Science and Technology

Advancing our world with audacious ideas

Science and Technology

Advancing our world with audacious ideas

Coffee waste to coffee cups? The ultimate recycle
A Macquarie researcher believes he's found a way to make the national take-away coffee habit more environmentally friendly.
Hypnosis breakthrough in changing ingrained behaviour
Macquarie researchers have used hypnosis to achieve what was previously considered impossible: to overcome an ingrained behaviour usually outside our conscious control.
How is interstellar dust formed?
Astrophysicist Tayyaba Zafar, from the new Australian Astronomical Optics team at Macquarie, explains.
A star-gazers' guide as five brightest planets align in the night sky
Astronomy fans, five aligned planets are visible in the early evening sky for ten days in October. Department of Physics and Astronomy Senior Scientific Officer Adam Joyce shares what to expect from this spectacular line-up.
Jobs for rural Australia in synthetic biology revolution
Scientific innovation in Macquarie labs can help drive an emerging – and lucrative – biomanufacturing industry.
Too much dash tech a dangerous distraction
While police focus on reducing mobile phone use while driving, new Macquarie research finds 'range stress' is the latest distraction for technologically overloaded drivers.
Could your smart car be hacked?
Our smart vehicles are increasingly vulnerable and it’s time for stronger safety standards, warns security expert John Baird.
Busy bees reveal what stress can do to the brain
Research into bees' brains has revealed insights into the impact of stress, using a combination of old-school observational science and powerful computer models.
Artificial Intelligence will improve our health system    
Australia has a once-in-a-generation chance to transform its health care if we spend some of the just-announced Medical Research Future Fund’s $240 million for Frontier Science on Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Is Facebook listening to our conversations?
Professor Dali Kaafar, Scientific Director, Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub and Leader of Data61 Information Security and Privacy Group, explains.
Bright idea: Lights under boards may hide surfers from sharks
The quest to understand how sharks perceive their world has led Macquarie researchers to develop a surfboard with lights that could save the lives of surfers and divers.
What is it like to be a bee? Insects can teach us about the origins of consciousness
Does the ant foraging for your crumbs feel better when she finds one? Do bees like the taste of nectar? Or are insects merely tiny robots?