Nick Miller

Nick Miller

Nick Miller is Europe correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age

Stephen Hawking launches $135 million search for aliens

Nick Miller Stephen Hawking has launched a new $US100 million ($135 million) ten year search for intelligent life elsewhere in the universe.

Europe's journalism disappearing down Google's court-ordered memory hole

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Nick Miller Across Britain, news stories are disappearing from the internet.


Switching on a glowing idea

596 The Age 2/7/2013  Fusion feature. Story by Nick Miller for weekend features. JET Photo - copyright photographer Monty Rakusen

Nick Miller Scientists are edging closer to re-creating - and controlling - the power of the sun.

Human rights body sounds the alarm on rise of the killer robot

Unmanned British stealth drone

Nick Miller Should robots be allowed to take a human life, without direct supervision or command? Science fiction met reality at the United Nations in Geneva, where this question was debated at a meeting of the...

Real-life killer robots

Nick Miller A list of current 'semi-autonomous' lethal weapons.


Stop killer robots now, UN asks

BAE's Taranis is a prototype unmanned combat aircraft, with a stealthy profile that (with a human operator) can hit targets at long range. Some see it as a precursor to truly autonomous killer robots. Picture: BAE Systems

Nick Miller Should robots be allowed to take a human life, without direct supervision or command? Science fiction met reality at the United Nations in Geneva overnight, where this question was debated at a...

Nick Miller

The internet never forgets


Nick Miller 'Alan' promised the magistrate he would mend his ways but Google will never forget.

France says 'non' to hashtags

GENERIC - ParisFranceAvenue des Champs-ElyseesArc de TriompheTrafficNightStreetCityVacationsEuropeArchPlace of InterestCityscapeRoadMajor RoadUrban SceneTraffic JamTraditionally FrenchAvenueTravelColourArchitectureTravel DestinationsBlurred MotionMonumentHigh StreetTreeInternational LandmarkPlace de l'EtoileRush HourTourismMiddle Of The RoadWar MemorialIle de la CiteCity LifeUrban RoadMemorialWestern EuropeNational LandmarkIle-de-FranceMan Made StructureThoroughfareLocal LandmarkRight BankCentral EuropeClear SkyCity BreakNeo Classical

Nick Miller ''Le news dans mon email ce week-end? C'est cool, yes?''

Born to talk and tweet: why some children are always on the phone

Michael Kelly, 7.

Nick Miller ARE your children spending too much time talking and texting on their mobile phones? According to new research, it's your fault. Or more specifically, the fault of the genes you passed on to them.

Catch Kony campaign loses couch potatoes


Nick Miller LINKING to a video on Facebook is one thing. Getting off the couch is quite another.

Live forever? Computer says yes

Ray Kurzweil

Nick Miller It used to be that you would go into a dark tent where an old woman would gaze into a ball and tell you about the dark handsome stranger in your future.

Students slice into virtual patients

Nick Miller A WORLD-FIRST surgery simulator, invented by the CSIRO and Melbourne University, allows medical students to practice operations with unprecedented realism.

Student researches an X-ray vision

Nick Miller An Australian student is travelling to Harvard University to perfect a 3-D X-ray that uses new graphics processing techniques to make surgery patients "virtually transparent".

$10 chip puts Australia on the fast track


Nick Miller A new, world-first silicon chip developed in Australia is predicted to revolutionise the way household gadgets like televisions, phones and DVD players talk to each other.

Q and A with Linus Torvalds

Nick Miller At last week's gathering in Melbourne, Nick Miller talked to Linux creator Linus Torvalds about his work and ambitions for his operating system.

Torvalds pans Apple with 'utter crap' putdown


Nick Miller Apple's much-touted new operating system is in some ways worse than Windows Vista, says the founder of the Linux open source project, Linus Torvalds.

Video conferencing on steroids


Nick Miller A $600,000 "video conferencing on steroids" set-up at Melbourne University proves its usefulness almost immediately at its launch.