The Chief Defence Scientist of the Department of Defence, and the head of the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), Professor Robert Clark, will be leaving the position in October at the completion of his three-year tenure.

The Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, Warren Snowdon praised the Professor Clark for his contributions Defence Science.

“Professor Clark has built a forward-looking applied research program across twelve scientific domains that include cyber, space and underwater programs. “Most notably Professor Clark re-focused DSTO to support Defence operations much more directly.

Large scale farms of the agave plant used to make the drink tequila could be established in Australia's arid inland as a solution to transport fuel problems, a University of Sydney academic has found.

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