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Engineering meets the law: How 3D printing could affect the Australian patent system

Like any disruptive technology, the advent of 3D printing technology also raises many legal questions in the area of intellectual property. Understanding the legal issues surrounding 3D printing is more important than ever.

Startups you really need to know about [VIDEO]

First up, this is a long video. But, it's worth watching. So, go grab some coffee, sit back and watch this. This video from Entrepreneur magazine...

15 year old’s simple invention to change Alzheimers patient’s lives [VIDEO]

What were you doing at 15? Buying Duran Duran albums? Maybe it was Pearl Jam? Perhaps it was Lady Gaga. Did you invent a sensory device...

If you could make one thing better, what would it be? [VIDEO]

Design matters. It could be easily argued that it's the only thing that matters. Why? Because good design creates good products. Products that people want, nay, need. Good...

What is Sugru? It’s kinda like Playdough but it might change your world [VIDEO]

It looks a bit like Blu-Tac. It looks a bit like Playdough. But Sugru is neither. While it's malleable at first, once left to set...

Building a better cardboard box [VIDEO]

Two engineering students believed that the cardboard boxes currently in use are wasteful, awful to pack and, in many instances, hard to open. So, what...

How an 11 year old inventor found a better way [VIDEO]

It's almost Summer in Australia. And, that means one of two things: either fires or floods. Or, maybe both. Four years ago, my parents lost...

An invisible umbrella raises $100,000 on Kickstarter [VIDEO]

Some airports randomly dislike umbrellas. (I'm looking at your airport screening at Coolangatta, QLD). So, I'm wondering if this new type of umbrella will come...

Sometimes the simplest ideas are pure genius [VIDEO]

It's almost summer. Unless you're in Melbourne, where it has been summer and then about 20 minutes later it's been kind of wintery again. Summer...

Learn how to bring your ideas to reality from a man who relentlessly worked...

Victor Rosenberg first developed an interest in the concept of turning clear glass into energy way back in the 90s when clear glass solar...

If you haven’t failed, you haven’t lived [VIDEO]

Are you having a tough week? Things not going quite to plan? Relax. And, remember that if you haven't failed, you haven't tried. This short little video...

A better way to butter bread; Aussie Kickstarter project goes wild! [VIDEO]

What's an essential part of Vegemite on toast? The butter. Seriously. If you don't eat butter with the 'Mite on toast, what's wrong with you? But,...

It turn out that designing a new saucepan is actually rocket science [VIDEO]

Dr Thomas Povey is a Professor of Engineering at Oxford University. While camping a few years ago, he got frustrated by how long it took...

Why does this bit of Coke advertising have the potential to change the world?...

We've discussed Coke's advertising many times on Anthill. This ad comes from Leo Burnett in Columbia. And, it's more than an ad. I'll say straight up...

There’s way more to ‘the crowd’ than just finding funds and resources: The NeoLucida...

The NeoLucida Project began an idea of two art professors, Pablo Garcia and Golan Levin. They wanted to recreate an antique drawing device to...

What’s next in mobile technology? It’s interesting and kind of scary at the same...

Google has its tentacles in many pies, so to speak. Its advanced technology team has been developing a phone that aims to move beyond the...

Check out what this amazing 15 year old entrepreneur has invented [VIDEO]

This invention has the potential to change lives. It was invented by 15 year old Ann Makosinski. It won her the Google Science Fair award...

It’s been a long time coming. Da Vinci’s helicopter flies [VIDEO]

Leonardo Da Vinci was a genius. In the early 1480s he created a design for a machine that he described as an 'aerial screw'. His...

How to turn invisible. At least from the perspective of a shark [VIDEO]

Firstly, I have enormous respect for sharks. And, I don't mean fear. One of my favourite things to do is scuba dive. So, I have,...

Now you can draw in 3D or, you will be after the latest Kickstarter...

I try to make a regular investment into awesome projects on Kickstarter. This month, the 3Doodler is seriously vying for my cash!

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