The goal of tackling global warming by turning carbon dioxide into fuel could be one step closer with researchers using a supercomputer to identify a group of “single-atom” catalysts that could play a key role.
Emma Johnston, Professor and Dean of Science, UNSW and Kylie Walker, Visiting Fellow, Australian National University imagine a world where more politicians have science qualifications.
The technology was developed in collaboration with scientists at the Australian Department of Defence where a prototype helped support sustainment of the F/A-18 Classic Hornet.
Phytomining research has the potential to unlock a sustainable stream of critical metals, including from mine wastes and tailings, that still hold residual metals of interest.
Leaders in Australian tech companies combine forces to shape Australia’s digital future.
Greater investment and innovation in educating children about environmental issues is needed to help future generations respond to the climate emergency, experts warn.
Australia could turn carbon dioxide waste into a valuable revenue stream according to a new report from Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO.
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.