Open your mind

Technology is helping us cross cultural barriers, scale vast distances, and develop collaborative workspaces.

Uncertainty the core of policy design

Professor Warwick McKibben notes the importance of flexibility and uncertainty in approaching future challenges.

Designing the future

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.

Virtual dentistry for remote Australia

Trials of remote dental exams have shown that virtual dental consultations could improve oral health in remote communities.

Alzheimer’s Disease drug discovery gives hope

Australian and Chinese scientists join forces on new Alzheimer’s drug based on stroke treatment.

IP fund boosts commercialisation

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.

JCU develops new standard for life jackets

James Cook University researchers are developing standards for new low buoyancy lifejackets to be used by Australian surf lifesavers. 

Happy gaming

CRC Researcher Daniel Johnson is part of a team investigating the positive effects for gaming on wellbeing, writes Neha Karl.

Data discoveries

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.

Using algorithms to capture risk

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.

The data deluge

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.

The spirit within

Fairer regulation and better access to finance and equity will give entrepreneurs plenty of encouragement, says Tony Peacock.

Targeting kids’ cancer, gene by gene

Cancer researchers in Australia are using a revolutionary ‘personalised medicine’ approach to identify effective individualised treatment options for children.

iSee: Education’s future

Australian developers have begun to commercialise affordable new software that could revolutionise online education – as well as our interactions on the internet.

Healthier stock for dairy farmers

PhD candidate Jane Kelley’s research could be a breakthrough for the dairy industry.

Leading sustainable design

Dr Briony Rogers makes urban water systems more sustainable and resilient to the impacts of climate change.

Pipeline design for a safer future

The Energy Pipelines CRC is working to prevent a pipeline disaster ever occurring in Australia, Clare Pain reports.

Fresh opportunities

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 wider view

The 3% of Australians living in remote regions face significant health and social challenges. Two CRCs are finding solutions, writes Fran Molloy.