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Practise makes perfect: 3D-printed brains could revolutionise neurosurgery

Dr Adam Wells undertaking history-making 'surgery', using the new technology.

An Adelaide-based company, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Adelaide, is hoping to revolutionise neurosurgery techniques, following their ‘world-first operation’ in November. 

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Australian sea lions are declining. Using drones to check their health can help us understand why

Australian sea lions (Neophoca cinerea) are one of the rarest pinnipeds in the world and they are declining

Australian sea lions are in trouble. Their population has never recovered from the impact of the commercial sealing that occurred mainly in the 19th century.

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We forget the lessons of past disasters at our own peril

We forget the lessons of past disasters at our own peril

In the context of the terrible fires facing the nation, the telling reflection that “Those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it” has salience.

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Understanding the true impact of bushfires on our Koala population

Understanding the true impact of bushfires on our Koala population

The recent bushfires have been, and continue to be, devastating for affected communities.

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Pregnant women should take extra care to minimise their exposure to bushfire smoke

Pregnant women should take extra care to minimise their exposure to bushfire smoke

Smoke haze from Australia’s catastrophic bushfires is continuing to affect many parts of the country.

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Harnessing low cost, sustainable, activated carbon from waste

Hands holding activated carbon

In what is believed to be a world-first, an Adelaide-based start-up has developed a new, low cost, sustainable method of producing activated carbon.

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Intelligent machines to support, not replace, doctors

Doctors pointing at screen with brain scan

AI and medical machine learning are constantly evolving, however don’t expect these technologies to replace doctors.

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Urban rainwater harvesting in 'smart' south Asian cities

South asian laundry with buckets, harvesting rain water

Urban South Asia needs water—a lot of it, and while most of this water comes from over-extraction of groundwater and interbasin transfers, the future ability to rely on these resources is now in question.

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Preventing biodiversity change with natural laboratories

Close up photo of fossils

With our support, the International Panel for Climate Change has now documented the effects of global climate change on every biome on earth.

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Newstart debate must focus on people, not politics

Adult, alone upset with anxiety, black and white

Economics researchers at the University of Adelaide are urging politicians to address the issue of the Newstart Allowance with maturity and consider increasing it by as much as $120 per week.

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