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Nominations are now open for the 2021 SA Science Excellence and Innovation Awards, celebrating South Australia’s top researchers, industry leaders and educators.
Australian researchers in industries like agriculture and natural disaster management can now apply to direct the Earth observation satellite
UniSA researchers show that beach-cast seaweed provides shelter, and a range of microclimates, in addition to food, that ensure the survival of many shore-bird species.
UNSW Sydney and Wolfpack Space Hub have joined forces to collaborate on creating a startup space businesses.

A DNA test developed by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, can improve management of wild fish populations for conservation or harvest by determining the ages of fishes.

SA Science and Innovation Awards, nominations now open

Nominations are now open for the 2021 SA Science Excellence and Innovation Awards, celebrating South Australia’s top researchers, industry leaders and educators.

New ‘warm vaccine’ effective against all key virus variants.

A ‘warm’ COVID-19 vaccine suitable for remote and resource-limited locations lacking access to cold storage supply chains is one step closer following an international collaboration between scientists from India and Australia.


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SA Science and Innovation Awards, nominations now open

Nominations are now open for the 2021 SA Science Excellence and Innovation Awards, celebrating South Australia’s top researchers, industry leaders and educators.

New ‘warm vaccine’ effective against all key virus variants.

A ‘warm’ COVID-19 vaccine suitable for remote and resource-limited locations lacking access to cold storage supply chains is one step closer following an international collaboration between scientists from India and Australia.

COVID-19 exacerbated gender inequity in the STEM workforce

New report: COVID-19 has exacerbated gender inequity in the STEM workforce across the Asia Pacific

Handpicking genes for disease-resistant crops

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have developed tools to identify plant genes
resistant to disease-causing fungi and deploy them to create more resistant crops.

UNSW joins the Wolfpack Space Hub to support space startups

UNSW Sydney and Wolfpack Space Hub have joined forces to collaborate on creating a startup for space businesses.

Carbon Farming Case Studies Tip Of The Iceberg

The Carbon Market Institute (CMI) welcomes the release of a suite of carbon farming video case studies showing farmers benefiting from “carbon money” under the Federal government’s Emissions Reduction Fund.



University science

5 ways small business benefits from university science.

From solar cells to meat substitutes, Australian university sciences adds value to Australian small business.

Profile: Dr Sean Parsons. Rapid Testing for COVID-19

Ellume’s Cinderella story of business success had its beginnings in university science.

Profile: Dr Afsaneh Khansari. Developing seaweed-based materials

Dr Afsaneh Khansari is a synthetic chemist working at the forefront of molecular engineering, developing new seaweed-based biomaterials.



Thought Leaders

Why we work better together

University science works with the CSIRO to build communities around new and groundbreaking areas of research as well as facilitating connections and collaborations with industry.

University science mobilises in a pandemic: Opinion

Professor John Shine AC FRS PresAA on the proud history of university science helping us to understand, protect against, and prevent many infectious diseases, from influenza to the viruses that cause some cancers.

Celebrating 30 years of CRC success

It’s 30 years since the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Program was established. During this period, it has boosted productivity, grown the economy and created jobs.



Innovation

SA Science and Innovation Awards, nominations now open

Nominations are now open for the 2021 SA Science Excellence and Innovation Awards, celebrating South Australia’s top researchers, industry leaders and educators.

CSIRO opens satellite offering for Aussie Earth observation

Australian researchers in industries like agriculture and natural disaster management can now apply to direct the Earth observation satellite

Virtual tourists to be ‘teleported’ into the deep past for World Heritage bid

Flinders Ranges virtual tourists to be ‘teleported’ into the deep past for World Heritage bid.


Technology

How to live in space: what we’ve learned from 20 years of the ISS

Twenty straight years of life in space makes the ISS the ideal “natural laboratory” to understand how societies function beyond Earth.

Women in AI and Data Science awards

Innovative women in AI (artificial intelligence) and data science from Australia and New Zealand are being recognised at the first ever event in Sydney.

Bioinformation is about to change the world

We are now at the point when synthetic biology techniques can allow information to flow from digital systems into living organisms, paving the way for technologies of vast potential, say Macquarie University researchers.