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.
The successful Australian video entry about Project Gilghi details an initiative to supply remote communities with energy-efficient, transportable water purifying treatment plants.
Flinders Ranges virtual tourists to be ‘teleported’ into the deep past for World Heritage bid.
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
University science helps businesses bridge commercialisation’s ‘valley of death’ by taking opportunities through to end products.
Human food scraps could be used to create high-quality food for farmed fish, leading to a more sustainable global fish economy.
Researchers have shown how disposable face masks could be recycled to make roads, in a circular economy solution to pandemic-generated waste.
Fighting wildfires is one of the most dangerous professions in the world but new ECU research may reduce firefighter injuries and fatalities whilst responding to large wildfires.
Globally, the number of shark bites is on the rise, with a threefold increase since 1982. White sharks, bull sharks and tiger sharks are most commonly responsible.
Low-cost method for recycling used cooking oil and agricultural waste into biodiesel.
Researchers have developed a machine-learning approach that reliably detects invasive gamba grass from high-resolution satellite imagery.
CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, is developing a major research program to tackle plastic waste and reimagine the future of plastics.
The new era in manufacturing is driven by long-term science from Australia’s universities.
Dr Debbie Saunders will join Dr Maryam Parviz and Professor Tony Weiss in a Spark Festival discussion at 12 noon on 15 October from 12 pm. Crazy Works – Startups have more impact than papers will be a lively discussion about how academic researchers can be better prepared to create startups.
Researchers have shown how industries could work together to recycle cigarette butts into bricks, in a step-by-step implementation plan for saving energy and solving a global littering problem.
Satellites in space and a network of ground-based sensors could be used to monitor the quality of Australia’s inland waterways, reservoirs and coastal environments.
Launched in September 2019, the SmartSat CRC is working towards the capability of tracking fire fronts in real time.
Researcher Ruby Chan joined the Fight Food Waste CRC as a PhD student through RMIT and she is already exploring innovative ways to use packaging more effectively to prevent waste.
“Food waste is a really huge issue, wasting about $20 billion every year in Australia alone. It’s also the third biggest emitter of greenhouse gases,” says Dr Steven Lapidge, CEO of the Fight Food Waste CRC.
From her bush block in the Blue Mountains, Bianca Nogrady considers how researchers will tackle the ‘new normal’ for severe bushfire weather.
New research from the Soil CRC is showing how we can naturally care for the fragile soils of Australia, the mainstay for our food, biodiversity and water future.
Discover the real impact of university science in this issue of Australian University Science: Water Futures.
Tapping into thousands of years of observation and water management by Australia’s First Peoples holds the key to future water policy in Australia.