Science and Technology

Advancing our world with audacious ideas

Science and Technology

Advancing our world with audacious ideas

Evolution redefined: humans are older than we thought
Did you know that Hobbits exist outside of fiction? Recent discoveries have thrown a spanner in the work of how we once understood the timeline of human evolution.
From sea monsters to BFFs: the amazing mateship of sharks
Sharks loom large and menacingly in the Australian imagination but new research shows that, just like humans, sharks have friends.
Sugar is involved in almost all human diseases, new research
Advancements in protein screening developed at Macquarie are uncovering how carbohydrates are involved in everything from the flu to infertility.
The new Big Bang theory: what to know about a neutron star collision
Macquarie astrophysicists explain how an explosion triggered by the collision of neutron stars 130 million years ago was detected for the first time, and why this astonishing event has made global headlines.
Coral diversity thrives through a game of rock paper scissors
New research reveals how coral competes for space and light on the Great Barrier Reef – it's a battle of toxic barbs and poison tentacles.
Fridges that order milk? How the IoT will ease everyday drudgery
Engineering advances mean soon our devices will talk to each other and be able to control everything from our cars to grocery shopping.
The story behind the world-first 3D map of the Milky Way
Professor Richard de Grijs is part of a team of astronomers from Macquarie University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences who have created the first accurate 3D map of the galaxy we call home. He discusses with host Sean Britten how the new map may
Robert Pfeifer explains how quantum computing is in the stars
Science fiction or science fact? Quantum computing is a little of both. We break down the complex but vital work of harnessing the unpredictable and enormous power of what lies within an atom.
The new Big Bang theory: what we know about the Neutron Star Collision
Macquarie astrophysicists explain how an explosion triggered by the collision of neutron stars 130 million years ago was detected for the first time, and why this astonishing event has made global headlines.
Astrophysicist Lee Spitler tackles the question of life in space
We journey to the final frontier with Dr Lee Spitler and discuss life among the stars and ask him to tackle the age-old question: are there extra-terrestrial lifeforms out there?