CleanFutures AquaSens has secured funding to finalise prototypes and complete testing of a biosensor technology that is set to revolutionise the testing of water, wine and food throughout the world.
Two ORNL researchers have demonstrated that free-living microalgae combined with ‘work-around’ strategies can be used as broad-spectrum automated biosensor systems for continuous monitoring of source drinking water.
Chemical analysis of the wastewater in 96 communities in Oregon has been used to map methamphetamine, cocaine and ‘ecstasy’ drug use. This methodology could be used as a proactive tool by health authorities.
Agilent Technologies has launched a water analysis solutions website at www.agilent.com/chem/australianwater.
A Curtin University discovery challenges fundamental understanding of the processes active in the early history of the Earth. It suggests that life may well have appeared on Earth long before the period of heavy-meteorite bombardment believed by some to have initiated the emergence of life on Earth.
A study measuring bacterial concentrations in cabin air on 12 commercial passenger aircraft has shown that flying may be safer than we think. Elevated levels of bacteria were detected at several intervals during the flight, but they were common residents of human skin, dust and outdoor air.
The European Food Safety Authority BIOHAZ Panel has launched a public consultation and a call for additional scientific data on the extent of how food serves as a vehicle for antimicrobial resistance.
Although the corals are flourishing around the atomic blasted Bikini Atoll, some species have not recovered.
A seismologist from The Australian National University (ANU), whose work could help forecast the damage path of future earthquakes, has been honoured by one of the world’s top scientific organisations.
Core samples from the Australian outback have helped American scientists piece together the events that spawned our planet's breathable atmosphere
Recent studies have shown that a vacuum, previously thought of as a state of total nothingness, is really filled with energy-hungry â€˜virtual particlesâ€™ that could interfere with high energy collision experiments.
Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are uniting theory, computation and experiment to discover exactly how heavy elements, such as uranium and technetium, interact in their environment.
I have been wading through information about the Research Quality Framework (RQF). The RQF is "an Australian Government initiative to formulate a world's best practice framework for evaluating research quality and the impact of research
No-one in my house suffers from asthma, which is really rather lucky. However, I have long been concerned that all the research that establishes over-clean houses as a potential trigger for the disease actually shows up my limitations as a housekeeper
Transforming products from agricultural and food processing streams into health-enhancing ingredients for use in a variety of foods and nutraceuticals is the aim of a $7 million Flagship Collaboration Fund Cluster involving CSIROâ€™s Food Futures Flagship, Monash University and the University of Melbourne.