Archived News for Research Sector Professionals - August, 2013
A joint initiative will see an in-depth survey of the Great Australian Bight carried out over four years by the CSIRO in collaboration with BP oil explorations.
Researchers at CSIRO are abuzz with the success of their new development; a tracker called WASP (or Wireless Ad hoc System for Positioning) designed for use in underground mines.
Mobile phones, computers, video game consoles and other such devices are crammed with an unbelievable amount of microscopic transistors to allow them to process information, but still none have come close to the complexity or computing scale of the human brain.
The Academic Ranking of World Universities has been released by a Chinese institution for the tenth consecutive year, and seen 19 Australian universities ranked in the world’s top 500.
A study of various types of coral reef fish has highlighted the barriers they face in evolution; barriers which define species and help create new ones too.
A new study has revealed the effects of the rapid loss of giant ancient creatures, whose massive droppings played a significant role in forming the current ecosystem.
A team of psychiatrists and neuroscientists at Monash University is claiming success in tests using intense magnetic fields to treat patients with drug-resistant depression.
A team of engineering students at the University of New South Wales has had a re-think of the traditionally super-sleek solar car design, remodelling the sun-mobile with humans in mind.
New research into efficient and sustainable models for public transport has been undertaken by scientists at the University of Sydney, hopefully leading to a world without traffic jams.