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The brave new world of firefighting bots

With the rise of robots, the mechanical shuffle of automated colleagues around the workplace may be a not-to-distant future.

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Swipe, tap and touch – what the future of transactions looks like

The days of having a wallet full of ‘pineapples’ and pocket or purse bulging with silver and gold coins are quickly disappearing.

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Intelligent surfaces could change how we interact with a space

This technology could help us save energy, live independently, and pinpoint our whereabouts in times of crisis.

Hell or high water – creating pathways to reduce flood damage

With dangerous waters surging in, levees might not be the best flood control after all.

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The power of data – it’s bigger than we know

With ethical hackers and cryptographers in the mix, it is hard to ignore how integral data has become in our everyday lives.

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The future of business: profit sharing

Big businesses are often guilty of not paying their workers as much as they could. So could profit sharing by big businesses boost morale amongst workers?

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A greener way to build with waste

The recycling crisis has only increased concerns about our environmental impact.

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Digital life or death?

Is a Facebook profile or Instagram post the same as a photograph, item of clothing, book or other object left behind when someone dies?

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Changing tides – the future of work

The world of work is changing, are you ready?

Please don’t post that!

Is it okay for parents to post images of their children online without consent?

The AI dilemma: can we trust robots?

This future is just a hairsbreadth away, and excites and frightens most of us in equal measure.

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What are the ethical implications of consumer spyware for parents?

Consumer spyware can be accessed with the push of a button and could have damaging implications for its victims.

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Virtual reality is even cooler than Black Mirror makes it look

Currently, headsets offer the most realistic experience possible.

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Why you should care about the circular economy.

Hint - it could help us solve our recycling crisis!

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New bomb detectors to improve global safety

The world is set to become a safer place, thanks to breakthrough research.

Engineers remake Aussie icon

This revelation has left builders and architects swooning.

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