Using drones to conserve wildlife

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.

How cigarette butts can be recycled into bricks: a step-by-step plan

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.

Space technology to boost water quality management

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.

Satellites and AI to help fight bushfires

Launched in September 2019, the SmartSat CRC is working towards the capability of tracking fire fronts in real time.

Packaging up a perfect PhD in food waste

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.

It’s time for a food-waste fight

“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.

Adapting to angry summers: Australian Bushfires

From her bush block in the Blue Mountains, Bianca Nogrady considers how researchers will tackle the ‘new normal’ for severe bushfire weather.

Future-proofing our soils

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.

Australian University Science Issue 2: Water Futures

Discover the real impact of university science in this issue of Australian University Science: Water Futures.

Water for country

Tapping into thousands of years of observation and water management by Australia’s First Peoples holds the key to future water policy in Australia.

The war on waste

Karen Rouse leads a national effort to take valuable water research from university science to industry and end users.

Smart science at regional universities driving future farms

The University of New England’s SMART farms are outdoor laboratories where scientists and growers test out innovations that make a real difference in the field.

Researchers from ANU make a surprising breakthrough for water innovation

University Science Delivering Water Innovation

Solving issues in water security starts with innovative teams where universities and industry work together.

A hive of activity in bee research

The initial year of the CRC for Honeybee Products (CRCHBP) marks the start of the greatest concentration of research effort in the history of the honey bee sector in Australia.

Seafood Industry Australia responds to microplastics in Great Barrier Reef fish

Seafood Industry Australia has responded to a paper detailing marine debris and microplastics found in Great Barrier Reef fish.

Antarctic expedition to seek natural atmosphere cleanser in the ice sheet

An international team of researchers are drilling into the Antarctic ice cap to find a molecule that helps cleanse the atmosphere.

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.

Boosting renewable hydrogen research

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

Taming toxic pollution

CRC CARE is addressing the significant growing issue of environmental contaminants with innovative and effective real-world solutions.

Coral bleaching prevented through reef sun shield

Development of a ‘sun shield’ gives hope to the future of the Great Barrier Reef

Cooling western Sydney - Sydney Water

Research uncovers innovative solutions for cooling western Sydney

Ground breaking study, ‘Cooling Western Sydney’, to create innovative solutions to help turn down the heat in western Sydney.

Enter the dragon: the new Australian technology park

UNSW will be home to the first Torch Innovation Precinct outside China, the new Australian technology park.

The gathering storm

Studies of coastlines and cities, conducted in Australia with unparalleled sensitivity, are set to rewrite the world’s climate models and civil engineering guidelines.

Cleaning up toxic threats

Professor Ravi Naidu is confronting a problem that killed eight times more people in one year than diabetes.