Focus issue 199 December 2016
Nothing is impossible - we can make anything happen if we use our best minds
In this issue:
By Craig Simmons
Water must be central to governments’ environmental and energy agendas: water needs a seat at decision-making tables. It is, after all, the one thing we can’t live without.
By Denis Goldsworthy
Financial margins will always be low and the increasing requirements of regulators and communities mean significant innovation is a must.
By Ben Eggleton
A multi-trillion-dollar industry – and we’re right in the middle of it.
By Gordon Wallace and Stephen Beirne
The colocation of fabrication tools under the same roof as materials science and engineering research has changed how we think about making things.
By Tanya Monro
In many of the fundamental disciplines – from physics and astronomy through to the creative arts – Australia’s researchers are well above world standard.
By Beth Woods
Feeding a global population of nine billion people by 2050 will drive demand for more efficient technology in our livestock and agricultural industries.
Also in this issue:
Enhancing Australia's prosperity through technology and innovation