The future of sustainable biomaterials for use in construction, homewares and fashion has some pretty smelly and slimy origins. We investigate biomaterials made from an enzyme in your pee, and a pesky algae affectionately known as ‘rock snot’.
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We’ve compiled a list of 5 awesome global-warming-fighting STEM careers we reckon those students – or anyone with ambitions to save the world, really – might want to pursue one day.
If you’re sick of spending your holidays shopping or laying around a pool (yawn!) then this list of adventurous, STEM-friendly eco holidays is sure to excite you!
Scientists from ANSTO and the University of New England are using nuclear science to analyse the fossilised remains of the carnivorous dinosaur, the Australovenator, to learn more about how it lived.
Code careers aren’t just about tech anymore. You can create apps for animal conservation, or track sporting goals to improve the team. Discover all the unexpected code careers that bridge tech and your passion.
“I think people still expect surgeons to be gruff, old men.” says surgeon, Dr Nikki Stamp. Only 8.5% of Australia’s surgeons are female, so why are Australian women shying away from the profession?
Some jobs are shrouded in mystery, or eclipsed by stereotypes. We’re breaking down what is forensic science with real-life forensic scientist, Dr Shari Forbes of UTS, and it’s nothing like CSI.
Universal design has the power to transform our tech for the better. It’s ensuring tech products are designed with the accessibility of all users and all abilities in mind.
Here are the coolest discoveries and inventions from this year’s Australian Museum Eureka Prize! There’s an app that helps you discover new species, super-accurate new ways to detect cancer and a sticky solution to stitches.
Olympia Yarger, CEO and founder of Goterra, is producing food waste solutions by feeding maggots on unused food and agricultural waste to make livestock feed.
Have you got a desire to do good? A penchant for planet-saving solutions? Engineering is your ticket to making a grand world difference every day with your career. These sustainable engineering projects are overhauling the way we power, feed and build our world.
From verti-planes that act like flying cars, to a bioscout drone that results in more efficient agriculture, we take a look at the possibilities of future engineering.