Technology Stories

Windows will soon generate electricity, following solar cell breakthrough

A research team led by Professor Jacek Jasieniak from Exciton Science and Monash University has succeeded in producing next-gen perovskite solar cells that generate electricity while allowing light to pass through. They are now investigating how the new technology could be built into commercial products with Viridian Glass, Australia’s largest glass manufacturer.

3D printing face shields to protect against Coronavirus

Researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES), TRICEP [the Translational Research Initiative for Cellular Engineering and Printing, supported by the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) Materials Node, MTPConnect and UOW Makerspace are combining forces to provide local protective gear solutions during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Sydney united to build a Quantum Harbour City

Research collaboration between UNSW and the University of Sydney has overcome a fundamental hurdle to building quantum computers in silicon, opening the way to further develop the machines at scale.