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Examining Earth’s oldest complex fossils using AI

A NASA grant of more than US$ 300,000 (AUD $410,000) has been awarded to an international team led by Distinguished Professor Mary Droser from the University of California–Riverside and Associate Professor Diego C. García-Bellido from the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute, and the South Australian Museum.

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Business tool reduces risk of implementing AI tech

Companies exploring artificial intelligence (AI) to adapt their business operations now have a risk management tool to help them manage new potential workplace health and safety (WHS) risks when introducing and using the technology.

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Project models ammonia fertiliser supply chain impact

Two models of the supply chain of green fertiliser from producers to farms is the focus of a project by University of Adelaide students. Their models show emissions caused by the supply chain and highlight that fertiliser must be manufactured closer to where it is consumed.

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Funding boost underpins SA Drought Hub expansion

The South Australian Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub is being expanded following an injection of additional funding from the Australian Government.

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New Dean and Head of Adelaide Medical School

The University of Adelaide has appointed Professor Danny Liew as the new Dean and Head of the Adelaide Medical School.

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News in brief

The history of one of the most influential schools of Western Desert painting

The history of the Balgo art movement, one of the most vibrant and influential schools of Western Desert painting, has now been told in a new book, Balgo: Creating Country, by Professor John Carty, Head of Humanities at the South Australian Museum and Director of the University of Adelaide’s National Centre for Aboriginal Language and Music Studies (NCALMS).

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Industry lead appointed HILT CRC CEO

Ms Felicity Lloyd has been appointed as the new CEO of the Heavy Industry Low-carbon Transition Cooperative Research Centre (HiLT CRC).

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Honeyeater evolution for high sucrose diet

Scientists have long suspected the digestive systems of nectar-eating birds, such as honeyeaters, co-evolved with the nectar-composition in flowers. To document whether this theory is accurate, in a paper published in iScience, researchers at the University of Adelaide studied the ability of birds to digest different sugars, and looked at whether they matched the nectar sugars found in plants used by families of birds in different parts of the world.

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Events

09

Oct

4000 Miles by Amy Herzog

Octogenarian and feisty political activist Vera Joseph’s solitary existence is shaken when her grandson Leo appears at her door in the middle of the night, having crossed the country on his bicycle with his best friend. As an overnight couch-surf turns into an extended stay, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder and ultimately reach each other through a moving and amusing battle of wits.

An intergenerational poignant play about growing up and growing old.


 

20

Oct

Stretton Institute Webinar: Diminishing Public Trust? Pushback against ICAC?

The Stretton Institute is co-hosting a public webinar entitled Diminishing Public Trust? Pusback against ICAC on Wednesday 20 October. Speakers include two former Supreme Court judges and the Director of the Stretton Institute. The session is moderated by Professor Lisa Hill, a world authority on democracy and political behaviour.

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