Pig power a game changer for pork producers

Pig farms in Australia are turning their waste product into an energy source by capturing and burning the methane from pig manure.

Isotope research helping industry and the environment

Isotopic research techniques are a powerful tool for environmental scientists and researchers at ANSTO are global leaders in this field.

Discovery helps researchers better understand immune system

ANU and Monash University researchers have answered one of the most long-standing questions about the immune system.

Harnessing light for a solar-powered chemical industry

New technology that harnesses sunlight to drive chemical reactions is paving the way for a more sustainable chemical manufacturing industry.

Groundwork laid for world’s largest radio telescope: the Square Kilometre Array

The finishing touches are being put on designs for Australia’s contribution to the world’s largest radio telescope: the Square Kilometre Array.

$4.1m funding for mining technology projects announced

The Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology has announced seven mining technology businesses as the recipients of $4.1m in innovation funding.

Curtin home to new geochemistry equipment that unlocks geochemical secrets

Curtin University will be home to new equipment vital for gaining a better understanding of the Earth using geochemistry.

Turning jeans into joints: artificial cartilage from denim aerogel

Researchers at Deakin University have created an aerogel-based artificial cartilage for joint reconstruction from an unexpected source: denim jeans.

Australian research commercialisation on the up worldwide

The National Survey of Australian Research Commercialisation (NSRC) reveals growing levels of industry engagement and entrepreneurship.

Tandem solar cell tech now cheaper and more efficient

A new study led by The Australian National University (ANU) could lead to cheaper and more efficient solar technology through the use of tandem solar cells.

Quest for missing proteins in rice genome sequencing

Macquarie University and global researchers have identified over 5,700 new proteins in rice and are calling for a global effort to complete the genome sequencing.

7 questions with Frankl Open Science founder

Cognitive scientist and founder of Open Science platform Frankl Dr Jon Brock chats about the startup’s successes and why science needs more data sharing.

CSIRO invests $35M in future of space technology and AI

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, is investing $35M in frontier research in Space Technology and Artificial Intelligence.

Launch of deep technology incubator

ANSTO has formally launched the nandin Deep Technology Incubator to enable the best and the brightest minds to come together to foster innovation.

CRC for Low Carbon Living on track to reduce carbon emissions

The CRC for Low Carbon Living has revealed it is well on track to achieve its goal reduction in carbon emissions by 2020.

Antarctic expedition to seek natural atmosphere cleanser in the ice sheet

An international team of researchers are drilling into the Antarctic ice cap to find a molecule that helps cleanse the atmosphere.

Highlights from the Spark Festival’s Spin on Spinouts

This week, the Spark Festival’s ‘The Spin on Spin-Outs’ event showcased five spinout founders who have commercialised research from CSIRO’s Data61.

R&D tax investment takes a hit

The Australian Government has released details of its investment in research and development, showing a disappointing drop of almost 8% in total expenditure from $10.4b to $9.6b.

Blockchain insights with Data61 researcher Dr Mark Staples

Data61 blockchain researcher Dr Mark Staples shares his insights into how blockchain can support large-scale research.

Green mango peel nanoparticles: a slick solution

Nanoparticles derived from green mango peel could be the key to remediating soil contamination, according to the University of South Australia.

Australia, France join to build space industry capability

The Australian Space Agency and its French counterpart will work together to take full advantage of the rapidly expanding global space industry.

The need for science to focus on data sharing

Should scientists’ incentives place as much emphasis on how openly available they make their data, as on the scholarly articles they publish?

Commercialising quantum computing technology

Archer in negotiations to commercialise ground-breaking quantum computing technology

Unearthing resource value

The CRC for Optimising Resource Extraction (CRC ORE) has developed environmentally sustainable technology to reduce waste and conserve water in the mining process.