News & Analysis

South Australian mapping startup Aerometrex goes 3D following IPO

- January 17, 2020 2 MIN READ

Aerial mapper Aerometrex has released two new services for its flagship metropolitan mapping service following a successful stock exchange debut. Based in Adelaide, South Australia, the newly listed company (ASX: AMX) has built 3D modelling into its MetroMap subscription service as well as launching its own high-flying camera to capture the images. Aerometrex Managing Director… Read more »

Opinion

How virtual reality can lead the way in remote health care

- January 15, 2020 3 MIN READ

In recent years, experts have focused on finding better ways to improve remotely delivered mental health care. Now, virtual reality (VR) may pave the way for myriad new opportunities. Using VR for remote therapy involves conducting “face-to-face” sessions in a virtual environment. This mode of treatment could make counselling more accessible to those living and… Read more »

News & Analysis

Bushfires, bots & arson: Australian social media comes of age in the global disinformation era

- January 13, 2020 4 MIN READ

  In the first week of 2020, hashtag #ArsonEmergency became the focal point of a new online narrative surrounding the bushfire crisis. The message: the cause is arson, not climate change. Police and bushfire services (and some journalists) have contradicted this claim. We studied about 300 Twitter accounts driving the #ArsonEmergency hashtag to identify inauthentic… Read more »

Opinion

ETHICAL INVESTING: Now more than just ‘nice to have’ for startups

- January 13, 2020 3 MIN READ

Warby Parker co-CEOs Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa. Founders get their startup inspiration from all kinds of places.  You may be trying to solve a problem you’ve faced in your corporate life, tackle an environmental or social problem facing our world, spied a gap in the market as a consumer or have a passion that you want to leave the corporate hamster wheel to pursue.  Solving one of your own pain points is an extremely common source… Read more »

News & Analysis

Australia is building a research submarine

- January 10, 2020 4 MIN READ

A three-year project to design, manufacture and test Australia’s first yellow submarine will begin next month. The fully reconfigurable Australian Research Experimental Submarine (ARES) will be used for hydrodynamic and crew efficiency testing of future submarine designs. A full business case is still being finalised ahead of the kick-off meeting in Adelaide, South Australia, in… Read more »

Opinion

How Australia can lead the electric vehicle revolution

- January 9, 2020 3 MIN READ

2020 will be year of electric car according to automotive analysts and the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has, this week, confirmed that with the launch of numerous electric vehicles from Ford, Nissan, Ariya and Fiat and Mercedes-Benz to name a few.  While the rest of the world seems to be surging ahead with its embrace… Read more »

Opinion

3 ways to robot-proof your career

- January 8, 2020 5 MIN READ

“Machines will be capable, within twenty years, of doing any work a man can do” – Herbert Simon (1965). As a researcher in artificial intelligence (AI), people ask me about the ‘robot revolution’, often with serious misgivings about how the future could look for themselves or their children. Considering the hype surrounding AI, automation and… Read more »

News & Analysis

Lithium-sulfur batteries could be the next big breakthrough in battery technology

- January 8, 2020 3 MIN READ

Lithium-ion batteries have changed the world. Without the ability to store meaningful amounts of energy in a rechargeable, portable format we would have no smartphones or other personal electronic devices. The pioneers of the technology were awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize for chemistry. But as society moves away from fossil fuels, we will need more… Read more »