10 best start-up ideas of 2011

12:01PM | Thursday, 22 December 2011 |  The ‘Eureka’ moment was alive and well in 2011, with plenty of weird and wonderful business ideas, from “man candles” and electronic flower pots to a bus shelter being turned into a giant oven in the name of advertising. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.

Irrigation system turns on the waterworks

11:24PM | Monday, 21 November 2011 |  Airdrop is an irrigation system that can pull liquid moisture out of dry desert air, designed as a low-cost, self-powered solution to growing crops in arid regions.

Former Swinburne student wins 2011 James Dyson Award

11:36PM | Thursday, 10 November 2011 |  Swinburne University graduate Edward Linacre is the winner of this year’s James Dyson Award, receiving $14,000 for an irrigation system that pulls liquid moisture straight out of dry desert air.