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The marvels of AI change the face of film

Action scene from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Researchers from the University of Adelaide’s Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) joined forces with Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) to create visual effects using artificial intelligence for Marvel Studios’ latest blockbuster, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

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Hidden costs of global illegal wildlife trade

a sulcata tortoise

An international team of experts, including researchers from the University of Adelaide, has highlighted that the illegal and unsustainable global wildlife trade has bigger ramifications on our everyday lives than you might think.

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Guardians of the Dead podcast: True stories and fascinating cases from a working forensic pathologist

Guardians of the Dead podcast: True stories and fascinating cases from a working forensic pathologist

Professor Roger Byard has opened up his case files and trawled back through his personal recollections for a new podcast from The Advertiser and the University of Adelaide, Guardians of the Dead, which sheds a light on the macabre but fascinating world of forensic pathology.

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Bushfire blaze raises bee extinction forecasts

The golden-green carpenter bee (

The number of threatened Australian native bee species is expected to increase by nearly five-fold after the devastating Black Summer bushfires in 2019-20, according to new research.

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Space tablets splashdown on Earth

SpaceX CRS-23 Dragon cargo capsule

A batch of pills has returned to Earth after a year of being exposed to the environment inside the International Space Station (ISS). University of Adelaide researchers will check what the effects of some of the highest levels of radiation found beyond the Earth’s atmosphere have had on the tablets.

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New AgTech to measure meat quality in lamb

Scanning meat using needle

In the sheep meat industry the amount of intramuscular fat is a key indicator of eating quality, but can be particularly difficult to measure in lamb carcases, which are not individually graded.

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Five Uni of Adelaide researchers awarded Tall Poppies

2021 Tall Poppies

Five University of Adelaide researchers have won 2021 South Australian Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

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Echidna conservation science initiative a finalist in Eureka Awards

Echidna with alpacas

The University of Adelaide’s Echidna Conservation Science Initiative (EchidnaCSI) is a finalist in the Australian Museum’s 2021 Eureka Prizes.

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$1M in funding for project to cull mouse plagues

DNA image

The University of Adelaide has been awarded $1 million in funding from the South Australian Government’s Research and Innovation Fund (RIF), to undertake the ground-breaking Genetic Biocontrol Technology for Invasive Pests, or Gene Drive, project, in conjunction with the Department for Environment and Water.

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