Science and technology

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The unexpected history of a radical technology
By Margaret Wertheim
Australia’s chief scientist talks energy alternatives and trying to elevate the narrative
By Anna Krien
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Adam Greenfield’s ‘Radical Technologies’ is an essential guide to the tech revolution
By Scott Ludlam
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How transformative has the computer age really been?
By James Boyce
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What does automation mean for the future of jobs?
By Andrew Charlton and Jim Chalmers
Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex keeps an eye on the stars
By Andrew P Street
Social media is blurring the line between opinion and advertising
By Helen Sullivan
Meet Australia’s creatures of the deep
By Nicole Gill
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Do smart devices in classrooms help kids learn?
By Russell Marks
STEM is the future, and women need to be part of it
By Margaret Wertheim
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Australia’s solar champions face an uncertain future
By Ceridwen Dovey
Wikiclub NT is raising the Northern Territory’s profile on Wikipedia
By Oscar Schwartz
Melbourne Museum’s Thomas Rich has devoted more than 30 years to Australia’s polar dinosaurs
By Chloe Hooper
Just how innovative is the Turnbull government’s innovation package?
By Nick Feik
A conversation with Julian Assange
By John Keane
The mysteries of the microbiome
By Jo Chandler
Practising medicine away from the big cities
By Karen Hitchcock