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According to a report in the New York Times, Swedish entrepreneur Anders Wilhelmson has developed and tested a biodegradable plastic bag that acts as a single-use toilet for urban slums in the developing world. The Peepoo can be buried after use, where a layer of urea crystals kills off pathogens that produce disease and converts the waste into fertilizer.
Just in case you were ever wondering how insignificant you (and the entire planet earth) really are, this mind boggling digital recreation of the 'The Known Universe' will take you from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and into the inky black of space, all the way to the afterglow of the Big Bang.
Just prior to Christmas, Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, announced that Monash V1sion had been awarded grant assistance from the Australian Research Council to develop the Bionic Eye.
The Rudd Government yesterday awarded total funding of over $394 million for 1,145 Australian research projects.
This funny (and strangely catchy) mashup of television footage from Carl Sagan's Cosmos and Stephen Hawking's Universe series (with the aid of some masterfully applied Auto-Tune singing technology) was created as a musical tribute to honour the two great men of science. It also begs the question, 'Why can't science be cool?' (Or so uncool that it becomes cool... like Sagan's skivvy.)
Great news for Australian science with Tasmanian-born molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn yesterday being awarded a Nobel Prize in Medicine.
An experiment that created diamonds from Tequila, research proving that named cows produce more milk and analysis into why pregnant women don't fall over. Yes, it's that time of year again for the significantly insignificant 'ig nobel' wards.
Are you sick of waiting for the future to deliver on its promises? We let the boffins get away with announcing stuff, taking our money and then hiding. Our generation X and Y attention spans mean we forget to hold them accountable. Oh look over there, something shiny...
The American writer Dorye Roettger observed in 1932 (a tough time for optimists), "There are no problems - only opportunities." This spirit animates the many brilliant, committed people who haven't let doom and gloom stop them from innovating. The TED conference is where the best and brightest share the fruits of their dreams and labours.
It's often said that entrepreneurs see the world differently. It has been observed that entrepreneurs have a higher tolerance for risk. They are also...
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