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Amazon fires a call to action

Fires raging through the Amazon rainforest are the latest and most visible manifestation of the urgent need to conserve and protect the natural world and address climate change.

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Surviving and thriving in the sea

Sixty years of global cephalopod success provides clues to better management of marine ecology.

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Tackling traffic congestion on the final frontier

To prevent damage and loss of valuable space assets it is critical that we develop space situational awareness.

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Curbing chemo

Studying immune receptors to reduce chemo symptoms.

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Agriculture, food and wine

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GM crops: to ban or not to ban? That’s not the question

A government-commissioned report estimated that South Australia’s ban on genetically modified crops cost canola growers A$33 million since 2004.

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Finding food security in a changing climate

Our research has led to new sophisticated technology that is increasing crop yields in difficult environmental conditions caused by climate change.

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High omega-3 eggs

Getting extra omega-3 fatty acids in your diet is now easier with enriched eggs developed through our collaboration with South Australian egg producer Solar Eggs.

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Helping Indonesian dairy farmers

Increasing quantity and quality for sustainability and growth.

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Creativity and culture

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The people behind the cars

History will not forget the people and places that made Holden cars an icon of Australia.

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City nightlife takes on a new dimension

The growth of small venues has changed the face of Adelaide’s social scene, adding life and livelihood.

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Macau shown in three dimensions

An immersive multimedia experience has brought to life the diverse cultural history of a former colonial enclave.

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Curious Kids: why do we cry?

Most people cry when they’re feeling sad, or when they are having big feelings.

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Defence, cyber and space

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Gravity speaks

The discovery of gravitational waves could allow some of the universe’s greatest secrets to be answered.

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Youth online safety and cyber crime prevention

Knowing how young people operate in the digital world is the key to keeping them safe.

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Many countries join The US, Russia and China in creating space agencies

International agreement on rules governing conduct in outer space to help maintain a healthy balance between competition and collaboration for the benefit of industry, society and humanity.

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Tackling traffic congestion on the final frontier

To prevent damage and loss of valuable space assets it is critical that we develop space situational awareness.

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Avoiding technology meltdown

Can we prevent cyber-attacks that result in the leak of secret information?

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Protecting people in the front-line

Developing technology to support people in high stress situations boosts their effectiveness and reduces potential harm.

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Energy, mining and resources

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Gaining ground on water sources

Advanced laser physics to help protect Australia’s groundwater sources.

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Taking charge

New energy sources and a growing demand for electric vehicles are driving demand for energy storage.

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Extracting more value from mining

Smart integration of technology across the industry to increase value and sustainability.

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Fuelling the future with food waste

Solar technology turning food waste into low-emission liquid fuel.

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Environment, sustainability and climate change

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Amazon fires a call to action

Fires raging through the Amazon rainforest are the latest and most visible manifestation of the urgent need to conserve and protect the natural world and address climate change.

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Exploring the past to conserve the future

Conserving global biodiversity and preventing extinction is as much about digging into the past as it is about finding the new.

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Surviving and thriving in the sea

Sixty years of global cephalopod success provides clues to better management of marine ecology.

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Knowing where the wild things are

Technology improving species distribution modelling supports evidence-based decision making for natural resources management.

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Reducing the risk when disaster strikes

Limiting the damage caused by natural disasters requires better preparation and better integration of response across the whole community.

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Health and biotech

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Societal wellbeing

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Working towards wellbeing

Creating pathways to employment and wellbeing for refugee women.

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Poor housing leaves its mark on our mental health for years to come

The damaging effects of housing disadvantage on people’s mental health can persist even years after their housing situation improves.

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Peter Dutton is whipping up fear on the medevac law, but it defies logic and compassion

The medevac law was passed to streamline the process for emergency medical evacuation of refugees from Manus Island and Nauru.

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