Archived News for Research Sector Professionals - February, 2013
The Federal Government has announced the start of a new round of consultation on the Industry Innovation Precincts project, one of the key initiatives announced as part of the $1 billion Plan for Australian Jobs.
The decade old decision to remove the automatic indexation of petrol excise duty is a significant contributing factor in our national obsession with petrol hungry vehicles, a Australian National University (ANU) report has found.
A new collaborative research project will see the CSIRO and the eight tertiary education institutions explore the role of Australia’s coastal and marine environments in storing atmospheric carbon dioxide.
Perth could become the world’s first geothermally cooled city, with potential of achieving zero emissions, under the new federally funded CSIRO Geothermal Project.
The Vice-Chancellors of Monash University and the University of Ballarat have announced an investigation into amalgamating Monash’s Gippsland University and the University of Ballarat into a single, regional focused institution.
The CSIRO has cracked the mystery behind the abnormal climatic conditions in the Indian and Pacific Oceans during the 2010-2011 La Nina event which contributed to the extreme marine heatwave off the Western Australia coast.
A team of researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research have discovered a key genetic defect that can halt cell growth and force cells into a death-evading survival state.
Despite the many similarities shared between the Antarctic and Arctic regions, climate change effects them in significantly different ways according to new research from the University of Western Australia.
The Australian landscape absorbed as much as one third of the carbon emitted by fossil fuels in Australia over the past two decades, according to a new study conducted by the CSIRO.
Energy company RATCH-Australia Corporation (RAC) has announced it has partnered with the University of Queensland (UQ) to undertake a feasibility study into converting the coal-fired Collinsville Power Station into a hybrid solar thermal/gas power station.
The Federal Government has announced it will contribute $504 million to establish 10 new Industry Innovation Precincts in an attempt to drive productivity, improve connections between business and the research sector and modernise the country’s industry to compete more successfully in global markets.
LaTrobe University will be able to examine the fabric of the universe with even greater accuracy following the opening of its new $100 million LaTrobe Institute of Molecular Sciences (LIMS) building.
The University of New England and the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) have announced the appointment of Robert Banks as the Director of the university’s Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU).