Banana genome

French scientists have sequenced the banana's genome. Banana fan Dan Koeppel on the significance of the discovery.

Parkinson's voice initiative

Max Little, a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, needs your help as he develops a way to diagnose Parkinson's disease using a telephone.

Anton Posternikov and Max Osika are Ukranian students who have designed a pair of gloves that can turn sign language into spoken words. They're the winners of the Imagine Cup, the world's largest student technology competiton that was held in Sydney recently.

Comic Con

Comic Con is an annual gathering for the comics, animation and entertainment industries that attracted 100,000 Hollywood executives and pop culture fans to San Diego earlier this week. Rory Carroll was there too.

No more QWERTY?!

John Lambie is an Australian inventor who's declared war on the QWERTY keyboard.

Larry Smarr

Larry Smarr's collecting information on everything from how well he sleeps to the state of his stools all in the quest for a healthier life.

Birds: fantail

We go bush with bird man Hugh Robertson on the hunt for the piwakawaka or fantail.

Wearable computers and Nexus 7

Charles Arthur beams in with the latest tech news. This week, wearable computers and Charles has had a play with Google's new Nexus 7 tablet.