Archive for Category: "Science"
What happens when you put Wi-Fi, plenty of coffee, food and lots of data, all in a room with approximately 145 people? Adelaide’s GovHack event: Unleashed. JAME BOWD reports.
The future of the wine industry in South Australia is under threat as climate change concerns hit home. TIBIKE JURECKSA reports.
Sick and tired of your life? Over uni? Craving something new? If you’re still reading then the University of Twente Mars One program wants YOU. SOPHIE FIEGERT reports.
Here is a picturesque underwater magical realm; a place so beautiful it’s referred to as the eighth wonder of the world, with people flocking from distant places to get lost in its beauty and serenity. Imagine if this turned into rotting coral, dying fish, growing algae and rising sea levels. Imagine one of Australia’s greatest attractions reaching dangerous chemical thresholds and suffering irreversible damage. SARAH SPENCER reports.
A group of Adelaide researchers have developed a world-first technique which could lead to the cure and earlier diagnosis of autoimmune diseases. In a recent study of more than 1,000 patients with an autoimmune disease, researchers at Flinders University found all of those studied displayed similar cell patterns, writes MELISSA WILDY.
Dutch scientists have artificially grown meat in a laboratory to create a burger – each portion costing approximately $321,000. But will Aussies be game enough to try meat which has been grown in a laboratory knowing the animals were treated more humanely? writes MARGARITA DEGENNARO.
Engineering tutors at Adelaide University are making honours students take a course specifically aimed at improving functionality for the right hand side of their brain, including activities such as singing, drawing and juggling, writes WADE STEPHENS.
A new cognitive test has been designed to identify hazardous older drivers by how they navigate through a simply maze has recieved mixed feedback.
But the creator hopes it will one day become part of the license renewal process.
NICHOLAS DESCALZI has more.
Environmental groups have welcomed news that Alinta Energy may convert its coal fire power plant at Port Augusta into a concentrated solar thermal energy station.
AMELIA SKACZKOWSKI explains why.
Genetically modified (GM) crops could be the new solution needed to help address many of the world’s most challenging issues such as hunger, malnutrition, disease and poverty, writes MARGARITA DE GENNARO.