Impact Stories

Much of our research responds to global and national priorities, with our researchers working closely with government and industry to address core issues faced by society.

As a result, we produce research that has a demonstrable impact on the economy, health, culture, public policy, the environment and quality of life.

Featured stories

Emulating nature’s perfect pursuit

Researchers have discovered the secrets of the dragonfly’s incredible ability to pursue and catch moving prey, and successfully applied them in an autonomous robot.

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Gravity speaks

In the early hours of 14 September 2015, something truly momentous occurred; an event of seismic significance for all of humanity, and in which the University of Adelaide played a pivotal role.

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Making computers see

Saving our defence force countless man-hours through the development of an artificial intelligence system that enables computers to answer questions about the content of images.

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Keeping ADF communications at the cutting edge

For nearly 30 years, the Centre for Defence Communications and Information Networking has played a leading role in ensuring our armed forces’ operational IT systems remain the equal of, if not superior to, any in the world.

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Latest impact stories

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Emulating nature’s perfect pursuit

Researchers have discovered the secrets of the dragonfly’s incredible ability to pursue and catch moving prey, and successfully applied t...

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Sep

Gravity speaks

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

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Sep

Optic-fibre sensors enabling aircraft, ships to self-diagnose corrosion

In the near future, corrosion checks for critical defence assets may be a simple matter of running a laser over them, thanks to groundbre...

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Sep

Thought for food

Food production and processing is going through its biggest transformation since the industrial revolution.

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Ovaries reveal keys to managing fertility and obesity

Research into the proper functioning of the ovary is revealing exciting new directions for improved fertility management, policymaking in...

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Sep

Quick smart: AI disease diagnosis now a reality

A collaboration between the University’s Australian Centre for Visual Technologies (ACVT) and Adelaide-based LBT Innovations (LBT) has gi...

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