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solar car

Team PrISUm Steps up to World Stage, Prepares to Race Across...

Iowa State’s mechanical engineering faculty, taking a break from a pre-semester retreat, surrounded Penumbra, Team PrISUm’s latest solar car. They peeked through the four doors....
solar race car

Unveiling Australia’s New Solar Race Car

Sunswift Violet, a sleek four-seat sedan designed and built by engineering students at UNSW, will be unveiled at a media breakfast on Thursday, 19...
Liquid metal, Brain Injuries, flowers

How Flowers Use Colour to Signal Their Scent

A team from Australia, Greece, Denmark, and the USA identified the relationship among many insect-pollinated plant species growing in a scrubland habitat on the...
quantum computer

Quantum Detectives in the Hunt for World’s First Quantum Computer

Scientists at the University of Sydney are entering a new phase as they scale up the next generation of quantum-engineered devices. These devices will form...
quantum computing

Flip-Flop Qubits: Radical New Quantum Computing Design Invented

Engineers at Australia’s University of New South Wales have invented a radical new architecture for quantum computing, based on novel ‘flip-flop qubits’, that promises...
innovative

Your Child May Be More Innovative than You Realise

Children may have a greater understanding of how to innovate and problem solve than previously realised. A study led by University of Queensland School of...
Electronic Skinvideo

A Eureka Moment for Unbreakable ‘Electronic Skin’

Presented annually since 1990, the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes are Australia’s biggest science awards and recognise excellence in the fields of research and innovation,...
quantum computing

Australia’s First Quantum Computing Hardware Company Launches at UNSW

Australia’s first hardware quantum computing company, Silicon Quantum Computing Pty Ltd, has been launched to advance the development and commercialisation of the University of...
smoking

No Smoker Left Behind: Helping All Australians Quit

A new discussion paper, published today in theMedical Journal of Australia, highlights the need for more comprehensive research and focus on priority groups more...
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Global Group to Investigate Genetic Causes of Cerebral Palsy

A new international research group has been established to investigate the underlying genetic causes of cerebral palsy, spurred on by the discoveries of University...
coeliac disease

New Approach for Diagnosing and Treating Coeliac Disease

Published today in the Medical Journal of Australia, the paper finds that screening high risk patients (active case finding) for coeliac disease when they...
Immune System

Viruses up Their Game in Arms Race with Immune System

In a classic example of the evolutionary arms race between a host and a pathogen, the myxoma virus — introduced to control the rabbit...
galaxiesvideo

Why Massive Galaxies Don’t Dance in Crowds

Scientists have discovered why heavyweight galaxies living in a dense crowd of galaxies tend to spin more slowly than their lighter neighbours. “Contrary to earlier...
climate change

Stronger Winds Heat up West Antarctic Ice Melt

New research published today in Nature Climate Change has revealed how strengthening winds on the opposite side of Antarctica, up to 6000km away, drive the high rate...
virus

New research points to treatment breakthrough for viruses

RMIT scientists in Melbourne have led an international collaboration that potentially unlocks better treatment of viral diseases, including the flu and common cold. The results...
Huntington’s disease

Studies Begin on First Huntington’s Disease Sheep Imported to UK

Even though we’ve known for decades now exactly which genetic mutation causes Huntington’s disease, we’re arguably still no nearer a cure – the best...
predatorsvideo

Know Your Enemy: Teaching Threatened Species to Be Wary of Predators

A study of burrowing bettongs in the Australian desert has shown for the first time that exposing threatened native animals to small numbers of...
autism

Understanding Autism Traits Key to Classroom Outcomes

Teacher knowledge of autism-related behaviour is a key factor in successful classroom outcomes. PhD candidate Libby Macdonald from Griffith University and The Cooperative Research Centre...
nanoclay

Nanoclay Can Stop Cladding Fires Spreading

Tiny particles of “nanoclay” added to building cladding can radically reduce the risk of fires spreading, preventing future disasters like the Grenfell Tower blaze...
batteries

Screen-printed Batteries for Renewables on the Way

Ultra-thin, flexible screen-printed batteries for cheap portable devices and intermittent renewable energy are closer to reality, thanks to a joint UNSW-University of Queensland project...