The cost of solar power is plummeting. But, while China leads the world in exporting photovoltaic-technology based on Australian ingenuity, this country is falling further behind, writes Professor Martin Green.
OPINION: The fight against internet censorship will reach a milestone tonight when some of the most popular websites – including Wikipedia – will “go dark” to protest against a pair of controversial acts, writes Professor Srikumar Venugopal.
The narrowest conducting wires in silicon ever made – just four atoms wide and one atom tall – have been shown to have the same electrical current carrying capability of copper, according to a new study published in the journal Science.
OPINION: Something is seriously amiss when the former PM, John Howard, asserts that parents should be concerned about "one-sided science" being taught in our schools, argues Professor Merlin Crossley in the Sydney Morning Herald.
OPINION: The release of Australia’s draft energy white paper outlines a future that is largely dependent on fossil fuels, embraces uranium and expands existing deregulation and privatisation, writes Dr Hugh Outhred.