Livestream STEM Event

The next generation needs to know this

Join Refraction Media CEO Heather Catchpole for a livestream STEM event on the future of education, health-tech, how AI can prevent hate speech on social media plus much more.

A Reverse Engineering Journey

Dr Maryam Parviz will join Dr Debbie Saunders 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 consider how academic researchers can be better prepared to create startups.

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.

Medtech entrepreneur finds success in commercialisation

Professor Tony Weiss will join Dr Maryam Parviz and Dr Debbie Saunders in a Spark Festival discussion at 12 noon on 15 October from 12 pm. Crazy Works – Startups have more impact than papers will consider 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.

Building partnerships and networks: September STEM Lighting Lunch

STEM Lightning Lunches are keeping the momentum going with regular online networking sessions for the STEM engagement community.

Adding chameleon-like capabilities to defence drones

Australia material scientists have developed a range of lightweight panels that can change colour on demand, allowing drones to match their appearance to the background colours of the sky.

Deep tech and its billion dollar opportunity for transformational change

While Australia is falling behind when it comes to producing R&D leaders playing on the global stage, the opportunity is there.

New electronic skin can react to pain like human skin

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.

Microsoft’s AI for Health supports COVID-19 vaccine development

Given the global urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft’s AI for Health program has stepped in to support the development and potential deployment of Vaxine’s COVAX-19™ vaccine with a philanthropic grant.

ANSTO’s partnership with the National Robotics & Automation Group

The National Robotics and Automation Group (NRAG) has been established as a collaboration of leading Southern Sydney based industrial automation, robotics and technology companies.

Careers with STEM: Engineering + Resources

In the latest edition of Careers with STEM, published by STEM-specialists communications agency Refraction Media, we explain what engineering is all about and showcase a diverse mix of real-life engineers

Deep insights into virus proteins

As a beamline scientist at the Australian Synchrotron, Dr Eleanor Campbell is helping researchers unlock the structure of SARS-CoV-2.

We can’t let STEM skills become a casualty of COVID-19

Expertise doesn’t grow overnight. Australia’s response to COVID-19 has been led by scientists we invested in decades ago. To face the challenges of the future, we need to invest today in the people who will be the leaders of tomorrow.

Australia’s cybersecurity strategy

Australia’s long-awaited cybersecurity strategy, released yesterday, pledges to spend A$1.67 billion over the next ten years to improve online protection for businesses, individuals and the country as a whole.

CSIRO launches Australia’s first accredited face mask testing facility

CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has launched the nation’s first accredited surgical face mask testing facility in Melbourne today, to help frontline health workers in the fight against COVID-19, while supporting Australian business.

$20m of vital space sector R&D investment by SmartSat CRC

In a $20m investment, nine professorial Chairs have been established by SmartSat and its partner universities in artificial intelligence, optical communications and cybersecurity for the development of next generation space technologies to stimulate Australia’s economic growth in space. Adelaide University, Swinburne University and University of South Australia are the first universities to announce three professorial chairs today.These […]

The vaccine vanguard

The expertise embedded in Australian university science ranges from complex modelling to trailblazing in genomic mapping, protein chemistry, bioinformatics and epidemiology.

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.

Opinion: Universities must build better funding models

Universities can avert a funding crisis and save many research projects from closing by adopting more sustainable and profitable alternative revenue structures, two leading wealth managers say.

Saving Australia’s oyster industry

The Future Oysters CRC-P is a case study for the success of short-term industry research collaboration, reports Matthew Brace.

A new legume brings hope to drought-affected cattle industry

A lifeline has arrived for northern Australia’s cattle farmers, who have endured almost a decade of drought, in the form of a new kind of legume.

Inexpensive materials for high-performance batteries of the future

Inexpensive materials can be used in high-performance batteries of the future to benefit, for example, Auto-Rickshaws.