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Australia's robotic bricklayer has just finished its first house - in under three days

Australia's robotic bricklayer has just finished its first house - in under three days

The one-armed robot can lay up to 1,000 bricks an hour - about the output of two human bricklayers for a day.

  • by Chris Pash

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Delivery drones, driverless cars: Push to make Mitchell a tech hub
ACT government

Delivery drones, driverless cars: Push to make Mitchell a tech hub

A number of local businesses have already expressed interested in having their products delivered by Wing's drones.

  • by Dan Jervis-Bardy
Drone delivery service to fly to Canberra's northern suburbs
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ACT government

Drone delivery service to fly to Canberra's northern suburbs

The company plans to offer deliveries in Gunghalin, Palmerston, Harrison, Crace and Franklin, with a long-term goal of flying to other parts of the territory.

  • by Dan Jervis-Bardy
How Bill Gates aims to save $300b by reinventing the toilet
Bill Gates

How Bill Gates aims to save $300b by reinventing the toilet

Bill Gates thinks toilets are a serious business. "I never imagined that I'd know so much about poop," the billionaire philanthropist says.

'Disturbingly long': Elon Musk shares video of underground LA tunnel
Elon Musk

'Disturbingly long': Elon Musk shares video of underground LA tunnel

It seems to go on forever, snaking beneath suburban Los Angeles, like an underground waterslide.

  • by Peter Holley
Canberra Liberals call for parliamentary inquiry into drone deliveries
ACT government

Canberra Liberals call for parliamentary inquiry into drone deliveries

The proposed inquiry would look at the potential positive and negative effects of household drone delivery services in the ACT.

  • by Dan Jervis-Bardy
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Federal MP inundated with complaints about ACT drone delivery trial
Gai Brodtmann

Federal MP inundated with complaints about ACT drone delivery trial

Canberra MP Gai Brodtmann said she had been inundated with negative feedback and has called for an independent review.

  • by Dan Jervis-Bardy
'Dark horse in the race': The couple that makes water out of thin air takes out $2.1m prize
Entrepreneur

'Dark horse in the race': The couple that makes water out of thin air takes out $2.1m prize

It started when David put a little contraption on the roof of his office and began cranking out free bottles of H2O for anyone who wanted one.

High-powered station to charge Canberra's electric cars
Cars

High-powered station to charge Canberra's electric cars

The chargers are capable of powering an electric car in 30 minutes.

  • by Dan Jervis-Bardy
Genetically modified plants escape regulation under new proposals
State Parliament

Genetically modified plants escape regulation under new proposals

New GM techniques that have made non-browning white button mushrooms a reality would no longer be regulated, under proposals by the regulator.

  • by Esther Han
'Mum, I can't reach!': Canberra invention could save parents' sanity
Canberra

'Mum, I can't reach!': Canberra invention could save parents' sanity

Consider this: we train our children to use the toilet on their own, only to have to turn the bathroom light on for them.

  • by Bree Winchester