In May, the Northern Territory government greenlit the mammoth Beetaloo Basin fracking project. But they did so based on a report with optimistic projections on offsets and emissions.
The Voyager 2 spacecraft is 20 billion kilometres away and has lost track of Earth. A radio dish near Canberra is the only channel for re-establishing communication.
Quantum machine learning models could help us create AI systems that are almost impenetrable by hackers. But in the hands of hackers, the same technology could wreak havoc.
The research help us understand how El Niño and La Niña will change as the world warms in the future.
Dubbed the ‘godfather of AI’, Hinton’s early work helped pioneer many of the methods underlying the AI systems we see today.
Solar thermal technology has the potential to provide both long-duration storage and industrial heat, yet it has been largely overlooked in the Australian context. That is about to change.
From a shipwreck to ancient dunes, these researchers created 3D visualisations of seafloor features around Australia – from as shallow as 22 metres to depths of over 4.8 kilometres.
The report synthesises the latest science about Australia’s climate – and paints a worrying picture.
Authorities have been warned about five virus families that could cause future pandemics. Here are snapshots of the diseases each can cause and why we should be worried.
A new ‘protein roadmap’ produced by CSIRO reveals foods set to fill fridges by 2030 as health, environmental and ethical concerns push consumers away from meat.
The best AI chess computer outperforms the best human chess players. Yet the most supreme chess play on Earth comes from a human, helped by AI.
Forest fires in Australia are burning more land across more of the year than ever before, as climate-linked fire weather worsens.
The Morrison government is pushing for universities to shift focus to commercialising their research, announcing $242.7 million for a yet-to-be-selected small group of “trailblazer” universities
An analysis by CSIRO’s strategic and economic advisory arm suggests spending on research and development can earn annual yields of 10%, even if there are delays or cost overruns.
After six decades during which it tracked lunar missions, spotted distant pulsars and quasars, and even expanded our concept of the size of the Universe, the Parkes telescope is still going strong.
Sonar scans of the Indian Ocean floor south of Christmas Island have revealed a Tolkeinesque landscape of towering peaks, ashen uplands and ominous volcanic craters.
The latest estimates of electricity generation costs in Australia find renewables will soon be the cheapest even with grid integration expenses.
Researchers have spotted millions of galaxies in the most detailed radio survey of the southern sky ever conducted. It has smashed previous records for survey speed.
Digitising healthcare and exporting more sustainable protein alternatives are just some ideas that could help Australia’s economy return to form.
Despite this year’s coronavirus lockdowns, more CO2 has accumulated in the atmosphere than during the same period in 2017 or 2018.