New healthcare app helps claim private insurance benefit online

The National Australia Bank and tech start-up Medipass have launched a health app that enables consumers to locate a practitioner, obtain a quote, pay for consultation and claim private health insurance benefits.

Iridium set for 4th launch of NEXT satellite

US-based satellite company Iridium is set to launch its fourth NEXT satellite on 22 December from the SpaceX site at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

ARENA to put $18 million into Qld project

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency is contributing $18 million towards funding for the $160 million Kennedy Park wind, solar and battery project in North Queensland.

NEC Artificial Intelligence to be used in Aussie medical research

The Australian arm of ICT services giant NEC has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Telethon Kids Institute for child health research to explore opportunities to apply NEC’s artificial intelligence technologies in medical research.

Australia, US sign up to new space exploration treaty

The Australian Government has signed a treaty with the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration, reaffirming an ongoing commitment by both countries to collaborate on space exploration.

Solar panels, battery storage facilitates ‘off-grid’ lifestyle in rural Victoria

A Victorian couple claims it is now powering its rural cottage entirely off-grid, using renewable energy after upgrading its solar panels and storage battery from battery company Redflow.

Aussie Robotics researchers say their work is ‘revolutionising’ the health sector

The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision is undertaking robotic research aimed at developing new applications and technologies it says will revolutionise the health sector.

UK’s Tempus Energy partners with Origin in SA power-demand trial

UK-headquartered energy company Tempus Energy is partnering with power provider Origin Energy to pilot a “flexible energy” demand solution in South Australia.

SA Government goes after space business with S. Korea, Japan agencies

The South Australian Government and the state’s space and defence leaders are set to meet the heads of the South Korean and Japan space agencies following the federal government’s announcement it will establish a national space agency.

Researchers benefit from CSIRO investment in one of world’s ‘most sophisticated’ satellites

The CSIRO says it has secured access to one of the world's most sophisticated high-performance satellites, giving Australian scientists direct control over which data the satellite collects over the region, and putting the national science agency at the forefront of Australia's civilian space science sector.

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