Vienna's Technical University has developed a mobile robot with the ability to detect significant changes in its surroundings, and report them. It's trialling the technology in a hospital for the elderly.
Austrian law enforcement authorities, with the support of Europol, have identified 11 potential victims of human trafficking and reported ten people for illegal prostitution in Carinthia.
The head of the reformist Catholic platform Wir sind Kirche (We are Church) has criticised the Catholic Church's "double standards" after she was excommunicated for holding private masses at home.
The popular TripAdvisor website polled 54,000 of its readers, to find the best of the best destinations. Vienna was voted first place for ease of getting around in the city, and did well in several other categories.
Can you talk to the animals? Would you like to help scientists in Austria who are working on animal communication? The University of Veterinary Medicine (UVM) in Vienna may have a job for you.
The US National Security Agency (NSA) has reportedly bugged the Vienna-based OSCE (Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe), according to Germany's Spiegel magazine.
The number of reports of people accessing child pornography and other illegal content via the internet increased dramatically in Austria in 2013, according to the Stopline internet authority.
Whilst many churches around the world are struggling financially, the archbishop of Salzburg seems to have a tight operation in place, earning a €68,000 profit on revenues of €48.7 million.
Justice Minister Wolfgang Brandstetter has suspended three prison officers from Krems-Stein prison after an investigation revealed that an elderly mentally ill prisoner had been practically forgotten in his cell, and left "to rot".