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Drones the next tool of choice for terrorists

  A panel of global experts met in Melbourne last week at a three day counter terrorism forum to discuss the next steps in countering future terrorist attacks and staying a step ahead of terrorist activities. Continue reading

Turning the dream of a flying car into reality

A flying car is in the works and we can’t believe it has actually taken this long to design... After all, the Jetsons had it all worked out back in the 1960s. Continue reading

Making water out of thin air – it sounds like magic, but it’s just great tech

This is mind-blowing, transformative stuff. It is revolutionary and could change the world, and it’s not every day you can make a statement like that about an innovation. Continue reading

Marking World Toilet Day

Yes, this is for real. November 19 is actually a day to mark the toilet. But through your giggles, you should be aware that billions of people actually don’t have one and many millions practice open defecation, causing our environment to become an open sewer and leading to human illness. Continue reading

Trolley Man – an Aussie hero

He may be homeless and have a long history of drug abuse and revolving door relationship with prison for over two decades, but last Friday saw Michael Rogers emerge a hero on the streets of Melbourne. Continue reading

US Navy plane shocked by high-speed “unsafe intercept” with Russian fighter jet

A Russian Su-27 Flanker fighter jet came perilously close to an American intelligence gathering aircraft, the US Navy reported this week. The Russian jet made a high-speed pass near the U.S. EP-3 Aries II aircraft, at one point turning on its afterburners and placing the American air crew at risk, Popular Mechanics and ABC News have reported. Continue reading

HIV cure? Researchers announce scientific breakthrough giving hope

The HIV pandemic has killed some 35 million people worldwide since it first burst on to the scene back in the early 1980s. Great headway has been made into curtailing the spread of the infection with the advancement of retrovirals, allowing many to live longer and healthier lives, but no cure has yet been found. However, a team of medical researchers are brimming with hope that they are on the very verge of developing a cure for HIV, after an initial human clinical trial delivered astounding results. Continue reading

Edgy drone technology assists in natural disaster recovery

It was a destructive 10 days across Florida and three other US states when Hurricane Michael unleashed its fury, killing 36 people and causing widespread chaos. Continue reading

Gigantic space plane the Stratolaunch nears first flight

The world’s biggest aeroplane, the Stratolaunch, successfully reached 90 mph (145 km/h) during its latest stage of runway testing.   Continue reading

Travelling to the Sun: Here’s Why The Parker Solar Probe Won’t Melt

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is travelling closer to the Sun, deeper into the solar atmosphere, than any mission before it. But the question remains, how can this metal come so close to the sun, and survive? After everything we have learnt, why won’t it melt? Continue reading