Archived News for Research Sector Professionals - December, 2013
With plastic pollutants and additives piling up on land and in our oceans, an important study has sought to find whether the synthetic substances transfer to wildlife when they are eaten.
Engineers have been working for decades on the best way to harness the power of thermionic conversion, hoping to develop an efficient way to draw electricity from any source of heat.
The excellent efforts of a team of first-year engineers have been rewarded, celebrating the creative solutions to real-world problems that young minds can produce.
Results have been published and appear promising for the development of a genetic treatment for mesothelioma; the deadly, asbestos-related form of cancer.
An astounding breakthrough has seen scientists use DNA to build near-perfect crystals from scratch, which mimic the structures that make natural crystals so valuable.
The exciting field of stem cell research continues to create new methods and treatments for a variety of conditions, but some Australian scientists say the country could be doing much more.