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Infographic: Smart construction paves the way to safety

06 Sep 2018 2 minutes

See-through wood, self-healing concrete and glowing cement are just some of the emerging smart construction materials. While often novel and aesthetically pleasing, smart materials are also making structures significantly safer.

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Future perfect: How Thailand, Melbourne and Singapore are creating the cities of tomorrow

Shaun Ryan 24 Jul 2018 7 minutes

More than just technology, smart cities need intelligent strategy, led by governments, with a focus on outcomes that allow their citizens to thrive. Here are three examples of how embracing innovation and imagination can pave the way to the future.

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How asteroid prospecting could advance Space 2.0

Dan Hodgson 14 Jun 2018 7 minutes

For space exploration to truly advance the human race, the mining of celestial bodies must unlock the limitless resources beyond Earth. With its satellite and research capabilities, Australia is in a strong position to help push the industry forward.

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Three (more) industries being transformed by IoT

Nick Spooner 21 May 2018 9 minutes

As IoT continues to transform industries at an astonishing pace, PwC partner Nick Spooner looks at the opportunities and challenges facing the mining and resources, real estate and healthcare sectors.

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Infographic: Are smart cities really smart?

08 Mar 2018 2 minutes

Can existing cities ever be smart or will they just be meccas for tech giants selling digital trinkets? We examine what it means for a city to be smart beyond a layer of technology.

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Electric ambiguity: Renewable energy innovation and the fate of an industry

Mark Coughlin 10 Oct 2017 10 minutes

Advances in electricity storage and peer-to-peer sharing are set to transform the energy sector. Mark Coughlin looks at the history of electricity and embraces an uncertain but ultimately bright future.

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Stop stalling – use data to accelerate big decisions

John Studley 21 Sep 2016 8 minutes

Breakthroughs in data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence mean business decisions can be made more quickly. Compared to their global counterparts, however, Australian organisations are slow to catch on.

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Power play: Three future scenarios for the electricity industry

Mark Coughlin 24 Aug 2016 8 minutes

Imagine a world where cars use more electricity than factories, your thermostat bargains for lower power prices and flicking a switch generates data as well as light. Ludicrous? Or a possible post-disruption future for the utilities industry?

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Think gas and electricity are your major assets? Wrong. It’s data.

Mark Coughlin 18 May 2016 11 minutes

Whether they know it or not, utilities companies are in the data business, writes Mark Coughlin. The sooner they leverage new opportunities and technologies, the better they can avoid disruption.

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