Supercapacitor magic, making tram power lines *disappear*
Begone unsightly tram powerlines, we're helping do away with you. All thanks to a powerful new high powered battery.
Super material filters Sydney Harbour water
We turned our patented form of graphene into an extraordinarily effective filter that makes water purification faster and easier.
Where there’s smoke there’s fire: the invention of smoke detectors
Back in the 70s we helped develop early smoke detection alarms for telephone exchanges, data centres and industrial control rooms around the world.
Australia’s carbon fibre first
What do Coca Cola, McDonald's, KFC and CSIRO have in common? We all have a secret recipe!
Chitty job: 3D printing a bang-up engine
In a modern take on the classic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, our team at Lab 22 have 3D printed a replica engine block to give a 1914 race car new wings.
Crash test dunnies: making sure our toilets are up to standard
Not all scientists are smashing particles, discovering new chemicals or exploring exotic environments. Some scientists test the humble toilet.
The future of chatbots is more than just small-talk
Despite our technological limitations, it is not impossible for some aspects of communication to be emulated by a machine with surprising effect.
Time to give a sheet about what your car is made of
Vehicular weight plays a large role in petrol consumption. We've developed a unique technique to use lighter, stronger magnesium panels on cars.
Cactus-inspired skin gives electric cars a spike
We've invented of a new type of membrane, a cactus-inspired design that has the potential to significantly boost the performance of fuel cells.
Titanium propels 3D printed drone to aid in bushfires
A group of Melbourne University students have designed a 3D printed, titanium drone to fight bushfires.
Five things you need to know about today’s leap second
Why Earth sometimes gets a little out of sync, and what we do to fix it.