Graphene oxide study strengthens the case for smart concrete
Engineers have added graphene oxide to cement mixture to make stronger 3D printed concrete that is easier to print, paving the way to create potential ‘smart’ walls that can monitor cracks.
Wearable heart monitor ticks all the boxes for better healthcare: study
A new compact, lightweight, gel-free and waterproof electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor offers more comfort and less skin irritation, compared to similar heart monitoring devices on the market.
Ultrathin nanotech promises to help tackle antibiotic resistance
Researchers have invented a nano-thin superbug-slaying material that could one day be integrated into wound dressings and implants to prevent or heal bacterial infections.
Recycled roads pave the way to a sustainable future
New roads mixed with recycled plastics at 10 sites across Victoria will demonstrate a viable circular-economy solution to the nation, experts say.
Homegrown research team to put plants on the Moon
A bold plan to grow seedlings on the Moon by 2026 has been funded by the Australian Government, in what could reveal a greater understanding of horticulture in extreme environments.
New ‘designer’ titanium alloys made using 3D printing
A team of researchers has created a new class of titanium alloys that are strong and not brittle under tension, by integrating alloy and 3D-printing process designs.
Mining atlas helps map Australia's clean energy future
An industry-led collaboration is unlocking value in previously mined and discarded earth and rock to help boost Australia’s global position as a clean energy powerhouse.
Building cladding with recycled glass scores sky-high results in sustainability
Engineers have developed new fire-safe building claddings using recycled glass, creating a promising circular-economy solution to address a major waste stream.
Smart stitches to reduce infection, simplify post op monitoring
A new antimicrobial suture material that glows in medical imaging could be a promising alternative for mesh implants and internal stitches.
Good vibrations turbo charge green hydrogen production
Engineers in Melbourne have used sound waves to boost production of green hydrogen by 14 times, through electrolysis to split water.
Magnetic material mops up microplastics in water
Researchers at RMIT University have found an innovative way to rapidly remove hazardous microplastics from water using magnets.
Contactless screening tool could revolutionise chronic wound treatment
A thermal-imaging tool to screen for chronic wounds could enable nurses to identify these hard-to-heal sores during the first assessment at a person’s home.