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Pills prepare for life outside ISS

Pills being loaded into a MISSE carrier on board the ISS. Photo NASA

Pills sent into space by the University of Adelaide are being prepared to be installed outside the International Space Station (ISS).

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Wine Industry Mentor Program breaks new ground

wine cellar

The Wine Industry Mentor Program, which pairs early career wine sector professionals with respected wine sector leaders, is expanding into all areas of the wine industry. This year the program includes wine business, wine marketing, media, photography, wine education, winemaking, viticulture and oenology, while keeping a strong connection with wine communications.

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‘Animal-stress’ signal improves plant drought resilience

A plant shoot growing through dry earth

A team of Australian and German researchers has discovered a novel pathway that plants can use to save water and improve their drought tolerance.

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Inaugural Rover Challenge proves a winner

Rover Challenge

Rover teams competed in four challenges at the inaugural Australian Rover Challenge (ARC) on North Terrace campus on 27 and 28 March.

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Heart attack research receives $3.5million boost

This funding announcement allows our researchers to deliver on our health priority and to change the outlook of those who suffer heart attacks

Heart attack treatment will be revolutionised thanks to Federal Government funding of more than $1.4 million to the University of Adelaide’s Professor John Beltrame.

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School students discover four new species of wasp

One of the four new wasp species discovered and named, Choeras ramcomamorata

Four primary schools in regional South Australia have been involved in the discovery and naming of new species of wasp as part of a trial of a new citizen science project led by the University of Adelaide.

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Students’ lunar rovers go head-to-head

NASA Rover

This weekend teams of students from around the country will compete in the inaugural Australian Rover Challenge held at the University of Adelaide. Students will put their lunar rovers which they have designed and built themselves, to the test in a series of missions performed on a recreation of the surface of the Moon.

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National success for industry-linked ARC grants

Goodman cres

The University of Adelaide has been awarded more than $3.6 million in industry-linked grants by the Australian Research Council (ARC) for important research that will attract a further $1.8 million in support from industry. The research will have a positive impact on diverse areas such as defence, food production and protecting the environment.

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Artificial intelligence revolution offers benefits and challenges

Manufacturing

Australia could once again have a globally competitive manufacturing sector by using automation driven by artificial intelligence (AI). That’s the view of University of Adelaide researchers who are aiming to play a major role in the development of AI which is poised to reshape the global economy, bringing challenges and opportunities.

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New evidence in search for the mysterious Denisovans

Replica Homo erectus skull from Java - supplied by Trustees of Natural History Museum

An international group of researchers led by the University of Adelaide has conducted a comprehensive genetic analysis and found no evidence of interbreeding between modern humans and the ancient humans known from fossil records in Island Southeast Asia. They did find further DNA evidence of our mysterious ancient cousins, the Denisovans, which could mean there are major discoveries to come in the region.

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