Using freely available data, such as news reports and food prices, to map potential global trouble spots is one of four counterterrorism research projects established by the Data to Decisions CRC.
Technology is helping us cross cultural barriers, scale vast distances, and develop collaborative workspaces.
Professor Warwick McKibben notes the importance of flexibility and uncertainty in approaching future challenges.
Two researchers from Flinders University have a vision to make the world a better place, and are using STEM smarts and industry collaboration to make it a reality.
Trials of remote dental exams have shown that virtual dental consultations could improve oral health in remote communities.
Australian and Chinese scientists join forces on new Alzheimer’s drug based on stroke treatment.
A program to fund the protection of intellectual property at universities has almost doubled the filing of provisional patents in the past three years, says Sarah Keenihan.
James Cook University researchers are developing standards for new low buoyancy lifejackets to be used by Australian surf lifesavers.
CRC Researcher Daniel Johnson is part of a team investigating the positive effects for gaming on wellbeing, writes Neha Karl.
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) researchers are combining big data throughput with high-resolution nuclear science techniques to tackle broad environmental issues, reports Clare Pain.
More than 500 million tweets go out daily, forming just part of the massive data stream from social media that mental health researchers are tapping into, Fran Molloy reports.
Transforming the way we analyse and process data has repercussions for disaster management, defence and security, and raises issues with privacy and ownership, says Rosslyn Beeby.
Fairer regulation and better access to finance and equity will give entrepreneurs plenty of encouragement, says Tony Peacock.
Cancer researchers in Australia are using a revolutionary ‘personalised medicine’ approach to identify effective individualised treatment options for children.
Australian developers have begun to commercialise affordable new software that could revolutionise online education – as well as our interactions on the internet.
PhD candidate Jane Kelley’s research could be a breakthrough for the dairy industry.
Dr Briony Rogers makes urban water systems more sustainable and resilient to the impacts of climate change.
The Energy Pipelines CRC is working to prevent a pipeline disaster ever occurring in Australia, Clare Pain reports.
The Low Carbon Living CRC’s ambitious goal is to drive Australia’s carbon emissions down by 10 megatonnes by 2020. Gemma Chilton reports.
The 3% of Australians living in remote regions face significant health and social challenges. Two CRCs are finding solutions, writes Fran Molloy.