7 Dec 2016

Nanotechnology is a broad term used in science to describe anything that is less than 100 nanometers in size. A nanometer is one-billionth of a meter. Nanotechnology is being used in all areas of science, including medicine. Some of the ways in which tiny, molecular...

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13 Oct 2016

Welcome to Techtopia, our segment on the technologies set to disrupt our future and the sometimes unexpected questions we may need to ask about them.

Today, perhaps our most challenging topic yet: brain chips and other neurotechnologies that offer the possibility not only of...


7 Dec 2012

Outlining a bold vision for a nanotechnology enabled Australian Economy; the research strategy highlights a range of existing and emerging nanotechnology applications. The strategy includes eight key recommendations for strategic investment and coordination considered essential for supporting Australian nanotechnology research and effective translation of that...


3 Jan 2012

The Swinburne National Technology and Society Monitor provides an annual ‘snapshot’ of public perceptions of technological change. The Monitor is based on a national survey of 1000 Australian adults aged 18 to 94.

The main findings of the 2011 Monitor are:

1. In...


9 Oct 2007

Nanotechnology has the potential to transform the way we live and work. It is an enabling technology that will drive significant medical, environmental, social, economic and technological developments.

In March and April 2007, Sydney based company Market Attitude Research Services (MARS) undertook a telephone...


28 Feb 2007

Nanotechnologists have developed industrial processes that exploit the ability to work with materials at the molecular and supramolecular levels. They have unique physical and chemical properties, and are promising to drive the next industrial revolution, with an ostensibly limitless range of applications, from biomedical imaging,...



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