Japanese researchers have developed a boron carrier for use in targeted radiation treatment for cancerous tumours. The carrier is based on a common blood plasma protein, meaning it can be tailored to individual patients and lessens the chances of blood contamination.
Scientists have used a novel ceramic membrane to make the direct, non-oxidative conversion of gas to liquids possible for the first time — reducing cost, eliminating multiple process steps and avoiding any carbon dioxide emissions.
As the search to find signs of life on Mars continues, researchers have suggested that a good place to find organic compounds native to the planet would be deep underground — from rocks that have been blasted to the surface by meteorite impacts.
Three Australian research satellites will be deployed to the International Space Station (ISS) later this year, marking the first time an Australian-made satellite has gone into space since 2002.
Australian health researchers have predicted that the transmission of dengue could decrease in a future warmer climate, countering previous projections that climate change would cause the potentially lethal virus to spread more easily.
Greg Hunt has demanded that CSIRO restore its focus on climate science, less than six months after the organisation announced a number of job cuts in the area.
The Cygnus CRS OA-6 spacecraft has returned to Earth after supplying 3.5 tonnes of cargo to the International Space Station (ISS).
Scribbled notes and sketches on a page in a notebook by Leonardo da Vinci, previously dismissed as irrelevant, have been identified as the place where he first recorded his understanding of the laws of friction.
Technology co-developed at the Universities of Oxford and Sao Paulo State University will be commercialised by spinout company Oxford Impedance Diagnostics (OID), offering the potential for the development of ultrasensitive fast diagnostic tests for a range of diseases.
The president of the French Government's space agency has signed a cooperation agreement with the CSIRO covering the 2017 launch of a stratospheric scientific balloon research program from the NASA/CSIRO base in Alice Springs.
ANU has led an international research effort into how plants, such as rice and wheat, sense and respond to extreme drought stress. Their study could lead to the development of next-generation, drought-proof crops.
The Earth's crust has more in common with pizza dough than you might think, according to an international team looking into the mechanics of plate tectonics.