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Blockchain benefits: using cryptocurrencies for social good

Blockchain and cryptocurrencies are being used to create social change and inspire better futures.

Research doesn’t begin and end in a laboratory

The Lowitja health institution is working towards providing health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Taming toxic pollution

Growing concerns over ground contamination has prompted CRC CARE to engage in research on how to effectively clear sites of toxic pollutants.

Waking up to a big problem

Sleep disorders, such as insomnia and sleep apnoea, are often under diagnosed but the Alertness CRC is finding new ways to recognise and treat them.

Nano-science device produces ‘clean’ super-strength carbons

Enabling the production of materials such as graphene and sliced carbon nanotubes, with the bonus of not needing to use harsh or toxic chemicals in the manufacturing process.

From petri dish to market place

CRC’s around Australia are delivering real results on the ground.


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Invest in qualified teachers for STEM education

Science & Technology Australia welcomes the Government’s call to support qualified teachers and improve Australian secondary students’ STEM education.

CSIRO Energise app to map Australian energy usage

A CSIRO app will survey Australians about their energy use in order to gain a better understanding of the way we consume, generate and interact with energy.

Game on – assistive tech for Parkinson’s disease

Research trials begin for assistive technology to improve Parkinson’s health outcomes.

Nano-science device produces ‘clean’ super-strength carbons

Enabling the production of materials such as graphene and sliced carbon nanotubes, with the bonus of not needing to use harsh or toxic chemicals in the manufacturing process.

Commercialising quantum computing technology

Archer in negotiations to commercialise ground-breaking quantum computing technology

Knowhow magazine 2018 – out now!

In this jam-packed issue of KnowHow, the magazine where science meets business, we look at how research is contributing to all aspects of your daily life, plus much more. This is your go-to CRC magazine to stay up-to-date with the nexus of business and research.


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Following the success of QUT’s COTSbot, the Great Barrier Reef Foundation has secured funding through the Google Impact Challenge to create an autonomous robot called the RangerBot Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. While contributing to the management of COTS, the RangerBot will also allow scientists to monitor, map and study coral over timeframes not possible for human divers.

Find out more about the RangerBot here.

  • Robots hunt down crown-of-thorns
    QUT's COTSbot is the world's first robot to control the crown-of-thorns starfish, a coral killer that has destroyed vast stretches of the Great Barrier Reef.
  • “Healthcare is not a system”
    Paul Nicolarakis, CEO of the CRC spin-off Lorica Health, explains their business model in a five minute pitch made at the 2016 Tech23 event.
  • FDA approves Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug
    The FDA has approved of an innovative new treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The drug was developed by researchers from Murdoch University.