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 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, 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.
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 […]
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.
Two CRCs give their insights into wrapping up research programs with optimal impact.
The Future Oysters CRC-P is a case study for the success of short-term industry research collaboration, reports Matthew Brace.
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 can be used in high-performance batteries of the future to benefit, for example, Auto-Rickshaws.
From bee breathalysers that detect disease to AI chatbots battling body image disorders, these early career researchers are thinking big.
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.
Flooding the night with light affects the human production of melatonin – a hormone that helps regulate sleep.
Shift work and irregular rostered hours can worsen workers’ health, safety and productivity.
Three years into its 10-year funding period, iMOVE Cooperative Research Centre shares some of its early successes and reflects on the value of its emerging collaborations and need for national coordination.
A remarkable new material developed by the University of Sydney can extract water from air, and could change our future relationship with water.
Solving issues in water security starts with innovative teams where universities and industry work together.
New publication Australian University Science reveals the research impact on future energy technologies.
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) focusses on training the next generation of research leaders in energy and smart materials.
Science expertise is key to delivering sustainable energy solutions emerging from the hydrogen economy.
Pig farms in Australia are turning their waste product into an energy source by capturing and burning the methane from pig manure.
Autonomous cars might sound revolutionary but will only solve transport issues if they integrate with public transport and other vehicles.
The $218 million MinEx CRC is the world’s largest exploration collaboration and brings deep new tech to the challenges of depleted resources.