The ANU team is using computer modelling to further understand the role played by red chlorophylls.

An international study on cyanobacteria, one of the largest group of bacteria that have survived for more than 2.5 billion years on Earth, may help improve the prospects of making Mars a place which humans can colonise.

Aussie nanosatellites to boost future Defence capabilities, says Pyne

CubeSat nanosatellites developed by the University of New South Wales Canberra Space Centre will provide new ways to enhance Australia’s future Defence space capability by gathering remote sensing information with radios and cameras, according to Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne.

Professor Dragomir Neshev in his lab.

Researchers from the Australian National University have provided support to Switzerland’s École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in developing a system that can detect miniscule quantities of chemicals.

Dr Mohsen Rahmani, Antonio Tricoli and Zelio Fusco.

Tiny optical sensors, that are 50 times thinner than a human hair and may make it possible to create wearable devices that allow diagnosis in real-time, have been developed by scientists at the Australian National University.

Fitbit admits it misled Australians on product warranties

Fitness tracker manufacturer Fitbit has admitted that it provided misleading information to Australians about their customer guarantee rights under Australian Consumer Law.

Finnish Space Nation start-up launches former NASA astronaut into chief space officer role

Blasting off into the chief space officer position at Finnish start-up Space Nation is former NASA astronaut Gregory "Box" Johnson, to advise on the Space Nation Astronaut Program and future ISS missions.

RMIT Associate Professor Madhu Bhaskaran

A scientist at Victoria’s RMIT University — Associate Professor Madhu Bhaskaran — has been selected as Australia’s 2018 nominee for the prestigious APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education for her development of a form of “electronic skin”.

Iridium NEXT satellites begin testing

Satellite communications company Iridium says that that the five Iridium NEXT satellites launched on Tuesday by SpaceX are functioning nominally and have begun the testing and validation process.

Iridium readies for new broadband services with latest satellite launch

Satellite services company Iridium has successfully launched its sixth Iridium NEXT satellite, with 55 new satellites now in orbit as it prepares for commercial services of its new Certus broadband services.

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