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Boosting renewable hydrogen research

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has awarded $22.1 million in funding to support hydrogen export research projects.

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Space roadmap unlocks future growth opportunities for Australia

Australia’s space sector has the potential to become a global leader in areas such as deep space exploration, a new CSIRO report reveals.

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Green mango peel nanoparticles: a slick solution

Nanoparticles derived from green mango peel could be the key to remediating soil contamination, according to the University of South Australia.

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Careers with STEM: Code celebrates fifth birthday

Careers with STEM: Code magazine celebrates its fifth birthday alongside a timely Cybersecurity special.

Science communication in the “alternative facts” era

An interdisciplinary workshop at Macquarie University held in June 2017 aimed to break down misinformation in science communication.

2018 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science

The Australian Government honoured Australia’s best scientists, innovators, and teachers through the 2018 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science at the prize ceremony on 17 October.


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Curtin home to new geochemistry equipment that unlocks geochemical secrets

Curtin University will be home to new equipment vital for gaining a better understanding of the Earth using geochemistry.

Young innovators of BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards 2019

Australia’s future innovators have been recognised for their inventions at the 2019 BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards.

UNSW team exploring mining water on the moon

A team of UNSW Sydney engineers has an ambitious space mining plan to prove the commercial viability of mining water from the moon to produce rocket fuel.

Turning jeans into joints: artificial cartilage from denim aerogel

Researchers at Deakin University have created an aerogel-based artificial cartilage for joint reconstruction from an unexpected source: denim jeans.

Pioneering quantum physicist to lead Archer’s quantum technology

Archer Exploration Limited has hired a pioneering quantum physicist to lead the company’s quantum technology business.

Australian research commercialisation on the up worldwide

The National Survey of Australian Research Commercialisation (NSRC) reveals growing levels of industry engagement and entrepreneurship.


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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.