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Fruit flies fitted with tiny backpacks to save farms

The CSIRO is putting RFID sensors on Queensland fruit flies to study their behaviour in the hopes of saving Queensland's crops.

By Apr. 3, 2014


Nine to air NRL matches on Gem in Vic, SA, WA, Tas

Network Nine has received government permission to air its share of National Rugby League (NRL) matches on digital station Gem in non-rugby league states.

By Mar. 28, 2012


Scientists want to raise extinct species from the dead

We can rebuild them. We have the technology.

By Mar. 25, 2013


Fortune-tellers allegedly con clients by Googling the dead

Two of Romania's renowned fortune-tellers are exposed as alleged cons. Instead of connecting to the dead through a special hotline, they reportedly Googled their customers, checked their social networks, and spied on them.

By May. 8, 2012


Crave giveaway: Cowon Auto Capsule AC1 dashboard camera

This week's prize, a stylish compact DVR for the car, automatically captures a 30-second high-def video clip when it senses a shock.

By Oct. 19, 2012


Nintendo goes big on 3D with 3DS XL

Pixar puts a new twist on animation tech, Android users flip over popular iOS app, and Nintendo supersizes the 3DS.

By Jun. 22, 2012


Will flying motorcycle soon be a reality?

Designed by an Australian engineer, this hybrid vehicle combines a dual-propeller helicopter and a racing motorcycle and looks incredibly cool. But its flight specifications--which are untested so far--are cause for concern.

By Jun. 14, 2011


Aussie govt. goes public-private on fiber to home

The National Broadband Network tender process gets terminated in favor or the government establishing a public-private fiber-based partnership, to reach 90 percent of citizens.

By Apr. 7, 2009


Bravely going where Pixar animation tech has never gone

With "Brave," the hit-making studio broke new ground in the way it animated flowing hair, fur, clothing, and water. And it invented new software to make it all happen.

By Jun. 16, 2012