Nominations are now open for the 2021 SA Science Excellence and Innovation Awards, celebrating South Australia’s top researchers, industry leaders and educators.
Medical drones with a flying range of up to 250km will be developed and trialled for delivery of potentially life-saving medicines.
World-first technology combines engineering, drones, cameras, and artificial intelligence to monitor people’s vital health signs remotely.
Researchers have shown how disposable face masks could be recycled to make roads, in a circular economy solution to pandemic-generated waste.
Australia is expecting a strong wheat crop this year, but that would be threatened if a large outbreak of wheat rust occurred. CSIRO, led an international effort to develop wheats with a stronger and potentially more durable level of resistance against rust diseases.
UniSA thermal energy researcher Professor Frank Bruno has been awarded almost $1 million by the Federal Government to find a solution to agricultural pollution in Australia and India.
Quantum computing offers the potential to significantly accelerate and optimize the discovery of future new medicines for patients
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.
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.
As future missions to the Moon and Mars are planned, it’s important to know what people need to thrive in remote, dangerous and enclosed environments, where there is no easy way back home.
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.
Researchers have developed electronic artificial skin that reacts to pain just like real skin, opening the way to better prosthetics, smarter robotics and non-invasive alternatives to skin grafts.
Perseverance: the Mars rover searching for ancient life, and the Aussie scientists who helped build it
Every two years or so, when Mars passes close to Earth in its orbit around the Sun, conditions are right to launch a spacecraft to the red planet.
The rapid response to COVID-19 by the Australia’s university science sector helped avert an early disaster.
The expertise embedded in Australian university science ranges from complex modelling to trailblazing in genomic mapping, protein chemistry, bioinformatics and epidemiology.
Launched in September 2019, the SmartSat CRC is working towards the capability of tracking fire fronts in real time.
Digital health, improved data integration and innovative manufacturing are making Australians healthier.
“Not only does Dwell Track have the potential to reduce travel time and delays for passengers, it could also increase the number of passengers served on the train network,” says Larry Jordan, Research Director at RMCRC.
“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.
Shift work and irregular rostered hours can worsen workers’ health, safety and productivity.
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.
Embracing deep tech is transforming Australia’s manufacturing sector, which has faced big challenges, and opportunities, as globalisation impacts supply chains, competition ramps up internationally, and consumer markets expand and demand new, innovative products.