Archived News for Research Sector Professionals - December, 2014
The CSIRO’s new high-tech research ship Investigator has tested its equipment on the sea floor around Tasmania, producing detailed 3-dimensional maps of areas never plotted before.
Engineers at DARPA – the US military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency – have created a device that is as scary as it is astounding; a bullet than can change direction mid-air.
An international research team has developed a new “high-entropy” metal alloy with a higher strength-to-weight ratio than any other existing metal material.
Australian researchers are taking part in a massive trial to see whether computer games, iPad apps and interactive games such as the Wii can help people recover from falls, strokes and brain injuries.
A Canberra company is bringing in a new technology that will allow households to buy and sell electricity on the market, potentially cutting the middle man and turning the industry on its head.
The phrase “rare as hen’s teeth” would have made little sense until 116 million years ago, as new research shows up to then many birds had a full set of pearly whites.
The praying mantid must walk a fine line between subtlety and style to stay camouflaged and still attract a mate – and now Australian researchers may have discovered one of its fashion secrets.
It is annoying when a random piece of information seems to push an important one out of our memory – but researchers say there is so much space that this is almost impossible.