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Engineers grapple with nature’s fury

Roads are on the research agenda for a southern Queensland university, as heavy rain is forecast to drench the region once again. Rainfall events in Queensland over the past three years have exceeded what would be expected for a one-in-100-year ...

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Smart tech shares indigenous knowledge

Researchers have unveiled a project to share the thousands of years of indigenous knowledge and understanding of Australia’s landscape, plants and animals with the wider community. A University of Newcastle research team will look to develop and evaluate new ways ...

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Catching a cold in motion

Researchers hope a supercomputer simulation of the common cold virus will help in drug development Melbourne researchers are now simulating in 3D the motion of the complete human rhinovirus, the most frequent cause of the common cold, on Australia’s fastest ...

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Spray-on battery breakthrough

Just when you thought technology couldn’t get any smaller, scientists have invented paint-on power Researchers at Rice University in Houston have developed a prototype liquid spray-on battery that can be painted on virtually any surface. The rechargeable battery features similar ...

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Cuts impact asteroid spotter

An Australian astronomer who detects asteroids heading our way has lost his project funding.  World-renowned astronomer Rob McNaught, who has discovered more than 400 comets and asteroids, may have to desert his watch over Southern Hemisphere skies. McNaught, the only ...

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Reef still robust, say scientists

There is growing evidence that the Great Barrier Reef is more resilient than previously thought The spotlight has been focused recently on one of Australia’s greatest natural treasures, the Great Barrier Reef, with UNESCO considering whether to place it on ...

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Cloud learning’s 12 key features

Deakin University is exploring the internet’s power to deliver learning in new ways Students today are the connected generation; they routinely use mobile devices to socialise, to access information and to actively engage with content anywhere, anytime. Through the internet, ...

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Drones to the rescue

Pilotless aircraft may be feared in war zones but they also have the potential to save lives at sea and boost biosecurity.  Unmanned aircraft have been deployed by the US military in combat zones for many years. Now the pilotless ...

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Cuts impact asteroid spotter

An Australian astronomer who detects asteroids heading our way has lost his project funding.  World-renowned astronomer Rob McNaught, who has discovered more than 400 comets and asteroids, may have to desert his watch over Southern Hemisphere skies. McNaught, the only ...

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Stand up for a longer life

Limiting the time you spend seated could add years to your life, new research claims Scientists from Louisiana University in the US have discovered that adults who are seated for a maximum of three hours a day could add an ...

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