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Precision Mirrors Poised to Improve Sensitivity of Gravitational Wave Detectors

Researchers have developed a new type of deformable mirror that could increase the sensitivity of ground-based gravitational wave detectors.

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Does your horse cough? Perhaps it has asthma

Surita du Preez with horse

University of Adelaide researchers are investigating the frequency of equine asthma and risk factors for its presence in horses across Australia, and whether the recent bushfires have increased respiratory distress.

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Transforming potato waste into a new industry for Australia

Potato skins

Four of the largest potato producers in Australia want to convert 100% of their potato waste into commercial benefit through their partnership with the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).

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New funding for carbon storage in coastal ecosystems

Sampling salt marsh soil cores near St Kilda

University of Adelaide researchers are investigating the potential for more carbon storage in our coastal ecosystems with new funding from the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board.

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Advanced fertiliser research with new Mosaic contract

Ashleigh Panagaris and Professor Mike McLaughlin in the Fertiliser Technology Research Centre

Enhanced spreading, improved efficiency and reduced environmental impact will be the focus of continuing fertiliser research under a new five-year partnership agreement between the University of Adelaide and US-based fertiliser producer The Mosaic Company

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Uni of Adelaide staff and graduates at forefront of Australia Day awards

Dr James Muecke

The University of Adelaide congratulates eye surgeon and blindness prevention pioneer Dr James Muecke, AM, for being named the Australian of the Year for 2020.

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Making high-value products from agricultural waste

Waste apples

Sunscreen from mushroom waste, healthy skincare products from apples and berries, and high-tech materials from Brussels sprout stalks – these are some high value products that could be first to market from a new $11 million research consortium led by the University of Adelaide.

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STEM interest drives boost in Uni of Adelaide applications

Students doing mathematics

The University of Adelaide has experienced an increase in first-preference applications for its undergraduate degrees for 2020, with strong interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programs.

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Trapping atoms to protect Australia's groundwater

Atom Trap Trace Analysis facility

A unique new facility launched today at the University of Adelaide will help protect Australia’s precious groundwater from overuse and contamination.

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