Archived News for Research Sector Professionals - July, 2013
Building has begun on the site that will be the new home of Australian nanoscience, with the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research launching the project this week.
Most people do their best to avoid large concentrations of methane, but a new form of microbial life recently discovered at the University of Queensland can not get enough of the potent greenhouse gas.
Monash University has opened a new research centre dedicated to transforming manufacturing in areas such as biomedicine, transport, aerospace engineering and mineral processing.
Research at CSIRO has yielded the ground-breaking double benefit of preserving wild fish stocks and improving the viability and environmental aspects of prawn farming.
A newly-published study has revealed there are some front-runners among cane toad populations, with evidence leading to the identification of an evolutionary phenomenon dubbed the ‘Olympic village effect’.
The University of New South Wales has joined several prominent international institutions by putting some of its courses online through the internet-education group Coursera.
A study undertaken by the University of New South Wales has modelled the impacts of an approved plan to pump water from the Macquarie River to the city of Orange, finding greatly increased risks to river health than were identified in the project’s environmental assessment.
In a mind-boggling technical achievement scientists at a joint US-Japanese laboratory have implanted false memories in a mouse, leading it to recall an event which never occurred.
A forum for experts and professionals in the computer hardware world has caught a glimpse of the computer-processor future, with a talk on the materials and techniques that will drive the next generation of CPU.
The Australian National University has announced a new effort to make the incredible data-processing abilities of a supercomputer available to laboratories and researchers on every scale.
A new study has revealed the extreme sensitivity of carbon exchanges in tropical ecosystems to temperature, suggesting rainforests become less effective as carbon sinks as the region warms.
Researchers will use some novel techniques to assess the state of Australia’s inland rivers, and determine what might result from over-extraction of groundwater in the future.