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AUSSIE INNOVATION: FARMING BY SATELLITE, DRONE & PHONE
Farming has been a vital part of the Australian story for more than 200 years, but some amazing smart home-grown technology applications are delivering rapid and exciting new changes to the agriculture industry.
POW! MOVE OVER BATMAN – BAT BOT READY TO SAVE THE DAY
Bats possess unrivalled agility and manoeuvrability in the air and, stealing a cue from nature, scientists have developed an extraordinary flying ‘Bat Bot’ that may soon be saving lives in disaster zones.
CONTROLLING THE WORLD - WITH YOUR EYES
New advances in eye-tracking technology mean that controlling computers and smartphones with our eyes could become as routine as tapping a touchscreen is today.
HOW AUSTRALIA’S MEGA TELESCOPE COULD RE-WRITE THE BOOK
It is one of the most audacious telescopes ever devised – has been almost 30 years in the making – and it looks nothing like the traditional ‘dish’. In fact, it is a collection of 130,000 tree-like antennae sitting on a flat, red mulga plain in outback Western Australia. And it might very soon re-write the book of scientific knowledge.
WHAT TURNED OUR OCEANS FROM FRESH TO SALTY?
Given the vastness of our oceans it’s a mindboggling concept, but nearly all of them used to be made of fresh water. Now, it’s estimated there’s enough salt in our oceans to cover existing land surfaces with a layer 40 stories high. So what has happened?
ARE ANIMALS SMARTER THAN YOU THINK?
The notion that animals are intelligent and capable of emotions is controversial to some, while the concept that not just domesticated pets, but wildlife, can be our friends - to help, heal and inspire - pushes the boundaries even further for others. A new book draws on decades of real-life testimony, to challenge our beliefs of the connections between Man and animals.