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National project to address STEM gender gap

A girl smiles while working with a robot and computer.

A new project aims to close the gender gap in STEM subjects in primary and secondary schools. Three universities will work together to build a national community of girls, teachers, school outreach practitioners and industry.

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Drone AI counts waterbirds in the Murray-Darling

An aerial drone shot of waterbirds in the Murray-Darling Basin.

Innovative drone technology and artificial intelligence (AI) software is providing more accurate monitoring of waterbirds across the Murray–Darling Basin – and could be used to monitor other wildlife in the future.

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Program boosts allied health students in schools

Blair Boyer and Susan Close smile with the three South Australian university Vice Chancelllors: David Lloyd, Colin Stirling, and Peter Hoj.

South Australia’s three leading universities have joined forces with the State Government to provide better opportunities for university students studying allied health roles to undertake practical work experience in the state’s schools.

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Playtime is purr-fect for your cat’s welfare

A cat guardian smiles while playing with her cat on the couch.

Play is often considered an indicator and promotor of animal welfare. Playing with your cat may also nurture closer cat-human bonds. In a new study, scientists have investigated these links by applying in-depth empirical methods to analyse data gathered from around the world.

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Seawater split to produce green hydrogen

Waves in the ocean

Researchers have successfully split seawater without pre-treatment to produce green hydrogen.

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University of Adelaide community recognised in Australia Day honours

Students at the University of Adelaide's North Terrace campus

The University of Adelaide congratulates members of its community recognised in the 2023 Australia Day honours list.

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Discovering the public’s desires and dreams about the future

Four hands reach out to each other.

A new collaborative project focusing on how, in what ways, and by whom 'the future' is imagined has been launched by The University of Adelaide and the Don Dunstan Foundation.

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There’s something fishy about flake sold in South Australia

Takeaway fish and chips with a lemon.

It is a popular takeaway choice at fish and chip shops, but new research has revealed threatened species of shark are being sold as flake at some outlets across South Australia.

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Manufacturing advances bring material back in vogue

Lithium niobate chip

One of the world’s most important artificial materials is back in vogue because scientists are harnessing its properties for new and diverse future applications such as space navigation and farming.

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Growing houses: hempcrete could be the answer to building supply shortages

A researcher stands next to industrial hemp concrete.

Houses made from hemp grown in South Australia could be the next sustainable solution to the nation’s building supplies crisis.

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