A geologist explains the basics about these elements, which are crucial for modern electronics.
Without addressing teacher concerns about integrating IT in the classroom, we risk creating a generation of students ill-prepared for a digital future.
We urgently need to contemplate the myths we tell about ourselves and technology as a way of evaluating the relationship between the two.
Technological professionals are the first, and last, lines of defense against the misuse of technology.
Many computers built at Bletchley Park were dismantled and progress stalled – it would be a tragedy if the same thing happened with 5G.
The persistent stigma surrounding incontinence has paralysed today’s inventive minds.
Specific predictions go obsolete fast, but some common themes are emerging – convenience, fragmentation, intelligence, personalisation and experience.
As cities become 'smarter', they need more and more objects fitted with technology. We need to think about designing these objects to accommodate computers, which often break down and create e-waste.
The US and Europe approach tech regulation very differently due to their historical contexts. Where does Australia's fit in?
One of America's original manufacturing giants is scrambling to control how customers digitise its products.
Facial recognition software is an Orwellian concept that will monitor and regulate the public. Most disturbing is the recent announcement by China to use it in school systems.
People are increasingly seeking out retro-style holidays, where connectivity is an afterthought.
Computational technologies impact on every human right.
The use of technology to enhance sexual pleasure is ancient. Now advances in AI have led to more lifelike sex dolls hitting the market – but sex robots aren't the only innovations on the horizon.
Let's launch Australian satellites on Australian rockets from Australian sites, and operate them from Australian facilities.
Four out of five experts say we shouldn't ban mobile phones in classrooms.
Companies, such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft are working together to take down terrorist propaganda.
To gain mastery over our inboxes we have to deal with the root causes and not just the symptoms that frequently flare up.
The art and design industry in Australia is demanding 'mass customisation' of works of art. Robots may be the answer – and they're creating jobs already.
Instagram is in fashion, literally. Brands use it in a variety of ways, but some still have significant room for growth. And they're not necessarily the ones you imagine.