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  • Collision avoidance technology

    13 Feb 2018
    BY DR CLIVE FRASERAs we anxiously enter the age of driverless vehicles I’m aghast to see how many driverless cars already seem to be on Australian roads.When I’m travelling I...

  • Not your average movie set

    13 Feb 2018
    BY CHRIS JOHNSONI must confess. I saw all three Lord of the Rings movies but still haven’t seen one of the subsequent Hobbit trilogy of films.That didn’t stop me from suggesting...

  • Book Review

    15 Feb 2018
    GastrophysicsThe New Science of Eatingby Professor Charles Spence REVIEWED BY SIMON TATZIf you have ever bought take-away coffee in a disposable cup and found it does not...

  • “We are not growing tomatoes”

    14 Mar 2018
    BY DR MICHAEL RYANA couple of hours north of Melbourne is the picturesque wine geographé of The Pyrenees. Named by surveyor Thomas Mitchell, it reminded him of the Pyrenees region...


    14 Mar 2018
    BY DR CLIVE FRASERDuring World War II under-utilised Canadian automotive factories produced 815,729 military vehicles for the Allied war effort.Half a million of these vehicles...

  • A book to help you feel exceptionally well

    14 Mar 2018
    BOOK REVIEWLonely Planet’s The Place to BePublished by Lonely PlanetHardback $39.99Reviewed by Chris JohnsonLonely Planet has recently embarked on a project to launch a...

  • When I’m sixty-four…1953 Austin A40

    07 Dec 2017
    BY DR CLIVE FRASERIn 1958 Sir Paul McCartney was 16 years old when he wrote a song about ageing and relationships.It had the title, When I’m Sixty-four.The song was eventually...

  • McHenry Hohnen wines, single minded

    07 Dec 2017
    BY DR MICHAEL RYANSuccess breeds success. The McHenry Hohnen label, formed in 2004, is a cornucopia of success. The founders David Hohnen and Murray McHenry are Western Australian...

  • Healthy adventure beyond the backyard

    13 Nov 2017
    REVIEWED BY CHRIS JOHNSONIf outdoor adventure is what keeps your mind, body and soul healthy, then there is no shortage of places to go and activities to attempt across this huge...

  • Everything old is new again

    14 Nov 2017
    BY DR CLIVE FRASER 1959 Dodge CoronetAnyone in the market for a new car these days would expect air conditioning, power windows and cruise control.Electric seats and an auto-...