The first female and first Australian principal investigator on a mission to Mars says Australia should embrace the opportunity to inspire - and retain - the next generation of home-grown scientists, engineers and technologists by joining the space exploration game.

Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and about 1,000 robotics experts have signed a letter to ensure that in the future of warfare- human fingers are on the trigger.

Software company Global Health Limited (GHL) is suing the South Australian Government for continuing to use the CHIRON patient management program without a valid licence.

Chinese tech firm Huawei has come a long way in the last few years – moving from a ban in Australia on national security grounds to become an educator and benefactor of Government contracts.

Media reports suggest that the personal medical records of asylum seekers have been handed over to Australia’s immigration department for “political purposes”.

One expert says there is a goldmine of data at many major that could be used to enhance a range of outcomes.

The president and former president of tech firm Toshiba have resigned over a $US1.2 billion accounting scandal.

Physicist Stephen Hawking has helped launch the most in-depth search for intelligent life in outer space ever undertaken; a quest with a distinctly Australian angle.

An Australian man has smashed his international drone racing competition to take home $15,000 in prizes.

The WA Government could appoint a new taxi industry regulator to oversee services including Uber, but has warned that plated taxi drivers may struggle to fight innovation.

Federal Attorney-General George Brandis has rubbished concerns raised by telecommunications companies about new national security proposals.

A new hub will put futuristic manufacturing technologies in young Australian hands.

A new research project has seen scientists wirelessly determine the path a mouse walks with a press of a button.

Any traditional bank trying to call itself a ‘digital bank’ is talking rubbish, according to ANZ chief technology officer Patrick Maes.

A forum in Darwin has heard of an idea that could greatly boost education outcomes for kids in the bush.

Harvard engineers have unveiled their latest creation - a 3D-printed robot that is soft, rigid and explosive.

An odd looking but very useful Australian invention is touring the world.

The University of the Sunshine Coast will spend almost $1 million on research for safer working and driving practices.

iiNet broadband customers in New South Wales were hit with long service interruptions on the weekend, as the provider was smashed by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.

GovHack has returned for 2015, with the competition bringing 1,800 people together to innovate, collaborate and apply their creative skills to open government data.

The ACT Government is expanding its quest to upgrade the territory’s tech credentials, hiring a top New Zealand public sector CIO.

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