Science snippets

A short video about the electromagnetic spectrum from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research in Perth, Western Australia.

Two microbes hold key to superior feed crops

Scientists have identified two microbes that build bigger and more resilient feed crops.

Driverless car trials in South Australia

The first on-road driverless car trials in Southern Hemisphere are to be held in South Australia.

Innovations in grape growing technology apply across the industry

‘Vinnovation’ competition pushes grape growers to (v)innovate for the benefit of farmers state-wide.

Shark detection

How exploiting sharks’ sense of hearing can protect people at beaches from a shark attack.

Dragonfly eyes inspire machine vision

A dragonfly’s eyes and brain are the inspiration for a new machine vision system.

Exploring carbon capture and storage futures

The CRC for Greenhouse Gas Technologies explores the viability of CCS methods to control emissions.

Armour forged through collaboration

The next big thing in body armour comes from the DMTC.

Help to combat pest animals is only a click away

The Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre have a new online pest animal toolkit.

Taking medical device from design to life saver

A newly developed device will ensure paramedic staff are prepared when they need to perform risky rare procedures.

Tracing security issues to the source

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.

A field guide to frogs can now fit in your pocket

JCU researchers develop an app that catalogues the hundreds of frog species in Australia.

Open your mind

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

Australia leads in manufacturing innovation

Australia’s leading innovation in engineering and manufacturing is a national asset.

The need for risk

Commercialising research takes years of work and risk-taking, Margaret Gardner explains.

Medicine by design

The future of health will focus on the individual, and benefit from more integration between the patient, clinician and researcher.

Farmers wired up

Research led by James Cook University scientists in collaboration with CSIRO and QUT has come up with a rugged and affordable computer network that could be a boon for cattle farmers.

Eyes on the ground

Automation and advanced technologies hold the key to a more productive, biodiverse and safe Australian landscape, Jude Dineley reports.

Cell manufacturing links research and industry

Australia’s first cell therapy manufacturing centre is bridging the gap between cell research in the lab and its availability in the market.

3D body scanning helps build fighting force of the future

Researchers at the University of South Australia will take body measurements of Navy personnel using 3D scanning technology.

Cooking with gas

In 2011, the Labor Government’s Draft Energy White Paper predicted that natural gas could account for 44% of electricity production in Australia by 2050 – more than double the current capacity of gas.

Uncovering healthcare cons

Reducing healthcare fraud is one long-term goal of a new research initiative by Australia’s Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre (CMCRC).

First tech-commercialisation skills study funded

The first study to identify the skills and qualities required to successfully put research to use via commercialisation was awarded $98k grant funding today.

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.