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Are time travel, invisibility, telepathy, and suspended animation ultimately possible? Will climate change, ageing, waste, and biodiversity loss be oh so 21st century?

In this series our Possible Impossibles writers speculate on discoveries and technologies that might just become possible through future scientific advancement rather than remain the purview of science fiction.


The Call to Unlock Nature’s Secrets

Written by Shania Prijaya

Bird calls are often used to assess the health of an ecosystem. This prompted the ‘Communities Listening for Nature’ project, which aims to use new acoustic monitoring technologies to answer ecological questions.   Read Story


To Leave a Trace

Written by Yuxuan Sha

In the 2100s, the world is saturated with science and technology. Artificial intelligence can be found everywhere. Plants are the only natural scenery remaining.   Read Story


New insulin treatments an easy pill to swallow

Written by Qingyang Li

Promisingly, new insulin delivery technologies are on the horizon and set to significantly reduce the suffering of type 1 diabetes patients.   Read Story


The look of the future: custom-made organ-chips

Written by Sophia Giarrusso

‘Organs-on-a-chip’ – otherwise known as organ-chips – are not hypothetical concepts of a sci-fi future (and they’re also not organs on french-fries). They are being developed right now in laboratories around the world.    Read Story


Detection Dogs

Written by Catriona Nguyen-Robertson

From Border Collie bodyguards to puppies on patrol, dogs are helping Zoos Victoria protect some of our most threatened species.   Read Story


The Age Old Question

Written by Morgan Beale

Do you want to live forever? It’s not a new question. So what has changed, to make the oldest impossible in the book seem like it could be possible after all?   Read Story


The Teleporters’ Tea Party

Written by Dr Renee Beale and Morgan Beale

Much easier to catch up with One’s circle when One can teleport in for a visit! In this fictional story meet five guests as they teleport into a tea party, and perhaps learn a little about this possible impossible.   Read Story

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