Archived News for Research Sector Professionals - August, 2013
One of Australia’s most prolific ecologists and freshwater scientists, Professor Sam Lake has been awarded the highest honour that can be given for outstanding scientific contributions to limnology, the scientific study of inland waters.
Researchers have taken a profound step forward in human-computer interactions, with one scientist successfully controlling the hand of another via brain interfaces and the internet.
Three Australian institutions have been recognised for their efforts to combat wheat rust diseases, receiving the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) Gene Stewardship prize.
Findings published in the latest edition of Nature Geoscience reveal that water from deep within the Moon’s ancient interior has made its way to the surface.
Researchers are plotting the evolution of a strain of avian flu currently spreading in China, finding that it emerged in tandem with a similar flu that can infect mammals.
New research being undertaken by the Queensland University of Technology seeks to help small mining and exploration companies, but may have slightly missed the mark.
Data shows that around a quarter of infants admitted to hospital with flu symptoms during swine flu outbreaks of 2009 developed other serious complications, another important reason for parents to vaccinate their kids, paediatricians say.