A new website billed as a ‘digital textbook’ has been created to help change the way young students see science– encouraging them to study and get excited about a traditionally stuffy subject.

Amended maps have been released showing the state of construction work for the National Broadband Network, upsetting many who thought their homes would be next in line.

Honeybees are capable of landing with absolute precision on virtually any surface, now scientists have worked out how they judge their descent – and it is so simple we might just steal their idea.

A study has been published which tallies the positive and negative effects of working in an environmentally-conscious office, suggesting there are benefits both to people and the planet.

An inquiry has been launched after allegations that the firm in charge of expanding Queensland’s Abbot Point coal terminal has already failed to meet environmental requirements.

A new nanoparticle has been developed which can deliver cancer drugs to specific cells and then stick around to monitor their effect.

Physicists from the Australian National University have developed a multi-pronged approach to measuring gravitational force, balancing a mirror on a tripod of lasers.

A $55 million contract could help a massive mineral sands project out of a recent slump, with MZI Resources awarding GR the job of building its flagship Keysbrook site.

A much-hypothesised material will soon be closer to researchers’ grasp, with engineers embarking on a build to make dark matter in the lab.

A deal has been signed that should see the construction of a 1000 megawatt geothermal electric plant in Ethiopia worth an incredible $4 billion.

A survey says global exploration budgets for non-ferrous metals have taken a nosedive this year.

Planning is just about done and work will soon begin on the $163 million Newcastle rail freight upgrade

The Federal Defence Minister wants Australia to get more involved in exporting military hardware, with a review launched into the current practice of keeping gear here in the interests of safety.

Google has released data reportedly showing its driverless cars are safer than those with human operators.

A shuttle launched in 2003 has sent back data from over 12,500 trips around Mars, the European Space Agency has now compiled it into a high-resolution fly-over.

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has taken steps in response to the horrendous working conditions of many factories in Bangladesh, following the recent deaths of over a thousand workers.

The people in charge of a new plan to deliver the next generation of Australia’s internet infrastructure have got some of the advice they need at a summit in Stockholm.

If there is one substance mankind is producing in abundance and looks likely to continue doing so, it would be carbon dioxide – but a new development may see the ability to turn large amounts of CO2 into biofuel.

A multi-million dollar project has been undertaken in the United States which will see a better level of back-and-forth between surgeons and their robotic instruments.

A new partnership will see solar engineers from the University of New South Wales pushing to break their own efficiency record.

The Federal Government may take a lead from Western Australia in its attempt to improve mobile phone coverage in country Victoria.

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