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Meet the Aussie building a flying motorcycle powered by jet engines

Meet the Aussie building a flying motorcycle powered by jet engines

They have been a staple of science fiction films for decades. Now David Mayman says his company is taking orders for a real life flying motorcycle.

  • by Peter Holley

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Aussie miners have started looking at gum leaves to find gold
Gold

Aussie miners have started looking at gum leaves to find gold

Miners are taking a deeper look at the 80 per cent of the country that lies "under cover", using new techniques to detect metal traces in sand, trees and groundwater.

  • by Melanie Burton
At $17.5m, this is the most expensive new car in history
Innovation

At $17.5m, this is the most expensive new car in history

It wouldn't look out of place as Star Wars villain Darth Vader's preferred mode of transport.

  • by Christoph Rauwald
Lost in transfusion: The rise and fall of the startup that wants to slow aging by injecting 'young blood'
Innovation

Lost in transfusion: The rise and fall of the startup that wants to slow aging by injecting 'young blood'

In 2016, a tiny startup announced an experiment that seemed equal parts medieval sorcery and science fiction.

  • by Olivia Carville
Why the next Apple will be a food company
Opinion
Opinion

Why the next Apple will be a food company

Food producers are set to be forced to step up to the plate on climate change - and there are fortunes to be made.

  • by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
'Your coffee won't even slide': The high-speed trains being tested in the desert
Richard Branson

'Your coffee won't even slide': The high-speed trains being tested in the desert

In the Las Vegas desert, a mass transit system of the future is being put through its paces.

  • by Eric Taub
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These 10 child entrepreneurs are making big money

These 10 child entrepreneurs are making big money

Running around with not in a care in the world? For these ten kids, their childhood has been very different.

  • by Gabbi Shaw
The AI that can write a fake news story after being given just a few words
Media & marketing

The AI that can write a fake news story after being given just a few words

A company co-founded by Elon Musk has produced a piece of software that can produce authentic-looking fake news articles after being given just a few pieces of information.

  • by Jeremy Kahn
'People are interested in what we are saying': The strange experience of being Australia's first tech billionaires
Atlassian

'People are interested in what we are saying': The strange experience of being Australia's first tech billionaires

Just like a lot of Australian neighbours, they have a hole in the fence so their kids can play. They just happen to be some of the most powerful figures in the country - and their influence is growing.

  • by Nellie Bowles
How a 27-year-old CEO built a $1 billion fashion startup
Innovation

How a 27-year-old CEO built a $1 billion fashion startup

Ankiti Bose's life changed when she chatted with a neighbour at a house party.

  • by Yoolim Lee
Google bets billions on future beyond advertising
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Google

Google bets billions on future beyond advertising

Waymo driverless cars and other schemes are burning cash, but the web giant can afford it.

  • by Margi Murphy