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New training centre focuses on optimising mining

Zeqi Li

A new training centre will deliver the next generation of scientists and engineers in sensors, data analytics and artificial intelligence to increase value in the mining and processing of complex resources.

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Experts refute River Murray estuary claims

Hume Dam (formally Hume Weir) is the main supply storage and one of the two major headwater storages for the River Murray system.

A team of scientists, led by the University of Adelaide’s Associate Professor John Tibby, has confirmed that the lower River Murray was not an estuary in the mid-Holocene period (more than 7000 years ago) – reinforcing scientific evidence likely to influence important river management policy decisions.

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Optical imaging and battery technology focus for Laureates

Barr Smith Library

Two University of Adelaide scientists have been awarded prestigious Australian Laureate Fellowships by the Australian Research Council. Professor Kishan Dholakia will undertake research into wide-field optical imaging and Professor Zaiping Guo will work on pushing the boundaries of battery technology.

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Slowing the sugar rush to yield better grapes

Researcher collects sample grapes in the vineyard

One of the many challenges for grape growers posed by climate change is the accelerated rate at which grapes ripen in warmer climates, which can result in poor colour and aroma development.

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National research centre signals cleaner future for heavy industry

Industry

Australia’s leading companies in the heavy industrial sector will embark on a program that will enable a step-change in the rate at which they transition toward zero net-carbon emissions through the Heavy Industry Low-carbon Transition Cooperative Research Centre (HILT CRC).

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Success for Adelaide-led medical research

Image of vials in a medical laboratory

The University of Adelaide has been awarded more than $8.8 million in research grants from the Federal Government’s Medical Research Future Fund’s (MRFF) to support targeted research on new ways to address risk factors for chronic and complex diseases.

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First detection of a collision between a neutron star and a black hole

Artist’s impression of a neutron star and black hole about to merge

A team of international scientists including experts from the University of Adelaide has revealed an entirely new phenomenon in the Universe. They have detected the death spiral and merger of the two of the most extreme objects in the Universe, a neutron star and a black hole.

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New findings to boost barley yields at higher temps

Barley

An international team of researchers has identified a novel mechanism in barley plants, which could help crop growers achieve high yields as temperatures rise.

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What makes vets feel good at work?

Future vets in training

Receiving a simple thank you, spending time with peers and further developing their expertise, are all factors that make veterinarians feel good at work, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Adelaide.

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Screens seem ok for young people in lockdown

Screens seem ok for young people in lockdown

Young adults have suffered disproportionate mental illness during the COVID-19 pandemic due to a combination of employment, study, and financial challenges specific to their transitional stage of life, but green infrastructure and screen time appear to help, a new study from the University of Adelaide has found.

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