People with science degrees are helping to solve the world’s toughest problems like climate change, creating renewable energy solutions and developing healthier food. See how Brendan Brown became a planet saver!
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A new game will please gamers until the next one comes out, but if you develop a new medical technology (medtech) that saves lives, your gift to the world will last forever.
Groundbreaking research in the area where medicine and diet meet has lead to relief for those suffering from chronic abdominal pain. Using an app, up-to-date research is sent straight to a patient’s device to cut out the medical middleman.
“In science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine we are ambassadors for, and creators, of the future.”
Francesca Gissi is at ANSTO under a postgraduate research award, driving the fight against coral reef demise. It’s a job that takes her from the lab to the reef, like a coral crime detective.
Spent sugarcane is the latest agricultural waste product with renewable potential as food for livestock. Rebecca Ainscough of QUT is part of the team researching the microbiology of the sugarcane waste.
The title of Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year and Local Hero of the Year for 2018 have gone to Prof. Michelle Simmons, Dr Graham Farquhar and teacher Eddie Woo respectively, for their work in quantum physics, biophysics and maths education.
The Global Young Scientists Summit has seen a deluge of research revelations; from neutrinos holding the key to understanding the universe, to being in the midst of the Information Revolution. Don’t miss all the great insights – follow us on Twitter for daily updates.
The kilogram is currently measured against the ‘Big K’: a platinum and iridium alloy that should weigh one kilo, but is degrading with time. Scientists aim to have new definition for the standard unit of mass before the year is out.
Scientists have found new hope for our damaged coral reefs in transplanting lab-grown coral larvae to the ocean, like IVF for coral reefs.
Materials Engineer Noushin Nasiri talks about her study history and postdoctoral research on breath analysis that can detect diseases in the human body.
FrogID is the app that uses citizen science and user participation to map Australia’s frog habitats. Help save the frogs by downloading the app today!