A team of researchers has achieved a long-sought scientific goal: using laser light to break specific molecular bonds.
All objects in nature are made of irregular molecules called fractals and scientists now have created and captured an image of the largest man-made fractal molecule at the nanoscale.
A test has been developed that can assess the robustness of the immune system in poultry by the Eureka E! 2692 molecular tests project.
In the future, forensic investigators may take full-colour fingerprints using new technology developed by a University of Toronto-led team of international researchers.
The unprecedented anti-doping campaign for the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne is aimed at making these Games the cleanest ever with thousands of tests being carried out on athletes in Australia and overseas
A report in Science journal relating to gene patenting claimed: "Nearly a fifth of all human genes have been patented, a study has found, leading to fears that research into diseases such as breast cancer, diabetes and obesity could be stifled."
A new combination of analytical chemistry and mathematical data analysis techniques allows the rapid identification of the species, strain and infectious phase of the potential biological terrorism agent Coxiella burnetii. The bacterium causes the human disease Q fever, which can cause serious illness and even death.
Clandestine drug laboratories present hazards and dangers to the community in all areas across Australia, including urban and rural centres
Dr John Sader used established mechanical principles to prove that the popular V-shaped cantilever inadvertently degrades the performance of the instrument and delivers none of its intended benefits
Described as the biggest advance in microscopy since the electron microscope, the second-generation scanning Kelvin probe has been unveiled by Australian scientists