuroScience Open Festival is a great showcase for EU scientific collaboration.
The Viva Tech Fair took place in May 2018 in Paris, showcasing innovation in Africa. The continent’s fablabs, driven by digital tools and collaborative dynamics, are shaking up traditional foundations.