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Lighthouse Foundation Metropolitan Golf Day

Metropolitan Golf Club Lighthouse Foundation invite you to to bring along a team of colleagues and clients to join us for a round of golf at one of the most prestigious golf courses in Australia, while helping to realise Lighthouse’s vision of ending youth homelessness, together. Held on Monday 22 April 2024, this exciting event […]

New approach needed to save Australia’s non-perennial rivers

Dr Margaret Shanafield, College of Science and Engineering, Flinders University. Non-perennial rivers, which stop flowing at some point each year, dominate surface water movement across Australia, yet monitoring the continued health of these vital waterways demands a new type of research attention. More than 70% of this nation’s rivers are non-perennial due to a combination […]

Funding boost for hydrogen and low emissions iron & steel research

On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) today announced it has awarded $59.1 million in funding across 21 research projects to support research and development (R&D) and commercialisation activities covering renewable hydrogen and low emissions iron & steel. The funding has been provided to research teams from some of Australia’s […]

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SCIENCE

THREE-FOLD RETURN ON INVESTMENT SHOWS VALUE OF RESEARCH

A three-fold return on public investment from Australian Research Council-funded research highlights "strong economy-powering returns" for taxpayers from university research - and makes the...

Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE)

Technology critical for a greener and more prosperous Australia – Intergenerational Report The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) has welcomed the sharp...

TECHNOLOGY

KEEP THE FOLLOWING IN MIND WHEN CHOOSING PROFESSIONAL CONCRETERS IN NOWRA

The success of a concrete building project depends on selecting skilled and experienced concreters. You need to find concrete experts who know what they're...

Top engineers and applied scientists launch toolkit to create more diverse and inclusive Aussie businesses

The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) has today launched a toolkit calling on Australia's small and medium businesses to capitalise on...

COMPUTERS

Why do people overshare online? 5 expert tips for avoiding social media scandal

Image: Steve Gale / Unsplash Social media are increasingly blurring the lines between our personal and professional lives, leaving us at risk of posting sensitive...

5 big trends in Australians getting scammed

Image: Shutterstock Greed, desire, wishful thinking and naivety are lucrative markets for scam artists – and their age-old hustles are increasingly being supplemented by digital...

ENERGY

A clean energy grid means 10,000km of new transmission lines. They can only be built with community backing

Image: Thomas Despeyroux/Unsplash If you drive through central Victoria, you might wonder at the signs reading “Piss off AusNet” in shop windows or even mown...

Who’s holding back electric cars in Australia? We’ve long known the answer – and it’s time to clear the road

Image: Paul Miller/AAP New analysis this week found strong fuel efficiency standards would have saved Australia A$5.9 billion in fuel costs and emissions equal to...

ENVIRONMENT

$12 MILLION SOCIAL ENTERPRISE COMMERCIAL LAUNDRY IN BANGALOW OPENS CREATING 60 NEW JOBS FOR DISADVANTAGED RESIDENTS AS REGION EXPERIENCES HIGHER THAN AVERAGE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

The White Box team with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese A new social enterprise commercial laundry, Beacon Laundry, created by White Box Enterprises has opened its doors in the Northern Rivers region of NSW, creating life changing employment for 60 local individuals. Located in Bangalow, 15 minutes’ drive from Byron Bay, it is a jobs-focused social enterprise designed primarily […]

Plan for Australian-made renewables will benefit people and the planet

The World Wide Fund for Nature-Australia has welcomed the Prime Minister’s vision to make Australia a world leader in renewable manufacturing and exports. Anthony Albanese unveiled plans for a Future Made in Australia Act at Queensland’s Media Club today, outlining critical incentives to develop the manufacturing and clean energy industries. “The Prime Minister’s speech today […]

BIOLOGY

Laser eye surgery technology – ‘Wavelight Plus’ Now Available

Technology is a vital part of performing effective vision correction procedures. With an absolute commitment to optimal patient outcomes, Dr Rick Wolfe realises the...

Bringing woolly mammoths back from extinction might not be such a bad idea — ethicists explain

  Image: Shutterstock US startup Colossal Biosciences has announced plans to bring woolly mammoths, or animals like them, back from extinction and into the frosty landscape of...

ASTRONOMY

CSIRO TELESCOPE OFFERS NEW INSIGHT INTO COSMIC MYSTERY

Researchers using a telescope owned and operated by CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, have detected a 'fast radio burst' in a nearby galaxy that...

A cosmic time machine: how the James Webb Space Telescope lets us see the first galaxies in the universe

Image: NASA/JWST It has been an exciting week with the release of breathtaking photos of our Universe by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Images...

SPACE

The Artemis I mission marks the start of a new space race to mine the Moon

Image: NASA / Joel Kowsky NASA plans to launch the Artemis I lunar mission this Saturday, September 3, after a first attempt earlier in the week was cancelled...

After 45 years, the 5-billion-year legacy of the Voyager 2 interstellar probe is just beginning

Image: NASA / JPL On August 20 1977, 45 years ago, an extraordinary spacecraft left this planet on a journey like no other. Voyager 2 was going...

ARCHEOLOGY

Homo who? A new mystery human species has been discovered in Israel

 Picture: Yossi Zaidner An international group of archaeologists have discovered a missing piece in the story of human evolution. Excavations at the Israeli site of Nesher...

INTERNATIONAL SPACE CENTRE TO ADVANCE OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS

The International Space Centre at The University of Western Australia has been awarded Federal funding to advance optical communications between Earth and space –...