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Harnessing low cost, sustainable, activated carbon from waste

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Emergency communication in a digital world

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Enhancing information flows and strengthening communication systems for use during emergencies can save lives, according to researchers at the University of Adelaide.

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We need to act now to reduce future bushfire risk in the Australian Summer

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When managing bushfire risk, prevention is better than cure.

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Farmer to pharma? Creating new products from agricultural waste

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Our researchers are supporting South Australia’s primary producers by turning their waste into high-value products, potentially worth over $100m per annum.

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A little water can go a long way when battling heatwaves

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It appears that how you use water is more important than how much you use when trying to protect vines from the impact of heatwaves.

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Wild yeasts may hold key to better wines from warmer climates

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Our researchers have found yeasts that naturally occur on wine grapes may improve wines produced in warmer climates.

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