Determining shark ‘Deterrent’ devices from snake oil

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.

Science Meets Business kicks off new partnership

Science Meets Business has launched a new partnership with LCU, Laboratories Credit Union.

Jane O’Dwyer to lead CRC Association

Jane O’Dwyer will become the Chief Executive Officer of the Cooperative Research Centres Association (CRC Association)

Making biodiesel from dirty old cooking oil and ag waste just got way easier

Low-cost method for recycling used cooking oil and agricultural waste into biodiesel.

Bulk ore sorting goes Olympic

One of the world’s biggest resources companies recently engaged the services of an Australian research consortium to examine deployment of cutting edge preconcentration techniques.

How to live in space: what we’ve learned from 20 years of the International Space Station

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 […]

Science innovation around COVID-19 beyond the virus

From masks to face shields, online learning to mental health evaluation, Australian university science is stepping up to the broad range of challenges COVID-19 has presented.

Thinking beyond the barriers to innovation

Two CRCs give their insights into wrapping up research programs with optimal impact.

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.

Early career researcher Jess Moran

Early career researchers make a big impact

From bee breathalysers that detect disease to AI chatbots battling body image disorders, these early career researchers are thinking big.

Celebrating 30 years of CRC success

It’s 30 years since the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Program was established. During this period, it has boosted productivity, grown the economy and created jobs.

Blue light helps the body clock tick

Flooding the night with light affects the human production of melatonin – a hormone that helps regulate sleep.

Rostering for better health and productivity

Shift work and irregular rostered hours can worsen workers’ health, safety and productivity.