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Graphene produces a working 3D holographic display

A wide viewing angle, full-colour, holographic 3D display has been built using graphene-based materials.

By 28 April 2015


The metadata debate: What you need to know about data retention

Australia's security chief is "not quite sure" why data retention is an issue, while the former head of the CIA says "we kill people based on metadata". So what is the truth behind data retention, and why does it matter?

By 13 August 2014


More data storage: how to fit 1000 terabytes on a DVD

We live in a world where digital information is exploding. Some 90 per cent of the world's data was generated in the past two years. The obvious question is: how can we store it all?

By 21 June 2013


New study shows early NBN user impressions

A university study has shown that 82 per cent of early NBN users are happy with the service and are also twice as likely to telecommute to work.

By 4 March 2013


Facebook welcomes hackers, if they wear a white hat

Facebook is encouraging hackers to try hacking its security systems to find weaknesses.

By 11 May 2012


BlindSpot: Smart cane concept looks to future

Grad student nabs second-place James Dyson Award for cane that integrates a mobile phone and uses ultrasonic technology to detect low-hanging objects from 5 to 6.5 feet away.

By 9 November 2011


Astronomers: We've found a planet made of diamond

Rushing tightly around a tiny star, this as-yet unnamed planet seems to be so dense that astronomers believe it is made of carbon and therefore is "a massive diamond".

By 27 August 2011


Robot does Rubik's Cube in 10 secs, claims crown

Australian university says its machine is the fastest as Rubik robots come within seconds of the speediest human.

By 4 June 2011


Aussies cram 2,000 movies onto single DVD

In what can only be seen as a "serving" (or pwning) of GE researchers, researchers at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne have gone way past 100 and on to 2,000.

By 21 May 2009


Back to school with iTunes U

Get your academic kicks via iTunes U, which offers lectures, speeches and student work from a bunch of Aussie universities.

By 4 June 2008