Archived News for Research Sector Professionals - August, 2013
A new scholarship program has been put together by The University of Sydney; the funds are aimed at developing engineering leaders to inspire undergraduates in the degree.
With global resource demand becoming irreversably high and population too reaching ever-increasing numbers, many humans will be reaching toward space for a hand to leave the rapidly over-crowding rock.
A research team in the US have developed a new design for nano-particle treatments, employing 'smart' materials to allow the minuscule medical devices to perform a range of new techniques.
Human tests have been carried out on a mind-bending new device planted deep in the brain, which could lead to a new generation of 'smart' medical implants that can be re-programmed after they have been installed.
Scientists from the University of Melbourne and Marcroft Grains Pathology at Horsham have developed an extensive disease monitoring and management program which has prevented devastation from the blackleg fungal disease in canola crops, saving at least $18 million.
Researchers at the Australian National University have found that children with language impairments are more likely to develop mental health problems during childhood or adolescence.
The Curiosity rover has been hanging out on the surface of Mars for a year now, and over that time has accumulated enough evidence to strongly suggest the planet could have supported microbial life at some point in its history.
Despite the efforts of some companies which have imposed quotas to boost the number of female employees, federal statistics show women still make up only 20 per cent of the workforce in key scientific areas including engineering and IT.
As part of Australian Engineering Week, Dubbo has announced the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) will host the 2013 regional Great Engineering Challenge in the city.