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UTS Central offers gateway to future of learning

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) today launches UTS Central, the final building in the 10-year campus redevelopment program and an important asset for students, staff and the wider community. From its double helix staircase to its modernist glass façade, world-leading collaborative learning spaces and scholarly reading room, ... 16-Aug-2019 more

New tags help track baby rays

James Cook University researchers have developed a new way of tracking juvenile stingrays, making it easier to manage and protect the elusive animal. JCU PhD student Ana Barbosa Martins led the study. She said scientists have had a hard time tracking young rays. “GPS devices have historically been large and heavy, drastically ... 16-Aug-2019 more

Open Day highlights impact of STEM and graduate success

How students can make a difference through the real-world impact of STEM… a new defence degree tailored to industry needs… what it means to be entrepreneurial… and hearing first-hand about graduate success – these are among the highlights at this weekend’s University of Adelaide Open Day (Sunday 18 ... 15-Aug-2019 more

Jurassic world of volcanoes found in central Australia

An international team of subsurface explorers from the University of Adelaide in Australia and the University of Aberdeen in Scotland have uncovered a previously undescribed ‘Jurassic World’ of around 100 ancient volcanoes buried deep within the Cooper-Eromanga Basins of central Australia. The Cooper-Eromanga Basins in the ... 13-Aug-2019 more

Developing the next generation of wine communicators

Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) and the Adelaide Business School at the University of Adelaide are set to launch a national wine industry mentor program to boost the career trajectory of the next generation of wine communicators. The program will benefit people who will take a leading role promoting Australia’s wine industry in their ... 13-Aug-2019 more

A licence to parent?

It’s a comment we often hear in response to stories of child neglect: that parenting should require a licence. James Cook University researcher Dr Frank Ainsworth says that while the suggestion is based on concern for children, it is fraught with problems. Dr Ainsworth, an adjunct senior principal research fellow with JCU’s ... 12-Aug-2019 more

Predicting English Premier League winners

Manchester City, who won last year’s English Premier League (EPL), has a 36.5 per cent chance of coming top of this year’s season according to the University of Adelaide’s Professor Steve Begg. Southampton and Sheffield United are most likely to be relegated, with six teams fighting to avoid the third relegation place. The ... 12-Aug-2019 more

What are we doing to save our mammals?

University of Adelaide researchers are playing a key role in the conservation of Australia’s unique mammals – 87% of which are found nowhere else in the world. They will share their research progress at a Research Tuesdays seminar – Mission Mammal – at the University of Adelaide next week, Tuesday 13 August. The ... 12-Aug-2019 more

New trauma drug increases survival by ‘slowing time’

James Cook University scientists have discovered a drug that increases survival after internal bleeding, by slowing biological time. In the latest Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Professor Geoffrey Dobson, Dr Jodie Morris, Dr Eric Biros and Dr Hayley Letson from the College of Medicine and Dentistry show that their trauma drug ... 12-Aug-2019 more

Sharing flowers deadly for bees

James Cook University scientists have discovered a common honey bee disease can be deadly to native Australian wild bees and can be transmitted by flowers – the first time this link has been made. JCU’s Associate Professor Lori Lach oversaw the study investigating the susceptibility of Australian stingless or ‘sugar ... 12-Aug-2019 more

Report: Australia should learn from global hydrogen focus

Countries around the world are now making rapid advances in hydrogen energy technologies and strategy – and Australia has much to learn from their experience, according to the authors of a new report by the University of Adelaide. The report, Advancing Hydrogen, was commissioned and released by the Future Fuels Cooperative Research ... 31-Jul-2019 more

Cameras reveal secret lives of mangrove stingrays

James Cook University scientists have filmed stingray activity in mangroves for the first time, revealing how different species use the underwater forests and how important the environment is for the animal’s survival. JCU PhD candidate Shiori Kanno led the study, which placed three cameras on mangrove beds at Orpheus Island and ... 31-Jul-2019 more