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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.

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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.

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Australian cyber security revenue set to triple within a decade

Australia is well-placed to become a global cyber security leader and cyber security revenue is set to triple, according to AustCyber.

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Seafood Industry Australia responds to microplastics in Great Barrier Reef fish

Seafood Industry Australia has responded to a paper detailing marine debris and microplastics found in Great Barrier Reef fish.

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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.

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Adelaide startup’s Australian first CubeSats launch

On 11 November, Adelaide startup Fleet Space Technologies launched two CubeSats from New Zealand, marking the company’s first commercial satellite launch.

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.

Industry Minister launches 5th anniversary of Careers with STEM

Industry Minister, the Hon Karen Andrews, MP formally launched the 5th Careers with STEM: Code magazine on 2 November.

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New pest monitoring start-up takes aim at fruit flies

A tech-driven pest monitoring start-up run by three CSIRO scientists is tackling Australia’s biggest biosecurity barrier to trade: the fruit fly.

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2018 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science

The Australian Government honoured Australia’s best scientists, innovators, and teachers through the 2018 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science at the prize ceremony on 17 October.

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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.

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ANSTO breast cancer detection breakthrough on the horizon

An advanced medical imaging technique is being prepared for clinical application by ANSTO to improve breast cancer detection and diagnosis.

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.

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Careers with STEM: Code celebrates fifth birthday

Careers with STEM: Code magazine celebrates its fifth birthday alongside a timely Cybersecurity special.

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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.

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Space roadmap unlocks future growth opportunities for Australia

Australia’s space sector has the potential to become a global leader in areas such as deep space exploration, a new CSIRO report reveals.

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La Trobe and German Aerospace Agency launch Earth observation camera

The partnership has launched a high resolution Earth Observation camera for installation on the International Space Station.

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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.

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Boosting renewable hydrogen research

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has awarded $22.1 million in funding to support hydrogen export research projects.

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Agtech startup FluroSat infuses data for food security

An agtech startup is harnessing data from remote sensing to optimise farming practices and improve food security.

Physicist appointed as CSIRO Chief Scientist

Australia’s national science agency has appointed Dr Cathy Foley to the position of CSIRO Chief Scientist.

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Education report urges greater connections between schools and industry

A Mitchell Institute education report reveals Australian schools lack industry connections.

Artificial intelligence links eyes to personality

New research uses state-of-the-art machine-learning algorithms to demonstrate a link between personality and eye movements.

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?