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Speed-reducing innovations drive safety on regional roads

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University of Adelaide’s Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR) is developing technology to reduce crashes at regional intersections and––in the words of CASR researcher Chris Stokes––“save lives.”

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New AI-powered Bushfire-fighting App NOBURN Goes Live

A Bushfire

University of Adelaide experts from the Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) developed a new AI-powered model to help predict and prevent devastating bushfires. 

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Professor Helen Marshall Named 2023 South Australian Scientist of the Year

Professor Helen Marshal

Leading University of Adelaide vaccinologist Professor Helen Marshall AM has been named 2023 South Australian Scientist of the Year for her life-saving research on meningococcal disease and immunisation.

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Wildlife trade threatening unprotected animals

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New research from the University of Adelaide’s Invasion Science and Wildlife Ecology Group shows that three times as many unregulated species are being imported into the US compared to regulated species.

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Bike tech powers world record win

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The humpback whale's incredible ability to make tight turns and spectacular leaps has inspired cutting-edge cycling technology that powered Olympic cycling champion Filippo Ganna hour world record win.

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Jailing is Failing: Rehabilitation in the Australian Prison System

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The women entering Australia’s prison system are invariably accompanied by significant histories of trauma and abuse. Some have had children forcibly removed, and many women are experiencing levels of self-harm and suicidal ideation that would be completely unacceptable if identified in the outside world.

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Bots Manipulate Public Opinion Russia - Ukraine in Conflict

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New research from the University of Adelaide has shown that social media bot accounts have been used in malicious campaigns to influence online discussion during the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

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Ocean Warming Threatens Richest Marine Biodiversity

Clownfish at home

Creatures that make their homes in tropical waters have enjoyed mostly unchanged temperatures for the past twenty thousand years. Now, new research from the University of Adelaide suggests that these extremely biodiverse areas will be hit the hardest by climate change-induced oceanic warming – and the wildlife is not ready to adapt.

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Assembling haplotypes faster than ever with HaploMaker

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A team from the Biometry Hub at the University of Adelaide has developed an improved algorithm for haplotype assembly that could help researchers more accurately track plant genetic variation.

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Breakthrough 3D-printed micro device will streamline IVF procedure

Scientist looking into microscope

A revolutionary new 3D-printed device created by University of Adelaide researchers will make the only treatment for men with low sperm counts faster, cheaper, and more accessible.

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