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Quarrying data for gems of knowledge

19 August, 2010

Predicting where Australia’s next mineral boom will come from is serious business. Data collected using satellite sensing, airborne surveys, seismic crews and prospecting teams is immense and is piling up rapidly. But what use is all this data?


The science behind the 2010 World Cup soccer ball

15 June, 2010

University of Adelaide physicists have tested the new soccer ball created for the 2010 World Cup and can explain why it will play 'harder and faster' and bend more unpredictably than its predecessor.


Building diverse cultures

05 May, 2010 by

You are invited to attend the ASM 2010 Sydney Annual Scientific Meeting & Exhibition of the Australian Society for Microbiology.


Physics and murder

02 November, 2009

Associate Professor Rod Cross from The University of Sydney's School of Physics used physics to help convict Gordon Wood for the murder of Caroline Bryne.


The science of cleaning up

08 September, 2009

Contamination and how scientists can help to clean up will be a focus at CleanUp 09, an international summit being hosted by CRC CARE.


Ion probe facility opens in WA

28 August, 2009

The University of Western Australia has opened an ion probe facility, the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.


Find out what’s new in laboratory instrumentation

17 July, 2009

The Analytical Chemistry Group of the New South Wales branch of the RACI is holding a one-day seminar — What’s New in Laboratory Instrumentation — on 21 July 2009.


Food scientists and engineers invited to speak at food industry conference

03 June, 2009

Potential speakers and sponsors are invited to express their interest in FoodTech Connect 09 — an exciting new food industry conference that will take place in Sydney on October 22 and 23.


Top Australian and US scientists meet

07 May, 2009

Climate change, clean energy research and best practice approaches for providing expert advice to government were among the topics discussed when Prof Penny Sackett met with key US scientific advisers.


Applications closing for ISF Congress

10 March, 2009

Those hoping to participate in the World Congress on Oils and Fats & 28th ISF Congress, held 27–30 September in Sydney, must get their applications in soon with the call for papers closing on 29 March.


Money needed in the bucket, not fun

03 March, 2009 by Janette Woodhouse, Editor

Scientists need to live as well as enjoy their subject and one reader questions whether it's a lack of remuneration rather than a lack of enjoyment that is making students turn away from science at university.


Funding health research

25 February, 2009

Research Australia would like to see the Australian government emulate the US and inject funding into health and medical research as part of its stimulus package.


IAP researcher wins biological science award

10 February, 2009

The Macfarlane Burnet Medal and Lecture has been awarded to Professor David Vaux of La Trobe University by the Australian Academy of Science.


Nominations open for 2009 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science

03 February, 2009

With science and science education claimed as the foundation stones of an innovative and prosperous Australia, the Prime Minister's Prizes for Science present a prestigious opportunity for Australian science researchers and educators. Nominations for the 2009 awards close on May 8.


NSW/South Korea joint technology program

27 January, 2009

A joint technology program between the NSW government and the South Korean province of Gangwon has been announced. The University of Wollongong’s Intelligent Polymer Research Institute will use nanotechnology to develop a new high-performance energy storage device.


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