Preventing soil erosion with nuclear know-how

ANSTO is using nuclear science in a bid to understand the causes and rates of soil degradation throughout Asia and the Pacific.

Navigating the future of GPS

Australian and New Zealand know-how is on the cusp of revolutionising geopositioning, which – in the near future – will be able to get accuracy down to 10cm.

Testing zero-energy homes

How do carbon-neutral homes stack up when it comes to liveability and consumer demand?

Revitalising urban slums

Cutting-edge water designs created for developed cities can futureproof vulnerable and degraded environments in developing countries.

The Disruptors

Australia’s productivity is poised on a knife edge as traditional boom areas bust. But four new industries are set to take up the strain.

Shining a light on space debris

Millions of bits of space junk are currently orbiting Earth, ranging in size from mere millimetres through to discarded, school bus-sized parts of multi-stage rockets.

Future tech for a stable climate

We need to do more to develop technology that can remove carbon from the atmosphere, says Eelco Rohling, professor of ocean and climate change at ANU.

BioClay to create healthier food futures

University discovery ‘BioClay’ helps plants protect themselves from pests without the environmental and human health impacts associated with pesticides.

Coastal flooding tool aids communities at risk

The CRCSI has developed a webtool to allow coastal residents in Vanuatu to understand and act on rising sea levels and coastal flooding.

Citizen data monitors coral bleaching

The Australian National Data Service (ANDS) is celebrating the real-world impact of data. Their latest article tells the story of a citizen science project to save coral reefs.

WA women join Antarctic leadership mission

Australian scientists join an international group travelling to Antarctica to raise the voice of women working towards global sustainability.

Honeybee health: a #dataimpact story

ANDS is celebrating the real-world impact of data with their #dataimpact campaign. Their latest article tells how large datasets are improving pollination protection.

Renewable energy is getting cheaper

We always hear that renewable energy is getting cheaper, but what does that really mean?

Great Barrier Reef cleanup

A new report from Alluvium has estimated that cleaning up the Great Barrier Reef will cost $8.2 billion. How does this compare with its value?

Australia’s biosecurity future

Australia calls for leadership and coordination to avoid gaping hole in Australia’s biosecurity.

Portable paper sun sensor

Australian researchers have created an environmentally friendly, paper-based sensor for monitoring sun exposure.

First low carbon finder app

The Blue Mountains Low Carbon Living program has released a website and app to help tourists find low carbon businesses.

Disruptive microgrid clusters

Microgrid clusters are making it easier to go off-grid as neighbours help each other manage peak energy loads.

Real-time irrigation monitoring

CRC CARE has developed new soil monitoring technology to provide farmers with cheaper, more immediate irrigation feedback.

The new carbon industry

The Low Carbon Living CRC drives new efforts to cut residential and commercial carbon emissions.

Nuclear waste solution

ANSTO’s Synroc team is a leader in the global nuclear community for nuclear waste immobilisation and treatment technology.

Ocean acidity devastates corals

Scientists can now directly link declining coral growth with increasing ocean acidity.

Green frontier

Dr Pia Winberg explains how it is possible to improve our gut health by introducing seaweed dietary fibres to the western diet.

Love Hertz

Scientists at JCU have created a cheap and effective audio lure to collect the species of mosquito that carries dengue and yellow fever.