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38-year-old code writing tool released for general use

One of the world’s early computer software editors, developed by the University of Adelaide and still in use today, is being released by the University for free use by developers around the world. Under open source licence, beneficial features of “Ludwig” as a software development tool that are not found in other text and ... 14-Mar-2018 more

Expert comment on Australia’s growing rate of homelessness

RMIT University’s Professor Guy Johnson is available to comment on new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today showing a worrying increase in homelessness across the nation. Johnson is Australia’s first Professor of Urban Housing Homelessness and is a member of the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ ... 14-Mar-2018 more

RMIT researchers bring the bling to improve implants

In a world first, Australian researchers have harnessed the power of diamonds in a breakthrough that could lead to radical improvements in the way human bodies accept biomedical implants. Researchers from RMIT University have for the first time successfully coated 3D printed titanium implants with diamond. The development is the first ... 14-Mar-2018 more

Win-win for graziers and greens

James Cook University scientists have found there doesn’t have to be a trade-off between profits and the environment, with a ground-breaking experimental study showing environmentally-friendly cattle farms also make more money. JCU’s Professor Lin Schwarzkopf said livestock grazing is the most widespread use of land in the world, ... 14-Mar-2018 more

Taking the jab (and the chill) out of vaccination

Taking the jab (and the chill) out of vaccination Scientists in Australia and Wales have taken an important first step towards solving two problems that hinder access to vaccines: they need to be kept cool, and no one likes needles.  In the April edition of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, a team led by Associate ... 13-Mar-2018 more

Dental survey takes another bite out of the nation

Thousands of people across ACT, Queensland and Western Australia will be encouraged to take part in dental interviews and free dental examinations as part of the National Study of Adult Oral Health 2017-18, the first major study of its kind in Australia for more than a decade. Led by the University of Adelaide, the research will ... 09-Mar-2018 more

Opportunities to reform SA public sector too good to ignore

The University of Adelaide’s South Australian Centre for Economic Studies (SACES) is today calling for greater scrutiny of the performance of South Australia’s burgeoning public sector. In its latest Economic Issues paper, the Centre challenges whether South Australian taxpayers have experienced higher quality service standards ... 08-Mar-2018 more

New tools to curb violence

James Cook University researchers believe they have a new framework to effectively intervene in problem situations before they become violent. JCU’s Dr William Liley and Dr Anne Stephens designed the approach. Dr Liley said better tools to understanding violence are urgently needed. “Whether it’s interpersonal violence, ... 08-Mar-2018 more

All power to the proton: RMIT researchers make battery breakthrough

RMIT University researchers have demonstrated for the first time a working rechargeable “proton battery” that could re-wire how we power our homes, vehicles and devices. The rechargeable battery is environmentally friendly, and has the potential, with further development, to store more energy than currently-available lithium ion ... 08-Mar-2018 more

A Premier Partnership: Essendon Football Club and RMIT

Two iconic Melbourne institutions joined forces today, creating a new frontier in cross-industry collaboration. The new partnership will see RMIT University and Essendon Football Club become tertiary education partners, in a trailblazing collaboration founded on much more than sport. RMIT Vice-Chancellor and President Martin Bean CBE ... 08-Mar-2018 more

Graphene promise for more efficient fertilisers

Fertilisers with lower environmental impacts and reduced costs for farmers are being developed by University of Adelaide researchers in the world-first use of the new advanced material graphene as a fertiliser carrier. In partnership with industry, the researchers have demonstrated effective slow release fertilisers can be produced from ... 07-Mar-2018 more

Foremost female leaders mark IWD at UC

Two influential female public leaders will discuss sex discrimination, feminist action and the role of women in the military at an ‘In Conversation’ event to be held on the eve of International Women’s Day at the University of Canberra. Australia’s first female Governor-General, the Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD ... 07-Mar-2018 more